Armenia and Wales face off on Saturday in a crucial game for Rob Page’s men in their hopes of qualifying for Euro 2024 via Group D.
The home side are just three points behind Wales, however, following their 2-1 win over Latviaon 19th June, Armenia have drawn 1-1 with Turkey before losing 1-0, 2-0 and 3-1 to Croatia, Latvia and North Macedonia.
Wales have managed to re-find their form following a 2-0 loss at Turkey and a 0-0 draw with South Korea in September, having managed to earn three wins in a row, doing so by 2-0, 4-0 and 2-1 scorelines against Latvia, Gibraltar and Croatia.
Latvia versus Croatia should be a mismatch in Group D, with the latter coming into this fixture as firm favourites to take all three points.
The home side have only managed one win in their last five outings, doing so by a 2-0 scoreline at home to Armenia on 12th October. Their other four results have ended in 2-1, 5-0, 2-0 and 4-0 defeats against the likes of Armenia, Croatia, Wales and Turkey.
Croatia’s form has been suspect since their penalty shootout defeat to Spain in the Nations League final, as following 5-0 and 1-0 victories over Latvia and Armenia, they have suffered 1-0 and 2-1 defeats to Turkey and Wales, seeing them relinquish their place at the top of Group D.
France will be expected to record a convincing win when they take on Gibraltar in Group B.
Didier Deschamps’ side have won four out of their last five matches, having narrowly beaten Greece 1-0 and the Republic of Ireland 2-0 before losing 2-1 to Germany and going on to earn 2-1 and 4-1 victories over the Netherlands and Scotland.
Typically, Gibraltar have lost all of their last five matches, having been convincingly beaten 3-0 and 4-0 by the Republic of Ireland, as well as losing 4-0 to Wales, 5-0 to Greece and 1-0 away at Malta.
The Netherlands hosts the Republic of Ireland at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Group B, with Ronald Koeman’s men aiming to seal qualification to Euro 2024.
Oranje have won three of their last five matches, having earned 1-0 and 3-0 wins over Greece while beating the Republic of Ireland 2-1. Koeman’s men have also suffered 2-1 and 3-2 losses to France and Italy in this run of results.
The Republic of Ireland have endured a dismal qualifying campaign, with their only victories coming at the expense of Gibraltar, having beaten them by 4-0 and 3-0 scorelines on either side of 2-0 defeats to Greece and France, on top of a 2-1 loss at home to the Netherlands.
The final game on this Smart Acca comes from Switzerland against Kosovo in Group I.
Switzerland will be aiming to confirm their place at Euro 2024 with a win here, however, they will have to step up their game, having only won one of their last five matches, beating Andorra 3-0 on 12th September. The Swiss’ other four matches have resulted in a 1-1 draw with Israel, as well as back-to-back 2-2 draws with Romania and Kosovo prior to a 3-3 draw at home to Belarus.
Kosovo have won both of their last two qualifying matches, defeating the likes of Israel 1-0 and Andorra 3-0 following 2-0 and 2-1 defeats to Romania and Belarus on either side of their 2-2 draw with Switzerland where Vedat Muriqi scored a 94th-minute equaliser.
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