An inexplicable win for the Faroe Islands in Greece was all that prevented a third successive bwin Combi+ bet tip from copping, but we think we’ve got the winning formula nailed for tonight.
England, Spain, Belgium and Italy are all required to do the business if we’re to be successful, but if they do there’s a 4/1 bounty at stake and there’s plenty of reason to suggest it’s going to land.
England to beat Slovenia @ 33/100
The Three Lions are surfing a streak that’s seen them keep five clean sheets on the spin.
They’ve also won five success competitive home matches, scoring a monster 20 goals in the process so it’s safe to assume they’ll bag at least once here, which is dreadful news for the visitors.
When their opponent scores, Slovenia don’t tend to bother, as has been the case in seven of their last 12 (incidentally, all 12 of these games ended with just one side finding the net) so the formbook points to a straightforward home win.
Belgium to beat Wales @ 3/10
The Dragons got a draw in Brussels during the World Cup qualifying campaign, but this was already when Belgium were home and hosed.
In truth, Marc Wilmots’ men absolutely dominated Group A, wining it by some nine points.
Euro 2016 qualification has started in a similar vein, – they’ve won two and drawn one – with friendly wins over Australia and Iceland augmenting their good form.
The Welsh are looking strong of late, but they struggled to beat Andorra in their previous away outing so it looks safe to side with the Belgians here.
Italy to beat Croatia @ 5/4
The Azzurri are four from four under super coach Antonio Conte, scoring two in three of the games in this quartet and conceding just one.
Such strong form suggests they’ll come out on top against this worthy foe, despite a substandard record against them.
Spain to beat Belarus @ 9/100
Speaking from a fiscal perspective, this is the biggest banker of the bet and, while Spain have hardly been reliable following the interval of their opening World Cup game against the Netherlands, they can be depended upon to get the job done here.
Belarus haven’t won since this qualification campaign began, even conspiring to draw at home to Luxembourg.
Ukraine and Slovakia have also benefited from their charitable form and it’s unfathomable to picture Spain failing to do so.