It’s crunch time for countries still in with a chance of booking their place in Rio for next summer’s World Cup and we’ve brought you a gritty treble packed with teams who desperately need a win to keep their chances alive going into the final game of qualifying.
With bwin’s enhanced odds trebles you’ll get a boost from 15/2 to over 8/1 if these three sides get the victories that will keep them in contention.
Ukraine to beat Poland – enhanced from 3/4 to 4/5
Two of England’s close qualification rivals meet in Kharkiv with ambitions of finishing Group H ahead of Roy Hodgson’s men, but Poland were clearly second-best when these sides met in Warsaw and it’s difficult to see them turning the tables on a team that ran out 3-1 winners that day.
A pair of draws in their last three qualifiers damaged Waldemar Fornalik’s chances of leading his country to Brazil and after gathering 13 points from the last 15 available, Ukraine will be focused on the win that could see them re-take control of the group with a round of fixtures to go.
Sweden to beat Austria – enhanced from 13/20 to 67/100
Erik Hamren’s Swedes lead their next opponents by three points in the race to finish second behind Germany, but with Joachim Low’s Group C dominators to follow for the Blue-Yellow’s qualification is far from assured.
With Austria set to close out their campaign by improving their goal difference in the Faroe Islands Sweden know that a draw will not be enough to make sure of making the play-offs and will go all out for victory in Solna.
Norway to beat Slovenia – enhanced from 2/1 to 21/10
Both of these teams will be under pressure going into the last round of fixtures if Iceland, who are currently second in Group E behind runaway leaders Switzerland, do what is expected of them and beat Cyprus in Reykjavik, but if Norway can pull off an away win here all that will stand between them and the play-offs will be Lars Lagerback’s side in Oslo.
Norway showed great resolve to come from a goal down to beat Slovenia 2-1 last September and can keep their campaign alive with a win against the former Yugoslav republic, who have already lost at home twice in the group.