Welcome to EagleBet’s betting predictions for Thursday’s World Cup qualifiers. Matches involving Russia and Ukraine have been cancelled to remind us that there are more important things in life than World Cup betting predictions. But that still leaves plenty of action with Austria, Italy, Portugal and Scotland among the teams in action, so please see our betting predictions below sponsored by Zenbet.
World Cup European Qualifiers: Thursday’s Betting Predictions
Our betting predictions obviously thinks Italy at home will beat North Macedonia but at crazy odds of 1.19 we advise you to save your money. The North Macedonians actually did well in a weak group, note these betting predictions – finishing only behind the mighty Germans, so these odds are far from generous.
If you must bet on this match, over 1.5 home goals at odds of 1.3 is the bet according to our World Cup betting predictions as North Macedonia lost 4-0 to Germany and conceded two goals to Iceland.
As for Sweden v the Czech Republic, these betting predictions like betting on the Swedes at home where they beat Spain in the group stages, whereas away they have lost to weak opposition.
When the Czechs have faced difficult opposition away they have struggled – eg 3-0 to Belgium – despite having some good players, so these betting predictions think Sweden home win is decent value at 2.08.
Wales v Austria – World Cup Predictions
Who will play against Austria today ?
Austria face a stern test against Wales, one of the surprise teams of European football – tiny country but consistently respectable results, and we have made money in the past backing them in our betting predictions. They have avoided defeat in seven matches, including last time at home to much-hyped Belgium.
They finished second in their group on 15 points from 8 games, ahead of the Czech Republic and behind only Belgium. But any World Cup betting prediction has to be careful now we are in the business end of qualifying and Austria are a step up from the likes of Estonia and Belarus. These betting predictions note their success was built on solid defence, with nine goals conceded in eight games.
Austria arguably haven’t lived up to expectations and have disappointed our World Cup betting predictions as we think they are capable of playing much better.
They only finished 3rd in their group behind a fairly average Scotland and Israel. In fairness they picked up a decent 16 points as they only drew one game (five wins, four defeats). These betting predictions note that they scored regularly (19 in 10 matches, but they also conceded 17).
World Cup European Qualifiers Betting Odds
Home win: 3
Away win: 2.9
World Cup betting prediction narrow Wales win
European Qualifiers tip Wales with +1 handicap is the bet at 1.48. These World Cup betting predictions also quite like both teams to score at 2.14
Portugal v Turkey – Betting Predictions
Portugal’s odds on going to the World Cup 2022
A footballing nation of Portugal’s pedigree will think it should have won its group but finished second to a rampant Serbia. Still, as our World Cup betting predictions always say, they are comfortably through and that is all that matters.
They lost 2-1 to Serbia at home but otherwise these betting predictions note Ronaldo’s men have been solid with an impressive goal difference (17 goals for, just six against in eight matches). They finished well ahead of third placed Ireland.
Turkey are normally a team these World Cup betting tips and predictions bet against because teams fear them (particularly when playing in Turkey) but actually they are not that good any more.
They have, though, done well in their group and have impressed our betting predictions by finishing only narrowly behind the Netherlands in a strong group and ahead of Norway in third: scoring 21 goals from 10 games, gaining 21 points even made these World Cup betting predictions wonder if they should look again at Turkey.
But most of their games have been against weaker teams and when they played the mercurial Dutch away they lost 6-1. So no, our betting predictions have not fundamentally changed our view on Turkey.
With home advantage to Portugal we see them as very good value and our betting predictions see the bet on Portugal as being very good value.
FIFA World Cup Qualifier Betting Odds
Home win: 1.4
Away win: 10
European Qualifiers betting prediction Portugal to win
World Cup betting tip Good value in the straight bet according to our World Cup betting predictions but both teams are capable of goals so over 2.5 goals at odds of 1.74 is also an attractive bet
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