World Cup Qualifying Betting Tips
Tuesday is another busy night of international football as the road to the 2014 World Cup continues for the home nations.
Ukraine v England
England went to of qualifying Group H on Friday night after the 4-0 win over Moldova but tonight’s match in Ukraine should be a much trickier affair.
Ukraine are hot on the heels of England and Montenegro, trailing by just one point, and a win would see them go top of the group.
The last time the teams met a year ago, a late Frank Lampard penalty rescued a 1-1 draw at Wembley.
And England go into this match looking very light in the attacking third, with only Rickie Lambert and Jermaine Defoe the only two options at Roy Hodgson’s disposal.
Daniel Sturridge had hoped to return to the fold after missing out on Friday’s match but will definitely take part after failing to recover from a thigh injury. Wayne Rooney was ruled out last week whilst Danny Welbeck’s caution in the Moldova match means he’s suspended for the game.
On a more positive note, Frank Lampard is set to win his 100th cap for England on Tuesday, becoming only the eighth player to do so.
Ukraine go into the match off the back of a 9-0 win over whipping-boys San Marino and are favourites to win the game with Coral offering the best odds at 15/8. The best odds on an England win are 19/10 with Stan James.
The game is live on ITV 1 from 7:45pm.
Austria v Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland are the only home nation to have any realistic chance of still making next year’s World Cup although their ambitions took a big blow on Friday when they were beaten 2-1 by Sweden in Dublin.
They need to secure the win in Vienna to remain in touch with Sweden who occupy the play-off spot following Friday’s result but will be without the services of Glenn Whelan who misses out with a hamstring injury. He is replaced by Hull City’s Stephen Quinn.
The match kicks-off at 7:45pm and is available on Irish television on RTE 2.
Luxembourg v Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland can mathematically still qualify for the World Cup, but in reality, the 4-2 defeat to Portugal on Friday brought an end to Michael O’Neill’s chances.
The Ulstermen will fancy their chances against the side at the foot of the table who are yet to win in the qualifying campaign and the best odds on a victory is 5/4 with Coral. Stan James provide the best value on a Luxembourg win at 11/4.
The match kicks off at 7:15pm and is Live on Sky Sports 2.
Wales v Serbia
Wales are playing for pride now and face a tough test on Tuesday night as they line up against Serbia at the Millenium Stadium.
The last time these two sides met in the group, the Serbians dished out a 6-1 drubbing in Novi Sad and are the favourites going into this one at 5/4 with Stan James. The best price on a Wales win is 11/4 with Bet Victor.
This match is live on Sky Sports 1 from 7:45pm.
FYR Macedonia v Scotland
This qualifying campaign has been a disaster for Gordon Strachan’s Scotland who foot the group with only one win in their eight games.
They face Macedonia tonight in Skopje hoping for a win which would see them leap-frog above their opponents. Macedonia are the favourites though with Paddy Power offering the best odds of 5/4 whilst Bet Victor provide the best price on a Scottish win at 14/5.
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