Both teams have lost once in their last five matches and have three wins and a draw apiece and having both finished strongly in their UEFA Nations League campaigns, it will be interesting to see how they approach these qualifiers. Norway’s loss to Spain came away from home; they will be happy to play at home in the second game of Group F, as they have a run of eight straight wins at home, with seven clean sheets. They are also unbeaten in the last 10 home matches, drawing two and winning the rest. Norway have however lost each of the last four Euro qualifying matches, twice to Hungary, and to Italy and the most recent one, to Spain. Their home form in the qualifiers is however a bit impressive, with six wins in 10, and two losses. Sweden have five wins in 10 away Euro qualifier matches and they will be keen to build on the opening win over Romania. They have kept just three clean sheets in 12 away matches in Euro qualifiers and facing Norway who have scored in all but three of the last 15 home matches in the qualifiers, will call for great discipline from the Swedes. Each of the last two matches between the two nations ended in draws. Each of the last 11 meetings between the two nations have been in friendly matches; they meet in competitive action for the first time since 1977.
Switzerland have registered massive growth in recent times and have not been scared of taking on established teams. They recently beat Belgium 5 – 2 while they have also pocked wins over Serbia, Iceland and drawn with Brazil in recent times. They have the quality and the talent, but the same applies to Denmark too, as they head to this game on a six – game unbeaten run, with three wins therein. Denmark have one loss in their last 15 matches, but will hope to pick a first win in six European Championship qualifiers; they have two losses and three draws in the last five. They have also failed to win any of the last three away matches in Euro qualifiers, having lost the recent two and drawn the other. They face a Swiss side with four losses in their last 15 matches but with three straight wins and clean sheets in Euro qualifiers. In 10 Euro qualifiers, Switzerland have managed eight wins and have 12 home wins in the last 16 Euro qualifiers.
Spain made promsing starts in both the 2018 World Cup finals and the Nations League but quickly went downhill. Their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign began well with a win over Norway and now travel to Malta looking for three more points. Spain have won their last two games recovering well after Nations League losses to England and Croatia. They have a good Euro qualifying record with nine wins in a row and only one loss in the last 28. Their last four away Euro qualifiers have all been won without a goal being conceded. They have won all of their seven previous meetings against Malta but they haven't met since 1997. Those seven wins have seen Spain score 36 goals including a 12-1 win in 1983, Malta didn't have much success in the Nations League finishing bottom of their group in the bottom rung League D. Malta failed to win any of their games in a group against Kosovo, Azerbaijan and the Faroe Islands. Saturday saw them have a third meeting of the season with the Faroe Islands and they beat them 2-1 at home to get three points with a goal in each half. That was a welcome win indeed as it ended a run of 15 games without a victory stretching back to 2017 and there'd been 29 Euro qualifiers since the last win. Their last 34 internationals have only produced two wins and they face an almighty task to get something from this match. Go for under 4.5 goals to be scored in this match.
After failing to reach the 2018 World Cup finals and the semi-finals of the Nations League, Italy dare not miss out on qualifying for Euro 2020. They got their campaign off to a good start with a win over Finland on Saturday evening. This home match against Liechtenstein is another ideal opportunity to get three points but tougher games against Greece, Bosna and Herzegovina lie ahead later in the group. Italy came second behind Portugal in the Nations League but four games only saw them score twice and concede twice. Italy haven't been scoring too many goals of late but as long as they qualify for the finals, they probably won't care how many they score. Liechtenstein finished bottom of their League D group earlier in the season. They trailed behind Macedonia, Armenia and Gibraltar and lost all three of their away games against the lower-ranked opposition. Liechtenstein have only won two of their last 30 games with victories over Iraq and Gibraltar. Only one of their last 17 away games have ended in a victory and in Euro qualifiers, 29 away games has seen them with just one win in Moldova and one goal in the last eight. Their last two games against Italy have both been lost by an aggregate score of 9-0. Saturday saw them open their Euro qualifying campaign with a home loss to Greece.
This Sunday’s Euro 2020 Qualifier in Haifa comes from Group G. It sees two sides who will at least view qualification as a possibility meet, although both Israel and Austria are still awaiting their first victories after one game. Defeat for either here would leave them with a huge amount of work to do over the rest of the campaign. Israel drew 1-1 at home to Slovenia in their opening match on Thursday night. It was a reasonable start but they would have been keen to win one of their opening two fixtures with home advantage so they’ll be gunning for three points here. Poland are the favourites to win this group which could potentially leave as many as four teams jostling for 2nd. Austria will certainly expect to be one of those sides and they did make it to the most recent European Championship in 2016. However they’ve declined badly since then, making little impact on World Cup Qualifying while they finished 2nd to Bosnia in their Nations League group. Their bid to reach Euro 2020 started with a 1-0 home defeat to Poland on Thursday, which really ramps up the pressure on them here. This promises to be a pretty even game but there isn’t any significant reason to fancy either to win it. Israel have only won 4 of their last 15 internationals. Their recent record in home qualifiers is poor with their only victories since 2014 coming against minnows Liechtenstein and Andorra. They have been more impressive at home in recent games, seeing off Albania and Scotland in the Nations League and their draw against Slovenia suggests they can get something out of what should be a comparable test.