In this post, tips and previews of the Euro 2016 qualifying stage matches scheduled on June 12th.
KAZAKHSTAN - TURKEY
Turkey has only obtained 5 points in 5 matches played and they occupy the 4th place in the group A.
Basically turkish team is forced to win against Kazakhstan which occupies the last position.
The only win Turkey obtained in this qualification round was vs Kazakhstan.
Considering Turkey has a lot of skilled players and it is much stronger than Kazakhstan, we expect the away win.
AWAY WIN (1.42, Sporting Bet)
LATVIA - NETHERLANDS
Netherlands occupy the 3rd position in the group A with 7 points obtained in 5 matches.
Latvia is 5th and still looking for their first win in this competition.
Last clash between these teams was on last November when Netherlands won 6-0.
We expect to see another dutch win and we also like the sign NO GOAL.
AWAY WIN (1.22, 10Bet)
NO GOAL (1.40, 10Bet)
BOSNIA - ISRAEL
Very interesting clash between the 5th vs the 3rd team of the group B.
Bosnia is 4 points below Israel. The first leg saw israelian team having the best (3-0).
Bosnia has found the first win in the last away game against Andorra.
The second place is 8 points far and for that the balcanic team can only hope to reach the 3rd place and play the playoffs.
The home win would reshape the equilibrium in the group B, but it is not going to be easy since Israel hasn't been defeated in away matches yet.
Hard to predict the winner, we suggest to choose UNDER 2.5.
UNDER 2.5 (1.70, PaddyPower)
ICELAND - CZECH REPUBLIC
Believe it or not but Iceland and Czech Republic are fighting for the leadership in the group A.
Czech team occupies the 1st position with 13 points, while icelandic team is 1 point below.
In the first leg, Czech Rep had the best with a 2-1 win.
Iceland is 5 points above Netherlands.
Iceland has won 4 matches in its home matches and the only defeat occurred in Czech Republic.
With an hypotethical win, Iceland would reach the first place.
Czech Republic has drawn its last match against Latvia (1-1), ending a series of 4 wins in a row.
Czech Republic has played only 2 away matches, both won against Turkey and Kazakhstan.
We suggest Czech Republic double chance.
CZECH REPUBLIC DOUBLE CHANCE (1.45, PaddyPower)
WALES - BELGIUM
In the previous clashes between these teams the draw occurred a lot of times: 4 in 9 matches and a 0-0 draw occurred also in the last occasion.
Wales hasn't lost in home matches yet.
Belgium is galvanized after the wonderful 3-4 win in France some days ago.
Belgian team can count on several extremely skilled players such as Benteke, Hazard, Fellaini, Nainggolan, Mirallas, Mertens and so on.
We expect to see a match with lots of goals and for that we choose OVER 1.5 and Belgium double chance.
OVER 1.5 (1.35, PaddyPower)
BELGIUM DOUBLE CHANCE (1.22, PaddyPower)
CROATIA - ITALY
Both teams are still unbeaten in this group stage.
Croatia has won the previous 3 home matches scoring 13 goals and conceding only 1.
Italy occupies the 2nd place right below Croatia, but the sensation is that croatian team has something more in terms of skills and experience.
Croatia double chance is the best choice.
CROATIA DOUBLE CHANCE (1.30, PaddyPower)
NORWAY - AZERBAIJAN
Norway occupies the 3rd position in the group H and can take advantage of the direct clash between the first two teams, Croatia and Italy, to recover the gap.
The first leg ended with a 0-1 win for Norway.
Norway, after a defeat in the first match, has then collected 3 wins in a row, defeating Malta, Bulgaria and Azerbaijan before being defeated in Croatia (5-1).
We see few chances for Azerbaijan to get out Norway without another defeat.
HOME WIN (1.35, MatchBook)
ANDORRA - CYPRUS
The clash between the weakest teams of the group B.
Andorra is last with 0 points, while away team is 4th with 6 points collected.
The first leg in Cyprus ended with a 5-0 win for the home team.
Andorra's team is composed of semiprofessional players, and the technical gap is really wide even with Cyprus.
We expect the away win.
AWAY WIN (1.22, MatchBook)
MALTA - BULGARIA
Malta certainly have no immediate hopes of getting the qualification to a major international tournament, but that being said they will want to do their tiny nation proud by taking points from the undoubtedly bigger teams around them.
So far, they haven’t done too well with that. They have secured just 1 point in Group H of the Euro 2016 qualification campaign.
Malta seem to have a decent defence all things considered, and have conceded under 2 goals per game so far this campaign, which is something of a novelty for the minnow team in a group.
Their problems arise in the scoring of goals, with their 1 against Bulgaria being their only goal this campaign.
Considering that Bulgaria is totally out of shape and last results have been a real disaster, we suggest UNDER 2.5 for this match and we are also tempted to bet on MALTA DOUBLE
UNDER 2.5 (1.70, MatchBook)
MALTA DOUBLE CHANCE (2.76, MatchBook)