FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Promise Top Opportunities for PuntersPublished July 30, 2015 by Florin P
The race is on again in the wake of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers draw, with some dramatic encounters and a huge potential for online sports betting.
The best European teams are trying to secure a place in the group stage of Euro 2016, but their managers already prepare for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers. Once the European competition comes to an end, new challenges will await and the squads will be pit against local rivals. The qualifier draws have set the stage for some epic confrontations and have reignited old rivalries.
The British Islands in Turmoil
England and Scotland will be sharing Group F, with neighboring Slovakia and Slovenia trying to seize the second qualifying spot. England is the overwhelming favorite to advance to World Cup 2018, while Scotland is the runner-up but this will matter little when the two nations go at each other’s throats. Leading online bookies like Winner Sports and bet365 Sports are yet to reveal the odds, but it is only fair to assume that those trusting Scotland to produce a major upset will enjoy tremendous odds.
France Seeks Redemption Against Netherlands
Since winning the World Cup in front of their fans, France didn’t achieve much in the most important football competition. They have a chance to make history exactly 2 decades after claiming the trophy, but Netherlands is blocking their way to the group stage. At least in theory, there is enough room for both nations as two teams will advance to the main event, but Sweden and Bulgarian won’t go down without a fight.
World Cup Winners Square off in Group G
Italy and Spain have already won the competition, but both of them tried to recapture their former glory after mediocre performances in Brazil. The first real test comes early in 2016, as they will play together in Group G, one that they are expected to dominate. Failing to qualify would spill disaster, but this is a most unlikely scenario and the true challenge is to win the group.