Vital World Cup Games on the Way

We’re getting closer and closer to the end of the 2022 World Cup qualifying groups. The latest set of games produced some good results for the home nations. Let’s look ahead to more vital games on Monday and Tuesday and the latest betting news.

Monday 11 October

Estonia v Wales (7.45pm)

Wales are becoming the comeback kids as they try to reach the play-offs. They are third in Group E and eight points behind leaders Belgium, so forget them topping the group. The last two games have seen them come from behind to grab four vital points. Firstly, in Belarus and then in the Czech Republic on Friday when drawing 2-2.

That draw leaves them still behind the second placed Czechs but on the same number of points. Vitally perhaps, Wales have a game in hand on the Czechs but end the group with the visit of the Belgians. One point in their favour is that because of their Nations League success, they are more than likely to be in the play-offs. Form isn’t too strong though with just one win in their last six games. There’s no Gareth Bale though as they travel to Estonia.

The home side are one from bottom with four points and have conceded 11 goals at home. They beat Belarus on Friday and did draw 0-0 in the reverse fixture with Wales. The Welsh side should be able to win this and can be backed at 6/10 at William Hill to win this game.

Tuesday 12 October

Bulgaria v Northern Ireland (7.45pm)

A 2-0 defeat in Switzerland has greatly diminished any hope of Northern Ireland making it to Qatar. They are third and six points behind the Swiss with three games remaining, one of them at home to group leaders Italy.

Over 90 minutes, they have only won three of their last 19 matches. These two sides have only scored eight goals between them in 11 group games. Bulgaria are in fourth, also on five points and lost 3-1 to bottom of Group C Lithuania on Saturday. The reverse fixture was goalless, take the 1/2 at MansionBet on under 2.5 goals.

England v Hungary (7.45pm)

England had a comfortable 4-0 win at Andorra on Saturday. That kept them four points clear at the top of Group I. Albania remain second after a late goal gave them a 1-0 win in Hungary. England should be able to again beat the Hungarians after their recent 4-0 win over them. Their top players will be back, and England can be backed at 4/7 to beat Hungary, leading at both half and full time.

Faroe Islands v Scotland (7.45pm)

A last gasp goal gave Scotland a vital 3-2 home win over Israel on Saturday. They trail Group F leaders Denmark by seven points but finishing second is looking possible now. Scotland have a four-point lead over the Israelis and Austria with three games remaining.

Scotland beat the Faroe Islands 4-0 at home. They might not win by such a margin on Tuesday but all they really want is those three points. The home side have failed to score in three of their four home matches and lost 2-0 to visitors Austria on Saturday. After this, Scotland travel to Moldova before hosting the Danes. Two wins against the minnows in this group will take them into the play-offs. Back Scotland at odds of 20/21 at BetVictor to win this game to nil.