England are 13/2 in bwin’s 2022 World Cup winner odds after coming agonisingly close to ending their major trophy drought at the European Championship. The Three Lions broke new ground under Gareth Southgate at Euro 2020, reaching their first major final for 55 years, but football did not return home as Italy claimed a dramatic 3-2 win in a penalty shootout following a tense 1-1 draw.
Scotland are expected to follow up two solid draws by securing a first World Cup qualifying win in Group F when entertaining Faroe Islands at Hampden Park. The visitors have improved in recent times and no longer take too many hidings, but Steve Clarke knows his side can’t afford any slip-ups in this contest.
Czech Republic have made an impressive start to their World Cup qualifying campaign and look set to provide Wales with stiff opposition. The Dragons are unbeaten in 11 games on home turf, though, so this promises to be a close encounter, as both teams try to boost their hopes of reaching Qatar 2022.
Republic of Ireland must bounce back quickly from losing their opening World Cup 2022 qualifier when they host minnows Luxembourg on Saturday night. Wednesday’s 3-2 defeat in Serbia was an early blow to their qualification chances and they cannot afford to slip up in their first home match of the campaign.