The Euro Matchday 9 qualifiers are right around the corner. With no fewer than 23 games taking place between Thursday, November 16 and Saturday, November 18, we have tons of betting opportunities to explore.
Eight nations have already punched their ticket to next summer’s European Championship, while 12 teams have been eliminated. Germany has secured a spot as the host nation, meaning there are still 15 places up for grabs.
Below, I look at the qualified and eliminated teams, discuss some Euro 2024 qualifying betting trends and share my predictions for Euro Matchday 9.
Which Teams Have Already Qualified for Euro 2024?
As I already mentioned, eight teams have booked their place at Euro 2024 via the qualification route, with Germany hosting the tournament. Before we go any further, let’s take a look at which nations have qualified.
EURO 2024 QUALIFIED TEAMS
- Germany (Host)
Spain and Scotland have wrapped up the top two places in Group A, while France has advanced from Group B. England, Turkey and Portugal find themselves atop their respective groups, with Belgium and Austria dominating Group F.
EURO 2024 ELIMINATED TEAMS
- North Macedonia
- Northern Ireland
- San Marino
As you can see, 12 teams have been eliminated from the qualification process. There are also several playoff spots up for grabs, in addition to qualification routes via the UEFA Nations League.
Euro 2024 Qualifying Betting Trends
Before I share my Euro Matchday 9 predictions with you, I want to highlight the standout betting trends from the qualifying campaign. Be sure to use the following statistics when it comes to betting on Euro Matchday 9 qualifying.
- France and Portugal boast 100% records in Euro 2024 qualifying
- England, Belgium, Hungary, Romania and Switzerland remain unbeaten
- Cyprus, Gibraltar, Malta, San Marino and Liechtenstein have failed to pick up a point
- Faroe Islands, Estonia, Bulgaria and Andorra have failed to register a win
- Romania (4) has recorded the most draws so far
- Portugal (32), Switzerland (20), England (19) and Spain (19) are the top scorers
- Gibraltar is the only team without a goal this campaign
- San Marino (26), Cyprus (25) and Liechtenstein (25) have the worst defensive records
- Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku (10) is the leading goalscorer
- Portugal’s Bruno Fernandes (8) has created the most assists
France and Portugal are the only teams with a 100% win ratio, but they are not the only unbeaten nations. England, Belgium, Hungary, Romania and Switzerland have also avoided defeat so far.
By contrast, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Malta, San Marino and Liechtenstein are still waiting for their first points of the campaign, while the Faroe Islands, Estonia, Bulgaria and Andorra are still waiting to taste victory.
If you fancy exploring the goal markets for Euro Matchday 9, you should know that Portugal possesses the best offensive record by a considerable margin. It is also worth noting that San Marino, Cyprus and Liechtenstein have the worst defensive records.
Euro Matchday 9 Qualifying Predictions
It’s time to dive into my Euro Matchday 9 qualifying predictions and picks. I have decided to feature a standout game from each day, giving you a bet for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The first of my Euro Matchday 9 predictions concerns Thursday’s clash between Slovakia and Iceland. Friday’s pick comes from the game between England and Malta, while Saturday’s selection is Switzerland vs. Kosovo.
Having evaluated all the key betting trends and scoured the bookies’ odds, I’m confident that we can land a tasty profit this week. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get right into it.
Slovakia vs. Iceland Prediction
Odds: Slovakia (-134); Draw (+250); Iceland (+350)
It is no secret that Portugal has dominated Group J, with the Euro 2016 champions going eight for eight. As a result, Slovakia has slipped under the radar, despite taking 16 points from a possible 24.
The Slovakians have won five of their eight qualifiers, suffering only two defeats in the process. Better still, they have conceded just five goals, meaning only nine teams in the entire qualification bracket have conceded fewer.
Iceland, on the other hand, has conceded 10 goals while picking up 10 points. Trailing Slovakia by six points in Group J, Iceland looks set to suffer a fifth defeat of the campaign on Thursday.
Best Bet: Slovakia (-134)
England vs. Malta Prediction
Odds: England (-10000); Draw (+2000); Malta (+6600)
The moneyline odds tell you everything you need to know about the gulf in quality between England and Malta. In fact, I recommend steering clear of the moneylines altogether, unless you’re brave/stupid enough to back Malta!
The Group C minnows have endured seven successive losses, conceding 18 goals while scoring just twice in reply. By contrast, the Three Lions have taken 16 points from a possible 18 and boast a goal difference of +16 for good measure.
England thrashed Malta 4-0 in the reverse fixture back in June, meaning the Three Lions have won each of the six previous meetings between the two nations. With an aggregate score of 18-1 in favor of England, you need to explore the goal markets here.
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Switzerland vs. Kosovo Prediction
Odds: Switzerland (-334); Draw (+400); Kosovo (+800)
Switzerland heads into Euro Matchday 9 as one of the seven unbeaten nations. The Red Crosses have picked up four wins and three draws so far, putting them on the verge of Euro 2024 qualification.
It is also worth remembering that only Portugal has scored more goals than Switzerland this campaign. The Swiss have netted 20 goals in seven outings, meaning they average 2.9 goals per game in Group I.
That said, Kosovo enters Euro Matchday 9 on the back of successive wins. Following clean-sheet victories over Andorra and Israel, Primoz Gliha’s men will fancy their chances of upsetting the odds in Basel.
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Are You Ready for Euro Matchday 9 Qualifying?
Hopefully, my Euro Matchday 9 qualifying predictions will help you win some money over the next few days. Let’s not forget that Euro Matchday 9 comprises a whopping 23 games, so be sure to explore other options as well.
Matchday 10 gets underway this Sunday, November 10, serving up 15 clashes across two days. Our team of soccer experts will also provide picks for Matchday 10, so I recommend keeping your eyes peeled for those.
The international break ends next week, with high-profile domestic leagues such as the Premier League returning the following weekend. Accordingly, I will be back with more soccer predictions in the coming days.