As the international break draws to a close here are three predictions we hope will click to sign off for another five weeks.
With Turkey and France taking on Moldova and Andorra respectively, it is absolutely crucial that Iceland collect three points in Albania lest they fall off the pace in Group H.
All three nations find themselves locked on 12 points in the group and failure to beat the likes of Albania would be close to terminal to Iceland’s qualification hopes. Having said that, Albania are undoubtedly the best of the rest in Group H and it is no formality that Iceland will beat them.
Iceland took the corresponding fixture courtesy of a slender 1-0 victory and it leads us to believe that this will be equally close. The visitors are not the same team that qualified for the World Cup last year, suffering four defeats from four games in the Nations League and taking an absolute hiding off France earlier this year.
This feels like a potential banana skin for Iceland in the race for Euro 2020 qualification and it wouldn’t be surprising if they fell behind France and Turkey.
Selection: The draw @ 2/1
France have scored four goals in four of their five qualifying games in 2019, including a comfortable 4-0 win away to Tuesday night’s opponents. Andorra came within two minutes of registering one of the biggest shocks in European qualifying history in Turkey on Saturday where only Ozan Tufan’s 89th minute winner saved Turkey’s blushes.
However, playing France is a completely different proposition even if they are going to play a weakened side. The world champions have such an abundance of talent that a ‘B’ team is almost more dangerous since those are the players that need to stake a claim in Didier Dechamps’ plans.
The French are yet to breach the five-goal mark in Euro 2020 qualifying. That should change on Tuesday night.
Selection: France (-4) @ 5/4
The Czechs were thought to be the weakest second seeds before qualifying began and they have proved that beyond doubt with their performances so far in Group A.
A 5-0 hammering in Wembley, coupled with a 2-1 defeat in Kosovo on Saturday, leaves the Czechs with a lot of work to do if they are to overtake Kosovo in second place. It is imperative that they take three points in Podgorica on Tuesday with games against England and Kosovo to come later in the year.
There is no excuse for the Czechs not qualifying from what is one of the lowest-quality groups in qualifying and there is no excuse for them not collecting three points against Montenegro. England have already put five past them on their home patch, while the Czechs comfortably beat them 3-0 earlier in the year.
The Czechs should look to take advantage of such a leaky defence and keep their qualification hopes alive.
Selection: Czech Republic to win @ 10/11
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