Soccer - Euro 2012 Qualifiers

The third round of Euro 2012 qualifying matches for 2012 European Championship football tournament will be on this Friday and Saturday. It will be in Poland and the Ukraine.

Let’s look at Portugal as the odds on favourites to defeat Denmark in the first game going to be held on Friday night. With this, do you think that Portugal deserve billing as favourites for this Friday night match? I guess, your answer would be no! In the World Cup qualifier at home to Denmark, Portugal were defeated 3-2. In the return leg, they secured a 1-1 draw in Denmark. Also, they played four games in World Cup and they could not score in three of them. They have played two Euro 2012 qualifiers and were beaten by Norway. The match was drawn (4-4) at home with Cyprus.

Check the odds: Denmark win at odds of 5.68 at online sportsbook.

Italy is the next team that had a poor performance in the World Cup. This Friday they are going to take on Northern Ireland in Belfast. In the opening European Championship qualifying matches, both were unbeaten. Italy supplanted many of the older players based on their poor performance in South Africa. They are just looking for a better side that they have performed since their World Cup and also, they are in plans to extend their winning journey to three more games. Nevertheless, Northern Ireland are bit tough side. We are backing at odds of 3.17.

Let’s have a close look at the France v Romania match. Before the elimination of France from the group stage, they scored only one goal in their three matches. Because of their poor showing, they were beaten by both South Africa and Mexico. It was too worst in their first European Championship qualifier, they were beaten 1-0 at home by Belarus. They seemed to be lacking in the second game too. But, the two late goals made them to win the match against Bosnia- Herzegovina which was for first time in November 2009. Match-up of Romania against Albania and Belarus was drawn. The recent three games between these two sides ended up at level. Hence, we are backing the draw at the odds of 3.31.

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