Greece v Luxembourg – World Cup Qualification Group Two

11th October 2009 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Previews & Predictions
World Cup Previews & Predictions

GREECE v LUXEMBOURG

The Greeks need a win. Technically they could draw, or even lose and still hang on their current second place in Group B, but they aren’t going to want to rest on their laurels. They will be trying for maximum points in a last ditch attempt to steal first place from the Swiss. For that scenario to happen, the Swiss would need to lose against Israel, and then everything will likely come down to goal difference for the top spot. But with an Israel victory, could mean that Greece would be out of the running unless they definitely win. This is one of those fascinating finishes to qualifying, all essentially coming down to a last day shoot-out for those precious top two spots in the group. Fortunately for Greece, Luxembourg are one of the minnows of qualification and should not pose too much of a threat. But saying that, they could only manage a 1-1 draw against Moldova recently, who are even worse off than Luxembourg. All to play for in Group Two on Wednesday.

The Swiss, who have stepped to fore over the past few games to break free at the top of a very tight group, only need one more point to seal Group Two. This will be a great achievement for them, and their previous encounter with Israel ended with a 2-2 draw. Avoiding defeat would be enough, but with Greece on their tails, they definitely cannot afford any kind of slip up on Wednesday night. The Israelis wrapped themselves up a nice 3-0 win over Moldova on Saturday, and with some mathematical jiggery-pokery, they can still qualify themselves. If Israel do beat Switzerland and second placed Greece lose or draw, then depending on goal difference, Israel could be making a trip to South Africa.

With Israel still in the hunt, then it will be no easy game for the Swiss. They have displayed good form of late though, and the home advantage should be a little bit of comfort to them. Switzerland breezed their way past Luxembourg on Saturday, and it has all left Group Two as just one of two groups with nothing decided with regards to qualification. This is probably going to be the most interesting game of the night.

Switzerland to win: 5/6 at Bet365
Draw: 5/2 at Ladbrokes
Israel to win: 9/2 at SkyBet

Greece to win: 1/25 at Bet365
Draw: 12/1 at Boylesports
Luxembourg to win: 66/1 at William Hill




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