Euro 2020 Qualifying Match Odds and Betting Tips for Thursday

Martin Green

Sunday, October 6, 2019 5:19 PM UTC

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 5:19 PM UTC

Russia, Netherlands and Croatia should all win on Thursday...
<div><h2>Russia vs Scotland</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Thursday, October 10, at Luzhniki Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Russia have won five out of six games in Group I and they are all but certain to qualify for the big tournament next summer. Their sole defeat came at the hands of group leaders Belgium, and they have swept aside all of their other rivals. They picked up a 2-1 win in Glasgow last month, and they have more than enough quality to beat the struggling Scots again on Thursday. It has been an abject qualifying campaign for Steve Clarke’s men thus far. It began with a 3-0 defeat against Kazakhstan and fans were furious by their performance in a narrow victory over San Marino. They then beat Cyprus, but lost to Russia and suffered a 4-0 thrashing against Belgium. They lack quality and they should struggle against a dynamic Russian attack.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Russia -1 Asian handicap at 1.98 (39/40) with Bet365</a></strong></p><h2><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></h2><h2>Croatia vs Hungary</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Thursday, October 10, at Poljud</strong></a></p><p>Croatia could only draw 1-1 away at Azerbaijan last time out and that was a real shock result. They also lost 2-1 away at Hungary earlier in qualifying, and their form on the road has been pretty poor. Yet they remain top of Group E, with three wins from five games, and they have an excellent record at Poljud. They have already beaten Wales and Azerbaijan there, and they have the technical quality to beat Hungary comprehensively on Thursday. Luka Modric will pull the strings alongside Inter’s Marcelo Brozovic in midfield, and the likes of Ivan Perisic and Ante Rebic are dangerous, but they need a striker to lead the line and their cause is not helped by Mario Mandzukic’s lack of playing time at Juventus this season. Still, they should ease past a Hungary team that have lost their last two games.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Coral">Croatia and under 4.5 goals at 1.67 (4/6) with Coral</a></strong></p><h2>Netherlands vs Northern Ireland</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Thursday, October 10, at De Kuip</strong></a></p><p>Northern Ireland won the first four games of their qualifying campaign and they were sitting pretty at the top of Group C. However, they began with home and away clashes against Belarus and Estonia, who are both minnows. Their campaign ends with home and away games against Germany and the Netherlands, who are both serious heavyweights within world football. They lost 2-0 to Germany last time out, and now they must play the Dutch twice before a visit to Germany. They are unlikely to have much joy against a superb Netherlands team that could move top of the group with victory in this game. The Dutch have a great defensive partnership in Virgil Van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt, so a win to nil might appeal at1.70 (7/10). They are also exciting going forwards, with Frenkie De Jong dictating the pace of play, so Netherlands and over 2.5 goals also looks interesting at 1.67 (4/6). But a handicap might be a better way of getting value out of this game, as there should be a real gulf in quality when these teams meet.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Netherlands -2 Asian handicap at 1.83 (33/40) with Bet365</a></strong></p></div>
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