๐Ÿ’ถ World Cup Qualifiers: Saturday cheat sheet
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๐Ÿ’ถ World Cup Qualifiers: Saturday cheat sheet

There's key WCQ action all around Europe on Saturday.

Let's get right into our picks. You can take all eight on a bet-builder using our booking code 4C8B180 which auto-fills your slip with betPawa.

🧠 Recommended bets: 

  • Finland to beat Kazakhstan & BTTS
  • Norway to win both halves vs Latvia
  • Russia to beat Cyprus to nil
  • Under 2.5 goals in Ukraine vs France
  • Denmark beat -2 handicap vs Faroe Islands
  • BTTS in Israel vs Austria
  • Over 3.5 goals in Netherlands vs Montenegro
  • Under 2.5 goals in Slovakia vs Croatia

Finland vs Kazakhstan

Saturday's first game of WCQs sees Finland expecting a win against Kazakhstan. The hosts have only played two games in Group D so far, drawing with first Bosnia and then away in Ukraine, while Kazakhstan twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Ukraine on Wednesday, but they were fortunate to claim the point. Finland to win and both teams to score is a high-value option.

Latvia vs Norway

After their 1-1 draw with Holland, Norway now need to win their fixtures against Latvia and Gibraltar, to put themselves in a strong position in Group G. With Erling Haland in their ranks (the BVB striker got on the score sheet against the Dutch), this Norwegian side should aim to be leading at halftime and close it out.

Cyprus vs Russia

Cyprus lost 3-0 away in Malta in midweek and it was the third time that they've failed to find the net. Russia is second in Group H on goal difference, after keeping a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw with the leaders Croatia in their last outing. The Russians should win to nil.

Ukraine vs France

Ukraine was surprisingly held to a 2-2 draw with Kazakhstan in a match that ended with high drama and late goals. France dropped points in midweek with a 1-1 draw against Bosnia-Herzegovina. They've now drawn two of their four qualifiers (W2) but remain four points ahead of second-placed Ukraine, who have drawn all four of their games, including a 1-1 stalemate in the reverse fixture. All four of France's qualifiers have featured under 2.5 goals and that trend should repeat itself here.

The Faroe Islands vs Denmark

The Faroe Islands have lost their last two World Cup qualifiers by a 4-0 scoreline. Denmark twice hit four goals during Euro 2020 and back in March, beat Moldova 8-0. We are backing the Danes to score a big handicap win.

Israel vs Austria

With home advantage, Israel seems to be slightly underrated with the bookies here. After losing their opening game against Denmark, they are unbeaten in three (W2 D1) and are level on seven points with Austria. At the very least this should be competitive and the hosts will expect to get on the score sheet.

The Netherlands vs Montenegro

Group G couldn't be tighter, with only a point separating the top four. Netherlands and Montenegro are tied on seven points, so the visitors won't travel here with too much fear. Montenegro managed to draw 2-2 away in Turkey on Wednesday and they'll back themselves to trouble the Dutch defence here.

Slovakia vs Croatia

Slovakia is the only team still unbeaten in Group H but has drawn three of their games (W1) and find themselves a point behind group leaders Croatia. This should be tight and under 2.5 goals has landed in three of Croatia's last four games.

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