First of all, we do have a last round of qualifiers for the remaining 3rd placed candidates and the first leg fixtures this week will consist of: Norway v Hungary (12 Nov), Bosnia & Herzegovina v Ireland (13 Nov), Ukraine v Slovenia, and Sweden v Denmark (both 14 Nov).
Sweden v Denmark is the key fixture of interest here, a true Scandinavian rivalry with both nations desperate to make it to France next summer. The bordering nations have met 104 times, with Denmark winning 40, and the Swedes winning 46. The last time these teams met, Daniel Agger scored the winner in Copenhagen to secure a 1-0 win and incredibly, Sweden have actually never scored in a home qualification game against the Danes. Despite this, Sweden 5/4 (2.25) favourites and Denmark are 12/5 (3.40) for the first leg, with. There’s only one favourite candidate to bag that first important goal for Sweden of course – Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 10/3 (4.33).
Friday 13TH highlights features Belgium v Italy, Poland v Iceland, Spain v England, Wales v Netherlands (all 19:45 GMT kick offs) and France v Germany (20:00 GMT)!
Belgium, according to the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, is the World’s Number 1 ranked team and do feature some fantastic footballers in their remit. Lukaku has been showing some impressive form for Everton and is shortest price to score first at 9/2 (5.50) with bet365. Belgium are favourites here – priced up at 1/1 (2.00) via bet365. The Italians are 11/4 (3.75) underdogs. Live streaming is available in many countries.
There is one team in Euro 16’ who will be desperate to sustain their star man’s great form until the end of next summer. That is of course Poland and their main man Lewandowski who is currently joint-top goal scorer in the Bundesliga. Poland are 4/6 (1.66) favourites here and correct scorer odds on the big Bayern striker are set at 11/5 (3.20) to score first or 8/11 (1.72) anytime! Live streaming is available in many countries.
Arguably one of the more exciting fixtures listed above is Spain v England; and following an impressive 10 wins form 10 games to quality for Euro 16’ – England will face a trickier challenge in the form of 2010 World Cup Champions and current Euro 2012 Championship holders Spain. This greater challenge is very much reflected in the odds at bet365, with Spain 6/5 (1.75) favourites against England’s outsider odds of 15/4 (4.75).
France v Germany is the heavyweight contest here however, with Euro 2016 hosts France taking on World Cup 2014 Champions Germany. The Germans will be getting an early feel for the Stade de France before setting up camp next summer, but are slight underdogs against the home nation – 15/8 (2.87) at bet365. Les Blues are 7/5 (2.40), with Giroud favourite to bag that first goal at 11/2 (6.50). Muller has performed brilliantly as of late for Bayern Munich, and did put a couple of goals past Giroud’s Arsenal last week in the Champions League – so he’s a good option at 6/1 (7.00) to score first at bet365.
Better still, we’ll be live streaming Argentina v Brazil World Cup 2018 qualifier at 0.00 GMT on Friday night as the two South American giants clash in an exciting fixture. Live streaming is available in many countries.
Argentina have yet to secure a win from 2 games so far and will be desperate turn things around here but Brazil have also been somewhat underwhelming, winning 1 and losing 1. With both sides eager to earn their rightful place in Russia 2018, the big name stars will be out to shine and leading on from Neymar’s incredible goal for Barca at the weekend – he’s 15/4 (6.50) to score first.
Next week, the bet365 live stream availability will include Belgium v Spain, Poland v Czech, England v France, Colombia v Argentina and Uruguay v Chile, plus much more!
*All odds accurate as of 10:00 GMT 11/11/15