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10 Matches To Bet On And Value Bets

With club football currently on hold for one last time this year, we turn our attention to UEFA World Cup qualifiers. There are some exciting matches on show and enticing odds on offer. Here are 10 of our best bets and value picks for the week.

With club football currently on hold for one last time this year, we turn our attention to UEFA World Cup qualifiers. There are some exciting matches on show and enticing odds on offer. Here are 10 of our best bets and value picks for the week.

Denmark v Faroe Islands (Friday)

Denmark host Faroe Islands in a World Cup qualifier at the Parken Stadium on Friday. This match is no less than a dead rubber as the Danes have already secured their place at Qatar 2022, while the island nation is in a battle with Moldova to avoid finishing dead last in Group F. Kasper Hjulmand’s side are on a five-game winning run since being eliminated from Euro 2020 by England in the semi-final stage and are overwhelming favourites to triumph.

Suggested bet: Denmark to win
Value bet: Denmark to win to zero

Northern Ireland v Lithuania (Friday)

Northern Ireland is officially out of the race for a place at Qatar 2022, but Ian Baraclough’s side will be determined to put in a strong performance against minnows Lithuania who they beat 4-1 in their last meeting. With the game being played in Belfast, it could be a long night for the Rinktine who have lost six of their seven encounters.

Suggested bet: Northern Ireland to win
Value bet: Northern Ireland -1 handicap

Austria v Israel (Friday)

Austria host Israel in a World Cup qualifier on Friday at the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt. Israel currently sits third in Group F, three points behind Austria who occupy fourth place. Both teams suffered defeats against group leaders Denmark and second-placed Scotland but will fancy their chances of winning this tie. Their first meeting in Haifa was a seven-goal thriller, which Israel won 5-2. Will we be in for another goal-fest?

Suggested bet: Both teams to score
Value bet: Israel to win and both teams to score

Italy v Switzerland (Friday)

Italy and Switzerland will battle for the top spot in Group C when they meet at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome for their World Cup qualifier. The two teams tie with 14 points with the Italians ranking 1st as they have a better goal difference. Switzerland is known for giant-killing performances, but the European champions will be confident of getting the job done, with their 3-0 win over the Swiss at the recent Euros still fresh in their minds.

Suggested bet: Italy to win
Value bet: Italy to win to zero

France v Kazakhstan (Saturday)

Reigning world champions France can clinch qualification by beating Kazakhstan in Paris on Saturday. Les Bleus head into this game high on confidence after beating Belgium and Spain en route to winning the Nations League last month. Didier Deschamps’ star-studded side should have little trouble seeing off bottom-of-the-barrel Kazakhstan who remain winless in their seven matches.

Suggested bet: France to win
Value bet: France -1 handicap

Belgium v Estonia (Saturday)

Belgium currently holds a five-point lead at the top of their qualifying group. And they will seal their place in the World Cup by defeating Estonia in Brussels on Saturday. The Red Devils have picked up 16 points from a possible 18, while Estonia has just four points to their name. Belgium has won the last three meetings with Estonia in a comfortable fashion, including an 8-1 victory in their last meeting in Brussels.

Suggested bet: Belgium to win
Value bet: Belgium -1 handicap

Wales v Belarus (Saturday)

Wales will continue their quest to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals when they host Belarus on Saturday. Victory for Robert Page’s side will place them above the Czech Republic into second behind Belgium in Group E going into the final round. The Dragons will be confident of recording a big win against winless Belarus who languish bottom of the table on a seven-match losing streak.

Suggested bet: Wales to win
Value bet: Wales -1 handicap

Montenegro v Netherlands (Saturday)

Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands are currently top of their qualifying group and will look to seal their place in next year’s tournament when they face Montenegro at the Stadion Pod Goricom in Podgorica. The Dutch, riding a four-match winning streak that started with a 4-0 win over Montenegro, will be expected to win this one, but it won’t be as easy as their last meeting, with the hostile Montenegrin crowd spurring the hosts on.

Suggested bet: Netherlands to win
Value bet: Netherlands to win and both teams to score

Spain v Sweden (Sunday)

Spain and Sweden will battle it out for the top spot in the group when they meet in Seville on Sunday for a World Cup qualifier. The Blue and Yellow got the better of Luis Enrique’s men when they met in Solna two months ago, with Janne Andersson’s side claiming a 2-1 victory. La Roja will look to utilize home advantage and get their revenge by picking up three points and moving top of Group B.

Suggested bet: Spain to win
Value bet: Spain to win and both teams to score

Portugal v Serbia (Sunday)

Portugal and Serbia face off in a World Cup qualifier at the Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on Sunday, with both sides looking to finish top of Group A. The hosts have won all three of their home games in qualifying, beating Azerbaijan, the Republic of Ireland, and Luxembourg with a combined 8-1 scoreline. The visitors have impressed in the qualifiers, but it will take something special to upset the Selecao.

Suggested bet: Portugal to win
Value bet: Portugal to win to zero

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