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

18:00 TODAY BT2

Cologne v Arsenal

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Cologne are bottom of the Bundesliga with two points
Expert verdict
Arsene Wenger has sent out his reserve players throughout this Europa League campaign and that's unlikely to change now Arsenal have secured their spot in the last 32. Cologne are having a shocking season so even a makeshift Gunners outfit could come out on top and Alex Iwobi, fresh from a double for Nigeria against Argentina, can notch first.



Whether it's the Johnstone's Paint Trophy or the Champions League, Soccerbase will ensure you don't experience a big cup upset


Agonising over Aberdeen?
Yearning for Yeovil? Our database is crammed with every football club you could possibly wish for


A plethora of players ranging from Adebayor to Zamora. All you need to know to find out who is the best bet to score next


Card-happy control freak?
Astute arbiter? Make the right decision on any referee with the help of our specialist pages


From Allardyce to Zola, our massive manager database, with histories and win ratios, is sure to get your vote of confidence