The next major football competition is of course Euro 2020 and later on this year the qualifiers will be played off, and as I have been doing over the last few days, today I want to take a look at three of the Groups that you may fancy betting on.
It will be the outright winner betting markets that are currently live at many different betting sites for Groups G, H and I that I will be looking at in a little detail today, starting with the teams being backed to win Group G.
In fact, on the early betting markets there is only one team punters are interested in backing, and that team is Poland who are the red-hot favourite to top Group G with odds being offered at several betting sites of 1/3 on them doing just that.
Israel and Austria are joint second favourites to top Group G at odds of 5/1, and the three other teams are friendless in the betting, those teams being Slovenia at 33/1, Macedonia at 66/1 and Latvia at 500/1!
Group H Winner Betting
It is as if bookies across the land are not interested inlaying bets for France, for the best odds I have seen being offered on them winning Group H are tiny at just 1/9!
Those bookies do however want you to back the other teams in the Group to be the team to head the Group once the qualifiers have been played off and as such there is some value to be had when backing teams such as Turkey at 7/1, Iceland at 11/1, Albania at 150/1 and even teams like Andorra and Moldova at 500/1!
Group I Winner Betting
Moving onto Group I, well you are certainly going to have to bet big to get a reasonably sized winning pay-out, if you fancy the chances of the favourite team to win that Group, for that team is the mighty Belgium and as you would expect their odds are tiny at just 1/10!
Russia at 6/1 may offer a little more value, but they are going to be up against it playing Belgium, but never say never, and at those odds they may just be worth a small speculative punt.
Do not forget that Scotland are in Group I, and that very fact will ensure plenty of Scottish punters may be prepared to look further than their 33/1 odds and low chances of winning this Group and back them with their hearts rather than with their heads.
Three other teams are going to be playing their qualifying matches in Group I, but each of them is being touted at some huge odds, given their very low chances of successes.
Those teams for reference are Cyprus at 100/1 and if you do fancy the chances of either San Marino or Kazakhstan then you will certainly be impressed with the truly huge odds attached to them both, those odds being 500/1!