In this post, tips and previews of the most interesting matches scheduled on Monday around the world.
TURKEY - BULGARIA
Turkey hasn't showed great performances in Euro 2016 qualifications where has only obtained 1 point in 5 matches in the group A.
It is weird because turkish team has lots of good players especially in the midfield and in the forward (Volkan Sen, Hakan Calhanoglu, Arda Turan and Burak Yilmaz).
The defensive phase often shows lacks and indeed Turkey has always conceded at least 1 goal in the last 5 Euro 2016 qualification matches. Turkey has conceded a goal even to Luxembourg in the last friendly match played (2-1 won).
Bulgaria has lost its chances to reach the qualification for the next european Cup and for that the coach Petev will probably make some experiments, testing new players and getting indications for the future.
We expect to see Turkey to win but at the same time they could concede a goal.
TURKEY: Volkan Babacan, Gökhan Gönül, Serdar Aziz, Semih Kaya, Hakan Balta, Mehmet Topal, Ozan Tufan, Volkan Şen, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Arda Turan, Burak Yılmaz.
BULGARIA: Mitrev, Manolev, Aleksandrov, Bodurov, Minev, Dyakov, Chochev, Alexandrov, Tonev, Micanski, Popov.
HOME WIN (1.80, Sporting Bet)
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE (1.90, Sporting Bet)
DENMARK - MONTENEGRO
Denmark has played a good qualification stage for the next european Cup, indeed they occupy the second place in the group I below Portugal and have great chances to reach the final stage.
Denmark is very tough when playing home.
Montenegro has appeared to be really out of shape in the last matches (0-0 draw against Lichtenstein and 1-0 loss in Austria).
We expect the home win.
DENMARK: Schmeichel; Wass, Kjaer, Agger, Boilesen; Delaney, Hojbjerg; Vibe, Eriksen, Krohn-Dehli; Bendtner.
MONTENEGRO: Poleksic; Balic, Basa, Savic, Bakic; Nikolic, Vukčević, Boljević, Grbić; Jovetic, Bećiraj.
HOME WIN (1.70, 10Bet)
MALTA - LITHUANIA
Malta has made a lot of progresses in the last few years, improving the defensive phase and conceding less goals than on past.
The problems are in the forward (Malta has scored only 1 goal in the last 8 matches played).
Lithuania has lost the last 3 matches vs Switzerland, England and Hungary always with the same score: 4-0.
Considering that Lithuania does not have that strong team, we expect a match with few goals and why not a draw also.
UNDER 2.5 (1.60, PaddyPower)
DRAW (3.25, PaddyPower)
NORWAY - SWEDEN
Sweden's national team has surely more skilled players than Norway.
Let's take a look only at the forwarders: Norway has Joshua King who plays for Blackburn Rovers in the english Championship (1 goal in 15 matches played), while Sweden can count on Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Moreover, Sweden has Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Kim Kallstrom, Erkan Zengin and Marcus Berg. Norway instead will put in the pitch Martin Odegaard, a very young skilled player in the future but at the moment he can't guarantee a lot in the midfield.
Considering also the last appearances where Norway hasn't showed good performances, we suggest Sweden double chance.
NORWAY: Ørjan Håskjold Nyland, Omar Elabdellaoui, Håvard Nordtveit, Vegard Forren, Tom Høgli, Martin Ødegaard, Stefan Johansen, Alexander Tettey, Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Joshua
King, Håvard Nielsen.
SWEDEN: Andreas Isaksson; Pierre Bengtsson, Alexander Milosevic, Jonas Olsson, Oscar Wendt; Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Kim Källström, Erkan Zengin; Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcus Berg.
SWEDEN DOUBLE CHANCE (1.37, MatchBook)