Sunday Euro 2020 Qualifiers Best Bets & Multi
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Sweden v Romania
It’s a jam-packed Saturday of football, and my first international pick for this multi is Sweden to beat Romania.
The Swedes topped their Nations League group at the expense of Russia and Turkey, and I’d expect them to edge past a handy-yet-limited Romania outfit.
The visitors, who participated in the tier below Sweden in the aforementioned competition, failed to gain promotion – finishing second in their group behind an admittedly strong Serbia side.
It's a long enough price to tempt me, so my money’s on the World Cup quarter-finalists.
Italy v Finland
I was tempted to back a handicapped Italian victory, but this time I’m playing it safe and simply backing a straight win.
I’m yet to be entirely convinced by Roberto Mancini’s Italy, and two goals in four matches against Portugal and Poland suggests there’s plenty of work still to be done.
Finland strike me as a miserly, well-organised side – shown with their four clean sheets in six matches against Hungary, Greece and Estonia (lower-quality opposition maybe, but they still kept them out) – and I can see them being a thorn in Italy’s side.
The hosts should still win, but it certainly won’t be pretty.
Spain v Norway
Despite Spain being utterly humiliated by Gareth’s Mighty Lions back in October, I’m still expecting them to bounce back against Norway with a -1 handicapped victory.
Like Finland, Norway won their League C group – conceding just twice – and while that solid Scandinavian spirit may frustrate Spain at times, they still stuck six past Croatia on home soil not so long ago, and will want a strong reaction after being put to the sword by the 2022 World Champions.
Bosnia-Herzegovina v Armenia
Lastly, I have Bosnia-Herzegovina to beat Armenia with a -1 handicap.
The hosts were hugely impressive in the Nations League – comfortably topping their group containing Austria and Northern Ireland – and they’ll surely be far too strong for a really poor Armenia side.
Considering the visitors lost at home to Gibraltar and drew away to Liechtenstein in their own campaign, you’d think Bosnia will make short work of them.