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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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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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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England vs. San Marino Tips, Preview and Predictions

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San Marino go in search of their first win in 17 years when they face England in Group I World Cup qualifying. Franco Varrella’s troops are ranked 210th in the FIFA world rankings and have only drawn three matches since the triumph over Lichtenstein in 2004. Where and when: Wembley Stadium, London – 25 March, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see England vs. San Marino: ITV Last time: The Three Lions thrashed San Marino 6-0 in 2015. England v San Marino Predictions and Preview Gareth Southgate is likely to field an…

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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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France vs. Ukraine Tips, Preview and Predictions

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France host Ukraine in the first round of World Cup qualifiers. Les Bleus famously won football’s greatest prize in 2018 and are widely expected to top Group D with Andriy Shevchenko’s troops battling it out with Bosnia and Herzegovina for a spot in the play-offs. Didier Deschamps’ squad beat Croatia 4-2 in the final to lift the trophy for a second time. Where and when: Stade de France, Paris – 24 March, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see France vs. Ukraine: Sky Sports Premier League Last time: Les Bleus thrashed…

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Belgium vs. Wales Tips, Preview and Predictions

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World Cup qualification begins in earnest this week, as Belgium welcome Wales to Den Dreef on Wednesday night. With the Czech Republic also taking up their place in Group E, the Welsh could really use a strong start in this game. That’s much easier said than done against the world’s top-ranked team though.  Where and when: Den Dreef – 24 March, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Belgium vs. Wales: Sky Sports Last time: Wales came from behind to secure a memorable 3-1 victory over Belgium in the quarter-finals of…

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