Euro 2024 Qualifiers Tips: Mbappe can add to goal tally in Greece
By Jimmy CantrillEuro 2024 Qualifiers Odds
20 November 2023
One game down, one to go in the last international break of 2023; we will not see England in action again until March 2024. This last round of fixtures brings to an end the Euro 2024 Qualifiers before it is back to domestic duty at the weekend.
Czech Republic vs. Moldova
Kick-off: 19:45 Monday, Viaplay Xtra
We are set for a grandstand finish in Group E. Only two points separate second and fourth so the winner takes all as the Czech Republic meet Moldova on Monday evening, the hosts only need a point to secure their spot in Germany whilst the visitors need all three.
The dynamic and the magnitude of the clash means the atmosphere at Andrův stadion could descend into chaos, particularly in the second half as one of these sides will have to go for it eventually. Backing the second half to have the most goals is the bet as after a cagey start, the game should open up as it progresses.
Prediction: Most goals in the second half in Czech Republic vs Moldova @ 20/21
North Macedonia vs. England
Kick-off: 19:45 Monday, Channel 4
It's games like the 2-0 against Malta that get Gareth Southgate a reputation as a tactical terrorist. England, ranked 177 places higher than their last opponents, led at the break via an own goal, having created fewer xG than their Mediterranean minnows.
Next on the agenda is a trip to North Macedonia to face a nation the Three Lions beat 7-0 in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford. With qualification already in the bag, this does not promise to be as straightforward as the clash back in June.
England are expected to rotate, Southgate has a growing list of withdrawals to contend with. There is also the small matter of the pitch at the Toše Proeski Arena which is not the best. The hosts have already shortened from 22/1 to around 15/1 with SBK and I think they are worth a punt here.
Prediction: North Macedonia to win @ 15/1
Croatia vs. Armenia
Kick-off: 19:45 Tuesday, Viaplay Extra
Victory for Croatia would secure their spot at the Euros next summer and with them heavily odds on to beat Armenia on Tuesday, it is fair to say they are expected to be present in Germany.
It did not always look like that though. Back-to-back defeats against Turkey and Wales threatened to derail their campaign but a victory over Latvia at the weekend coupled with a Welsh slip up has put Zlatko Dalic back in the driving seat.
Andrej Kramaric scored the second goal of the game on Saturday, taking him to four and five in qualification. With 27 now notched up for his nation, his anytime price appeals here in a must-win fixture.
Prediction: Andrej Kramaric to score anytime @ 5/6
Gibraltar vs. Netherlands
Kick-off: 19:45 Tuesday, Viaplay Xtra
Fresh off the back of a record breaking 14-0 defeat in Euro Qualification, Gibraltar host the Netherlands.
Group B’s whipping boys are yet to score, they remain pointless and have shipped 35 goals. When these sides last met, Oranje won 3-0 but racked up 52 shots as every one of their outfield players tried their luck at least once.
It seems strange in a game where Ronald Koeman’s side are as short as 1/100 to win, that you can get one of their attackers who is set to start at a shade of odds on to score anytime. But this is exactly the case with Calvin Stengs.
Stengs has found the net three times for Feyenoord in the Eredivisie this campaign and looks set to break his international duck on Tuesday.
Prediction: Calvin Stengs to score anytime @ 4/5
Greece vs. France
Kick-off: 19:45 Tuesday, Viaplay Sports 2
France conclude an impeccable qualifying campaign with a trip to Athens to face Gus Poyet’s Greece.
Les Bleus will be hoping to sign off another win to maintain their 100% record, they head southeast to face Greece having inflicted their biggest ever defeat upon any nation Saturday.
There is no escaping the fact this clash is a dead rubber, the hosts are all but guaranteed a third place finish and a spot in the play-offs while France will finish top regardless of the result.
The pointless nature of this clash will mean little to Kylian Mbappe as the frontman will no doubt look to do some stat-padding in the Greek capital. All his prices look appetising, given he has a goals per 90 average of 0.73 for Les Bleus I think the brace is worth a look on Tuesday.
Prediction: Kylian Mbappe to score a brace @ 9/2