Euro 2024 Qualifying – Thursday 12th October Matches Tips and Betting Preview

Another international break has arrived which means the process of finding out who will qualify for Euro 2024 will continue and that all resumes on Thursday evening when four groups are back in action across the continent.

The big names are largely being saved for later in the week but we do get to see what the former champions Spain have to offer as well as the likes of Croatia among others on what should be a competitive evening of football.

Group A

It could be a very big night for Scotland on Thursday as it could be the evening where their qualification is secured. They will be guaranteed a spot in the finals if they can go to Spain and avoid defeat. Having beaten Spain in Glasgow earlier in the campaign the Scots will be confident of getting the job done themselves but Scotland will also qualify should Norway not win the other game in the group at the same time. That sees them heading to Cyprus for what should be a comfortable Norwegian victory in fairness.

Group D

The top two meet in Group D on Thursday evening when Croatia play host to Turkey. Both teams enter the evening on 10 points, three ahead of Armenia and Wales but this feels like a bigger match for Turkey even though they are on their travels. They have played a match more than Croatia and a defeat here would leave them as a sitting duck for the chasers. With Wales not on show on Thursday, it is a chance for Armenia to strengthen their claims for what would likely be second spot when they make the trip to take on Latvia in the early kick off.

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Group E

Group E is another group where the top two oppose each other when the leaders Albania play host to the Czech Republic. Much like the group above, this feels a much bigger game for Albania than it does the Czechs with the latter having a game in hand. Czech Republic will go top with a win but should they lose they might be involved in a tight race for second spot with Poland looking to get in the mix. They have made a mess of this qualification group so far but can become a factor in it again should they go to the Faroe Islands and come away with all three points.

Group I

There were due to be three matches in Group I on Thursday evening but the atrocities in Israel has put paid to their chances of hosting their match against Switzerland. That leaves us with two games and it throws up the chance for Romania to make their move. They have an away trip to Belarus to overcome but if they can do that they will end the night on top of the group. The other match sees Andorra taking on Kosovo in a match where neither side are going to do anything in this section from here on in.


This feels like a big night for Poland. If they can win away to the Faroe Islands they will be right back in contention in Group E but were they to lose them one of the top two is going to get away from them and they would have a real fight on for second spot and would need a fast finish to get there. That is all because they have stunk the place out under Fernando Santos who looked a bonkers appointment in the first place and who has duly been sacked with the under-21 coach put in charge.

Poland will have to do without Robert Lewandowski for this match as he is injured but I still expect them to have too much for the Faroes. The Faroe Islands were making the odd stride in the international game a few years ago but that has flattened out again and they are without a win in five in this group and have just two wins in their last 25 qualifying games. This is a game Poland just have to win rather than run up the score and with their under-21 side keeping four clean sheets in their last six I expect a stronger defensive showing from the Poles here but without Lewandowski I don’t see them ploughing the goals in so Poland and under 3.5 goals looks good to me.


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