It’s been a while! A week or so since our last lot of tips – and this time, it’s another set of international games that will come under the World Cup 2018 bracket.
I have picked out 6 games between the odds of 1/2 and 5/6 for an 18/1 6-fold:
Faroe Islands vs Switzerland: Switzerland -1 Goal Handicap @ 1/2 (Friday, 1945 KO)
The Swiss won this 2-0 not long ago, and with Faroe Islands standing no chance, it could be another case of the same. Switzerland’s overall quality is so much better, and it will be more of when rather than if they score – and if that is early, then it should be a walk in the park.
Estonia vs Belgium: Belgium Win to Nil @ 4/6 (Friday, 1945 KO)
Belgium may have conceded a goal last time against Estonia, but with only 2 conceded in 5 games, and a cracking back four – I don’t forsee them doing so this time. They won 8-1, but on a very poor pitch in Tallinn – goals could be a lot harder to come by.
Sweden vs France: France Win @ 7/10 (Friday, 1945 KO)
Sweden are actually in very good form – winning 4 of their last 5 with a loss coming to France in the previous game. France are top of the group, and understandable favourites for this. It’ll be a tough match, but I think the quality of their side will shine through and they will win by a goal.
Scotland vs England: England Win @ 4/6 (Saturday, 1700 KO)
England usually come out on top in this contest, and with some of the stalwarts gone, a younger generation of players are coming through and should be much too good for an average Scottish side missing the likes of Matt Ritchie.
Kosovo vs Turkey: Turkey -1 Goal Handicap @ 8/15 (Sunday, 1945 KO)
Turkey are a side I really like – full of attacking ability and defensive strength – Mehmet Topal a key man. In midfield – Calhanoglu, Ozyakup, Arda Turan, Sen…a very talented set of four that are a goal threat and of great quality. Kosovo have their share of good players – Milot Rashica one in particular to watch, the Vitesse man a dangerous winger. Overall, think Turkey will win again.
Macedonia vs Spain: Spain Over 2.5 Team Goals @ 5/6 (Sunday, 1945 KO)
Macedonia are a relatively weak side – 2 or more conceded in 4 of 5 games, and the one they didn’t was against Liechtenstein, who are truly dreadful. Spain won 4-0 a few months ago, and with a squad full of quality and a few younger players looking to make an impression, I think three goals is a good call.
The 6-fold pays around the 18/1 mark.
Best of luck