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Scotland v Israel

League C, Group One at 1945 GMT

Scotland's Ryan Fraser (left) celebrates his goal against Albania
Scotland's Ryan Fraser (left) celebrates his goal against Albania

A vital clash for the hosts in their hopes of qualifying for the 2020 European Championships.

Alex McLeish's side need a win to qualify for the play-offs and a 4-0 victory in Albania on Saturday will give them confidence going into this Group C1 fixture at Hampden.

Israel were triumphant in the reverse October meeting, but the visitors are as big as 4/1 for the victory just days after hitting seven without reply against Guatemala. Three successive wins for Israel and inconsistency for Scotland make a match of this magnitude more difficult to call than the prices imply.

While the price for Israel is a temptation, above even-money for both teams to score is the best bet.

Both teams scored in their Haifa meeting and, in their two games since, Scotland have scored five while Israel have netted seven, so they both clearly know where the back of the net is. In a match with high stakes, expect both teams to be close to full throttle from the off.

Israel's Munas Dabour to score anytime at 7/2 is also worth considering, with the RB Salzburg forward netting a brace last time out and averaging nearly six shots per game in three appearances for his country this season.

Best bet: Both teams to score at 21/20

Portugal v Poland

League A, Group Three at 1945 GMT

Fernando Santos, pictured during Italy v Portugal on November 17
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Fernando Santos (pictured) could field a much-changed side for their home clash, with qualification for next summer's Nations League finals already secured.

Visitors Poland, already relegated to League B, are without Robert Lewandowski and could be led by Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik as they look to get out of a five-match winless run.

They are playing for pride and their expected XI is well capable of getting the result in Guimaraes, even without the Bayern Munich forward, against a fringe Portugal side without Cristiano Ronaldo and the creative Bernardo Silva.

Backing the visitors to small stakes at nearly 4/1 in the draw no bet market looks the value play here as Poland are up to getting at least a point.

Best bet: Poland - draw no bet at 37/10

Sweden v Russia

League B, Group Two at 1945 GMT

Andreas Granqvist: The Swedish veteran (left) celebrates his penalty against Turkey
Andreas Granqvist: The Swedish veteran (left) celebrates his penalty against Turkey

A crucial decider in League B, this game is a must win for Sweden in their hopes to secure promotion to League A.

Sweden relegated Turkey last time out with a win putting them on four points, three behind leaders Russia going into the last match of the group.

The reverse meeting between these sides ended in a goalless draw, meaning a win for Sweden would see them promoted due to a superior head-to-head record.

The hosts are the favourites, despite winning just once since the World Cup, while Russia have triumphed three times, losing just once, but their squad has been hit by injuries and a draw here would be seen as a good result.

Both sides have a low corner count in the tournament so far and under 10 total corners at around evens is worth a look.

Meanwhile, Swedish veteran Andreas Granqvist scored two penalties at the World Cup as well as the vital strike at the weekend from the spot, so an anytime price of 5/1 looks a little generous considering a game of this magnitude could be settled by fine margins such as a set piece.

These sides are low scorers, with Sweden hitting three and Russia four in the their three Nations League matches and, taking Russia's injuries into account, the hosts to win with under 2.5 total goals at nearly 3/1 looks like your best bet here.

Best bet: Sweden to win and under 2.5 total goals at 11/4

Odds correct as of 1130 GMT on 20/11/18

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