Go through or go home?
Posted 4th October 2011
The Euro 2012 Qualifiers have reached the final round of matches with crucial matches in store for many nations all desperate to book their plane tickets to Poland and Ukraine next summer! It’s been a long campaign but finally we are a step closer to knowing who we will see in action with Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Germany all guaranteed a spot along with the dual hosts.
For the others still in contention it all comes down to matches on Friday and Tuesday to see how their fate will be determined. Unibet will be streaming the top matches live so you can watch and bet and not miss a moment of the action!
Undefeated Germany are Group A winners but face a tough task against Turkey who still need a win to qualify. Germany are 2.20 to win away from home whilst Turkey are 3.15, although they can still qualify even if they lose as they face Azerbaijan on Tuesday night and so are still 1.65 to qualify.
Group E may have already seen Holland victorious but there is a tough battle for second with Sweden and Hungary both level on 18 points. Hungary however are 10.00 to qualify as they only have 1 match left whilst Sweden, who are 1.55 to qualify, can still gain 6 points with victories over Finland and Holland.
2004 European Champions Greece are 1.38 favourites to secure a place in next year’s Finals from Group F. They face a crunch tie on Friday against Croatia who currently top the group by just 1 point. Greece are 2.55 to take the 3 points, the draw is 3.10 and a Croatian win 2.90.
The most exciting Group is perhaps Group H where Portugal, Denmark and Norway are all tied on 13 points and all in with a chance of qualifying! Portugal are 1.04 to qualify as they face a relatively easy match against lowly Iceland, a match they are 1.08 to win on Friday night. Denmark are 1.33 to qualify, again they should pick up 3 points against Cyprus on Friday and are 1.45 to do just that. Norway are not out of it at odds of 10.00 but they have already played 1 extra match. Whatever happens, it will all mean a big decider on Tuesday when Denmark face Portugal to determine the Group Winner!
“At this time of year the European Championship qualifiers can be a tricky affair for bookmakers!” says Erik Backlund head of Unibet Sportsbook.
“We have a crop of teams already qualified, some already out and a bunch of players who may not be risked playing to evade injury. To make life easier Unibet will run our 0-0 moneyback offer on every match. So if your correct score, halftime/fulltime and first/last goalscorer bets lose but the match finishes 0-0 Unibet will refund your stake in full!”