World Cup qualifiers: Latest predictions and odds

10 October 2012 03:15

World Cup Qualification Predictions

England v San Marino

Englands third match of the 2014 World Cup qualification campaign comes against footballing minnows San Marino. Fifa rank the side at number 207, compared to England who come in at a flattering 5th overall.

Match Verdict: Expect England to win comfortably. England are massive favourites for the game and should dominate San Marino.

Betway odds:

England to win – 1/100

San Marino to win – 40/1

Draw – 16/1

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Wales v Scotland

A thrilling home nation derby. Scotland and Wales enter the game with very similar odds. Both sides will be looking for a victory to increase their chances of qualification.

Match Verdict: I dont see Wales getting a result this Friday. Having lost 5 of their last 5 games under Coleman – The Welsh side are struggling.

Betway odds:

Wales win – 8/5

Scotland to win – 8/5

Draw – 23/10

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Republic of Ireland v Germany

The Republic of Ireland will look to continue their fight for a place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup when they come up against a tough German side – who have a perfect start to there qualifying campaign so far.

Match Verdict: Germany have a phenomenal record qualifying for major tournaments. They won 10 out of 10 in the EURO 2012 qualifiers. I expect them to do the same.

Betway odds:

Republic of Ireland to win – 13/2

Germany to win – 9/20

Draw – 3/1

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Belarus v Spain

World and European champions Spain come up against Belarus in their latest 2014 World Cup qualifier. The Spanish have found unheard of success in recent years, winning Euro 2008 the World Cup in 2010 and Euro 2012. Becoming the first team to win the title consecutive times.

Match Verdict: Spain should ease past Belarus on Friday. The reiging World and European Champions will once again be the team to beat. I doubt Belarus have the fire power to beat Spain this Friday.

Betway odds:

Belarus to win – 16/1

Spain to win – 3/20

Draw – 6/1

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Other Matches

Friday 12th October 2012

Russia v Portugal

Armenia v Italy

Czech Republic v Malta

Faroe Islands v Sweden

Kazakhstan v Austria

Albania v Iceland

Liechtenstein v Lithuania

Turkey v Romania

Bulgaria v Denmark

Slovakia v Latvia

Estonia v Hungary

Macedonia v Croatia

Netherlands v Andorra

Serbia v Belgium

Switzerland v Norway

Greece v Bosnia and Herzegovina

Slovenia v Cyprus

Luxembourg v Israel

Source: DSG

World Cup Group G

Belgium 1 0 0 3 3
England 1 0 0 1 3
Tunisa 0 0 1 -1 0
Panama 0 0 1 -3 0
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