We already know 15 of the 32 teams that will contest the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and we'll know several more by the end of this international break.

Expectations will be high in Palermo tonight where 4-time winners Italy host North Macedonia who are trying to qualify for the finals for the first time after finishing behind Germany in Group J.

The Italians have a chance to redeem themselves following a disappointing campaign in which they finished unbeaten, but four wins and four draws saw them end up two points behind the Swiss.

Italy's recent successes, including of course being crowned European Champions, has been built on defensive solidity and they conceded just twice in qualifying but they should be wary of an ever-improving North Macedonia side who performed better on the road than at home including a stunning 2-1 win over Germany.

That said, anything other than a win for Roberto Mancini's side at 2/11 would be a major shock. Winning with a clean sheet pays 8/13. Best value could be in the 11/10 on under 2.5 Goals, that would've landed in seven of Italy's eight qualifying matches and you can see them shutting up shop if they go a goal or two ahead tonight.

The winners in Palermo will need to do it all again on Tuesday against either Portugal or Turkey. At 37 years old the focus will be on Cristiano Ronaldo and whether he can make it to one last World Cup before hanging up his boots.

The talismanic hitman scored just six of Portugal's 17 goals in qualifying with four of them coming in two games against Luxembourg and the other two as he bailed out his side in injury-time against Northern Ireland. So perhaps there will be life after Ronaldo for the Portuguese.

CR7 dominates the goalscorer markets which means there could be value elsewhere and the best alternative could Diogo Jota. The Liverpool has had a great season in the Premier League where he's scored 19 times already. He scored four for Portugal in Group A and is 6/5 to net against the Turks tonight in Porto.

Wales‘ opponents Austria earned their play-off place thanks to their performance in the UEFA Nations League which was just as well given their fourth placed finish in a group in which Denmark, Scotland and Israel all finished above them.

That's not to say they won't be tricky opponents but the Welsh could definitely have had a tougher draw. The winners will meet either Scotland or Ukraine in the play-off final but that match has understandably been postponed and doubts remain whether it will be played at all.

The lack of game time for the influential pairing of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsay will be a concern for Robert Page but the Welsh are unbeaten in 16 home internationals and can set up a potential Battle of Britain by winning at 7/4.

Super Singles

  • Italy v North Macedonia – Under 2.5 Goals 11/10 Bet365
  • Diogo Jota to score any time 6/5 Bet365
  • Wales to win 7/4

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As always, let us know your tips and predictions for today in the comments section below and good luck with all your bets!

55 Comments
  1. Alves 2 months ago

    Portugal v Turkey – 6/5 Skybet

    Each team 3+ corners & 10+ BP’s

    1
  2. Daniel Kamanga 2 months ago

    New Zealand – New Caledonia
    New Zealand is one of the best teams with the best defense in the Oceania Region. Five recent games have been wins without conceding.
    With that record my angle of bet:
    New Zealand -New Caledonia
    Both teams to score. NO

    4
  3. HullShaker 2 months ago

    Just the one pick from me yesterday but the Icandic goal gods came good with 8 goals 🇮🇸

    KÁ ÁSVELLIR VS. SKALLAGRÍMUR (9.00pm)

    OVER 5.5 GOALS
    (7/4, bet365) NAP ⭐️⭐️ ✅️

    😉👍

    11
  4. fitzythegypsy 2 months ago

    Australia v Japan 930am

    Massive game for the socceroos today.. with 2 games left, they’re in third, three points behind Japan who are in second, but Austraoia have a superior goal difference.. a win today sees them leapfrog Japan into second, and an automatic qualification spot, with one game left in the group. Japan have only conceded 3 in 8 games and Australia simply have to go for it, and with that defensive record, it could be a long match trying to score.. going for these;

    Australia 5+ corners 9/10
    Australia 6+ corners 15/8
    Australia 7+ corners 10/3
    Australia 8+ corners 6/1

    All bet365.. BOL

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    • obi wan cannoli 2 months ago

      I was thinking along the same lines fitzy. Australia are missing so many players coming into this game, through injury, COVID cases and clubs refusing to release players. They have a bunch of players who have never played at national level, but will be desperate for the win. Goals is a risky proposition, as Japan rarely concede too many, but corners looks a good read.

    • kf 2 months ago

      Fitzy…if I’m reading it right prices for Australia goals much better at PP

      >5.5 @ 21/10
      >6.5 @ 4/1
      >7.5 @ 7/1
      >8.5 @ 10/1

      GL…

    • fitzythegypsy 2 months ago

      Wow, don’t have a PP account but good spot, every bit of extra value helps

  5. Kris Jones 2 months ago

    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿Wales vs Austria🇦🇹
    🏆World Cup playoff

    🔘Bet: Wales to qualify: 19/20 (bet365)
    💰NAP 5pts ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    With me being a proud Welshman, you might think I’m letting my heart rule my head here but this bet is definitely statistically led.

    Wales are imperious at home. They’re a good team now and the likes of Belgium, Croatia and Czech Rep have all tried and failed to beat wales at the Cardiff city stadium in recent times.

    In fact, the last time wales lost at home was 3 years ago, losing 1-2 to Denmark in the nations league. You’d have to go back to 2017 to find a wales home loss in a Euros/World Cup qualifying loss. Impressive stuff.

    I was expecting ‘wales to qualify’ to be around the 1/2 mark so I was pleasantly surprised to see it at a shade under evens. I think the bookies are underestimating wales, going on our old reputation of being poor. Wales are 2/1 (Unibet) to win in 90 mins, which is well worth taking on, but I’ll stick with the safer bet of wales to qualify on the night.

    Austria have some decent players but have been off form. They finished 4th in their group (losing at home 0-1 to Scotland and 5-2 away at Israel) and only gained a qualifying spot through the back door of the nations league. Wales’s pacy attack should be too much for their iffy defence, roared on by a vociferous capacity crowd in Cardiff.

    I’m backing Wales to see off inconsistent Austria to book a final spot for Qatar qualification.

    Cymru Am Byth! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

    5
    • Kris Jones 2 months ago

      I’ll be waiting on team news for a card long shot. Ethan Ampadu at 3/1 looks good but I’ll more than likely double him up with someone.

    • elvis parsley 2 months ago

      Which part of the holy land are you from Kris ?.
      I’m from Bangor, we used to have a football team, but that’s a long story.

      S4c are showing it for those without sky sports, only trouble is you have to listen to John hartsons garbled Welsh/English language which is very funny at times.

      “Mae cymru yn lookio I passio I nol I keeper to trio wastio amser, Mae nwn well I mynd am y second goal rydwin meddwl”
      Priceless 😂😂

      3
    • Kris Jones 2 months ago

      I’m from Pontypridd originally, Elvis.

      Ha ha . Embarrassingly, being from down South I can only dream of speaking garbled Welsh like Hartson.

      I’m based in the Midlands now so not far from North Wales. Stunning part of the world. (Wales, not the Midlands) 😂

      Confident about tonight? I’m surprisingly calm. Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing…

      1
  6. rath16 2 months ago

    SCOTLAND – POLAND

    Player to be booked – J. Goralski 3/1 UNIBET

    2
  7. dc john boy 2 months ago

    Lebanon
    Vietnam

    Over 0.5tgs double 9/10

    • dc john boy 2 months ago

      Lost 💩

      1
  8. cockerspaniel 2 months ago

    Wales v Austria
    Sweden v Czech Republic
    Taking a punt on early corners and hoping the teams are not to cagey at the start
    At least 1 corner in the 1st 10 min in each game 6/4 Bet365
    Over 1 corner in the 1st 15 min in each game 3.73/1 Hills

  9. GigiKenzo 2 months ago

    Portugal
    Italy
    Over 1.5tgs
    1/1
    Over 2.5mgs
    43/20

    1
  10. cockerspaniel 2 months ago

    Also generous prices imo on headers scored
    21/10 for 1 in Wales 2/1 for 1 in Sweden
    25/1 For Both teams to score 1 in any of the games

  11. Hakuna 2 months ago

    Today’s OVER 1.5 MGS TREBLE

    CHINA 🇨🇳- SAUDI ARABIA 🇸🇦
    FIJI 🇫🇯- PAPUA NEW GUINEA 🇵🇬
    SWEDEN 🇸🇪- CZECH REPUBLIC 🇨🇿
    44/27

    Good luck with your bets today!

    2
    • Hakuna 2 months ago

      Will add this for a longshot as expecting the home sides to be ontop with the home fans behind them;

      PORTUGAL 🇵🇹 O5.5 CORNERS
      ITALY 🇮🇹 O5.5 CORNERS
      SWEDEN 🇸🇪 O4.5 CORNERS
      WALES 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 O3.5 CORNERS
      4FOLD
      17/5

  12. bigwigg 2 months ago

    Team goals double @ 23/20 (Whill)
    Netherlands u21 over 1.5tgs
    Germany u21 over 2.5tgs

    Looking at tomorrow and the u21 qualifiers which can be good for goals. Like the look of these two to net a few against Bulgaria and Latvia as both teams are a class above their opponents at this level.

    Will be keeping an eye out for the Greece u21 vs Liechtenstein u21 game being covered for goals, if it is at all, with Liechtenstein conceding 41 goals in the 7 games so far.

    Scotland vs Poland
    Will have a low stake effort in this tonight for interest while watching it and think it’s a good price for what should be a fairly evenly matched game although as it’s a friendly im always wary at the level it’s contested at.

    Bet builder @ 11/2 (bet365)
    BTTS
    Both teams to receive a card
    Both teams 3+ corners

    Good luck all 🤞

  13. HullShaker 2 months ago

    Afternoon gents,

    Bit of a dry card and sticking with a single bet approach again…don’t think there’ll be as many goals as the Icelandic game last night 😂

    PORTUGAL VS. TURKEY
    WALES VS. AUSTRIA

    OVER 1.5 MATCH GOALS DOUBLE
    (9/10,bet365) NAP ⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Best of luck!

    2
  14. elvis parsley 2 months ago

    Good luck shaker 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
    I’d take anything, a 1-0 Wales win will do me.
    Maybe Ramsay to score, he usually comes up with the goals that matter, that’s if he isn’t injured again.
    Him and bale come in off playing little football this year but the atmosphere will give them an extra 10-15 minutes energy.
    I’ve grown my nails in readiness……..

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  15. maccathered 2 months ago

    Sweden v Czech Rep
    Draw at 11/5
    Game to be decided on pens at 9/2

    Wales v Austria
    Draw at 19/10
    Game to be decided on pens at 4/1
    Both games could well be tight and you would think all the sides won’t take to many risks in such big games.

    Italy to win -1 Handicap at 8/13
    Portugal to win at 1/3
    Sweden to Qualify at 2/5
    Wales to Qualify at 4/5
    Pays 9/2
    Best of luck

    3
  16. mmac 2 months ago

    NAP for today:
    Turkey to score at 1.72
    GL

    1
  17. bullseye 2 months ago

    International Match 19:45
    Scotland vs Poland – over 4.0 first half Asian corners

    Europe – World Cup Qualifying 19:45
    Italy vs North Macedonia – over 4.5 first half Asian corners

    Double 2.45/1 Bet365 **NAP**

    Add

    European U21 Championship Qual 19:45
    France U21 vs Faroe Islands U21 – over 5.0 first half Asian corners

    Treble 5.39/1 Bet365 **NB**

    Good luck all

    1
  18. winners are grinners 2 months ago

    Had this one written down. Nice to see some others think the same!

    Wales to qualify @ 19/20 – NAP/NB

    2
    • winners are grinners 2 months ago

      Maybe an in-play.

      Got a game to keep an eye on 👌

  19. dc john boy 2 months ago

    Wales over 0.5tgs
    Sweden btts
    Portugal & Italy over 1.5tgs

    4 fold 5/1

    Good luck

    • dc john boy 2 months ago

      Lost was a longshot

      1
  20. cc 2 months ago

    win double
    Portugal
    Uruguay
    11/10

  21. goalden oldie 2 months ago

    both teams to score double
    cortulua v envigado
    magallanes v cobreloa
    william hill 3/1
    NAP WON

    7
  22. ChrisBax 2 months ago

    Fingers crossed our Welsh brothers give Austria a total thrashing tonight 👍 😉

    1
  23. mint 2 months ago

    Evening,

    Portugal v Turkey k.o 19.45

    Burak Yilmaz Booking in 90mins.

    Skybet 6/4 Goodluck.

    Mint…

    • mint 2 months ago

      Evening,

      Portugal v Turkey k.o 19.45

      Burak Yilmaz Booking in 90mins.

      Skybet 6/4 Goodluck.

      Mint… 😷 Lost

      1
  24. fitzythegypsy 2 months ago

    Australia 5+ corners 9/10 ❌
    Australia 6+ corners 15/8 ❌
    Australia 7+ corners 10/3 ❌
    Australia 8+ corners 6/1 ❌

    Only 4 corners for Australia.. hopefully this evening goes better

    1
  25. cockerspaniel 2 months ago

    No joy with my dearly corners – all LOSERS

  26. cockerspaniel 2 months ago

    Oops, early corners

  27. elvis parsley 2 months ago

    Zulia FC v Deportivo La Guaira
    21:00
    Venezuelan Premier Division

    Both teams to score 21-20 🇻🇪 NAP 🇻🇪
    At HILLS.

    No reasons as I’m watching Wales right now, bookies pricing this to be a very low scorer so a first half goal would be handy to open the game up
    Prediction 1-1
    🇻🇪🇻🇪🇻🇪🇻🇪🇻🇪🤫

    2
  28. bullseye 2 months ago

    International Match 19:45
    Scotland vs Poland – over 4.0 first half Asian corners (push)

    Europe – World Cup Qualifying 19:45
    Italy vs North Macedonia – over 4.5 first half Asian corners ✅

    Double 2.45/1 Bet365 **NAP** WON at 1.975

    Add

    European U21 Championship Qual 19:45
    France U21 vs Faroe Islands U21 – over 5.0 first half Asian corners ✅

    Treble 5.39/1 Bet365 **NB** WON at 13/5

    Well done all winners

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    • HullShaker 2 months ago

      Tip top Bully 👍👍

  29. HullShaker 2 months ago

    I’ll take that 😀

    PORTUGAL VS. TURKEY
    WALES VS. AUSTRIA

    OVER 1.5 MATCH GOALS DOUBLE
    (9/10,bet365) NAP ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ✅️

    😉👍

    10
    • maccathered 2 months ago

      Good stuff hull lad

    • HullShaker 2 months ago

      Cheers Macca 👍

  30. winners are grinners 2 months ago

    In-play

    Italy win @ 11/10

    1
  31. maccathered 2 months ago

    Did anyone take Macedonia inplay they were 66/1

    4
  32. mmac 2 months ago

    NAP for today:
    Turkey to score at 1.72
    WON

    7
  33. cockerspaniel 2 months ago

    No joy with my headers LOSERS
    Well done all winners

  34. Kris Jones 2 months ago

    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿Wales vs Austria🇦🇹
    🏆World Cup playoff

    🔘Bet: Wales to qualify: 19/20 (bet365)
    💰NAP 5pts ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ✅

    I don’t often celebrate too hard or go over the top after winning bets but this one is personal.

    So….

    WOOOHOOOO!!! COME ON WALES!!! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿😂😂

    Fully deserved. Gareth Bale – what can I say? What a man!

    One game to go. 🤞🏻

    Well done all winners 👍🏻

    9
    • maccathered 2 months ago

      Well in Kris

      1
    • Kris Jones 2 months ago

      Cheers Macca 👍🏻

    • elvis parsley 2 months ago

      🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 BALE 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿.
      WELL IN KRIS………….

      1
  35. Douye11 2 months ago

    Thank you @Admin

    2
  36. maccathered 2 months ago

    One draw out the two means a small loss on the night.
    Well done admin some cracking shouts and well done Wales thoroughly deserved.
    Well done all winners

    2
  37. elvis parsley 2 months ago

    NAP in Venezuela lost ended 0-2 ☹️.
    Wales win to cheer me up, now bring on Scotland at home 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿.
    ————————————————-
    🦉🦉NIGHT OWL 🦉🦉
    Panama V Honduras
    01:05
    World Cup CONCACAF Qualifiers

    Honduras to score 11-10 (SKYBET) main bet.
    Side bet
    BTTS 29-20 (UNIBET).

    2 games last year ended
    Honduras 2 Panama 3
    Panama 2 Honduras 3
    ** Honduras scored in last 5 head to head **.
    Honduras scored in 4 of last 5 h2h here..
    🇵🇦🇭🇳🇵🇦🇭🇳🇵🇦

    4
    • Kev_Trfc 2 months ago

      🔥👍🔥

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