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


Espanyol v Girona

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Girona have conceded seven goals in their last four away league games
Expert verdict
Espanyol are a top striker short of being a La Liga success - they have scored just 11 goals this season - but they are solid enough on home soil and can see off travelling Girona. The visitors have lost just one their six away matches this term but they squandered a two-goal lead at home to struggling Alaves last time out and defensively have plenty to prove.



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