Were it not for some gross incompetence from Chile, who lost 2-0 to Iran, last night’s Combi+ would’ve cruised home, with pick of the bunch Brazil walloping France 3-1 in Paris.
Having come perilously close to picking winning trebles on Wednesday and Thursday, we’ve moved into the realm of the fourfold in search of our second successful wager of the week, after Oldham, Sheffield United and Wycombe did the business for us on Tuesday.
Tonight the news.bwin.com tipping taskforce are firmly behind the 4/1 about England, Spain, Sweden and Russia, who must beat Lithuania, Ukraine, Moldova and Montenegro respectively to ensure the pockets are lined.
Ample factors dictate they’ll do so easily, with a few outlined below:
England to beat Lithuania @ 3/25
Following their World Cup debacle, the Three Lions have prevailed in six successive matches, conceding just two goals in the process, with Manchester United talisman Wayne Rooney rustling the net on seven occasions.
They’re unbeaten in 16 competitive games at Wembley and that isn’t about to change here.
Igoris Pankratjevas’ troops haven’t found the net in over 270 minutes of football, with the sum total of their Euro 2016 qualification campaign successes so far being two wins and three goals against San Marino and Estonia.
Spain to beat Ukraine @ 33/100
None of the previous 29 visitors to Spanish shores when there have been points to play for have fled victorious, with the 2010 world champions getting the better of 25 of these foes.
They’ve been successful on all of their previous 14 spoil-snaring missions in Euro qualifiers on the homestead and have beaten Ukraine in two of their three tussles to date.
Sweden to beat Moldova @ 11/25
Group G hasn’t been kind to Moldova, who have been beaten in both of their home matches thus far, losing to Austria and, unbelievably, Liechtenstein.
Sweden have had their number in each of their six meetings to date and look good value to add to this record here.
Russia to beat Montenegro @ 11/10
Both sides won their opening Group G games, but victories have been scarce since, with the pair drawing two and losing one of the run outs that followed.
The factor that lends favour to Fabio Capello’s visiting party though is that Montenegro’s toppling of measly Moldova is their only triumph across their last quintet of competitive home games.
This stretch includes 4-0 and 5-2 World Cup qualifying reverses against Ukraine and the Moldovans.