Wales odds-on to reach World Cup finals

Wales are 5-6 to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after a debut goal from Liverpool teenager Ben Woodburn earned them a crucial 1-0 win over Austria in Group D on Saturday.

That result leaves the Welsh four points behind group leaders Serbia and two behind second-placed Ireland with three qualifying games remaining.

The Irish are 11-10 to reach the finals in Russia having been held to a 1-1 draw in Georgia.

Serbia, who beat Moldova 3-0, are 8-11 to win the group with Ireland 3-1 and Wales 9-2. 

Italy suffered their first qualifying defeat in more than a decade, losing 3-0 to Spain, and the Azzurri are out to 20-1 to win the World Cup with the Spanish 9-1 and as short as 7-1 with some bookmakers.

Match in Focus

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Apoel Nicosia v Tottenham

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Apoel have lost only four of 19 Champions League group games by more than one goal
Expert verdict
Losing 3-0 to Real Madrid was no disgrace for Apoel, who went to the Bernabeu in survival mode but will hope to demonstrate their quality back on home soil. The Cypriots are solid and have players who will be looking to hit Spurs on the break, so don’t bank a stroll for Tottenham.

 

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