New Hull striker can lead the way in our tasty Euro five-fold

The weekend of international fixtures kicks off as early as Thursday this week with a whole raft of Euro 2016 qualifiers set to provide us with plenty of punting ammo.

The likes of Italy (1/20) and Israel (1/33) won’t be adding much value to our acca, however that doesn’t mean a barrage of upsets will be featured.

Instead we are sticking with four favourites to do the business, with that all important odds boost coming from the chill of Scandinavia.

We’ve all had accumulators in the past that have looked destined to land only for one side to let you down, so that’s why at Ladbrokes we are giving you your money back as a free bet on any losing acca featuring five or more teams in the Euro qualifiers this week. Click here for the T&Cs.

Our 14/1 offering may seem overloaded with odds-on shots, but that does little to dent our confidence.

Czech Republic to beat Kazakhstan @ 2/11

The relative banker of the lot, the Czech should have more than enough to taste victory in Prague.

Pavel Vrba lead his side to a  4-2 victory when the sides met in Astana back in October, with their record in their qualifying campaign now standing at four wins from six matches.

Opponents Kazakhstan meanwhile, have been less than impressive, losing 12 of their last 13 competitive games.


Belgium to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina @ 4/9

Marc Wilmots’ men may have slipped up against Wales last time out, but there is no denying the quality that runs through their ranks.

The likes of Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku should have more than enough to see off a Bosnia outfit that have won just one (against Andorra) of their last six away matches.

With no victory against the Balkan state in 12 matches (four years) the large number of Premier League stars will be out to right a wrong.


Wales to beat Cyprus @ 8/11

All the focus may well be on Gareth Bale ahead of Wales’ crucial clash against the Mediterranean Island nation, and perhaps rightly so.

The Real Madrid man has netted five times in the qualifying campaign to date, outscored by only two others.

He netted twice for Real Madrid last weekend so comes in to this bang in form. Whether he finds the net or not, expect the British nation, who are unbeaten in eight competitive matches to have too much.


Croatia to beat Azerbaijan @ 1/3

The Croats beat Azerbaijan 6-0 at home and even with home advantage it’s hard to see the underdogs reversing that form in Baku.

Niko Kovac’s side have been imperious in qualifying so far, beating all but Italy to top Group H, while Azerbaijan have avoided defeat just twice in eight competitive matches.

The likes of Ivan Rakitic, Luka Modric and Mario Mandzukic should have more than enough to ensure this leg of our acca is a winning one.


Norway to beat Bulgaria @ 12/5

The long-shot of our quintet but also the one that makes it a tasty win.

The Norwegians may have failed to find the net in their last two fixtures, but with striker Adama Diomande in scintillating form we don’t expect that run to continue.

Hull City’s Deadline Day arrival netted seven times in his last four matches for Stabaek before his switch and could hold the key.

Bulgaria’s win against minnows Malta is their only success in seven matches and they’re certainly there to be got at.


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Ben Stones

Ladbrokes News’ equine expert, Ben likes nothing more than studying the form to pick out a winner or two for our readers. A Journalism and Media Studies graduate from the University of Winchester, Ben has previously written for a number of football and racing blogs and websites, as well as contributing to the sports pages of his home-town newspaper.