France vs Netherland
The Netherlands, another team that lost to Argentina in the World Cup final on penalties. This will be France’s opening opponent in the EURO 2024 Qualifiers after France lost the World Cup final to Argentina.
By only dropping one match in the group stage against Tunisia, France earned a spot in the World Cup championship match. The Netherlands performed admirably throughout the World Cup.
Being the top team from Group A, they earned seven points in the group against Qatar, Senegal, and Ecuador and advanced to the knockout round. They defeated the USA 3:1 in the 1/8 finals before losing to eventual World Cup champion Argentina in the 1/4 finals.
After Louis Van Gaal’s departure following their World Cup exit, the Netherlands turned to another man who had managed the team before, Ronald Koeman, to take over.
Deschamps and Koeman will be the two pre-game talking points, with France opting to stick with their boss instead of bringing in Zinedine Zidane
Sweden vs Belgium
In the opening match of their respective EURO 2024 qualifiers, Sweden hosts Belgium. This intriguing contest will take place at Solna’s Friends Arena, where Sweden plays its international games.
Despite having a strong generation of players, the hosts were unable to qualify for the World Cup. It now seeks to make amends by taking part in the continental championship once more. In the meantime, Belgium’s World Cup campaign was a complete failure, and the Devils are gradually losing their position as one of the world’s top national teams.
What was once the most entertaining team to watch is now just a disorganized army. Yet, they continue to have some outstanding players.
Belgium looks to bounce back from World Cup disappointment as they face Sweden for their first match of 2024 European Qualifiers. The Red Devil’s group stage exits back in December led to the departure of both the manager and the captain. With a new cycle expected to start at the Friends Arena. The visitors won’t be the only side looking to kick-start a new era, as Sweden boasts plenty of talent of their own. The Blagult would have been devastated to have fallen just short in the World Cup qualifiers . But may be quietly confident of their progress from Group F should they win the opener.
The Netherlands had a fantastic UEFA Nations League season prior to the World Cup, unlike France. With Belgium, Poland, and Wales in group 4, they took first place. They guaranteed themselves a playoff position for EURO if they don’t qualify through the qualifiers by winning the group. On their home field against any team in the world, France ought to be the favorite. Before the World Cup, France won five of its past seven games at home. They only lost to Croatia and Denmark over that time, while deserving much more from those contests. The Netherlands performed admirably in games before to the World Cup; in all competitions, they won six, tied two, and lost one. Yet, they had far weaker opposition than France. France won in five of the previous six h2h games. Bet9ja have 1.88 odds, Paripesa have 1.92 odds and 1xBet have 1.88 odds.
We are going for the home team’s victory in Moldova vs Faroe Islands prediction. These teams met twice in the past, and both games were played during the last World Cup qualifiers in 2021. The first match in Moldova ended with 1-1 points split, and the other game brought the Faroe Islands a 2-1 win.
Both sides have played in the lower division of the UEFA Nations League, and Moldova was more impressive winning all three matches last summer. The Faroes, however, had the most improbable of wins stunning Turkey at home with a 2-1 result. Moldova will try to draw its strength from their Nations League wins just over six months ago, those matches, even though not against Europe’s best opposition, showed that this team has improved enough to make sure they are the favorites at home against the Faroe Islands. Bet9ja have 2.54 odds, Paripesa have 2.49 odds and 1xBet have 2.49 odds.
Without their top scorer Patrik Schick, the Czech Republic will have to play a very strong Poland team. It is anticipated that the host team would strive to play a closed game in the hopes of containing Robert Lewandowski’s brilliance without their leading scorer, Patrik Schick. In their previous five games, the host team had only one game with fewer than 2.5 goals, whilst the Poles had four of those games within the same number of games. According to the head-to-head history between the Czech Republic and Poland, three of the previous five games dating back to 2008 finished with fewer than three goals scored. The Czechs prevailed 1-0 in their most recent match during a EURO qualification campaign, which took place in 2012. Bet9ja have 1.66 odds, Paripesa have 1.74 odds and 1xBet have 1.74 odds.
Due to its outstanding players, Belgium holds an advantage over Sweden in this match. It will be a crucial game for both sides because of the balanced rosters. Sweden’s offensive capabilities have recently strengthened, and as a result, we can currently state that their capability is strong. On the other hand, the attack by Belgium in Qatar was terrible and could not have been worse at the time. As Tedesco will change the starting lineup and roster of players, we anticipate some sort of response. Sadly, he is equally weak in the backline, and all of this points to the idea that it would be wise to wager on both teams scoring. Bet9ja have 1.83 odds, Paripesa have 1.86 odds and 1xBet have 1.86 odds.
Anytime Goal scorers
Mbappe’s heroics in the final almost sealed an incredible comeback for Deschamps’ defending champions, as he swooped to pick up the Golden Boot award with eight tournament goals. The PSG superstar is France’s top scorer in the last 12 months, with 12 goals, and he will be confident of getting on the scoresheet as he takes a break from speculation over his club’s future at the Parc des Princes. Bet9ja have 2.30 odds while Paripesa have 2.30 odds.
Kevin De Bruyne
If any player is likely to break the deadlock, the odds are very much in favor of Kevin De Bruyne. The Manchester City man has been in phenomenal form for his club with 18 assists to his name in all competitions. Whether De Bruyne is as effective as Romelu Lukaku in the place of Erling Haaland remains to be seen though. Bet9ja have 4.00 odds while Paripesa have 3.54 odds.
Both teams have some of their star players available, however, Poland’s legend and current FC Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski takes the cake. He is his country’s leader in appearances with 138 goals scored (78). This season he is leading Barcelona toward the La Liga title in his first season at the club as he has scored 15 goals in 22 games with five assists on his resume as well. Bet9ja have 2.50 odds while Paripesa have 2.65 odds.
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