World Cup Qualifier Accumulator Tip: Slovakia, Wales and Poland victories could mean success in five-fold
The International break is dreaded by most fans, with domestic football taking time off for players to continue helping their respective nations qualify for the World Cup, which takes place in Russia next year.
It is tougher to call these games, particularly at this stage of the season when players are only just returning to their routines and getting back to fitness after the summer. But here is this week’s acca tip, from Betfair, totalling £531.70 from a £10 stake.
Slovakia vs Slovenia – Slovakia win @ 20/21
Second meets third in Group F on Friday night, with Slovakia hot on the heels of leaders England, just two points behind with an identical goal difference. This will be a tough game for Slovakia, but having won their last four games they should be in confident mood.
Slovenia have lost and drawn in their last four and will struggle to live with the creativity of Marek Hamsik, the Napoli midfielder and Slovakian talisman. This game should get us off to a good start, especially with the favourites playing at home.
Czech Republic vs Germany – Germany win @ 4/9
It is no surprise to see Germany easing through qualification given their standing as the current world champions. Few teams can match Die Mannschaft for determination and quality, and Joachim Löw’s men are known for their consistent performances and their ability to get the job done in style.
The Czech’s were once a great football team, reaching the semi finals of Euro 2004, but those days are over and they are clinging onto qualification in third place on nine points, four behind Northern Ireland. This one should be a formality.
Uruguay vs Argentina – Draw @ 23/10
This game has turned into a real glamour tie in recent years, with the emergence of some real talent in Uruguay. Argentina have started strongly under former Sevilla and Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli, but remain in trouble in the group, currently sitting fifth, a point and two places below their opponents.
Victory will take them above Uruguay, and with the array of talent at Sampaoli’s disposal, including Lionel Messi, and Luis Suarez missing for Uruguay, he could be confident. But having only won six of 14 games and a tough game in store, a draw looks a good bet here.
Denmark vs Poland – Poland win @ 2/1
Poland have looked excellent throughout this campaign so far, winning five and drawing one of their six games, leading Group E from Montenegro, who are level on 10 points with third place Denmark.
The Danes have some talented players and good international pedigree, but the strong spine of Poland’s side, not to mention their attacking options of Robert Lewandowski and Arkadiusz Milik, should make them favourites to continue the great form they have been showing ahead of the World Cup.
Wales vs Austria – Wales win @ 23/20
After impressing during Euro 2016, Austria in qualifying and Wales at the finals, these two nations so not look like reaching the World Cup. They are tied on eight points from six games in third and fourth, behind Serbia and the Republic of Ireland who both have 12 points.
Gareth Bale has had real injury problems in recent months, but should be fit to help Wales win at home and cling to the possibility of a first World Cup since 1958.