Euro 2020 Qualifiers Kick Off Big Week of Sport

By Martin Green17 November 2019
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Euro 2020

The final Euro 2020 qualifiers take place on Monday and Tuesday, and there is plenty of value on offer for punters. Switzerland need a win to ensure they reach the tournament, and they should sweep the minnows of Gibraltar aside. It finished 4-0 to the Swiss when the teams met in Geneva earlier this year, and Switzerland -3.75 Asian handicap looks good at 4/5 with Bet365. The Republic of Ireland and Denmark have already played three times this year and all three games ended all square, so the draw at 5/2 in their match on Monday looks appealing. Sweden should cover a large handicap against the Faroe Islands. On Tuesday, Russia should pulverise San Marino, and odds of 17/20 at Unibet on in-form Wales beating struggling group rivals Hungary in Cardiff looks attractive.

New Zealand v England

England will aim to maintain their year of sporting dominance over New Zealand during a Two-test series this month. Eoin Morgan’s ODI side beat the Black Caps via a Super Over in the World Cup final this summer, and his T20 team just picked up a 3-2 series win over them courtesy of another Super Over. England’s rugby team also pulled off a stunning upset against the All Blacks in the World Cup semi-final. Now Joe Root’s Test side will try to follow in their footsteps. The first Test begins on Wednesday, and New Zealand are 7/5 with Bet365 to win it. Many bookmakers have an identical price on England, but you can find 6/4 on a win for the tourists at William Hill. A 1-1 series draw is the most likely outcome at 2/1, according to the bookies. You can also take 9/10 on England draw no bet, or 11/10 on New Zealand draw no bet.

Davis Cup

Eighteen national teams are in Madrid this week to compete for glory at the 2019 Davis Cup Finals. Hosts Spain are the favourites to win it at 7/2 with Paddy Power, followed by France at 5/1, Australia at 8/1, Serbia at 9/1 and Russia at 10/1. Canada have some excellent young players and they might make an interesting bet at 33/1, while Novak Djokovic’s Serbia look tempting at 9/1 with Unibet, particularly when some bookmakers will only offer 13/2 on them. The teams are divided into six groups, and the top teams will reach the quarter finals on November 21-22, then the semis are on November 23 on the final takes place at Estadio Manolo Santana on Sunday.

Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz

Heavyweight champion Wilder puts his belt on the line against Ortiz at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. It is a rematch for these two after they locked horns in March 2018, a fight that ended in Wilder knocking out his opponent in the 10th round. That remains the only defeat in Ortiz’s career, but Wilder remains unbeaten. Wilder is the favourite at 1/5 to win it, but you can get a bit more value on him winning by a knockout at 1/3. An interesting option might be Wilder winning in Round 7-12, priced at 41/20 with Unibet.

Weekend Football

The Premier League resumes after a two-week international break on Saturday and the big game sees champions Man City take on Chelsea at The Etihad. The Blues have won six on the bounce and they now sit a point ahead of Pep Guardiola’s men, who suffered a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool last time out. Betway has 13/20 on both teams to score in that game, and you could combine it with over 2.5 goals for more value. Arsenal will aim to get their stuttering campaign back on track when they host relegation threatened Southampton, while Liverpool are away at Crystal Palace. Everton -1 Asian handicap at home to Norwich might appeal, while the 11/10 that William Hill has on Leicester winning away at Brighton looks really tempting.