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Paul Robinson is focusing on the Euros tonight as qualifying gets underway, and his treble pays around the 9/1 mark. Here are his selections:

- Back Under 2.5 Goals in Austria v Poland @ 4/7
- Back BTTS in Northern Ireland v Estonia @ 15/8
- Back Belgium to win to nil @ 6/5

The Acca pays approximately 9/1

Goals at a premium in Austria

Bet 1: Back Under 2.5 Goals in Austria v Poland @ 4/7 - KO 19:45 GMT

The two top dogs in Group G are taking each other on in the first qualifying fixture and I can't see there being many goals.

Neither of these teams have been in great form, although Austria did finish second in their Nations League group. They had an easier draw than Poland though, but still couldn't finish ahead of Bosnia.

Poland haven't won a match since the World Cup, where they beat Japan in their final game, having already been eliminated following two defeats. They have drawn three and lost three since, but it is worth noting that they have faced some decent sides along the way.

These two haven't been scoring many goals of late, but they haven't been conceding many either. The hosts have seen five of their last six go under 2.5, while the same can be said for six of the visitors last seven. I expect a tense affair with few goals.

Estonia to take advantage of out-of-sorts Northern Ireland

Bet 2: BTTS in Northern Ireland v Estonia @ 15/8 - KO 19:45 GMT

Northern Ireland have been handed a very tricky draw as they are in a group of five, that also contains Germany and Holland. They need to be winning games like this to have any chance of qualifying, and while they may well take the three points, I think that there is plenty of value in both teams scoring.

Estonia have been in relatively decent form as they have put a poor run behind them to lose just one of their last five outings. That included a win at Greece, a win at Finland, and a draw at Iceland.

The hosts meanwhile have lost three of their last four, and while they have a strong record at Windsor Park, they have lost four of their last six at home, keeping just the one clean sheet.

Belgium to put their Swiss nightmare behind them

Bet 3: Back Belgium to win to nil @ 6/5 - KO 19:45 GMT

Belgium need to bounce back from a shock 5-2 defeat at Switzerland - a result which saw them knocked off the top of their Nations League group.

Prior to that they had been in good form however, as they had shown no ill-effects of their World Cup exit to France. They must be considered as one of the favourites to lift the trophy at Euro 2020, and they should sail through this group.

Russia are probably their main threat, but they couldn't topple Sweden in the Nations League, and they did have home advantage at the World Cup.

They have lost their last two matches to nil - both away from home - and unless something special happens in Brussels tonight, it will likely be three out of three.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 237pts
Returned: 154.7pts
P/L: -82.3pts

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