EUROPA: FIFA World Cup - qualifiers
Match start: 18:00 (GMT+2)
The first European group A by analogy with several other groups prior to 2 rounds before finishing the qualification campaign has only two real challengers for champion’s title. These are France (17 points) and Sweden (16).
On the 7th of October. 18:00. Sweden – Luxembourg. 20:45. Bulgaria – France;
On the 10th of October. 20:45. France – Belarus. The Netherlands – Sweden;
As we see, in two last rounds the teams of Didier Deschamps and Jan Andersson will spend one home and one away match.
Possible ways of case scenario
Now France is ahead of Tre Kronor with one point. And France is facing two more meetings with weaker teams. But Sweden during the last round is going to visit Amsterdam ArenA where the Oranges (13 points) are obvious and very motivated favorites. And that is why the variant of possible shift of Holland and Sweden to the second final position is quite reliable.
So, what do we have now? Now the team of Jan Andersson is fighting with France for the champion’s title. But the Swedes can be ruled offside.
Regulations of the qualification campaign
And now is the high time to remember about qualification campaign regulations. And here in case of tiebreaker of two or more teams the main secondary factor is not the results of meetings but general goal difference of scored and missed balls, that is an English system of qualification.
And that is why before the visit to Amsterdam ArenA Sweden has to save its current advantage over the Oranges on best difference (18:7 against 16:11).
The forthcoming meeting in Stockholm against Luxembourg Tre Kronor is the bright favorite and its possible victory is beyond any doubt. But now Marcus Berg, Ola Toivonen, Emil Forsberg and the partners need to win over really weak opponent with extremely large score. It is obvious that here the most actual is the bet on general total of scored goals.
Sweden – 1.05, draw – 19.00, Luxembourg – 41.00
Our tip: Sweden (Asian Handicap -2,5) - odds 1.63 5Dimes