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Thursday's European Championship Qualifying predictions including Spain vs. Scotland

Sports Mole provides score predictions and previews for all of today's European Championship Qualifying fixtures, including Spain vs. Scotland.


Latvia vs. Armenia (Thursday, 5.00pm)

Latvia's Janis Ikaunieks and Alvis Jaunzems on September 11, 2023© Reuters

Still seeking their first point in Euro 2024 qualifying, Latvia welcome Armenia to Riga on Thursday for their sixth Group D fixture.

Two losses last month left the Latvians cut adrift at the bottom of the table, but their visitors remain in contention for a place in Germany next summer.

We say: Latvia 0-2 Armenia


No goals in September's qualifiers - and no points overall - Latvia's woes show just how difficult Thursday's clash at Skonto Stadions could be for the home team. As Armenia also arrive in Riga motivated by the chance of a top-two finish in Group D, the visitors should depart with maximum points.

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Spain vs. Scotland (Thursday, 7.45pm)

Spain's Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on September 8, 2023© Reuters

Spain will be seeking revenge against Scotland when the two nations lock horns at Estadio de La Cartuja in Seville for a Euro 2024 qualifier on Thursday night.

La Roja were surprisingly beaten 2-0 by the Tartan Army at Hampden Park on matchday two earlier this year courtesy of two goals from Scott McTominay.

We say: Spain 2-1 Scotland


Scotland have taken a fearless approach to Euro 2024 qualifying and have every right to feel optimistic heading into Thursday's contest, but securing success in Spain and replicating their famous triumph over La Roja earlier this year will be a tall order.

Spain may be missing a few key players, but they have been scoring goals for fun in recent matches and still boast enough firepower in the final third to claim maximum points and extend their remarkable winning home run in Euro qualifying to 25 matches.

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> How Spain could line up against Scotland


Cyprus vs. Norway (Thursday, 7.45pm)

Norway's Erling Braut Haaland celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on September 12, 2023© Reuters

Norway will be looking to boost their hopes of qualifying for Euro 2024 when they travel to the AEK Arena in Larnaca to face Cyprus on Thursday night.

While the hosts are still searching for their first win in 2023, the visitors are hoping to extend their winning run in all competitions to four matches.

We say: Cyprus 0-3 Norway


Cyprus will be considered as major underdogs heading into Thursday's contest and will likely struggle to cope with a Norway side that have scored in 14 of their last 16 international since the start of 2022.

Norway can ill-afford to drop points if they wish to keep their hopes of securing a top-two spot in Group A alive, but we feel that the visitors will have few problems claiming a comfortable victory in Larnaca.

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Croatia vs. Turkey (Thursday, 7.45pm)

Croatia's Andrej Kramaric celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on September 11, 2023© Reuters

As Euro 2024 qualifying moves towards next month's conclusion, Group D's top two convene on Thursday evening, as Croatia host Turkey in Osijek.

The two nations are locked on 10 points apiece heading into this international period, but Croatia have both a game in hand and a psychological advantage from winning in Turkey earlier in the process.

We say: Croatia 2-1 Turkey


Confirmed as co-hosts for the 2032 Euros this week, Turkey will face two more big games on the road to next year's finals, as Vincenzo Montella's first game is set to end in defeat. While Croatia can move clear at the top of Group D with yet another home win, their visitors could be embroiled in a three-way scramble for second spot.

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Albania vs. Czech Republic (Thursday, 7.45pm)

Albania coach Sylvinho reacts on September 7, 2023© Reuters

Albania will be looking to solidify their place at the top of Group E when they take on the Czech Republic in a Euro 2024 qualifier on Thursday night.

As things stand, the hosts are top of the group, two points clear of the visitors, who have a game in hand at their disposal.

We say: Albania 1-1 Czech Republic


Albania have surpassed expectations in their Euro 2024 qualifiers up to this point, and they could take a huge step towards booking their place in the tournament with a victory on Thursday night.

However, the two nations looked very evenly-matched in the reverse fixture, so we are expecting another draw.

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Faroe Islands vs. Poland (Thursday, 7.45pm)

Faroe Islands coach Hakan Ericson before the match on September 7, 2023© Reuters

Faroe Islands and Poland continue their Euro 2024 qualification campaigns when they meet at Torsvollur on Thursday evening.

The hosts are rock bottom of the group, having picked up just one point in five games, while the visitors are in fifth place, two points behind second-placed Czech Republic.

We say: Faroe Islands 0-2 Poland


Although Poland are yet to pick up a point away from home in Group E, they have far more quality than the Faroe Islands, which was on display in the reverse fixture.

As such, we expect the visitors to emerge as comfortable winners, boosting their chances of qualifying for Euro 2024 in the process.

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Andorra vs. Kosovo (Thursday, 7.45pm)

Andorra's Albert Rosas celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on March 28, 2023© Reuters

Kosovo will be looking for their first win in Euro 2024 qualifying when they face Andorra in a Group I fixture at the Estadi Nacional on Thursday night.

Both teams are currently in the bottom three of the group standings, with Kosovo still having a tiny hope of catching second-placed Romania, while for Andorra it has been over a year since they last won an international match, when they defeated Liechtenstein in the UEFA Nations League.

We say: Andorra 0-1 Kosovo


Kosovo have been struggling to score goals in Euro qualifying so far, and the task will not be made easier by Muriqi's suspension for Thursday's match.

Andorra are known for their robust defence, which makes them difficult to penetrate in the final third. Therefore, Kosovo will certainly have to step up in the offensive half of the field to break the home team's resistance.

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Belarus vs. Romania (Thursday, 7.45pm)

Belarus coach Georgi Kondratiev looks on on September 12, 2023© Reuters

Belarus and Romania square off on Thursday evening with the two teams looking to boost their hopes of qualifying for Euro 2024.

While Belarus realistically require a win to retain any faint hopes, Romania occupy the second automatic qualification spot in Group I with four matches remaining.

We say: Belarus 1-2 Romania


With these two teams having already played out a closely-fought encounter, we can only expect much of the same, particularly at a neutral venue. Nevertheless, Romania are yet to lose in this group and that should continue here, potentially with another 2-1 win over this opposition.

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