Good morning all!
Last night’s NAP was a huge success – despite just one corner in the opening 22 minutes (Over 5 First Half Corners @ 5/4 the tip) the game got going and by half time there was 10 between Sao Paulo and Joinville (4-6). Today, I am putting forward all four games that were in the preview for Thursday – and will select a double as well as a NAP + the Acca.
If you want to see my accumulators for the next three days based on the 8 game preview – click here
1. Wales Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 11/10 (Group B, 1945 KO – NAP)
Wales have scored 2 or more in 3 of their 6 games so far – and with a near full-strength side – I think they should beat a poor Cyprus team whom they beat 2-1 last year – and only scored 2 because they were down to 10 men for 40 minutes. Cyprus are doing okay, beating the likes of Bosnia so far but a loss here and they are out of it. 11/10 seems a great price for such a likely bet!
2. Croatia Over 2.5 Team Goals @ 7/4 vs Azerbaijan (Group H, 1700 KO)
Croatia are top of their group, but have Italy and Norway breathing down their necks. In the corresponding fixture, Croatia mauled Azerbaijan and won 6-0. Their squad is pretty similar, and with the likes of Brozovic and Kovacic – youngsters who have made their big moves this summer, I feel they will be far too much for a poor Azeri side. 7/4 to score 3+ is great odds!
3. Holland-Iceland BTTS @ 6/4 (Group A, 1945 KO)
Holland have been very poor since the World Cup, with losses in this group stage to both Iceland and Czech Republic. Lost 5 of the 10 games since winning the 3rd place playoff – and with Iceland looking good for qualification, even a draw for them here should see them in good stead for a place in France next summer. Iceland have had BTTS in 6 of their last 7 matches, and won 6 of their last 10 games. Holland have had BTTS in 5/10, but played some pretty poor teams. Iceland won this game last time, and I fancy them to take something this time around as well.
4. Norway Draw No Bet @ 13/8 vs Bulgaria (Group H, 1945 KO)
Norway look a safe bet for the playoff’s at the moment. With Italy and Croatia to play, the two sides they have lost against – it seems likely. They beat Bulgaria 2-1 at home, and also won 2 other games. A win tomorrow should give them enough to put pressure on the top two but too much for anyone to catch them. Bulgaria are their main competition for this 3rd place, so a win should secure them a shot at next year’s group stage!
I have put them in order of how much I rate them. 1 being my top tip, 4 being my least favourite of the four.
1. NAP: 1 @ 11/10
2. Double: 1 + 2 @ 5/1
3. Acca: 1-4 @ 36/1
It looks like a good day of football ahead, plenty of money to be made!
Best of luck!