PUNTERS cashed in on the goals bonanza last night in what was a horror night for the bookies. There was an incredible 38 goals across the 8 qualifiers, with all 8 landing over 1.5 goals at 7-2.
Tonight is the final round of fixtures with 10 games being played as well as U21 qualification and 10 FA Cup replays. I've had a look at the total goals line and it's set at 35+ which is understandable given Holland, Germany and Belgium are all at home and Russia travel to San Marino so every chance we'll see more goals tonight.
I've picked put 2 bets from the qualifiers as I take France U21s to provide goals again as they travel to Switzerland and I have betbuilder from the Scotland game. Over 1.5 goals in all 10 qualifiers won't be far away and is worth taking on at 11-2 (William Hill).
Switzerland U21s v France U21s (6pm)
They left it late but France delivered my NAP on Friday courtesy of a last-minute Odsonne Edouard penalty to bring in the France 3+ goals as they edged out Georgia 3-2.
That goal was Edouard's 6th goal in three qualifying matches and they face another tough test against a Switzerland side who have also started the campaign well.
You can't deny though that French look the real deal, especially offensively – they've scored 13 goals in their three qualifiers and 20 in their last 5 matches which is impressive.
There are probably valid question marks about their defensive capabilities have conceded 2 quickfire goals against Georgia on Friday night and they also shipped 3 goals in Slovakia so we should expect the Swiss to get on the score sheet here.
I still think France will be too good though and I'd expect Celtic hitman Edouard to find the net again.
Couple of different angles to look at here from a betting perspective – France have scored 2 or more goals in their last 6 matches and are 4-5 to do so again tonight but I don't see them keeping a clean sheet so happy to take over 2.5 match goals – this has landed in Switzerland's last 6 home games, France's last 8 have seen at least 3 goals scored with 26 goals scored in their last 5 games.
Should be a really entertaining game.
Scotland vs Kazakhstan (7.45pm)
Some national pride was restored on Saturday for Scotland after a positive 2-1 over in Cyprus that relieved boss Steve Clarke of criticism for the time being anyway.
They welcome a side who destroyed them earlier in the campaign and will be keen to avenge that heavy defeat at Hampden tonight.
Had a look at a few markets but like the Ireland v Denmark game I feel the best opportunity here is on the betbuilder.
- Over 1.5 goals
- Over 1.5 cards
- Over 7.5 corners
- 21-20 (bet365)
FA Cup total goals special – 7.45pm
Ten matches tonight in England and I like the look of goals here – couple of small-stake Skybet specials at big prices.
- All 10 matches over 1.5 goals – 10-1
- All 10 matches first-half goal 2-1