Montenegro v Czech Republic | Tuesday 10th September 2019, 19:45 | Sky Sports
We will kick-off in Euro 2020 qualification Group A where likely second-placers Czech Republic have a task on their hands to manage qualification. They know if they win here and England beat Kosovo then they will return to the runners-up berth.
It was actually a 2-1 defeat in Pristina which saw Kosovo overtake the Czechs; it was a worrying performance where their leaky defence was once again shown up. England fans will have seen their weaknesses and Montenegro simply have to make this game count.
The Brave Falcons themselves aren’t so watertight at the back either, conceding in each of their last nine. Having said that, both sides have obliged in the goalscoring stakes in six of their last eight fixtures.
Czech Republic have scored in seven of their last nine and with the likes of Patrick Schick, Tomas Souchek and Vladimir Darida in tow they’ve do have a threat going forward. Both Teams To Score is therefore the first selection that makes appeal here at 17/20 with Marathon.
I’m also eager to dive into the card markets, with both sides seeing a decent amount of cautions. The bet that stands out is the 5/4 with SkyBet on Both Teams To Receive 20+ Booking Points.
It’s a bet that has landed in three of the four Montenegro games in qualifying, it’s also banked in two of the Czech Republic games. Collectively these sides have picked up 20+ Booking Points in seven of their eight games and with the magnitude of these qualifiers increasing every time it could well get feisty.
What’s more, both these sides averaged 20+ Booking Points in their Nations League campaigns.
Moldova v Turkey | Tuesday 10th September 2019, 19:45 | Sky Sports
I’ll say this straight up, this is an anti-Moldova bet. I’m not a huge fan of this Turkey team but they have enough to get a comfortable win against a side that seldom score.
Moldova are whipping boys when they come up against any half decent opposition. The reverse fixture ended 4-0, they lost 2-0 to Albania, 4-1 to France and even 4-0 to Luxembourg in the last year. Their squad is generally made of players who ply their trade in the native league, away from that they have a few who play for Fortuna Sittard, a couple in Russia and one at Cagliari in Serie A.
Turkey have enough about them with the likes of Yusuf Yazici, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ozan Tufan and Cenk Tosun. Defensively I can’t see them conceding with the emerging centre back partnership of Leicester’s Caglar Soyuncu and new Juventus signing Merih Demiral.
Exclude games against Andorra and San Marino, and Moldova are winless in 47 games, if that doesn’t say something then I don’t know what does. Odds of pretty much even money on them to lose by two or more goals looks too good to turn down.