The weekend games include a host of games to continue the first round of qualifiers for the Euros. The teams featuring today have some history facing each other and we expect some drama. We have carefully curated the best options from the fixtures this week and we are certain of a near hit after today’s predictions
Croatia hasn’t played since finishing third in the winter World Cup, but they will now try to advance to the EURO 2024 tournament. On paper, Croatia should have no trouble winning this group, but should the unthinkable occur, they have already accomplished enough to guarantee a place in the Nations League playoffs. As national icon Gareth Bale announced his retirement during the previous qualification cycle, fans will be watching with considerable curiosity to see how successfully the new captain, Aaron Ramsey, can lead his team. Welsh players are now suffering from an eight-game losing streak that includes six victories, so anything positive would require a major turnaround for them. As such, we’re sticking with Croatia to win this game at a short, yet fair price. Bet9ja have 1.58 odds, Paripesa have 1.59 odds and 1xBet have 1.59 odds.
Erling Haaland’s injury will prevent him from playing for Norway this weekend, making Spain the overwhelming favorite to win. Despite Spain’s strong history against their Scandinavian visitors. We nevertheless anticipate a tight and tough 90 minutes between the two nations. In their last four meetings with Norway, Spain has prevailed three times, each victory being resounding. While Spain played well in their initial match and ultimately lost to Morocco in the first knockout round. Norway did not make it to the World Cup in Qatar. Bet9ja have 1.34 odds, Paripesa have 1.36 odds and 1xBet have 1.36 odds.
Scotland will be under pressure to start the Euro 2024 qualifying series on a victorious note as they host a somewhat ordinary Cyprus team. The Scottish have won all of their prior games with Cyprus so anything under 3pts. This weekend will be regarded as disappointing for Steve Clarke’s men. Scotland has a perfect record against Cyprus, having won all seven of their meetings over the years. One of Europe’s poorest teams in Cyprus. They were the last team in the UEFA Nations League C group which also included Greece, Kosovo, and Northern Ireland. They had a chance to escape a relegation play-off if they defeated Kosovo by a single point in the competition’s last game. This should be an easy win for Scotland today. Bet9ja have 1.24 odds, Paripesa have 1.25 odds and 1xBet have 1.25 odds.
This prediction is for a league game between Fleetwood and Lincoln at Highbury Stadium. The mid-table battle between two teams that are only separated by one point is the main focus of the game. Fleetwood are coming into the game after a crucial 2-0 win over Derby County in the recent league encounter. After falling to Peterborough 3-0, Lincoln’s chances of making the playoffs have taken a significant hit. Fleetwood has been nearly unbeatable at home with four victories in the previous five games after struggling with home form early in the season. The odds are in Fleetwood’s favor to defeat Lincoln for the first time since 2021. Fleetwood has momentum at home to recover from a recent loss. Bet9ja have 2.34 odds, Paripesa have 2.35 odds and 1xBet have 2.35 odds.
When Gillingham hosts Carlisle in the next League Two match on Saturday, March 25, they hope to keep their home winning streak going. The Blues enter this match having dropped points in back-to-back games that featured draws. We anticipate a change in trend from the low-scoring trends seen in the bulk of these teams’ most recent head-to-head matches. In the previous five home matches, Gillingham has scored eight goals, including multiple goals in four of them. Carlisle, on the other hand, has also scored seven goals in just the last three away efforts. In addition, the hosts’ last five home games have resulted in just one clean sheet. Bet9ja have 2.50 odds, Paripesa have 2.65 odds and 1xBet have 2.65 odds.
This Charlton vs. Wycombe prediction is centered around their league matchup at the Valley. Charlton will attempt to win this match for the first time since 2019. Last Saturday, Charlton took advantage of their opportunity against relegation-risky Cambridge by winning 2-1. Wycombe enters the match having just fallen 1-0 to Barnsley in a league match. With six goals in their past two games, Charlton has been in superb form in the final third. The best Charlton vs. Wycombe betting predictions would concentrate on the over 2.5 goals market, which is appealing given the offensive form displayed by both teams. Bet9ja have 1.95 odds, Paripesa have 2.07 odds and 1xBet have 2.07 odds.
In the previous six games, Scotland had scored more than 2.5 goals five times. They have recently played outstandingly at home and have won all three UEFA Nations League games. They scored seven goals in those three games. Cyprus is a bad traveling squad that frequently concedes three goals or more. Although their defense has consistently been an issue, their offense has made some progress recently. Cyprus scored six goals in their last three away games after only scoring one in ten away games prior to that. Cyprus scored an average of five goals per game in those three away matches against Israel, Kosovo, and Northern Ireland. Scotland has won all seven of its previous head-to-head confrontations against Cyprus. All seven games had above 2.5 goals as well. Bet9ja have 1.75 odds, Paripesa have 1.79 odds and 1xBet have 1.79 odds.
When Switzerland plays Belarus in a neutral venue in their opening EURO 2024 qualifying match, they will be playing with nothing to lose. Even though the previous three meetings between Switzerland and Belarus failed to surpass the 2.5-goal threshold, this time around, things might go differently. Switzerland has considerably improved recently, particularly in terms of scoring goals. Breel Embolo and Noah Okafor are two great strikers for them, and they play an enticing game that frequently results in scoring opportunities. The three games before that did not exceed the mark, but the last two games they played did. The past five games for Belarus, on the other hand, only saw one game with more than two goals scored. Bet9ja have 1.67 odds, Paripesa have 1.69 odds and 1xBet have 1.69 odds.
Anytime Goal scorers
Alvaro Morata has more goals for his country than any other player called up to the latest Spain squad and with Torres not selected, we’re backing the former Chelsea man to score against Norway this weekend. Morata has netted 30-goals in 61-caps for Spain, including three at the last World Cup, and the Atletico Madrid striker has been in good form this season with 10-goals in 16 La Liga starts. Bet9ja have 2.00 odds while Paripesa have 2.20 odds.
The 26-year-old attacker plying his trade for Monaco has had a terrific season thus far scoring 12 goals in 28 appearances in Ligue 1. He has become Switzerland’s leading striker in the last couple of years, also playing at the recent World Cup finals. Embolo scored 13 goals in 63 caps for his country. Bet9ja have 2.00 odds while Paripesa have 2.40 odds.
Jesurun Rak-Sakyi heads into the game as the leading scorer at Charlton this season. The 20-year-old has been able to grab 10 goals and 5 assists for the season. After going seven games without a goal since scoring against Fleetwood in February, the 20-year-old came up with a very strong performance against Cambridge during the weekend. He contributed an assist and a goal Bet9ja have 2.10 odds while Paripesa have 1.87 odds.
The Jamaican-born striker has been the most impressive player this season in League One scoring a league-leading 22 goals for Peterborough. He has performed in all 37 games playing almost every minute of action. Clarke-Harris also recorded four assists making this decision to pick him a potentially profitable one. Bet9ja have 3.80 odds while Paripesa have 3.10 odds.
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