International football is back this week, and supporters have an action-packed programme of Euro 2020 Qualification Group Stage fixtures to look forward to over the next seven days.
Across Europe, the competing nation’s expert goal-getters and poachers will be hoping that they can be the game-changers and difference makers in their teams’ pursuit of victory and qualification.
With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at a few of the players worth backing in the anytime goalscorer markets in Thursday and Friday’s Euro 2020 qualification group stage fixtures:
Remember – we’ll be covering all the international football extensively in our match preview section!
Robin Quaison – 6/4 (Faroe Islands vs SWEDEN)
Euro 2020 Qualification Group F, Thurs 5th
3rd placed Sweden have an equally important and winnable Group F fixture against the Faroe Islands on Thursday, and plenty of players in Janne Andersson’s squad will be backing themselves to score against their notoriously poor hosts in Tórshavn.
25-year old Mainz attacker Robin Quaison is certain to be near the front of the queue when the chances present themselves. The former Palermo hitman scored 3 times in his last 4 appearances for his country, and Quaison looks a cracking price at 6/4 with bet365 to enhance his excellent recent record even further.
Christian Eriksen – 8/15 (Gibraltar vs DENMARK)
Euro 2020 Qualification Group D, Thurs 5th
After an uncharacteristically inauspicious start to the 2019/20 season, Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen showed signs that he is finally ready to shake off the cobwebs with a goal-scoring appearance in Sunday’s North London Derby against Arsenal.
The Danish schemer is rarely as sluggish for his country however, and Eriksen has notched an incredible 21 goals in his last 29 international appearances, a haul that included a goal in his last outing for the Danes against Georgia in June.
Our experts have tipped Denmark to run riot against Gibraltar this week, and Eriksen is priced brilliantly at 8/15 with bet365 to get among the goals.
Erling Braut Håland – 8/13 (NORWAY vs Malta)
Euro 2020 Qualification Group F, Thurs 5th
19-year old Red Bull Salzburg sensation Erling Braut Håland went viral in May when he battered home 9 goals in Norway’s 12-0 win against Hondurus at the FIFA U19 World Cup in Poland.
The son of former Man City and Leeds stalwart Alf-Inge Håland used that spectacular individual performance as a springboard for success this season, and the youngster has scored 11 times just 7 appearances in all competitions for Salzburg in 2019/20.
Håland’s goal-getting displays caught the eye of Norway manager Lars Lagerbäck, who drafted him into his senior squad for the first time last month. Håland is expected to feature at some point for Norway against Malta this week, and we’re backing him to grab a debut goal at 8/13 with bet365.
Marco Reus – 7/4 (GERMANY vs Netherlands)
Euro 2020 Qualification Group C, Fri 6th
Traditional foes and Group C favourites Germany and Netherlands renew their rivalry this week, when they go head to head for 3 precious points in Hamburg on Friday.
A whole host of household names and superstars will be showcasing their skills at the Volksparkstadion, though fresh from 3 goals in his last 2 games for Germany, Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus looks among the prime candidates to make the biggest impact.
Reus laid on the assist for Germany’s late winning goal against Netherlands in March, but we think he can go one better by scoring himself this week.
Our analysts have tipped Germany to complete the double over their Dutch rivals on Friday. Make sure to read our match preview of the game to see the rest of their predictions for the game.
Marko Arnautovic – 1/2 (AUSTRIA vs Latvia)
Euro 2020 Qualification Group F, Fri 6th
Former West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic remains Austria’s most talismanic figure, and the 81-times capped international’s influence remains as potent as ever.
Arnautovic, now playing his club football in China, bagged 4 goals in his last 3 starts for Austria, and on Friday the experienced forward will have a Latvia side that has lost all four of their Group F matches so far and conceded 13 goals in his sights.
You can back Arnautovic to score anytime in Salzburg at a generous looking 1/2 with bet365 this week.
Robert Lewandowski – 5/4 (Slovenia vs POLAND)
Euro 2020 Qualification Group H, Fri 6th
Robert Lewandowski will lead a talented Poland team into battle on Friday, as the Group H leaders attempt to maintain their perfect start to their qualification campaign at Slovenia’s expense.
Even at 31, Lewandowski’s goal-getting prowess shows no sign of losing its edge, and the Bayern Munich hitman rattled home 6 goals in his first 3 Bundesliga appearances of the 2019/20 season for the defending champions.
After a remarkably dry 2018 for Poland, Lewandowski rediscovered the scoring touch for his county this year, netting twice in three games for his team between March and June.
With Lewandowski in such blistering early season form, we think he looks a fantastic price at 5/4 with bet365 to score anytime against Slovenia on Friday.