La Liga, Italian Serie A, the Bundesliga, and the English Premier League take a break this week while national teams try to qualify for the UEFA European Championships. All the top Euro teams are in action including France, England, Spain, and Croatia. Check out analysis and free soccer betting picks for 5 of this week’s top UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying matches!
Top Soccer Betting Picks for the Week – October 6th Edition
Thursday, Oct. 10th
Croatia vs Hungary
- UEFA Euro 2020 Odds: Croatia -1.5 / Hungary +1.5
Croatia comes into this match off a 1-1 draw against Azerbaijan in their last qualifying match on September 9. Croatia missed an opportunity to go three points clear at the top of Euro 2020 qualifying Group E after a stunning goal by Azerbaijan’s Tamkin Khalilzade. Prior to that, Croatia spanked Slovakia 4-0 in their previous qualifying match.
Hungary rebounded from their 2-1 loss to Montenegro in their previous Euro qualifying match to beat Slovakia 2-1 in their last match on September 9.
Only a point separates Croatia and Hungary in Group E with the sides sitting in first and third place respectively leading into their clash in Split. Croatia have won both their two home group games and they are 3-6-2 in the last 10 meetings against Hungary. The bad news for Hungary is that both, Barath and Nagy are suspended for this match. Croatia had not lost in 9 previous meetings prior to their stunning 2-1 loss to Hungary the last time they met in March, but they are still the pick to get the win here.
Soccer Betting Pick: Croatia 2 Hungary 1
Belgium vs San Marino
- UEFA Euro 2020 Odds: Over/Under 7.5
Belgium won 4-0 in San Marino last month and recorded an identical 4-0 win over Scotland on September 9. The hosts in this affair have won all sides’ 7 previous meetings. Belgium will secure a spot in the finals with a win and they’ve gone 18 straight matches without loss at home (W14 D4). With six perfect Group I wins already Belgium is the easy pick in this one to take down a winless San Marino squad (0-0-6).
Soccer Betting Pick: Belgium 4 San Marino 1
Friday, Oct. 11th
Czech Republic vs England
- UEFA Euro 2020 Odds: Czech Republic +568 / England -232
The Czech Republic has played well when winning 3-of-4. Let’s be honest, though. They don’t stand much of a shot versus the English. England has gone 3-0 in their last 3 matches. The English are a World Cup contender in 2022. They should easily handle the Czech Republic.
Soccer Betting Pick: England -1 -140
Iceland vs France
- UEFA Euro 2020 Odds: Iceland +609 / France -256
The defending World Cup Champions might take Iceland lightly on Friday. Iceland has shown up at the UEFA Euro Championships before. They must play well to qualify. Although France should win, it might be a good idea to go for a draw in this match.
Soccer Betting Pick: Draw +319
Portugal vs Luxemborg
- UEFA Euro 2020 Odds: Portugal -3 / Luxemborg +3
Luxemborg has dropped consecutive Euro Qualifying matches including a humbling 3-1 defeat against Serbia on October 9. Portugal is looking to build on back-to-back Euro qualifying win and comes into this affair off an overpowering 5-1 win against Lithuania that saw Cristiano Ronaldo score a mind-boggling four goals. Portugal’s record versus Luxembourg shows the home team in this one with a dominating 13-1-1 mark in the last 15 meetings. Ronaldo and company are the easy pick in this one.
Soccer Betting Pick: Portugal 5 Luxemborg 1
Saturday, Oct. 12th
Denmark vs Switzerland
- UEFA Euro 2020 Odds: Denmark +121 / Switzerland +208
These two are incredibly even in terms of both talent as well as recent form. Denmark has 2 two wins and 3 draws in their last 5. Switzerland has a win, 2 draws, a loss, and a loss on penalty kicks in their last 5. Switzerland gets the nod because they’ve played the much tougher competition.
Soccer Betting Pick: Switzerland +208
Norway vs Spain
- UEFA Euro 2020 Odds: Norway +498 / Spain -217
Norway doesn’t have much of a shot. So, the real question is whether to back Spain on the handicap or to go with the draw. Spain rides a 5 match winning streak into this. They beat Norway 2-1 back in March. The Spanish could suffer a slight let down. That could lead to a draw.
Soccer Betting Pick: Draw +305
Sunday, Oct. 13th
Wales vs Croatia
- UEFA Euro 2020 Odds: Wales +198 / Croatia +134
Wales versus Croatia might be the top overall soccer matchup this week. Wales beat Belarus 1-0 in an International Friendly back on Sep. 9. Before that, they beat Azerbaijan 2-1 on Sep. 6. During a European Qualifying match on June 8, Wales couldn’t get much going in a 1-2 loss.
Croatia might be set for a slight upset loss on Sunday, though. The Croatians dominated the Slovakians 4-0 on Sep. 6. However, they drew with Azerbaijan in a match after that and lost 1-2 to Tunisia in a match before the Slovakian domination. Wales can get it done at decent odds.
Soccer Betting Pick: Wales