European World Cup Qualifiers: Matchday 2 Best Bets

26 March 2021
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European World Cup Qualifiers: Matchday 2 Best Bets

Norway vs. Turkey

Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 05:00 PM GMT at La Rosaleda

Keep a Keen Eye the Underdog Turks

Group G began this past week emphatically as Turkey hammered four goals past the Dutch outfit in Istanbul. An unexpected result but a fascinating insight into the evolution of Turkey's international squad.

Quarantine restrictions in Norway are forcing their upcoming fixture versus Turkey into the Isles of Malaga. With a venue switch favouring the original travelling side, we can see some tempting value in the underdogs.

Form, Mentality, World Cup odds & Trends

  • Norway is scoring an average of 3.00 goals in their WC Qualification fixtures.

  • Turkey has lost just one of their previous eight international fixtures.

  • Norway has lost three of their previous eight matches.

  • Turkey scores an average of 4.00 goals in their matches during WC Qualification thus far.

Final Thoughts| World Cup Qualifying Betting Tips

A 4-2 smashing over the Netherlands and an unforgettable four points taken from France in their Euro campaign is evidence that Turkey cannot be taken lightly. When considering that Norway struggled against Gibraltar this past week, the skill and class of Turkey might be too much for Norway to handle.

Norway vs. Turkey Score Prediction: Norway 1 – Turkey 2

Betting Prediction: Turkey' draw no bet' 2.10 (+110) at Paddy Power (visit our Paddy Power Review)

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Serbia vs. Portugal

Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 07:45 PM GMT at Rajko Mitic Stadium

Pay Attention Portugal

The two most highly touted teams to claim victory on Group A will clash in Belgrade when Serbia welcome Portugal, in what should be set out for some entertaining antics.

Serbia looked great with their winning start on Wednesday, managing to scrap back and come from behind to defeat an injury-plagued Republic of Ireland squad (3-2). With that said, we noticed that Serbia's backline could require some added attention by coach Dragan Stojkovic.

On the other hand, Portugal was expected to take an easy three points versus Azerbaijan, but this was not the case as they narrowly took home the victory.

Form, Mentality, Qatar World Cup odds & Trends

  • Portugal has lost just one of their previous eleven international fixtures.

  • Portugal defeated Serbia 4-2 the last time these two met.

  • Both teams have scored in the previous six meetings between the two.

Final Thoughts| World Cup Qualifying Betting Tips

These two teams clashed in a European Championship qualification group back in 2019, and the last time they met, it finished 4-2 with some thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo. This fixture became the sixth consecutive clash between the two nations that had ended with both teams scoring, and we would not be surprised to witness goals at both ends again this weekend.

Portugal has lost just one of their previous eleven matches. Although underwhelming critics against Azerbaijan, we have confidence in Portugal's superior squad claiming all three points on Saturday evening.

Serbia vs. Portugal Score Prediction: Serbia 1 – Portugal 3

Serbia vs. Portugal Betting Prediction: Both teams to score & over 2.5 1.73 (-137) at William Hill (visit our William Hill Review)

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Albania vs. England

Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 04:00 PM GMT at Air Albania Stadium

England Expected to Take Complete Control of Group I

England could not have asked for a more significant start to their World Cup qualification campaign with a 5-0 demolishing over San Marino. And as an England native myself, I'm excited for the future of this England squad who remain a goal-scoring machine in recent years.

The squad for England's 5-0 triumph was without Harry Kane, Harry Maguire and Declan Rice, but these superstars are expected to return in Albania, which is nerving for the hosts.

Form, Mentality, Qatar World Cup odds & trends

  • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in seventeen of England's previous twenty-two games.
  • England has won seventeen from their previous twenty-two fixtures.
  • Over 2.5 goals have been accomplished in all of England's previous nine major tournament meetings.

Final thoughts| World Cup Qualifying betting tips

Albania got the start; they wanted to qualification with a 1-0 victory, but they are not expected to cause England many problems.

England is known to leave no prisoners when facing weaker teams, as Gareth Southgate's team embellish a high scoring affair no matter the competition.

The available odds are slim for England to take three points, but we believe that England will dominate from start to finish, leaving the halftime/full-time market a viable wager.

Albania vs. England Score prediction: Albania 1 – England 4

Albania vs. England Betting Prediction: England to win halftime/fulltime 1.83 (-120) at Bet365 (visit our Bet365 Review)

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