Spain and Italy Seek Official Qualification at Euro 2020 on SaturdayPublished October 12, 2019 by Florin P
Denmark and Switzerland meet in a critical match, while Italy and Spain seek the seventh victory in as many matches in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Italy and Spain are two of the teams that have won all the matches played so far and the Euro 2020 qualifiers. They are well-positioned to extend the winning streak on Saturday when both are scheduled to play at 7:45 PM. Elsewhere, Switzerland and Denmark will play a hugely important match in Group D that could potentially decide the final hierarchy at the end of the qualifiers.
Spain Goes for 7th Straight Win in Group f
Norway has alternated uplifting and disappointing results and will struggle to maintain a high tempo against Spain. Home pitch advantage won’t matter too much against the former world champions, as reflected by the odds of 6/1 at 888 Sport. They don’t have injury concerns, but with victories only against Malta and the Faeroe Islands, the Scandinavians are no match for the visitors.
A victory for Spain is priced at 1/2 and even though some key players could be rested in the first half, the visitors have a squad at full strength. They have shown some signs of weakness against Romania, but eventually came on top and have scored an average of three goals per match on the road. Against Norway, they will field an offensive starting formation and are likely to take the lead by half time.
Italy Can Mathematically Qualify with Saturday Victory
Italy is just one victory away from securing qualification to the Euro 2020 well before the qualifying campaign is over. A match at home against Greece looks like the perfect opportunity to achieve this result, as the Italians are overwhelming favorites to prevail. With no key players missing and a starting formation that will feature three strikers, odds of 1/4 on their victory seem to be fully justified.
Greece has nothing to lose as it is already well behind the leading pack and will have to push for victory in Italy. This will allow the hosts to threaten their net more often and in the end, the frail Greek defensive should crumble under pressure. Punters willing to take a chance with the underdogs can expect high odds of 15/1 at bet365 Sports, with not negligible values of 5/1 on a draw.
Denmark and Switzerland Play Potentially Decisive Match
The Republic of Ireland is firmly in command of Group D, while Denmark and Switzerland are chasing an elusive second-place. Both are still in the race for winning the group but at the time of writing, they are more concerned about staying within striking distance of the leaders. Denmark has home pitch advantage in the match scheduled at 5 PM on Friday, hence the odds of 13/10 on them to win. The undefeated Swiss are priced at 11/5 to pick up another victory on the road. Given the high stakes of this match and the pressure on both teams, betting on the draw makes perfect sense at odds of 2/1 at Winner Sports.