Football Tips: Wednesday’s 17/1 BTTS World Cup qualifier accumulator

PPTV presenter Carl Monaghan has given his verdict for Wednesday's games.


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Belgium v Wales – BTTS – Yes

It’s hard to forget the greatest night in Wales’s football history when they beat a talented Belgium team 3-1 in a historic quarter-final win at Euro 2016. It’s unlikely that we are going to see a repeat of this result this week though, as Belgium have so much firepower and talent all over the field.

19:45: Belgium v Wales
Sky Sports Main Event

But with Gareth Bale back in a bit of form for Spurs and Kieffer Moore doing brilliantly for Mick McCarthy’s Cardiff, the Welsh in my opinion will certainly test the Belgian rear-guard and look to be good value for a goal at least. I expect the home side to dominate possession and will probably score a few but I think Both Teams to Score looks a decent punt.

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Finland v Bosnia and Herzegovina – BTTS – Yes

Finland are obviously buzzing with excitement ahead of this summer’s European Championship and come into this game on a decent run of form having won their last four games on the trot. Teemu Pukki is the Finnish goal threat and he is enjoying a great season in the Championship with leaders Norwich with 22 goals to his name in all competitions. He also managed a couple for his national team during the last international break back in November.

19:45: Finland v Bosnia
Sky Sports Football (Red Button)

I think Finland will win the game, but Bosnia and Herzegovina will look to start this fresh campaign with a decent performance and with Smail Prevljak up front for them they have a goal threat. The Salzburg Striker is on loan at KAS Eupen in Belgium and has 14 goals to his name so far in the Belgian top flight.

France v Ukraine – BTTS – Yes

France have one of the best international squads at both Senior and Under-21 levels right now and we could be coming into a spell of continued dominance from Les Blues. Despite their embarrassment of riches in nearly every part of the pitch, the French have been vulnerable to conceding goals and have only recorded three clean sheets in their last eight games in all competitions.

19:45: France v Ukraine
Sky Sports Premier League

Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Olivier Giroud and Adrien Rabiot are all in great form their clubs at present and a French win looks a formality. I just feel the Ukrainians can take advantage of the Achilles heel in this french team and get a goal on the board. I will be going for Both Teams To Score.


Slovenia v Croatia – BTTS – Yes

When doing my homework this was the easiest section of the acca to make. In Croatia’s last eight games in all competitions, Both Teams To Score has clicked in all.

19:45: Slovenia v Croatia
Sky Sports Football (Red Button)

Slovenia generally are strong at the back and don’t concede many goals but with the firepower Croatia possess and the fact that Luka Modric and his side like to flood forward leaving themselves open at the back I think goals look likely.

Wednesday night’s BTTS acca:

19:45: Belgium v Wales – BTTS: Yes
19:45: Finland v Bosnia – BTTS: Yes
19:45: France v Ukraine – BTTS: Yes
19:45: Slovenia v Croatia – BTTS: Yes

An acca with these four selections will pay around 17/1 with Paddy Power.

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