International breaks are never pleasant to any football lover across the world. However, we’ve created a treble for Wednesday nights European World Cup Qualifying which could make it just a bit better.
19:00 – Turkey v Netherlands
This is a tough game to call with both teams not being in the best of form, Turkey lost their previous game last year v Hungry in the Nations League (League B) while the Dutch beat Poland to finish second in their group behind Italy. The Netherlands have been boosted by the news that forward Memphis Depay will be able to travel with the national team with the French government making an exception in the mandatory quarantine regulations. Leicester City’s Cengiz Under will be unavailable for Turkey with a calf injury.
Frank de Boer’s side will be hoping for a good start in the qualifying campaign against an out of form Turkey
21:45 – Belgium v Wales
Roberto Martinez is thriving in this golden age of Belgian football will not be remembered unless he wins a trophy. The world’s number one ranked team take on Wales in the first game of their World Cup Qualifiers for the World Cup next year. Both these teams will be confident of qualifying for the World Cup, The Dragons are unbeaten in their last four games against Belgium while the Red Devils will be looking to exact revenge after their 3-1 defeat to Wales in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. Belgium will again be without their captain Eden Hazard through injury while Gareth Bale is expected to start for Wales
This could be a tight game with both teams possessing good defences so Belgium will edge it by the odd goal
21:45 – France v Ukraine
France play host to Ukraine at the Stade de France in their first game of the World Cup Qualifiers, both teams will be hoping to qualify for next year’s competition. The last time these two sides met, France won 7-1 in an international friendly match. Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele returns to the squad for the first time since joining Spurs, other returnees include Thomas Lemar and Ousmane Dembele. Meanwhile, Ukraine have recalled Andriy Yarmolenko, Atalanta stars Ruslan Malinovskyi and Viktor Kovalenko, as well as veteran Shakhtar Donetsk goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov.
Le Bleus go into this game as overwhelming favourites so I do not expect a shocking result here, the French should win this game comfortably