The international break has rudely interrupted the recently returned club campaign just when it was gathering momentum, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any cracking bets to be had.
Our favourite picks from this week’s Euro 2024 qualifiers include a restorative brace for a Manchester United hero in waiting, winning minnows, a spotless defence and goals from two underrated attacks. Wrap them up in an acca and you’ll get a price north of 35/1.
European Championships qualifying best bets
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San Marino the perfect patsies for Man Utd man to find his form
Manchester United summer signing Rasmus Hojland looked full of beans in his injury-delayed first appearance for his new club against Arsenal at the weekend, troubling the Gunners’ defence with his strength and speed.
It looked fairly ominous for international punchbags San Marino, against whom the Dane looks certain to add to his six goals in as many games for his country. Having already bagged a hat-trick against Finland, he should be capable of at least a brace at Parken.
Rising Red Lions can continue strong form at home to Iceland
Luxembourg have been well worth the tag of super minnows for a few years now and they’ve made a really promising start in Group J, claiming seven points from their opening four outings.
The pick of their results so far was a 2-0 away win in Bosnia, one of three clean sheets they’ve kept in the section to date.
Iceland may be historically the more heavyweight of these sides, but they’ve lost three of four in this group, including to Bosnia and Slovakia.
Bump up your away win odds with a shutout for solid Selecao
Portugal have made a strong start to life under Roberto Martinez, winning all four of their Euro qualifiers, scoring 14 and conceding none in the process. They can go a fair way to sewing up Group J with a win in Bratislava and they’re priced up at just 2/5 to do so.
Francesco Calazona’s hosts have won three of their four outings so far in the group, but they failed to score away to Luxembourg and only squeezed past Lichtenstein 1-0 away from home. A defence marshalled by Man City star Ruben Dias should keep them nice and quiet.
Goals easier to come by than the odds suggest in Andorra
Andorra vs Belarus may not scream goals galore, but odds against on both teams to score still looks overpriced on the sides’ form in Group I. BTTS has clicked in three of four games in the section for both sides.
The Andorrans had the nous to pierce the defence of table topping Switzerland on home soil in June, while their guests struck twice in beating Kosovo last time out. Defences that have conceded a combined 17 times so far in the group only serve to make the 6/5 on offer more appealing.