World Cup qualifiers: France and Belgium to continue that winning feeling
International football is in full swing and we’ve already been treated to some crackers, including Sunday’s nights clash between Macedonia and Italy.
The action continues on Monday night and the Sportsbet.io tipsters have a tempting 4.32 double in the locker!
Netherlands v France (France to win at 2.40)
The standout clash on Monday’s fixture list is undoubtedly in Group A, with the Netherlands hosting France at the Amsterdam ArenA.
There’s very little to separate the two sides in the table, in fact both share the same amount of points and goal difference and sit first and second.
But, it’s difficult to make a case for a Netherlands side so past its prime. Sure, they beat Belarus 4–1 on Friday, but that was their first home win in six, with the other five ending in defeat.
That run includes defeats against the USA, Greece, Iceland, Czech Republic and Monday night’s opponents France, who have only lost one of their previous 20 matches.
For that reason, it’s impossible not to fancy a France side who were runner-up in last summer’s Euro 2016 Championship, so take the 2.15 available with Sportsbet.io.
Gibraltar v Belgium (Belgium -5.5 @ 1.8)
When sides take on Gibraltar they usually see it as a way to boost their goal difference. After all, they have conceded 42 goals at home in just 11 games.
Even relatively small nations such as Greece (1–4), Latvia (0–5) and Scotland (6–0) have run riot on their travels Gibraltar, so it would be no surprise to see Belgium reach double figures.
Unsurprisingly backing Belgium to win the game outright is far from lucrative at 1.01, but it is worth taking on the handicap line at -5.50 at 1.80.
With the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Christian Benteke and Kevin Mirallas all vying for playing time and goals it looks like a case of how many for Belgium.