FIFA European World Cup Qualifier Predictions

In the first international break of 2022, there are whole raft of European sides hoping to secure their places at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The backdrop of Russia and Ukraine both being unable to take part has impacted on the schedule here but there are still plenty of sides looking to take a significant step to the biggest international competition in world football.

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FIFA European World Cup Qualifiers

Italy vs North Macedonia – Renzo Barbera

Italy ($1.21)

North Macedonia ($22)

Draw ($7.5)

Euro 2020 champions Italy made a real hash of qualification for the 2022 World Cup and are consequently having to attempt to progress through the play-offs. Roberto Mancini’s side will be out to see of North Macedonia here, but they will know all too well the magnitude of the task that lies in front of them. Italy are a side packed with talent and a blip after a huge tournament win is only natural, but this is a game they need to win in Palermo. North Macedonia will relish their role of party pooper here and they will make things very difficult for Italy, both in and out of possession. Italy however should be far too good in key moments for this one and they look well set to qualify through this first round test here.

Betting tip: Italy to win the match ($1.21) – Bet @ Sportsbet

Italy to win 2-0

Portugal vs Turkey – Estadio do Dragao

Portugal ($1.4)

Turkey ($9.5)

Draw ($5)

Another side that made a real mess of qualification was Portugal, who succumbed to Serbia in the group stages and are now having to engage in the lottery of the play-offs. They take on a Turkey side that bombed out somewhat in Euro 2020 but are continually growing as an outfit and have a habit of spoiling the party. Portugal will be relying on the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Diogo Jota to fire them forward here and the atmosphere in Porto should be electric. Turkey meanwhile will see this as a real free hit and playing with freedom could benefit them hugely. However, this is a real task and Portugal should be moving forwards from this one.

Betting tip: Portugal to win the match ($1.4) – Bet @ Sportsbet

Portugal to win 2-0

Sweden vs Czech Republic – Friends Arena

Sweden ($2.08)

Czech Republic ($4.35)

Draw ($3.3)

Two teams that have enjoyed strong showings at major tournaments in recent years face off as Sweden host the Czech Republic. Sweden have been steadily improving in recent seasons and their decent run at both the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020 was validation of just that. Czech Republic too enjoyed some excellent showings at Euro 2020, and they have a young squad that looks to be capable of causing some damage here. This could be one of the standout ties of the round but with a winner needed on the night, Sweden could well prevail in front of their home fans in Stockholm.

Betting tip: Sweden to win the match ($2.08) – Bet @ Sportsbet

Sweden to win 2-1

Wales vs Austria – Cardiff City Stadium

Wales ($3)

Austria ($2.85)

Draw ($3.1)

Cardiff expects as Wales take on Austria, in what could be a memorable encounter in South Wales. The hosts have enjoyed some relative success in the last two European championships however, they haven’t reached the World Cup since 1958 and this generation of players have the chance to etch themselves into history. Austria meanwhile have followed a similar path, with good showings in European competition not backed up on the world stage and how they too would love to be plying their trade in Qatar later in the year. This could be a very tight one, with Austria potentially having the extra edge of quality that could see them through this stern test.

Betting tip: Austria to win the match ($2.85) – Bet @ Sportsbet

Austria to win 1-0

FIFA European World Cup Qualifiers Multi Bet

We’re backing four results this week as an accumulator with a betting stake of $50:

Austria vs Wales – Austria to win
Portugal vs Turkey – Portugal to win
Italy vs North Macedonia – Italy to win
Sweden vs Czech Republic – Sweden to win

A $50 wager would pay out $565.00 if successful at the current odds – Bet @ Sportsbet

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