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

11:30 Su 25Feb BT3

Crotone v Spal

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Crotone have only scored three goals in their last six home matches
Expert verdict
Three successive defeats to nil have seen Spal get detached from safety but they can stop the bleeding by getting a point at the team immediately above them. Crotone blew their chance of opening up a gap with the bottom three by losing at Benevento last weekend while Spal have to be heartened by the manner of their 1-0 loss at leaders Napoli.

 

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