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Al Ross looks ahead to all the Euro 2024 action on Sunday 19th Nov

Al Ross looks at the Euro 2024 Qualifiers

Al Ross looks ahead to all the Euro 2024 action on Sunday 19th Nov

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"Spain v Georgia - obvious on the outrights, though I’m not expecting a scoreline as high as the 7-1 we saw 2 months ago. Look out for the cards here. A much more lenient ref handed out 7 yellows when they last met. This official, Ovidiu Hațegan has only officiated 15 matches that I can find since the start of 2022, but in those 15 games, he’s handed out 7 red cards. There have been 4 reds in his last 7 international matches too, so anything bigger than 6/4, that’s 1.5 in decimal, on a red card is worth looking at. Also, Georgia scored in their last meeting, they’ve 11 goals in their 7 qualifiers despite being second-bottom in the table. SkyBet give 11/4 - 2.75 - on Spain to win and both teams to score.

Also in that group, Scotland host Norway. Fun fact; they’ve met 14 times - and the nominal home side has only one twice. Their first meeting in 1978 and a 4-0 Norway win in 2009. Scotland are in the 2nd and final qualifying position in the table, but have slipped up with just a point in their last two. 3rd-placed Norway realistically need to win this. 23/10 - or 3.3 - is big on Norway. Yes, Haaland’s ankle got a knock in their last match. Yes, I do expect him to play.

The cornerstone of any acca should be Serbia - who are quite capable of knocking 3 or 4 past a genuinely terrible Bulgaria side. Sweden to beat Estonia is another short-price value booster.
Montenegro to get a draw in Hungary at 27/10 - 3.7 - is too big.

My favourite bet is Slovakia to win in Bosnia. Bosnia lost 4-1 in Luxembourg on Thursday. shouldn’t be the favourites at home to a side that’s already guaranteed to finish 2nd in the group. Bosnia beat Iceland in March and have 2 unconvincing wins over pointless Liechtenstein, but they’ve lost every other match. Slovakia, who’ve only lost to group winners Portugal in this campaign, are a big 9/5, 1.8 with Paddy Power, making Slovakia my nap this Sunday.

Slovakia, Serbia, Sweden, Norway, a draw in the Hungary match and back cards between Spain and Georgia. Whatever you bet on, gamble responsibly and good luck."

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