And it all comes down to one match. Let’s analyze the most interesting matches of the day and find out the best value bets.
Netherlands vs. Sweden
The Netherlands have to beat Sweden 7-0 or better to keep their World Cup hopes alive. That 0-2 away defeat in Bulgaria 5 rounds ago destroyed everything. Both squads are coming after back-to-back wins but Sweden enter this match with just one thought, to defend well and not to conceded a lot of goals. The Netherlands are sitting 3rd in the standings with just 3 points behind Sweden but they need a miracle to catch the playoffs spot. They were the highest profile absentee at Euro 2016 in France and the way things are happening 99.99% they will miss next year’s big event in Russia. For them this match is a must win but the problem is that they need to do it in style and put a 7 goals gap between them and Sweden. Last time they won a match with 7 goals margin was back in 2013 when they won home 8-1 against Hungary. Sweden are another animal and we don’t expect such an outcome. We expect a goal-fest with both squads finding the back of the net. Best pick from the match: Over 3.5 goals in the game at 2.15 with 888sport.
Portugal vs. Switzerland
Portugal are sitting 2nd in the standings with just 3 points behind leaders Switzerland. This is a must win for Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. if they want to automatically qualify at the World Cup from the 1st place. They failed to impress in their last match against Andorra winning just 2-0 with Ronaldo coming from the bench in the 2nd half to score and to solve the game. Switzerland destroyed Hungary 5-2 at home and they enter this match full of confidence, needing just 1 point to secure their 1st place. This is the final match of Group B in which Portugal should show that being European Champions was not a mistake. Switzerland together with Germany are the only teams with maximum points after 9 rounds winning also the reverse match 2-0 home against Portugal. Portugal are forced to push for the victory and Switzerland will take advantage of the big gaps in the opposition defense and find the back of the net. Best pick for the match: Both teams to score at 1.88 with Unibet.
France vs. Belarus
Something weird is happening with the French team. They struggle to find their best shape and the results are not the expect ones (Short win 1-0 in Bulgaria, draw 0-0 against Luxembourg and 1-2 defeat away in Sweden). Yes they are leading the standings but Sweden are breathing down their necks being just one points with 1 match to go. The home match against Belarus should be an easy win for the home nation but after seeing their performance from their last matches nothing is sure when France are playing. Their skills and their quality are massive, their attacking firepower is huge and that might be a problem, because their coach Didier Deschamps has to choose between so many great players. It’s weird to see France having the 3rd attack in their group after Sweden and The Netherlands with “just” 16 goals score in this campaign. The reverse match saw an incredible goalless draw with the French team not being able to find the back of the net against a poor Belarus side. France should bounce back and destroy their opponent in this match. Best pick for the match: France to win with -2.5 AH (Asian Handicap) at 1.7 with Bet365.