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Euro 2016 Qualifiers Tips

Eight of our tips for last week’s Euro 2016 qualifiers won at odds of 10/11, 5/1, 7/2, evens, 9/2, 7/1, evens & 23/10. Here are our tips for Monday’s televised games:

Scotland v Germany

SkySports1 Monday 7th September / 7.45pm

Thomas MullerFirst Goalscorer9/2Coral
Mario Gotze (ew)First Goalscorer11/2Bet365
Over 2.5Total Goals3/4BetVictor
Germany 2-1Correct Score8/1BetVictor
Germany 3-1Correct Score13/1Unibet

Germany put themselves at the top of qualifying Group D with a 3-1 victory over their nearest rivals in Poland on Friday, and they have now lost just one of their seven games this campaign, scoring 19 goals and conceding just five.

So, it’s going to be extremely difficult for Gordon Strachan’s Scotland to bounce back from a shocking performance and result against Georgia and we can see nothing but a comfortable victory for the 4/9 Germans at Hampden Park on Monday night.

As ever, Thomas Muller has been amongst the goals – he scored the opening one against Poland on Friday and Coral offer a stand-out 9/2 on the Bayern star to do so again (just 7/2 elsewhere). We also suggest backing the in-form Mario Gotze, who got the second and third goals against Poland, each-way at 11/2 with Bet365.

Finally, with Scotland desperate to take something from this game, we can see them being very attack minded (especially if they go 1-0 down), so recommend betting on a high scoring game. You can back Over 2.5 Goals at best odds of 3/4 with BetVictor and the 2-1 and 3-1 away wins at best odds of 8/1 and 13/1 respectively.

Rep of Ireland v Georgia

Sky-Sports-2 Monday 7th September / 7.45pm

Rep of Ireland1X28/15Ladbrokes
Rep of Ireland 1-0Correct Score19/4Unibet
Rep of Ireland 2-0Correct Score23/4Unibet
Robbie Keane (ew)First Goalscorer7/2Paddy Power

The Irish have leapfrogged one point ahead of Scotland into third place in Group D and are now just 2 points behind Poland in the second automatic qualifying place.

Last week Martin O’Neill’s side could be backed at 13/5 to qualify for Euro 2016, with Scotland available at even-money. But now the Irish are 9/4 with Sky Bet to make it to France, with Scotland pushed out to 2/1 (third place finisher gets a play-off spot).

And Ireland really need to beat Georgia on Monday night as their last two group games are against Germany (at home) and Poland (away), while Scotland have an easier run-in against Poland (at home) and Gibraltar (away).

Ladbrokes are offering the best price of 8/15 about the Republic doing just that – and we think that’s a price worth taking. Despite beating Scotland at home last week, Georgia have lost 5 of their 7 qualifiers in this campaign, with that only other win against Gibraltar. Of course, Ireland also won the reverse fixture in Tbilisi 1-2.

We also suggest backing both the 1-0 and 2-0 home wins at stand-out odds of 19/4 and 23/4 respectively with Unibet, while Robbie Keane – who scored six times for LA Galaxy last month and took his international tally to 67 with two goals against Gibraltar last week – is worth backing each-way to score first at best odds of 7/2 with Paddy Power (1/3 odds for the ‘place’ – if your player scores any of the first 5 goals).