World Cup Qualifying Betting Tips

Next manager oddsBy Mark Rawlinson

England may have won last Friday’s penultimate qualifying game against Montenegro comprehensively, but Roy Hodgson’s men know the job is only half done and another three points will be needed on Tuesday to guarantee qualification.

The fruitless qualification campaign concludes for the other home nations on Tuesday too with Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland all playing their final matches.

England v Poland

An excellent second half performance from England last week saw them take a step closer to Brazil but another win must be found to make the aim a reality.

Ukraine know that if England happen to slip up, they will be the team that qualifies from Group H, as they face whipping-boys San Marino with an almost guaranteed three points on the end of it.

And although Friday’s defeat to Ukraine put an end to Poland’s chances of qualification, Waldemar Fornalik’s side will be no pushovers and will want to finish their campaign on a high at Wembley.

It is expected that over 18,000 Poland fans will be inside Wembley tomorrow, many of them being UK residents, which will provide an even bigger impetus for them to push on for a final victory.

International debutant Andros Townsend restored the faith his manager put into him with a goal on Friday and despite the Tottenham winger picking up a knock in the game, he is expected to be fit.

Ashley Cole has also been ruled out of the Poland game so Leighton Baines will continue at left back. Meanwhile Kyle Walker is suspended and Tom Cleverley is injured and Raheen Sterling has been called up as his replacement.

The last time the two sides met, it ended with a 1-1 draw, with the game taking place on the Wednesday, following extremely heavy rain caused the postponement of the match the day before.

A draw on Tuesday would be disastrous for England, but Bet 365 provide the best odds on that happening at 11/2. England go into the game as big favourites though and Paddy Power provide the best odds on victory at 2/7. Bet 365 offer the best price on a Poland win at 14/1.

The game is live on ITV1 from 8pm.

Scotland v Croatia

Scotland face a tough task in their final Group A qualifying match, in the shape of Croatia who have already secured the play-off spot.

The Scots did pick up an unlikely win in the return fixture in Zagreb when Robert Snodgrass’ goal gave them a surprise 1-0 win.

Despite this, Croatia go into the game as favourites, with Paddy Power offering the best odds of 13/10. Bet Victor provide the best price on a Scottish win at 5/2.

The game is live on Sky Sports 1 from 8pm.

Belgium v Wales

Wales have an even tougher task in their last fixture as they face Group A winners Belgium. The Belgians ran out 2-0 winners when the two sides met back in September 2012 in Cardiff.

Belgium are obviously the pre-match favourites, with William Hill amongst other offering odds of 1/5. The best price on a Wales win comes from Bet 365 at 18/1.

You can watch this one on Sky Sports 3 from 8pm.

Republic of Ireland v Kazakhstan

Ireland’s poor qualifying campaign was compounded by Friday’s 3-0 defeat in Germany but they have a good chance of finishing with a win as they host second-bottom Kazakhstan who have only won once in this campaign.

Ireland won 2-1 when the two sides met in Astana and they are big favourites for victory with Ladbrokes just one of many websites offering odds of 1/3. The best price on a Kazakhstan win comes from Bet Victor at 11/1.

The game is live on Sky Sports 2 from 7:45pm.

Israel v Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland also faced a miserable defeat on Friday as Azerbaijan took their first win of the group with a 2-0 win in Baku. Michael O’Neill’s men now face a tough trip East to face Israel, who won their previous group meeting 2-0.

Israel are favourites for victory with Ladbrokes offering 1/2, whilst Bet Victor provide the best odds on a Northern Irish win at 7/1.

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