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Another day of the European qualifiers, hot clashes in Athens and Zenica

As if the most interesting of them are the

16 Oct | analysis | BY George Fotev | MIN READ TIME |
Another day of the European qualifiers, hot clashes in Athens and Zenica

Another day of the Euro 2024 qualifiers in Germany offers 7 matches. As if the most interesting of them are the matches GreeceNetherlands and BosniaPortugal . It will also be very interesting whether the pleasant surprise Luxembourg can continue with its great performance against Slovakia.

In group “B” in a clash of sorts for second place, Greece meets the Netherlands in Athens. Our southern neighbors have a lead of 3 points over the “tulips”, but also a game more. For the Netherlands, even a hicks can turn out to be strategic, since in their remaining two matches, Ronald Koeman’s team will play the already relegated Irish and Gibraltar . However, a loss to Greece could prove fatal for the ambitions of the Dutch and will mean that the Hellenes will only need a point at home in their final match against the already qualified French. Gustavo Poyet’s boys will also rely on their extremely strong form at home, as for the last 18 matches in front of their audience, the Greeks have only one defeat (n.d. – 0:1 against Spain in 2021) In the other meeting from the Eire group will want to erase the unpleasant streak of three consecutive defeats and will look for a must-have three points against the outsiders Gibraltar . However, the match will only be for the honor of the two teams, who long ago lost even theoretical chances for ranking.

In group “F” , Belgium , which has already qualified for Euro 2024, welcomes the team of Sweden . The “Red Devils” will be without the suspended Amadou Onana , who was sent off in the important 3:2 away win over Austria . For the Swedes, there is no alternative but to look for the three points. Even this, however, may not be enough, as in the early match of the day, Austria is visiting Azerbaijan . With a victory in Baku , Ralf Rangnik’s team will mathematically guarantee the European finals, regardless of the match against the Swedes. The Austrians will be at the European Championship in neighboring Germany and with a draw in their match, as long as Sweden does not win away to Belgium .

In group “J”, the perfect so far Portugal , which has also already secured a place in the European finals, visits Bosnia in Zenica. For the hosts, the meeting is one of the last opportunities to preserve their chances of qualification. However, the Mariners will hardly want to spoil their streak without losing a point, with the ageless Cristiano Ronaldo looking to improve his consecutive records with the national team.

The match between Luxembourg and Slovakia is shaping up to be extremely interesting . The hosts from the Grand Duchy are perhaps the biggest sensation in the Euro qualifiers, and a win would see them finish second in the group. A victory for the Slovaks will almost certainly mean qualification, especially since the team has already played both of its matches against the favorite Portugal . In the third match of the group, Iceland will be chasing a must-win against total outsiders Liechtenstein , with the Scandinavians keeping a theoretical chance of qualifying if they take the three points.

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George Fotev

George Fotev

Sports writer who is responsible for the Sportal's cricket, rugby, tennis and UFC betting content, as well as football betting tips.

George Fotev

George Fotev

Sports writer who is responsible for the Sportal's cricket, rugby, tennis and UFC betting content, as well as football betting tips.