Spain vs. Kosovo Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Kosovo face a trip to Spain that will surely end in a heavy defeat, as they head to Seville’s Estadio de La Cartuja for this 2022 World Cup qualifier. This is something of a grudge match in the political sense, but it remains to be seen whether that translates to what happens on the pitch on Wednesday night.  Where and when: Estadio de La Cartuja – 31 March, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Spain vs. Kosovo: Sky Sports Last time: This will be the first ever meeting between these…

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Lithuania vs. Italy Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Group C favourites Italy meet rank outsiders Lithuania in the final instalment of World Cup qualifiers before domestic football resumes. The 129th ranked nation in the FIFA standings fared well in 2020, winning four of their eight matches but the Azzurri pose a completely different threat to the likes of Estonia, Faroe Islands and Kazakhstan. Where and when: LFF Stadium, Vilnius – 31 March, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Lithuania vs. Italy: Sky Sports Red Button Last time: Fabio Quagliarella bagged a brace in Kaunas 14 years ago. Lithuania v…

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Bulgaria vs. Italy Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Italy ran out comfortable winners against Northern Ireland in their first World Cup qualifier and are expected to overcome Group C rivals Bulgaria in similar fashion on Sunday. The Azzurri are unbeaten in their last 23 games and Roberto Mancini was particularly pleased with the first-half display in Emilia-Romagna. Where and when: Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia – 28 March, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Bulgaria vs. Italy: Sky Sports Red Button Last time: Daniele De Rossi’s penalty was the difference in September 2015. Bulgaria v Italy Predictions and…

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Romania vs. Germany Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Romania welcome Germany to the National Arena in World Cup qualifying on Sunday night, in what’s set to be a difficult night at the office for the home team. The Tricolours will be happy to avoid a pasting at the hands of the might Mannschaft, who are striving to build up some momentum with just a few months to go before the start of Euro 2020.  Where and when: National Arena – 28 March, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Romania vs. Germany: Sky Sports Last time: Romania took an…

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Serbia vs. Portugal Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Portugal travel to Serbia on Matchday 2 of World Cup qualifying. The Seleção are expected to advance to the tournament proper with relative ease, while the hosts are targeting the runners-up berth which would secure a play-off opportunity. Bruno Fernandes and Ruben Dias will put their domestic rivalry aside to link up for the EURO 2016 holders. Where and when: Rajko Mitić Stadium, Belgrade – 27 March, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Serbia vs. Portugal: Sky Sports Red Button Last time: The Seleção came out on top in a six-goal…

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Czech Republic vs. Belgium Tips, Preview and Predictions

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A key game in Group E of European World Cup qualifying sees the Czech Republic host Belgium at the Sinobo Stadium in Prague on Saturday night. Given the quality their visitors possess, this is likely to be an uphill battle for the Czechs.  Where and when: Sinobo Stadium – 27 March, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Czech Republic vs. Belgium: Sky Sports Last time: Michy Batshuayi and Marouane Fellaini were on target for Belgium, as the Red Devils saw off the Czech Republic 2-1 in a 2017 friendly in…

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Spain vs. Greece Tips, Preview and Predictions

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With the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the Sweden national team setting tongues wagging in Group B, Spain and Greece both go in search of a good start to their World Cup qualifying campaigns this week.  Where and when: Estadio Los Carmenes – 25 March, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Spain vs. Greece: Sky Sports Last time: Greece were the reigning champions and took the lead when these teams met in the group stages of Euro 2008. However, Spain came from behind to win 2-1 and went on to…

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Germany vs. Iceland Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Four-time champions Germany begin their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign with a home game against Iceland on Thursday night. It’s another tough ask for the visitors following difficult Nations League and Euro 2020 qualification campaigns, with the home team the heavy favourites for the win.  Where and when: Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena – 25 March, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Germany vs. Iceland: Sky Sports Last time: Michael Ballack, Fredi Bobic and Kevin Kuranyi were the goalscorers as Germany beat Iceland 3-0 the last time the countries met, which was back in…

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Italy vs. Northern Ireland Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Group C favourites Italy welcome Northern Ireland before two World Cup qualifiers on the road. The Azzurri have been in phenomenal form over the last 18 months and will expect to pick up nine points from the international triple header. Boss Roberto Mancini has been linked to the Juventus job but is set to extend his contract with the national team until 2024. Where and when: Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma – 25 March, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Italy vs. Northern Ireland: Sky Sports Football Last time: Gareth McAuley…

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Portugal vs. Azerbaijan Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s international team-mates will join him in Italy for the World Cup qualifier with Azerbaijan. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp all suggested they would ask their stars to skip duty to avoid the well documented quarantine period but the location change has allowed Bruno Fernandes, Joao Cancelo and a host of others to travel more freely.   Where and when: Allianz Stadium, Turin – 24 March, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Portugal vs. Azerbaijan: Sky Sports Red Button Last time: Bruno Alves and Hugo Almeida were…

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