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World Cup 2022: Wales 12/1 for automatic qualification from Group E

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The 2022 World Cup qualifiers are taking centre-stage right now and with all of the home nations looking to make it to Qatar next year, now is a great time to visit our Fixtures & Results page where you can check out the latest Wales results and scores as they seek to make up ground in Group E.

 

 

Wales 12/1 for automatic qualification from Group E

 

Update: 14.09.21

Wales could only manage a share of the spoils in their midweek clash with Estonia and they need to make up ground should they wish to be on the plane to Qatar next year.

It’s fair to say that Wales’ World Cup qualifying campaign isn’t going too well thus far. A 3-2 win over Belarus earlier this month was a boost to their World Cup ambitions but a subsequent goal-less draw at home to bottom side Estonia was a big disappointment, especially so given that the visitors had lost their previous three group matches. Victory for the Welshmen would have lifted them two points clear of the Czech Republic and into second position in Group E with a game-in-hand over the Czechs and two over group leaders Belgium.

On the back of this disappointing draw, the bookmakers have lengthened the odds on Wales qualifying automatically for the 2022 World Cup to a general 12/1 although some firms go as much as 50/1 on them clinching a place in the finals next year.

Overwhelming favourites to automatically qualify for the competition are Belgium who sit nine points clear in pole position and who are a general 1/20 shot to finish in pole position. Second-placed Czech Republic are around 10/1 to clinch top spot at the end of the qualifying campaign while Belarus and Estonia are 500/1 and 2000/1 respectively.

 

Group E Winner Odds

1/20 –  Belgium

10/1 –  Czech Republic

12/1 –  Wales

 

Group E Table

 


 

Update: 07.09.21

Wales boosted their chances of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup with a hard-fought 3-2 win away to Belarus in their last outing.

Gareth Bale opened the scoring from the penalty spot against Belarus in the fifth minute but subsequent goals for Vitaly Lisakovich and Pavel Sedko within the space of 2 minutes meant that the Welshmen went into the interval a goal behind. Nevertheless Bale completed a hat-trick in the second-half with goals coming in the 69th minute (from the penalty spot) and the 93rd minute to secure for Wales their second qualifying victory.

Wales now sit in third position with seven points separating them from current Group E leaders Belgium and just one separating them from second-placed Czech Republic, however crucially the Welshmen have played two games less than the two sides above them in the table. Following their victory in Minsk on Sunday, the bookmakers have shortened the odds on Wales finishing in pole position in Group E to as low as 10/1 while they are odds-on at 5/6 to finish in the top-two.

Wales play host to Estonia on Wednesday evening while in October they travel to the Czech Republic and Estonia. Their final two qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup are at home to Belarus and Belgium.

 

 


 

03.09.21

Following their 4-0 demolition by Denmark in the knockout stages of the European Championships earlier this year, Wales return to international duty when they travel to Belarus in the qualifiers for next year’s World Cup in Qatar.

Wales sit slap-bang in the middle of Group E with just three points collected from their opening two World Cup qualifiers and while they have played two less games than each of the sides above them in the group table, they have a lot of ground to make up. The Welshmen sit a full seven points behind group leaders Belgium and four behind second-placed Czech Republic as things stand, however they are up against the bottom two sides Belarus and Estonia over the course of the next few days and will be confident of picking up[ a few points here.

Wales opened their qualifying account with a 3/1 defeat to Belgium although they managed to bounce back from this disappointment by beating the Czech Republic to the tune of 1-0 in their final outing prior to the European Championships. The bookies have Wales chalked-in as 11/1 third-favourites to win Group E behind favourites Belgium at 1/20 and the Czech Republic at 10/1.

The chances of Wales making it into the play-offs by finishing second in the group are deemed to be far more likely with most firms going 11/10 that they grab a top-two position at the end of the qualifying campaign.

Wales will be up against Belarus at 2pm on Sunday, 5th September (Live coverage on Sky Sports) and this will be followed by a meeting with Estonia on Wednesday 8th September (Live coverage on Sky Sports).