Friday World Cup Qualifiers Tips: Dutch will destroy Latvia

Louis van Gaal.
Will Louis van Gaal inspire the Netherlands to another victory when they face Latvia?

Dan Fitch previews the pick of Friday's UEFA World Cup qualifiers and he fancies Holland to win big again when they face Latvia.

"The return of Louis van Gaal saw Holland emerge unbeaten from their three games over the last international break, which included an eye-catching 6-1 win over Turkey in their last outing."

Back Netherlands to beat Latvia and over 3.5 goals at 1.9110/11

UEFA World Cup Qualifiers
Friday 8 October, 18:45

Norway can get point without Haaland

Turkey 2.245/4 v Norway 3.613/5; The Draw 3.613/5
Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Turkey have been in poor form, winning only one of their last six games (D1 L4), but they are nevertheless a relatively short price at Norway, who look set to be missing the injured Erling Haaland for this international break. Even without Haaland, the Norwegians could get a draw against the struggling Turks at 3.613/5.

Romania keeping it tight

Germany 1.121/8 v Romania 30.029/1; The Draw 12.011/1
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Germany are in a commanding position in Group J and a victory could be enough to see them clinch automatic qualification. Romania have only conceded once in their last four games, so a Germany win and under 3.5 goals could land at 2.111/10.

Liechtenstein can make it close

Liechtenstein 30.029/1 v North Macedonia 1.162/13; The Draw 8.615/2
Live on Sky Sports Red Button

In the last international break, Liechtenstein kept it tight, with all three of their games seeing less than three goals (D1 L2). With North Macedonia failing to score in two of their three matches, it could be worth going for an away win and under 2.5 goals at 3.185/40.

Home win for Russia

Russia 1.9110/11 v Slovakia 4.84/1; The Draw 3.55/2
Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Slovakia won the reverse fixture 2-1, but Russia have otherwise been consistent (P6 W4 D1 L1) and with home advantage, should win this one. Back the hosts at 1.9110/11.

Repeat of goal-fest

Estonia 2.56/4 v Belarus 3.259/4; The Draw 3.39/4
Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Realistically, these two are competing to avoid finishing bottom of Group E. When they last met Belarus won 4-2 at home and that makes both teams to score look big at odds of 2.111/10.

Croatia can keep another clean sheet

Cyprus 15.5 v Croatia 1.330/100; The Draw 5.59/2
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Croatia have become much more defensively reliable of late, moving on from being a team that generally conceded, to keeping clean sheets in three consecutive games. This is a game they really need three points in as they battle to stay top of Group H and Croatia are 1.84/5 to win to nil.

Slim win for Slovenia

Malta 9.28/1 v Slovenia 1.538/15; The Draw 3.814/5
Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Malta's victory over Cyprus in September was their only win from their last nine games (D2 L6). Slovenia only won the home fixture 1-0 and you can back them to win and under 2.5 goals at 2.757/4.

Armenia can put heat on Iceland

Iceland 2.226/5 v Armenia 3.711/4; The Draw 3.412/5
Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Armenia beat Iceland 2-0 at home, so this one could be more competitive than the odds suggest. With the Armenians scoring in four of their last six games, both teams to score could be successful at 2.0421/20.

Montenegro will rock Gibraltar

Gibraltar 27.026/1 v Montenegro 1.111/9; The Draw 12.5
Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Montenegro are without a win in six games (W3 D3), but it's hard to imagine they won't end that run when they face Gibraltar. They won 4-1 in the reverse fixture and you can back Montenegro to win both halves at 1.9520/21.

More goals for Van Gaal

Latvia 3.211/5 v Netherlands 1.11/10; The Draw 13.012/1
Live on Sky Sports Red Button

The return of Louis van Gaal saw Holland emerge unbeaten from their three games over the last international break, which included an eye-catching 6-1 win over Turkey in their last outing. A Netherlands win and over 3.5 goals is 1.9110/11.

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