The Race for Euro 2020 Heats up with Sunday QualifiersPublished September 8, 2019 by Florin P
Italy and Denmark chase valuable points on the road, while Sweden and Norway play an all too familiar derby in Stockholm.
The qualifiers for the Euro 2020 will continue next week, but they culminate with the matches scheduled for this Sunday evening. Teams from the Groups D, F and J play on this day and many of them are playing their last cards, in potentially deciding matches. The highlight of the day is the game between Sweden and Norway, with the other team from the Scandinavian Peninsula playing host to Italy.
Scandinavian Neighbors Fight for a Place at Euro 2020
Group F looked right from the start as a highly competitive one, with Spain as the main favorite to advance to the main event. Romania sits in the second place, with seven points, just as Sweden, while Norway comes in third. This makes the outcome of the match between the Scandinavian nations very important, as the loser is likely to be out of the race. Sweden has a better team and also plays in front of its fans, so the odds of 9/10 offered by 888 Sport on them to win are fully justified. They have exceeded expectations at the World Cup, whereas Norway faded into near irrelevance over the last years.
Denmark Clings on to Second Spot in Match against Georgia
Denmark has a narrow advantage over Switzerland, but with one game in hand, the team in the third-place is likely to overtake them this week. The Republic of Ireland dominates Group D and it’s virtually qualified for Euro 2020, but the race for the second place continues. Denmark won’t have home pitch advantage, as it travels to Georgia, a team that has lost 3 out of 4 games played so far. This explains why the odds offered by bet365 Sports don’t exceed 7/10, and we actually expect them to drop as kickoff draws near. The same bookmaker prices a shocking victory for the hosts at 4/1 and the draw at 3/1
Italy to Extend Dominant Streak over Finland
Italy has won all the games so far and can officially qualify for the Euro 2020 with a victory over Finland on the road. The hosts have exceeded expectations after triumphing in three out of four matches, but the most difficult encounter is scheduled for Sunday at 7:45 PM UK time. They host Italy and with the visitors in good form and with a team at full strength, Finland would gladly settle for a draw. These two teams have met on 12 locations and the Italians have won 11 games, with a single match resulting in a draw. Winner Sports offers odds of 3/5 on Italy, 3/1 on a draw and amazing value of 6/1 on Finland.