European Qualifiers on Sky: Wales vs Croatia, Scotland vs San Marino

29 October 2019

European Qualifiers on Sky: Wales vs Croatia, Scotland vs San Marino

Team Information and previews Before Sunday Qualifiers, featuring Wales, Scotland, Croatia, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

Team information: Wales are sweating on the fitness Aaron Ramsey, that faces a race to recoup from the knee injury which ruled him out of Thursdays draw in Slovakia.
In the event the Juventus midfielder is cleared to play with, Ryan Giggs could switch his forward choices around, with Gareth Bale going to direct the line.
Croatia, meanwhile, head to Cardiff with a clean bill of health and head coach Zlatko Dalic could name the identical XI that started Thursdays 3-0 victory although Mateo Kovacic and also Nikola Vlasic are pushing for a berth.
The Way to see: Live coverage begins at 7.15pm Sky Sports Football and Main Event; Kick-off 7.45pm
Condition of play: Group E
The equation for Wales is an easy one. A triumph on Sunday renders their Euro 2020 destiny in their hands, with three points carrying them to within a few of Croatia having a game in hand.
Croatia and lose will seal their passage to next summers championship, setting up a direct shootout involving Hungary Slovakia and Wales for this runners-up spot with two matches to playwith.
Charlie Nicholas forecast:This is just another difficult one. Wales have it into their hands, so for that reason, you would need to elaborate them, although I would not be optimistic of Aaron Ramsey coming straight back in. Croatia have gone backward after this World Cups glory. They have stepped up a marker with their World Cup showing along with the standing they obtained, but theres some thing about Wales that tells me they are going in the perfect way with Ryan Giggs, and I am expecting them to acquire this.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-0 (15/2 with Sky Bet)
Team information: Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay is readily available for Scotland.
McTominays return provides a boost to Steve Clarkes squad, which was decimated by injuries to Ryan Jack Oli McBurnie, Kenny McLean and Grant Hanley, most of whom remain inaccessible.
Steve Clarke confirmed Jon McLaughlin will start in goal for Scotland.
San Marino goalkeeper Elia Benedettini (knee) remains a permanent absentee for those visitors.
How to watch: Live coverage starts at 4.30pm on Sky Sports Football and Main Event; Kick-off 5pm
Charlie Nicholas forecast:This is the one game Im confident on! Steve Clarke owes nobody any favours. There was a lot of people that didnt need to play Scotland and said they had been injured – a couple wished to play and turned up – . Steven Fletcher was a servant for Scotland I think despite being chosen, he is their very best number nine presently. That should change to your San Marino match.
Not a lot of people will turn up at Hampden, but allow Clarke attempt something and find a win under his belt. Ryan Christie and Callum McGregor happen to be decent so Id play with them both, and with Fletcher, Billy Gilmour and also Lawrence Shankland set to come in, Scotland will win professionally and get the development they need prior to the play-offs.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 4-0 (4/1 with Sky Bet)
Team information: Romelu Lukaku has been ruled out as the Inter Milan striker appears to recover from a spine injury, meaning Christian Benteke could be given a start.
Roberto Martinez may field an experimental line-up with eligibility Divock Origi, Adnan Januzaj, Thorgan Hazard, Michy Batshuayi and Axel Witsel were among the titles that failed to incorporate in the 9-0 win over San Marino.
Kazakhstan can hit Euro 2020 through the European Qualifiers, and later suffering a 2-1 home defeat to Cyprus, Michal Bilek could seem to make changes nonetheless of progressing to the play-offs.
To see: Live coverage starts at 1.55pm on Sky Sports Football and Main Event; Kick-off 2pm
Condition of play: Group I
Belgium qualified for Euro 2020 thanks to their 9-0 thrashing of San Marino last time out, and it seems to be only a matter of time until Russia combine them in the finals.
A stage in Cyprus would be sufficient for Russia to achieve a fifth successive tournament but a win for the hosts would breath life into their outside prospect of beating the Russians to second place from the group.
Scotland will leapfrog Kazakhstan into fourth with success over San Marino, a rubber match that presents the side of Steve Clarke together with the opportunity.
Team news: Holland and Belarus have no new injury concerns ahead of Sundays game in Minsk, meaning Dutch regulars Georginio Wijnaldum and Virgil van Dijk are most likely to retain their locations.
Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek and Luuk de Jong, fresh from his strike against Northern Ireland, are currently knocking for a start, as is PSV forward Donyell Malen.
How to watch coverage begins
Team news: Germany is going to be boosted by the return of Timo Werner and Marcos Reus – 2 players who scored in a 8-0 victory over Estonia – when they sat out Wednesdays 2-2 friendly draw with Argentina.
While Borussia Dortmund captain knee injury has been shaken off by Reus, RB Leipzig striker Werner has recovered from a chilly. After hanging out against Argentina manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is to feature.
Estonia are injured captain Ragnar Klavan (groin) while defender Joonas Tamm is suspended.
The Way to watch: Live coverage begins at 7.40pm on Sky Sports Premier League; Kick-off 7.45pm
Condition of play: Group C
Holland and Germany boast records at the top of Group C and can steal a march on Northern Ireland by opening a three-point lead with victories on Sunday.
Northern Irelands defeat in Holland has made a daunting job to attain Euro 2020, a task that gets even harder if the two conquer Estonia and Belarus respectively.
Northern Ireland host Holland at Windsor Park next month prior to finishing their effort and victories in win both matches open a chance of these qualifying courtesy of some superior head-to-head recording, however Marchs play-offs look to be their best bet today.
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