Denmark v Italy, Armenia v Bulgaria, Malta v Czech Republic live streaming from Group B
World Cup qualifying continues with Denmark v Italy, Armenia v Bulgaria Malta v Czech Republic with the games available to watch online tonight.
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Bulgaria will aim their grasp on second place when then the penultimate round of matches in Group B get underway later on tonight.
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With Italy already guaranteed top and their place in Rio next summer, the race for the play off place is really heating up with four teams in contention ahead of the final two games.
Bulgaria, with 13 points from 8 games, lie one point ahead of Denmark with the Czech Republic in third place on 9 points level with Armenia.
With Bulgaria and the Czech Republic set to clash next Tuesday then depending on results on Friday night, it the potential to be a play off for a playoff spot.
Before all that however Bulgaria face a tricky trip to Yerevan to face Armenia. The Armenian’s have already lost 5 times in the group but still find themselves in contention. When the two sides met in September 2012 a goal on the stroke of half time from Stanislav Manolev was enough to secure a 1-0 win.
Since then Italy, the Czech Republic and Denmark have won in the Armenian capital with seven goals conceded in the process.
By contrast Bulgaria have been fully deserving of their current status as favourites for a playoff berth following up their 2-2 draw with Italy in the opening game with three wins and three more draws, their only defeat coming away to Italy.
Should the Bulgarian’s win and Denmark lose at home to Italy then regardless of what result the Czech Republic achieve against Malta the Bulgarian’s will head into the play-offs.
Denmark will head into the game against the Italian’s on the back of two wins on the trot against Malta and Armenia but an inconsistent campaign that has seen 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats mean they are relying on others to keep their slim hopes alive.
Denmark will have another of familiar faces in their starting line-up with Liverpool’s Daniel Agger, Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen and Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner all expected to start while highly-rated Ajax attacker Viktor Fischer is also likely to feature.
The Danes are also set to hand a daunting debut to the very Irish sounding Thomas Delaney with the 22 year old Copenhagen midfielder long tipped as one to watch.
Italy will be without the injured Mario Balotelli with a thigh strain with the in-form Guiseppe Rossi hoping to benefit from the AC Milan’s absence. The Fiorentina striker is back in the squad after a two year absence and has scored 5 goals already this season to lie second in the goal scoring charts behind Torino star Alessio Cerci.
Cerci is also in the squad and will vying with Southampton star Pablo Osvaldo, Lorenzo Insigne and veteran forward Alberto Gilardino.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will pass Fabio Cannavaro’s all-time appearance record for Italy as he get set to win his 137th cap.
The Czech Republic meanwhile will head to Malta rueing September’s back to back losses to Armenia and Italy. The Czech were left stunned by an injury time goal by Gevorg Ghazarya and they failed to recover, despite taking the lead, away to Italy.
They should get back to winning ways against the Maltese however having won 3-1 at home. The group’s bottom side have lost 7 and conceded 18 so far in their eight games with their only win coming in a shock success away to Armenia.