Sports Mole provides score predictions and previews for all of today’s Euro 2024 qualifying fixtures, including Greece vs. France.
Les Bleus maintained their 100% record in Group B with a sensational 14-0 obliteration of Gibraltar on Saturday, while the Pirate Ship also emerged victorious from their most recent contest, overcoming New Zealand 2-0 in a friendly.
We say: Greece 0-2 France
Tuesday’s contest may be a reality check of sorts for France, who will not carve open a defensively-sound Greece side in the same manner as they did against the 10 men of a beleaguered Gibraltar, and Poyet’s men will have had an extra day to recover from their exertions.
The absence of two experienced lynchpins in Kourbelis and Mantalos is far from ideal for the Pirate Ship, though, and while changes are in the offing, we still expect France to close out a perfect qualification campaign with 24 points on the board.
Having now qualified for the Euro 2024 group-stage draw as direct entrants, the Netherlands conclude their Group B duties against a morale-depleted Gibraltar at Portugal’s Estadio Algarve on Tuesday.
Ronald Koeman’s side defeated the Republic of Ireland 1-0 to ensure a top-two finish in the section, while their hosts were on the receiving end of a 14-0 humiliation at the hands of France.
We say: Gibraltar 0-5 Netherlands
While there should be no repeat of their 14-0 dismantling at the hands of France, it will be another backs-against-the-wall job for Gibraltar on Tuesday night, as the Netherlands do their utmost to earn a place in Pot 2.
Several fringe players ought to be handed golden opportunities to impress Koeman, whose men should encounter no obstacles whatsoever en route to a straightforward success.
The teams convene at Stadion Maksimir with the home side only needing to match the result of Wales in order to secure their spot in Germany; the visitors, meanwhile, have already been eliminated.
We say: Croatia 2-1 Armenia
Although Armenia have little left to play for, the former Soviet nation have proven themselves tough opponents throughout much of their Group D campaign, and Croatia only won September’s reverse fixture by a single goal.
After losing for the first time at home in European Championship qualifying last month, the home side will be keen to reach Euro 2024 in style – but it may be a closer call than many observers expect.
Wales must win and hope Group D rivals Croatia falter in Tuesday night’s Euro 2024 qualifying finale, as they host already-qualified Turkey at Cardiff City Stadium.
After a draw in Armenia at the weekend, the Dragons’ fate is out of their own hands; meanwhile, their in-form visitors beat Germany in a friendly fixture last time out and are confirmed as group winners.
We say: Wales 1-2 Turkey
After recording their first win in Germany for 72 years, Turkey’s confidence is sky-high, while Wales are almost resigned to their fate as playoff hopefuls. The visitors could therefore repeat their win from June’s reverse fixture, confirming their status as a team to watch at Euro 2024.
Romania are currently at the summit on 19 points, two points ahead of second-placed Switzerland, and which pots the two teams are placed in for the finals draw will be impacted by their final positions.
We say: Romania 1-1 Switzerland
Switzerland are drawing games for fun at the moment, and we can see this one also ending in a low-scoring stalemate, which would see Romania top the section and secure a position in Pot 2 for the finals draw.
The home side are bottom of Group I, picking up just two points from their nine matches in the section, while Israel are third and can no longer qualify for next summer’s European Championship through this group, but they will be seeded in the UEFA Nations League B playoffs.
We say: Andorra 0-2 Israel
Andorra have been competitive in a number of matches in this section, and we are again expecting that to be the case in this game. Israel’s form ahead of this contest is slightly disappointing, but we are still backing the visitors to pick up all three points in their final match in Group I.
Neither can qualify for next summer’s European Championship through this group or the playoffs, so pride will mostly be at stake when the two teams lock horns in their final Group I fixture.
We say: Kosovo 2-1 Belarus
Kosovo can certainly take positives from their overall performance in this section, with two defeats from nine matches a strong record. Belarus actually beat Kosovo 2-1 in the reverse match back in June, but we are backing the home side to claim all three points on Tuesday night.