The first game on this Smart Acca comes from Group H of Euro 2024 qualifying, as third-place Kazakhstan takes on minnows San Marino.
Kazakhstan have won three of their last five games, having beaten Northern Ireland twice by 1-0 scorelines while suffering a 1-0 home defeat to Finland and a 3-1 loss away at Denmark before earning a crucial 2-1 away win at Finland to keep their qualification hopes alive.
All of San Marino’s last five matches have seen the Over 2.5 Goals market land, having suffered a 6-0 defeat away to Finland, before losing back-to-back matches against Denmark and Slovenia by 4-0 scorelines prior to further 3-0 and 2-1 defeats at the hands of Northern Ireland and Denmark.
In Group H, fourth-placed Finland faces fifth-placed Northern Ireland, with the home side coming is as favourites.
Finland have lost their last three matches to Kazakhstan 2-1, Slovenia 3-0 and Denmark 1-0, however, in their two fixtures prior to their three-game losing streak, the Finns beat Kazakhstan 1-0 and San Marino 6-0.
Northern Ireland’s only victory in their last five outings saw them beat San Marino 3-0. Michael O’neill’s men have lost their other four fixtures, having been beaten by Slovenia 1-0 and 4-2, while being defeated by Kazakhstan via consecutive 1-0 scorelines.
Denmark and Slovenia go head-to-head at Parken Stadium on Friday night in a clash that will determine the winners of Group H, as both sides are on 19 points after eight matches.
The Danes have won all of their last four matches since drawing 1-1 away in Slovenia, having beaten San Marino by 4-0 and 2-1 scorelines, on top of earning 1-0 and 3-1 victories over Finland and Kazakhstan.
Slovenia are also on a four-match winning streak since their draw with Denmark as they went on to earn 4-2 and 1-0 victories over Northern Ireland on either side of 4-0 and 3-0 wins over San Marino and Finland.
England hosts Malta at Wembley Stadium on Friday in what should be a mismatch in Group C.
Gareth Southgate’s men can confirm their place at the top of the group with a victory and enter this game in good form, having won four of their last five games, having thrashed North Macedonia 7-0 before drawing 1-1 with Ukraine. The Three Lions managed to beat both Scotland and Australia 3-1 and 1-0 in international friendlies before earning a crucial 3-1 home win over Italy last time out as Harry Kane (2) and Marcus Rashford both got on the scoresheet.
Malta’s only win in their last five outings came at the expense of Gibraltar via a 1-0 scoreline in an international friendly back in September. Their other four matches have resulted in 1-0 and 3-1 defeats to the Ukraine, on top of 2-0 and 4-0 losses to North Macedonia and Italy.
The final game on this Smart Acca sees Italy go up against North Macedonia in what is a crucial game for the Azzurri's qualification hopes from Group C.
Luciano Spaletti’s men are third in the standings and suffered a 3-1 defeat to England last time out. Prior to their loss to the Three Lions, they had beaten Malta 4-0 and Ukraine 2-1 after a 1-1 draw with North Macedonia and a 3-2 victory over Netherlands in the Nations League’s third-place play-off.
North Macedonia’s results have been a mixed bag, having beaten Armenia 3-1 and Malta 2-0, while losing 2-0 and 7-0 to Ukraine and England on either side of a 1-1 home draw with Italy following an 81st-minute strike from Enis Bardhi.
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