Euro 2020 Qualifying Best Bets | 15/10/19

Football specialist Tom Love (@TomLove_18) has examined Tuesday evening’s Euro 2020 qualifying action and delivered us with his best bets.

  • 2019/2020 Season Profit & Loss: +29.55pts

Israel v Latvia

Israel are rightfully long odds-on for their home game against shoddy Latvia. The hosts have been scoring goals of late and they all seem to be coming from one man, Erin Zahavi.

Zahavi currently plies his trade in China with Guangzhou R&F, he's one of the select foreign imports that is charged with the goalscoring and being the difference maker, he's more than lived up to what is expected of him. He has scored over 25 goals domestically and a mammoth 10 goals in this qualifying campaign alone.

He should get a few chances against this Latvia side who are lacking in quality all over the pitch. He will have records in his view and it doesn't surprise me that he the former Maccabi Tel Aviv hitman is as short as 4/11 to score anytime here but given his strong record I'll take a punt on him to score two or more which is 5/2 with SkyBet.

Gibraltar v Georgia

Georgia have one of their best chances of a win as they travel to minnows Gibraltar on Tuesday night. They're a side that aren't particularly free scoring to say the least, they've scored just 4 goals this qualifying campaign and 3 of those were in this reverse fixture against Gibraltar. Back to back drab 0-0 draws in Tblisi weren't a watch for the purist but it once again highlighted their attacking deficiencies.

Having said that, they still have a far superior squad in comparison to their counterparts here. The team on the rock have failed to even score a single goal never mind pick up a single point in this qualifying campaign and I personally think it's a waste of time having these sides that are cannon fodder in the qualification campaign when only two go through.

Georgia to win to nil is a fair 8/15 shot but instead of that I'll take the 10/11 on an away win and under 3.5 goals. I'm not expecting a hammering here, it's not Georgia's style, especially away from home and Gibraltar just don't score so to get nearly evens looks a good thing.

Romania v Norway

One of the more intriguing clashes comes in the competitive Group F. Both Romania and Norway have a shout of qualifying and seem to be battling it out with Sweden for second spot. Romania can stretch their lead over the Norwegians to 6 points if they win in Bucharest on Tuesday night so it's a big deal for the visitors to avoid defeat here.

They've certainly got a chance of at least scoring here though, Lars Lagerback's charges have bagged in each of their last 11 games and that includes clashes with Spain, Sweden and Romania themselves. The reverse fixture in Oslo ended in a 2-2 draw and I think the odds-against quotes on both teams to score is too tempting a price to ignore.

The Tricolori have bagged in each of their last 9 games and with the quality of Ianis Hagi and Nicolai Stanciu in midfield supporting Claudiu Keseru, Gheorge Puscas and Florian Andone up front they're more than a match for anyone. The dynamics of the game mean if Romania score, Norway will have to come out and the home fans will want to see an entertaining performance from their team so it could play out to be an intriguing game.

Recommended Bets

  • 1pt – Erin Zahavi to score 2 or more vs Latvia – 5/2 (SkyBet)
  • 1pt – Georgia to beat Gibraltar and under 3.5 goals – 10/11 (Coral)
  • 1pt – Romania vs Norway – Both Teams To Score – 21/20 (William Hill)