Euro 2020 Qualifiers Thursday Tips: Ronaldo still greedy for goals

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
Will Cristiano Ronaldo deliver for Portugal when they host Lithuania?

Dan Fitch previews the Thursday night Euro 2020 action and fancies Cristiano Ronaldo to get Portugal off to a flying start against Lithuania...

"Portugal defeated Lithuania 5-1 in September, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring four goals."

Back Cristiano Ronaldo to score the first goal for Portugal against Lithuania at 2.89/5

Albania can repeat routine win

Albania 1.21/5 v Andorra 24.023/1; The Draw 7.26/1
Kick off 19:45
Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Neither Albania or the international minnows Andorra have a chance of qualifying for Euro 2020, but the home side have fared pretty well and still have a chance of finishing third in Group H (P8 W4 D0 L4).

Albania beat Andorra 3-0 in the reverse fixture and have scored four goals in two of their last three games. An Albania win and over 2.5 goals is 1.9110/11.

Kosovo a big price against side they've already beaten

Czech Republic 1.728/11 v Kosovo 5.69/2; The Draw 4.1
Kick off 19:45
Live on Sky Sports Red Button

With England set to win Group A, the second qualification position is up for grabs between these two teams. Czech Republic are currently occupying that spot after pulling off a surprise win over England in the last international break.

Kosovo are only one point behind them though and beat the Czechs 2-1 at home. Only England have beaten Kosovo in the qualifiers (P6 W3 D2 L1) and they are surely being underestimated. Back Kosovo to avoid defeat in the Double Chance market at 2.3611/8.

Goals will flow again as France chase Turkey

France 1.021/50 v Moldova 120.0119/1; The Draw 42.041/1
Kick off 19:45
Live on Sky Sports Red Button

With the Group H leaders Turkey holding the head-to-head advantage over France, the World Cup winners must claim six points in their remaining two games and hope the Turks slip up.

That seems assured against a Moldova side that France beat 4-1 back in March. Over 4.5 goals is 2.111/10 to land again.

Ronaldo chases goal record

Portugal 1.051/20 v Lithuania 75.074/1; The Draw 23.022/1
Kick off 19:45
Live on Sky Sports Premier League

A 2-1 defeat to Ukraine in their last outing ended Portugal's hopes of winning Group B. Now the reigning European Championship and Nations League holders must try to hold off the challenge of third placed Serbia to claim the second qualification spot.

Portugal should make that happen by beating Lithuania and then Luxembourg. They defeated Lithuania 5-1 in September as Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals. With Ronaldo aiming to take Ali Daei's all-time international goalscoring record, back the Juventus forward to open the scoring at 2.89/5.

Serbia's defence a cause for concern

Serbia 1.171/6 v Luxembourg 23.022/1; The Draw 8.88/1
Kick off 19:45
Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Serbia are only a point behind Portugal and are left hoping that they will drop points. It seems unlikely, but should keep Serbia motivated in their last two qualifiers, which are both at home.

Though Serbia are expected to beat Luxembourg, it may not be easy. Serbia have conceded in nine of their last ten games, including the reverse fixture that they won 3-1. A Serbia win and both teams to score is 3.412/5.

Dan Fitch 2019/20 Season P/L

Staked: 176.00 pts
Returned: 179.92 pts
P/L: +3.92 pts

Get a Free £/€20 Exchange Bet

  • Join Now - Open account using promo code VAL225
  • Bet - Place a £/€20 Bet on the Exchange
  • Earn We'll Refund You £/€20 If the Bet Loses

T&Cs apply.

Read past articles