World Cup Qualifying Betting Stats: 5th-7th Oct 2017

World Cup Qualifying Betting Stats

 

We take a break from the domestic league action around Europe this weekend as we are back with 2018 World Cup Qualifying games.

With just two games to play in all the European groups then we are getting down the nitty-gritty and despite some sides having already qualified there are still bundles of countries with a lot to play for.

This latest section of games are spread out from Thursday to Saturday so we thought we’d take a look at the best of the action with the normal head-to-head approach.

We get going on Thursday with England at home to Slovenia in Group F, with the Three Lions looking for just a point to qualify, while with 14 points in third it’s a must-win game for Slovenia.

Scotland are also in action on Thursday night from Group F as they take on Slovakia – and it’s another intriguing clash with just a point separating these sides so a victory for either will give them a huge advantage for their qualifying hopes.

Onto Friday, and Wales, who sit second in Group D on 14 points, will be looking to get something from their away trip to Georgia, but when the sides met back in October it ended 1-1 so it might not be plain-sailing for the Welsh.

While also in Group D, Rep of Ireland, who are just a pint behind Wales in the group, face an easier task playing Moldova at home – the Irish won the away leg 3-1 so will head into the game full of confidence.

Then on Saturday, France will be looking to cement their place at the Russian-hosted finals next summer with a win away in Bulgaria, while Bosina-Hz host a Belgium side that have already qualified. The Bosnian’s, who sit second in table, are yet to concede at home in Group H and head into the game unbeaten in front of their home fans in their last 10, so look to have a decent chance, but with Greece and Cyprus both hot on their heels it’s a game you feel Bosina-Hz must win.

As always here at JUICESTORM we’ve got all the games covered from a head-to-head angle, plus our best betting option on each match based on the stats – So, let’s get cracking!

Thursday 5th October 2017

England v Slovenia 19:45, ITV

Last met Oct 2016, Slovenia 0-0 England
Have played 5 times, England 4, Draw 1, England
FIFA Rankings: England 15, Slovenia 55
3 of the last 5 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
Both teams scored in 2 of the last 3 head-to-heads
England have scored in 4 of their last 5 head-to-heads vs Slovenia
England’s last 4 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
Both teams scored in 3 of England’s last 4 games
Harry Kane has scored 4 goals in England’s last 4 games
Both teams DIDN’T score in Slovenia’s last 5 games
Slovenia have lost just 1 of their last 10 games
8 of Slovenia’s last 9 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
Slovenia have kept a clean sheet in 4 of their last 5 games

JUICESTORM VERDICT: HARRY KANE TO SCORE

 

Scotland v Slovakia 19:45, Sky Sports

Last met Oct 2016, Slovakia 3-0 Scotland
Only played once before
FIFA Rankings: Scotland 43, Slovakia 19
Robert Mak (Slovakia) scored a brace in the previous head-to-head
5 of Slovakia’s last 6 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
Slovakia have scored in 5 of their last 6 games
Both teams scored in 3 of Slovakia’s last 4 games
Slovakia have scored the first goal in their last 4 games
Scotland are unbeaten in their last 5 games
Scotland have not conceded in their last 2 games
Scotland have scored in their last 5 games
Scotland are unbeaten in their last 7 home games

JUICESTORM VERDICT: SLOVAKIA TO SCORE THE 1ST GOAL

Northern Ireland v Germany 19:45, Sky Sports

Last met Oct 2016, Germany 2-0 N Ireland
Played 9 times, N Ireland 0, Draw 3, Germany 6
FIFA Rankings: N Ireland 20, Germany 1
4 of the last 6 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
N Ireland have scored just 1 goal in their last 5 vs Germany
Both teams DIDN’T score in 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads
Germany are unbeaten in their last 17 games
4 of Germany’s last 5 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
N Ireland have won their last 4 games
N Ireland have not conceded in their last 4 games
N Ireland’s last 4 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
Both teams DIDN’T score in N Ireland’s last 4 games

JUICESTORM VERDICT: BOTH TEAMS NOT TO SCORE

 

Friday 6th October 2017

Georgia v Wales 17:00, Sky Sports

Last met Oct 2016, Wales 1-1 Georgia
Played 2 times, Wales 0, Draw 1, Georgia 1
FIFA Rankings: Georgia 103, Wales 13
Georgia have NEVER lost to Wales (played twice)
Both teams scored in both previous head-to-heads
Gareth Bale (Wales) scored in the last head-to-head
Wales are unbeaten in their last 8 games
Wales have drawn 4 of their last 8 games
Wales’ last 6 games ALL went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
Georgia are unbeaten in their last 4 games
Georgia have drawn their last 2 games
4 of Georgia’s last 5 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
Georgia have scored in 8 of their last 9 games

JUICESTORM VERDICT: DRAW

 

Rep Ireland v Moldova 19:45, Sky Sports

Last met Oct 2016, Moldova 1-3 Ireland
Only met once before
FIFA Rankings: Rep Ireland 34, Moldova 156
James McClean (Ire) scored a brace in the last head-to-head
Ireland have drawn 2 of their last 3 games 1-1
Ireland’s last 3 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
6 of Ireland’s last 8 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
Both teams scored in 4 of Ireland’s last 5 games
Moldova have drawn 2 of their last 3 games
Moldova have not won in their last 5 games
Moldova have drawn 4 of their last 8 games

JUICESTORM VERDICT: UNDER 2.5 GOALS

Turkey v Iceland 19:45, Sky Sports

Last met Oct 2016, Iceland 2-0 Turkey
Played 3 times, Turkey 1, Draw 0, Iceland 2
FIFA Rankings: Turkey 27, Iceland 22
Both teams DIDN’T score in all previous three head-to-heads
2 of the last 3 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
Iceland have lost just 1 of their last 5 games
10 of Iceland’s last 11 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
Iceland have won 6 of their last 11 games ‘to nil’
Turkey are unbeaten in their last 6 games
5 of Turkey’s last 7 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS

JUICESTORM VERDICT: UNDER 2.5 GOALS

Saturday 7th October 2017

Bosnia-Herzegovina v Belgium 17:00, Sky Sports

Last met Oct 2016 Belgium 4-0 Bosnia-Hz
Played 7 times, Bosina-Hz 3, Draw 1, Belgium 3
FIFA Rankings: Bosina-Hz 36, Belgium 5
4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
Both teams scored in 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads
Bosina-Hz have scored in 6 of their last 7 previous head-to-heads against Belgium
Edin Dzeko (Bosina-Hz) has scored 5 in the last 5 head-to-heads
Bosina-Hz’s last 4 games all went OVER 2.5 GOALS
Bosina have not conceded in their 4 home Group H qualifying games
Bosina have not lost in their 4 home Group H qualifying games
Bosina-Hz have lost 2 of their last 9 games
Belgium are unbeaten in their last 9 games
Both teams have scored in 5 of Belgium’s last 6 games
6 of Belgium’s last 9 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS

JUICESTORM VERDICT: BOSINA-HZ/DRAW ‘DOUBLE CHANCE’

Bulgaria v France 19:45, Sky Sports

Last met Oct 2016, France 4-1 Bulgaria
Played 2 times before, France 2, Draw 0, Bulgaria 0
FIFA Rankings: Bulgaria 38, France 8
Both previous head-to-heads went OVER 3.5 GOALS
Both teams scored in both previous head-to-heads
4 of France’s last 5 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
France have lost 2 of their last 12 games
4 of Bulgaria’s last 6 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
Bulgaria have scored in 5 of their last 6 games

JUICESTORM VERDICT: OVER 2.5 GOALS
  

 

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