Belgium have gone through World Cup qualifying unbeaten to date and many expect Roberto Martinez’s men to be contenders in Russia next summer (Belgium 14/1 Winner market).
They finish their campaign on Tuesday evening with what looks like a straight forward home game against Cyprus. Some people may feel there is nothing for Belgium to play for, but that has been the case in their last two fixtures.
Belgium have won away in Greece and Bosnia having already qualified and a win by five goals (5-0 Correct Score 10/1) or more will see them overtake Germany as the leading scorers in qualifying – sending out a message to all their rivals.
Greece are pretty certain to finish runners-up behind Martinez’s side, with a stroll in the park likely against Gibraltar in Piraeus. Should they make a mess of things, Bosnia can take advantage with an away win in Estonia (Match Betting – Estonia 6/1, Draw 3/1, Bosnia 1/2).
In Group B, the battle for automatic qualifying goes down to the wire, with the top two facing off on Tuesday night, as Portugal face Switzerland (Match Betting – Portugal 20/33, Draw 29/10, Switzerland 9/2).
With so many big game players, the European Champions look a good bet to secure another late qualification, even though the Swiss will not roll over after a faultless campaign to date.
France (11/2 to lift the World Cup) should top Group A, with Didier Deschamps’ men knowing a win over Belarus will be good enough – they can’t make the same mistake twice after being held at home by Luxembourg!
Sweden (3/1 to win in the Netherlands) look nailed on for a play-off spot, needing to only avoid a 7-0 defeat in Amsterdam to see of the Dutch – who look doomed to failure again.