WALES are as short as 1-3 to reach the Euro finals and I read somewhere they will be top seeds for the 2018 World Cup if they beat Belgium tonight.
If it’s true that’s some carrot for Chris Coleman’s side and shows the progress they’ve made after being bottom seeds for the last campaign.
Wales battled to a superb draw in Brussels and face another tough test against a side somehow rated second in the world. Belgium, despite the loss of Marouane Fellaini, look solid favourites at the likes of 4-5 with William Hill and Ladbrokes but with the likes of Gareth Bale in the home ranks I may eye up both to score at Betfred, William Hill and others and of course a draw will suit both sides.
Bosnia lost 3-0 away to Israel but could make amends at home. Israel have since then suffered losses without scoring to Wales and Belgium and are 8-11 at Betfred to crash again.
Croatia have boosted their confidence with nine goals in two games against Norway and Gibraltar and their clash with Italy looks interesting but the fact it’s behind closed doors could take the edge of it. The Italians sit two behind their hosts in Group H and a draw 21-10 with bet365 would suit them both fine. I’ve taken Italy +1 at around 1-2 on my Top Treble.
Norway lie a further two points adrift of Italy so will be targeting a home success against Azerbaijan and are 1-3 at William Hill and others to get it.
Bulgaria have five points from five games in Group H and have drawn their last three but should pick up a win in Malta and are 4-7 at BetVictor.
The top two also meet in Group A with the Czech Republic travelling to Iceland. Again a stalemate would be a decent result for both with Holland trailing in third but best bet here could be both to score at evens with Ladbrokes and William Hill.
Holland head for Latvia after being humbled 4-3 by the USA and boss Guus Hiddink is under increasing pressure to get performances from his side. They are generally 1-5 to win away which is poor but one player who continues to turn up is Man United signing Memphis Depay and I’ll be on him to score at 7-4 with Betfred.