Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions for Monday

Martin Green

Saturday, September 7, 2019 3:42 PM UTC

Saturday, Sep. 7, 2019 3:42 PM UTC

Croatia should leave Azerbaijan with three points...
<div><h2>Azerbaijan vs Croatia</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Monday, September 9, at Bakcell Arena</strong></a></p><p>Croatia should be surging with confidence after they thrashed Slovakia away from home on Friday. Nikola Vlasic opened the scoring for Zlatko Dalic’s men, and second-half strikes from Ivan Perisic, Bruno Petkovic and Dejan Lovren wrapped up a 4-0 win. Croatia had an impressive 31 shots on target and reigning World Player of the Year Luka Modric pulled the strings with customary aplomb in the centre of the park alongside Marcelo Brozovic. Slovakia are a decent team, but they were no match for the Croats, who were runners-up at last year’s World Cup. The win catapulted them up to the top of Group E, while Azerbaijan are rock bottom, with four defeats from four games. They have conceded 12 goals in that time, a rate of three per game, and they could struggle to deal with Croatia’s star-studded attack in this match. Azerbaijan only lost 2-1 away at Wales on Friday, but Croatia are much trickier opponents.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Betway">Croatia -1.25 Asian handicap at 1.73 (8/11) with Betway</a></strong></p><h2>Slovenia vs Israel</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Monday, September 9, at Stozice Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Slovenia picked up a hugely impressive 2-0 victory over Poland on Friday and they really should be able to repeat the feat against Israel. Matjaz Kek’s side had just 35% of the possession against Poland, but they were tight and organised at the back and used the ball well going forwards. Aljaz Struna banged in the opening goal on 35 minutes and Andraz Sporar doubled their lead after the break. Apart from Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, there are few star names in this Slovenia team, but they form an effective unit. They beat Latvia 5-0 in their previous match and they are now unbeaten in four games. Israel could only draw at home with North Macedonia on Thursday and that does not inspire a great deal of confidence ahead of their trip to Slovenia. They suffered a 4-0 hammering against Poland in their previous game, and their qualification hopes are hanging in the balance.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="William Hill">Slovenia to win at 2.00 (evens) with William Hill</a></strong></p><h2>Scotland vs Belgium</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Monday, September 9, at Hampden Park</strong></a></p><p>Belgium breezed to a comfortable 3-0 victory when these teams met at King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels this summer. Romelu Lukaku scored twice and Man City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne added a third in injury time. The Belgians had 71% of the possession and dominated Steve Clarke’s men throughout. Scotland resumed their qualifying campaign on Friday and lost 2-1 to Russia thanks to a second-half own goal from Stephen O’Donnell. Now they welcome De Bruyne and co to Hampden Park and the task looks extremely difficult. Scotland have already lost 3-0 to Kazakhstan during qualifying, and they are liable to be ripped apart by an in-form Belgium side. Roberto Martinez’s men were not wholly convincing in their 4-0 win against San Marino last time out, but they are a quality side and they have won all five games so far to sit top of Group I. In that time, they have scored 15 and conceded just once, underlying their dominance.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Belgium -1.25 Asian handicap at 2.05 (21/20) with Bet365</a></strong></p></div>
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