European World Cup Qualifiers: Matchday 3 Best Bets

29 March 2021
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Cyprus vs. Slovenia

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 - 05:00 PM GMT Kick-Off at GSP Stadium

Poor Run of Form for the Cypriots

Group H hopefuls Slovenia got off to the perfect start during the qualification campaign. Any of us did not expect a 1-0 victory over Croatia. With a poor Cyprus squad next in line, their confidence will be brimming.

Cyprus is failing miserably in competition and has done for some time; from their previous thirteen fixtures, they have managed just one win – losing to Azerbaijan and Luxembourg's likes.

Form, Mentality, World Cup Odds & Trends

  • Slovenia has won four meetings against Cyprus from their previous seven clashes.
  • Slovenia began group H with a win over Croatia.
  • Cyprus has drawn one and lost one game during their World Cup qualification fixtures.
Final Thoughts| World Cup Qualifying Betting Tips

Both teams are not expected to produce many goals this week, and although we believe Slovenia can squeeze at least one goal before the final whistle, there are alternative betting markets where we can find some value.

Score Prediction: Cyprus 0 – Slovenia 1

Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/No & Under 2.5 goals 1.86 [-118] at William Hill (visit our William Hill Review)

1.18u wager returns 1u of profit.

Northern Ireland vs. Bulgaria

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 - 07:45 PM GMT Kick-Off at Windsor Park

Northern Ireland to Claim Three Points

A sad state of affairs in the final third for Northern Ireland has plagued the squad from scoring as many goals as they would have hoped, but a midweek clash against a weak side in Bulgaria could have the Irish their first three points of the tournament.

Bulgaria has not produced anything out of the ordinary, beginning their Group C campaign with two losses to Switzerland & Italy. They have managed to win just one game from their previous eighteen, and even worse, they have produced just one goal from their last six away fixtures.

Form, Mentality, Qatar World Cup Odds & Trends

  • Bulgaria has won just one of their previous eighteen away matches.
  • Bulgaria has failed to score in five of their previous six away games.
  • Bulgaria has scored one or less in sixteen of their previous seventeen away days.

Final Thoughts| World Cup Qualifying Betting Tips

Both teams lack firepower in front of the goal, but given the considerably weaker side pointing towards the Bulgarians, we expect this Northern Irish outfit to get the job done.

Ireland has scored at least one goal in five of their previous six home games, and they should be able to steal at least one goal during this contest.

Score Prediction: Northern Ireland 1 – Bulgaria 0

Betting Prediction: Northern Ireland to win 2.05 [+105] at Unibet

1u wager returns 1.05u of profit.

England vs. Poland

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 - 07:45 PM GMT Kick-Off at Wembley Stadium

England to Remain Undefeated

England could not ask for a better start to their Group I qualification campaign, and given their star-studded ability; we don't envision anything different this Wednesday night.

England has looked so strong with multiple different squads that Gareth Southgate will have some decision to make – with that said; he should field the same team that performed so well in Tirana.

Poland is the only challenge for England in this group, but with Robert Lewandowski's absence this week, I cannot envision their goal-scoring chances becoming any more accessible.

Form, Mentality, Qatar World Cup Odds & Trends

  • Poland has won just one of their previous four fixtures.
  • England has won twelve of their previous thirteen home matches.

Final Thoughts| World Cup Qualifying Betting Tips

Much like their previous World Cup qualification encounters this term, we expect this week's game to be relatively routine for the Three Lions. Without discrediting the Polish squad, we don't believe they can cause many problems for Southgate's starting eleven - or even the bench. Take the value with England's half-time/full-time result.

Score Prediction: England 3 – Poland 0

Betting Prediction: England to win half-time/full-time 1.90 [-110] at Bet365 (visit our Bet365 Review)

1.10u wager returns 1u of profit.