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EURO 24 Qualifying Play-Off Finals: Key Bet Builder Tips & Full Previews

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As the likes of Wales and Poland look to book their respective tickets to EURO 24, Tuesday night promises to be a nervy affair from across the continent.

With only six nations left standing in this year’s qualifying play-off campaign, three spots remains for the European Championships.

Ahead of a historic Tuesday night of action, we have taken an in-depth look at some of the best available EURO 24 qualifying betting markets.

All eyes will fall on Cardiff

While Wales might have faced a potential semi-final banana skin when they welcomed Finland to Cardiff on Thursday night, the Dragons put in a stunning performance on home soil as they stormed their way to a 4-1 romp.

Although Rob Page might have found some real scrutiny over his position in the dugout, Tuesday’s hosts have largely bounced back from a nightmare start to the EURO 24 qualifying adventure.

Making a statement during October’s international break as they secured a 2-1 win against World Cup bronze medalists Croatia, Wales are now unbeaten in all of their previous seven appearances across all competitions.

However, left disappointed last year as they eventually fell short in their bid to punch an automatic route out of Group D, the Dragons will certainly face a real challenge in Cardiff here.

Although Poland might have opened up their own respective EUR0 24 qualifying campaign tipped as a leading contender to find a route out of Group E, Michal Probierz’s side endured their own struggle.

Nevertheless, despite winning just one of their final four qualifying showdowns last year, Tuesday’s guests cruised their way to a thumping semi-final victory earlier in the week.

Not having to get out of second gear as they cruised their way to a 5-1 romp at home against Estonia, Poland will be desperate to produce another iconic display in south Wales.

However, losing three of their last four qualifying appearances on foreign soil last year, neutrals could be treated to an incredibly nervy affair in Cardiff.

Wales vs Poland Bet Builder Tips:

  • Both teams to score @ 4/5 1xBet
  • Brennan Johnson over 0.5 shots on target @ 5/6 BetUS
  • Chris Mepham to be shown a card @ 12/5 Pribet

Greece look to make another statement

While Greece might have suffered EURO 24 qualifying heartbreak last year as they fell to a costly 1-0 loss at the hands of Holland during November’s international break, the Ethniki had gained plenty of plaudits.

Signing off their Group B campaign with an action-packed 2-2 stalemate against European icons France, Gus Poyet’s men should find the mood in their camp at a continued high ahead of Tuesday’s showdown.

Making a real statement on Thursday night as they stormed their way to a routine 5-0 romp against Kazakhstan, Greece have lost just one of their previous six appearances across all competitions.

Likewise, last seen on their travels securing a 2-0 victory against Ireland while in qualifying action, the one-time Brighton boss should be smelling a potential opportunity when his squad arrives in Tbilisi here.

Managing to avoid what could have been a potential upset last week as they secured a 2-0 victory at home against Luxembourg, Georgia are still dreaming of the chance to book their maiden to a major international tournament.

However, signing off their EURO 24 qualifying adventure last year with a 3-1 loss at the hands of former world champions Spain, the Crusaders have continued to show some extended inconsistencies over recent times.

Likewise, suffering a 2-0 loss when they welcomed Greece to town for a World Cup qualifying battle back in October 2021, they have also failed to win any of their eight historic meetings against the Ethniki.

Georgia vs Greece Bet Builder Tips:

  • Greece win @ 13/10 Olympusbet
  • Anastasios Bakasetas over 0.5 shots on target @ 3/5 Dachbet
  • Budu Zivzivadze over 0.5 shots on target @ 11/10 Luckster

Ukraine looking to right their qualifying wrong

At the heart of a major EURO 24 qualifying controversy back on November 20th as they were forced to settle for a 0-0 stalemate against reigning European champions Italy, Ukraine certainly feel that they should have already punched their ticket to Germany.

However, still mustering 14 points from their eight Group C appearances last year and with just their goal difference keeping them behind Italy and that lucrative second-place finish, Serhiy Rebrov’s men have still received plenty of plaudits from across the continent.

Now just 90 minutes away from booking an emotional return to the major tournament stage, Ukraine have lost just one of their previous eight qualifying appearances – a run that stems back to a 2-0 loss against England 12 months ago.

Punching their spot in Tuesday’s play-off finals after collecting an eye-catching 2-1 win away at Bosnia & Herzegovina, the Yellows certainly face what is a historic battle when they arrive in Wroclaw.

Signing off their Group J adventure last year with a toothless 2-0 loss against Portugal on November 19th, Iceland have publicly struggled with their consistency over recent times.

Mustering just 10 points from their 10 EURO 24 qualifying appearances and eventually finishing behind the likes of Slovakia and Luxembourg, Age Hareide’s men were desperate to claim some kind of stability.

However, despite facing what could have been a real semi-final tussle when they met Israel out in Budapest on Thursday night, Iceland put in a famous display as they stormed their way to a 4-1 romp.

Although Hareide’s side might have turned a welcomed corner since opening the New Year, they will face a real challenge when they meet a Ukraine squad that are desperate to right their qualifying wrong.

Ukraine vs Iceland Bet Builder Tips:

  • Ukraine win @ 3/5 Olympusbet
  • Albert Gudmundsson over 0.5 shots on target @ 6/5 1xBet
  • Artem Dovbyk to score anytime @ 7/4 Dachbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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