World Cup group stage predictions

World Cup 2018 qualification update part two

This post is a follow up on yesterday’s post. Before the Premier League continues it’s time to close the international break with this World Cup 2018 qualification update part two. In this post I will briefly discuss the current situation in the European qualification groups E, F, G, H and I.

World Cup 2018 qualification update part two

Group E

Poland won an important battle in Montenegro. They won their match with 1-2 and extended their lead on Montenegro and Denmark to 6 points. I can’t see Poland giving away their first spot anymore, so it’s up to Montenegro and Denmark to play for the second spot. Romania is one point behind these two teams and can mingle in the battle for place 2.

Group F

This is of course England’s group. The Three Lions won another quite boring match. They held on to the first place in this group thanks to a regular 2-0 victory over Lithuania. Slovakia (9 points), Slovenia (8 points) and Scotland (7 points) are fighting for the second spot in Group F.

Group G

This is probably the most exciting Group in the qualification. Two world-class teams are fighting for the first spot in this group. Both Spain and Italy have 13 points after 5 matches. Spain has a much better goal difference and therefore they are leading this group. The mutual match on the second of September will probably make the difference between these teams.

Group H

Greece managed to surprise Belgium by an early second-half goal. It was Romelu Lukaku who scored the equaliser in injury time. Thanks to this goal Belgium is still on top of this group with 13 points. Greece is second with 11 points. Bosnia-Herzegovina is the third team which still has everything to play for with 10 points.

Group I

This groups looks be become a duel between Croatia and Iceland for the first place. Both teams won there match this round, so the three points difference, in Croatia’s advantage remains. Iceland can close this difference when they welcome Croatia in Reyjavik in the next match.

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