Congratulations punters, you have successfully survived one round of international fixtures. Luckily, we’ve whipped you up a Wacky Acca for Saturday’s World Cup qualifiers.
Scotland to beat Lithuania, Saturday 7.45pm
The Scottish lads announced this week that they will be blasting out 90’s rave track Bits N Pieces whenever a goal is scored at Hampden Park. So, with that in mind, we are hoping the lads smash a few past Lithuania and display plenty of decent dance moves.
The two sides have met on eight occasions and the Scots have the upper hand, with a total of five wins over the Lithuanians. They have drawn twice and lost just once.
In qualifying stages, Scotland have a 100% record in the tie. In four matches, they conceded only once and look the bankers to take the victory this weekend. They are to do it again.
Poland to beat Denmark, Saturday 7.45pm
Poland managed to take just one point away from their first World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan. They were two goals ahead before half time and it looked plain sailing, but Khizhnichenko (we don’t know either) bagged two in seven minutes to level the game to a 2-2 result.
Despite a shaky start to their World Cup campaign, Poland wowed us at Euro 2016, reaching the quarter-finals only to be sent out on penalties by champions Portugal. Robert Lewandowski got the most goals of any qualifying player at the Euros, a record-equalling 13. Although his tournament performance was a little under-whelming, we reckon his class will just be too much for Denmark, especially as he bagged a penalty last time out.
Poland are currently to be victorious over the Danes.
Slovenia and Slovakia to draw, Saturday 7.45pm
These two sides met twice during World Cup qualifiers in 2010. Slovenia won 2-1 at home and 2-0 away, snagging the full six points from the fixtures. Slovakia fell foul to England in their opening WC Qualifier, despite holding them to a draw at Euro 2016.
Slovenia drew 2-2 with Lithuania in their opening qualifier effort, and it looks difficult to separate these two sides. A draw is currently on site, and looks the best option to go with in your International Acca.
Kazakhstan to beat Montenegro, Saturday 5pm
Your weekend is never going to revolve around this box office clash, with flat-pack furniture and cutting the grass perhaps more exciting prospects, but there is some value in the outsiders here.
Kazakhstan have already stolen a point from the hands of Poland, and will be out to land the full three against a weak Montenegro side. The Montenegrins have played just four times in 2016, and have failed to win a game.
In their last five games, Kazakhstan have won two, drawn two and lost one, keeping two clean sheets. They are to take the win here.