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


Atl Madrid v Sevilla

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Sevilla haven't conceded a league goal since the 35th minute of their opening game
Expert verdict
Sevilla have made the most of a soft sequence of early-season fixtures, winning their last four league games to nil, but bookmakers expect that fine run to end at Atletico Madrid's new stadium. However, Atleti limped to a 1-0 win over Malaga in their first game at their new home and it will surely be a less intimidating venue than their old fortress at the Vicente Calderon.



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