The last stage of the Euro 2020 Qualifiers begins this weekend, with Friday matches to decide some of the teams advancing to the main event. The action is particularly intense in three groups, where six teams have a legitimate claim for the second place. Only a few have already secured the first spot and these national teams will be more concerned about protecting their lead while avoiding injuries.
Switzerland and Georgia set the Stage for Epic Group D Finish
The Republic of Ireland is currently leading Group D, tied with Denmark, while Switzerland sits in the third-place. It is, however, the Swiss who are the main favorites to qualify and even win the group, as they have two easy games left. The first one will pit them against Georgia in front of the home crowd, hence the odds of 3/20 offered by bet365 Sports. They will play the final match against Gibraltar next week and they should be able to pick up all three points with ease.
Meanwhile, the Republic of Ireland and Denmark will play the decisive match a few days from now. The Danes only need to win this match against Gibraltar to secure passage to the next stage, because of the superior head to head record. The only real question that punters have to ask themselves is whether the favorites to cover the -4.5 goals spread. The odds on this outcome currently stand at 7/10.
Romania faces Sweden in Decisive Group F Match
Romania and Sweden have two games left to play, but the Scandinavians are in a vastly superior position. They only need a point in Bucharest and a predictable victory at home against the Faeroe Islands, while the Romanians need a home victory and a point in Spain. The stakes are as high as they get and on Friday at 7:45 PM UK time, the host should come out firing. Romania has a decent offensive unit but a weak backline and was only able to keep clean sheets against Malta and the Faeroe Islands. The two teams are evenly matched and punters will get identical odds of 9/5 on each of them to prevail.
Armenia and Bosnia Keep the Dream Alive in Group J
Italy has won Group J and Finland is just one victory away from securing second place. Armenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina have only theoretical chances, but they will fight for them until the last minute. The Friday afternoon matches are must-win games for both teams, but both are underdogs at home. Punters can rule out the possibility of a draw, as no squad will be happy with splitting points on this occasion. Winner Sports offers odds of 2/1 on Armenia to defeat Greece and 5/2 on Bosnia and Herzegovina to win against Italy at 7:44 PM UK time.