Tuesday Brings the World Cup Qualification Promotion FinalsPublished March 28, 2022 by Florin P
Bet on the decisive match of the European and African World Cup qualifiers, as Portugal, Poland, Egypt, Ghana, and Nigeria welcome tough opponents.
Italy missed out on an excellent opportunity to qualify for the World Cup and will miss the event for the second time in a row. Portugal is still in the driver’s seat and will benefit from a much easier opponent. Elsewhere, Sweden and Poland will play a highly contested game, while the best African nations are also scheduled to play decisive matches on Tuesday evening.
Portugal is a Massive Favorite against North Macedonia
The Portuguese know that it would be a mistake to underestimate North Macedonia. Their opponents held on for 90 minutes against a vastly superior Italy and scored the decisive goal in the last minute of overtime. Now they travel to Portugal trying to cause another upset, valued by bet365 sports at 14/1. The hosts are clear favorites to prevail and with a squad, at full strength, they should confirm the odds of 1/5
Well-Rested Poland Takes on Sweden
The Polish outfit benefited from the decision to ban Russia from the World Cup qualifiers. On Tuesday at 7:45 P.M. UK time, they welcome Sweden for a match that is likely to be decided by the odd goal. Both teams are good at defending, but Poland has a slight edge up front with Lewandowski. This explains why bet365 sports credits them with the first chance and odds of 3/2, while the Scandinavians get 21/10.
Cameroon is Desperate for a Win in Algeria
The first leg resulted in a narrow margin victory for the Algerians who now try to recreate that result in front of the fans. With no key players injured or suspended, the hosts can field a competitive starting formation. They don’t have the added pressure of being in dire need of a victory, as opposed to the visitors. The odds offered by 1xBet on them to win stand at 1/1, while Cameroon is priced at 3/1 to prevail.
Ghana Seeks the First Win in 2022
The new year brought nothing good for Ghana, a team that is still looking for the first win in 2022. They will have a hard time securing it on the road, as they take on Nigeria. The first match resulted in a scoreless draw, but we expect a decent goal production for the return leg. 1xBet offers odds of 11/10 on Nigeria to pick up all three points and 29/10 on Ghana, while another draw is priced at 19/10.
Egypt Tries to Avenge ACN Defeat to Senegal
Egypt lost the ACN final to Senegal after penalties and hopes to avenge that result in the World Cup qualifiers. They are well-positioned to accomplish that because they already won the first leg and have their best 11 players fit to play. Senegal will look for a narrow margin victory and hope to settle things in overtime, but they play on the road. Egypt gets odds of 9/10 at 1xBet and Senegal is priced at 33/10.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Monday, March 28 at 11 A.M. UK time.