Sweden 1 v 2 Spain – Tuesday 15 October – Euro 2020 Qualifier – Spain Win
Sergio Ramos became the most capped Spain player in history over the weekend. However, his side could not get the result he would have wanted to mark the occasion with, as they drew 1-1 with Norway. In fairness, it was a 94th minute penalty that secured a point for the Norwegians, so I think Spain will get the job done today. They have beaten Sweden three times in a row, and whilst the Swedes won their match on Saturday, that was only against Malta. I have to back Ramos and co. today.
Finland 1 v 0 Armenia – Tuesday 15 October – Euro 2020 Qualifier – Finland Win
Finland had a tough time on the weekend as they lost 4-1 away to Bosnia-Herzegovina. However, their home form is good, with six wins in their last eight, whilst Armenia only have two wins in seven away matches. When the Finnish travelled to Armenia in March they returned home with a 2-0 win. Teemu Pukki started the Premier League season in fine form, and that has been the case on the international scene too. He has five goals for Finland in these qualifiers and I think another goal could be on the cards tonight.
Royal Excel Mouscron 1 v 2 Club Brugge – Friday 18 October – Belgian First Division – Over 2.5 Goals
I’m looking at the return of the Belgian top-flight on Friday and I can see goals galore in this game! Mouscron’s last two games had Over 2.5 Goals, whilst Brugge have seen that bet win five times in a row. If you need any more convincing, Over 2.5 Goals was a winning bet in nine of their ten meetings! Brugge are the favourites here, but I think this might be a bit tougher than some expect. Mouscron are playing well in front of their own fans, but I think Brugge will secure a hard fought win.
Eintracht Frankfurt 2 v 2 Bayer Leverkusen – Friday 18 October – Bundesliga – Both Teams to Score
Another game that has goals written all over it is this Bundesliga match-up. Frankfurt have scored and conceded six times in a row in the league, whilst it’s seven out of ten for Leverkusen on their travels in the Bundesliga. I think this is also a bit of a revenge mission for Eintracht. Bayer Leverkusen tore them to shreds in a 6-1 demolition act last time they met. Ouch! Both sides are separated by just three points so I think an entertaining draw is happening in this one.
Granada 2 v 0 Osasuna – Friday 18 October – La Liga – Under 2.5 Goals
Granada are the surprise package in La Liga, as they sit fourth in the standings after eight games. One match that stands out is their famous 2-0 win over Barcelona at home. I think that home form will see them win again today, but I am not expecting to see a tonne of goals. Four of Granada’s last five games had Under 2.5 Goals, whilst it’s three out of five for Osasuna. Four meetings between the two also had less than three goals, so I’m banking on it again tonight.