In the spotlight are the elimination fights at two continental championships, Asian and African, but the remaining matches of the regular championship rounds are also being played across Europe. The proposed odds were current at the time of compiling the ticket.
Qatar – Palestine – 1&ov 1.5 @ 1.87 at Mozzartbet
The host of the 18th Asian Cup has already shown in the group stage that it is only interested in defending the title they took in the Emirates at the previous continental championship. In the meantime, Qatar also hosted the World Cup, but did not achieve notable success there, ending the competition with three losses, the only host in the history of this competition to do so. However, hosting the World Cup has raised interest in football, and all Qatari national team players play in the domestic league. In the first three rounds, they defeated Lebanon, Tajikistan, and China, and in 270 minutes, they did not concede a goal. Against Palestine, they are big favorites; just making it among the top 16 is a huge success for a country ravaged by war, but their journey ends here. In the group stage, the Palestinians lost to Iran initially but made a surprise in the second round by drawing with the United Arab Emirates. They secured their passage with a 3-0 triumph over Hong Kong. A victory for Qatar is more than certain, and we have tried to boost the odds with two goals from the host.
For the combination 1&ov 1.5 goals the coefficient at Mozzartbet is 1.87.
Cape Verde – Mauritania – fr 1 @ 2.10 at Mozzartbet
Cape Verde Islands are perhaps the most pleasant surprise after the group stage of the African Cup of Nations. The country, with just half a million inhabitants, managed to leave behind teams like Egypt, Ghana, and Mozambique, qualifying for the knockout phase as the clear leader. The Blue Sharks have also had success in previous continental competitions, reaching the quarterfinals 11 years ago, and were in the round of 16 in the last tournament. They defeated Ghana and Mozambique, and then in the third round, after a real drama in the finale, played a 2:2 draw with Egypt. With 7 points, they were first, while the second-placed Pharaohs had only three. Now, against Mauritania, they enter the match as favorites, and it remains to be seen how they will handle this role. Mauritania entered the knockout phase through the back door, starting with two losses against Burkina Faso and Angola, but just when everyone had written them off, they managed to beat Algeria, thus eliminating them from the championship and advancing themselves.
It seems to us that the Cape Verdeans are a serious rival and will make it to the quarterfinals. For a Cape Verde win (fr 1), Mozzartbet offers odds of 2.10.
Blackburn – Wrexham – 1&ov 1.5 @ 1.95 at Mozzartbet
The last match of the FA Cup’s round of 32 in England features Blackburn, a second-division team, and Wrexham, a team from the fourth tier. The Rovers have won the Premier League, but those days are far behind, and Blackburn has been lingering in the Championship for years, without much prospect of returning to the elite. They won’t do it this season either, as they are currently in 18th place, much closer to the relegation battle than to the playoffs. Perhaps the FA Cup is their chance to achieve something significant. They were lucky in the draw and will play for a place among the top 16 against a team two tiers below them, which just last spring left the amateur ranks behind and moved from the fifth league to League 2. However, they are playing excellently as newcomers and are currently in second place, with a good chance of playing in League 1 from next summer. They are 5 points behind the leaders Stockport but have a game in hand. In the last round of the FA Cup, Blackburn defeated Cambridge 5-2, while the Welsh team celebrated a minimal victory away at Shrewsbury. We expect the more quality team to win, and that is certainly the home side, Rovers.
Along with the win, we add two goals for the home team. For 1&ov 1.5 goals the odds are 1.95 at Mozzartbet.
Estrela Amadora – Benfica – 2&0-3 @ 2.15 at Mozzartbet
The famous Benfica should not have problems in this away match, especially since they are trailing by one point behind their city rival Sporting before this round. The host team, Estrela, is without a win in their last five league matches but managed to draw three times. They are placed 14th on the table, with two points more than Rio Ave, the first team in the relegation zone. The Eagles had a very unstable autumn, particularly disappointing in the Champions League. In a group with Real Sociedad, Inter, and Salzburg, they managed to leave the Austrian champions behind and take third place only by winning in the last round in Mozart’s city. With the same number of points, they also had the same goal difference, but what made the difference was their 3:1 victory in Salzburg, while they were defeated 2:0 by the Bulls in Lisbon. In the Primeira Liga, Benfica has five consecutive wins, and we expect them to record a sixth. In the first part of the season, they defeated Estrela 2:0 at their own Estádio da Luz, and we expect something similar now, a victory with not many goals.
For the combination 2&0-3, the odds are 2.15 at Mozzartbet.