16/5 fourfold on Republic of Ireland vs Netherlands and other international matches
16/5 fourfold on Republic of Ireland vs Netherlands and other International Matches
Slovakia vs Portugal
Fri 08 Sep, 19:45
Slovakia have enjoyed a fine start to Group J, unbeaten in their opening four matches, including big wins against Bosnia and Iceland respectively.
Francesco Calzona’s side are aiming to reach their third consecutive European Championship tournament and have certainly started in the best possible way this time around.
The two sides have only ever met twice before, way back in 2005 as they were selected in the same group ahead of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Portugal were heavy favourites to top the group and have already asserted their dominance, winning all four matches without conceding a goal.
Record goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo has already netted five goals in what could potentially be the last time we see one of football’s greats in a European Championship qualifying campaign.
Both sides do look like early contenders to qualify from this group following the opening matches and this will be a huge test for each as previously mentioned, the pair currently stand unbeaten.
We fancy Portugal to Win in Bratislava and extend their lead at the top of Group J.
Cyprus vs Scotland
Fri 08 Sep, 19:45
It has been nothing short of a disastrous campaign for Cyprus so far, with defeats to Georgia, Norway and this weekend’s opponent Scotland respectively.
Cyprus have never qualified for a major international tournament, and it looks like the wait will continue as they sit bottom of Group A, without a single point.
Scotland have won all four previous meetings between the sides, including a 3-0 drubbing at Hampden Park earlier this year.
The Tartan Army continue to impress on the international stage and rightfully deserve their place at the top of Group A after the opening four matches.
Impressive victories against Norway and Spain have Scotland eight points clear at the top despite playing a game more and a place at EURO 2024 is looking increasingly likely.
We’re backing Scotland to win and become a step closer to qualifying for just their fourth European Championship.
Ukraine vs England
Sat 09 Sep, 17:00
Ukraine managed six points from their last two matches following an opening game defeat against this weekend’s opponent.
Two wins against North Macedonia and Malta respectively have Ukraine sat in second position in Group C but face a tough test in Wroclaw on Saturday evening against an England side who will be aiming to continue their unbeaten run.
Ukraine have only ever beaten England once in their history, with that win coming back in 2009 as Sergiy Nazarenko’s first-half strike handed the Eastern European’s all three points in the 2010 World Cup Qualifying Campaign.
England were utterly dominant against Ukraine back in March as first-half goals from Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka saw the Three Lions end the mid-season international break with the three points.
Kane has been in fantastic goalscoring form for club and country in recent times, scoring in all four of England’s EURO 2024 qualifiers, while also netting three goals in as many Bundesliga matches since joining Bayern Munich.
We’ve gone for England to beat Ukraine this weekend and make it five wins in as many matches.
Republic of Ireland vs Netherlands
Sun 10 Sep, 19:45
It’s been a topsy-turvy opening to Ireland’s qualifying campaign, losing their opening two matches to France and Greece but they got off to winning ways in a 3-0 victory against Gibraltar at the end of the most recent international break.
Exciting forward Evan Ferguson will unfortunately miss out on this weekend’s clash following his first Premier League hat-trick, as he is suffering with a knee injury.
The sides last met back in 2016, and a 1-1 draw was played out in Dublin with goals from Shane Long and Luuk de Jong on the night.
Netherlands most recently crashed out of the UEFA Nations League, losing the semi-final to Croatia and the third-place play-off to Italy.
Louis van Gaal’s side were demolished in their opening fixture of Group B, as France took home all three points in a 4-0 victory in Paris, but Netherlands have managed to put points on the board, with a 3-0 victory against Gibraltar.
We’ve gone for Both Teams to Score in Dublin this weekend in a fixture where both teams need to start pushing for a qualification spot.