World Cup Qualifying

It’s back to the international stage this week as the European World Cup qualifiers get underway with some intriguing clashes to look forward to. Roy Hodgson’s England begin their qualifying campaign away at Moldova, and as expected are strong favourites to come away with all three points. The Three Lions’ are at 1.28 to win, with a comfortable 2-0 win coming in at 4.75.

In perhaps the pick of the games on Friday, Louis Van Gaal returns to the Dutch national team as Holland entertain Turkey. The Oranje had a torrid Euro 2012 experience in Poland and Ukraine, and will be looking to bounce back with a strong qualifying campaign. The Turks are not to be underestimated though, and a draw between the pair is at 4.00.

Italy are still on the crest of a wave after their exploits earlier this summer, with Cesare Prandelli looking to continue the fine work his side did at Euro 2012. The former Fiorentina coach has introduced more new faces to his latest squad as Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli are both omitted. The Italians are at 1.65 to make it four wins in their last six meetings against Bulgaria.

In contrast, it was a false dawn for France as they saw their Euro adventure ended prematurely against Spain. Les Bleus have also had a change of manager, with ex-Marseille boss Didier Deschamps brought in to change their fortunes. They begin away in Finland, and are at 1.50 to return to France with maximum points.

Elsewhere, Giovanni Trapattoni’s Ireland face a long trip to Kazakhstan in their bid to get off to a winning start, while Wales and Scotland face difficult home clashes against Belgium and Serbia respectively. The Irish are at 1.80 to grab a win, while Belgium and Serbia are worth a look in at 1.90 and 2.70.

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