2018 World Cup Qualifiers

Slovakia Vs England

Sam Allardyce gets his England reign underway with a potential banana-skin trip to Slovakia. The Slovakian side claimed a 0-0 draw when they faced England in the Euro 2016 tournament which denied England the chance of winning Group B. Despite not playing for Manchester City this Season, Joe Hart is favourite to play in goal following an injury to Fraser Forster. Wayne Rooney has retained the Captaincy despite the change in Management and will be a key figure in this game – Back Rooney to score here. England will be favourites heading into this and Slovakia would probably be happy with a draw. Away win expected – Back an England Victory Here. 

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Malta Vs Scotland

Malta hosted an International friendly between Italy and Scotland back in May but this time will themselves face Scotland in a World Cup Qualifier. The Mediterranean minnows will be roared on by a passionate home crowd and will fancy their chances of causing an upset due to the exceptionally warm climate. Scotland were the only Country of the Home Nations not to qualify for Euro 2016 and will be keen to get their Campaign off to a solid start. The Scots have been short of goals in recent fixtures but could fill their boots in Malta. Away win expected – Back a Scotland Victory Here. 

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Wales Vs Moldova

Wales enjoyed a terrific Euro 2016 and will be keen to hit the ground running when they get their World Cup Qualifying Campaign underway on Monday evening. The Welsh side have been drawn in a difficult Group D and will be targeting maximum points against Moldova. Gareth Bale is the Welsh talisman – Back Bale to score Anytime Here. Moldova sit a lowly 165th in the FIFA World Rankings and are huge underdogs in this clash. Comfortable Home win expected at The Millennium Stadium – Back a Wales Victory Here. 

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Italy Vs Spain

Tuesday evening sees two giants of European football lock horns in an effort to take control of World Cup Qualifying Group G. Italy have begun life under new Management following the departure of Antonio Conte to Chelsea. The Italians reached the Quarter Final of Euro 2016 before crashing out on penalties. Spain were eliminated from Euro 2016 when they lost 2-0 against Italy and will be keen to exact revenge for that defeat. Both sides have abundant talent to choose from and this should be an intriguing clash. All Square in Turin – Back a Score Draw Here. 

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