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Faroe Islands and Albania among best best in World Cup qualifiers

| 12.10.2012

England looking to trounce San Marino, the Republic of Ireland attempting to frustrate Germany and Scotland facing Wales are among the more interesting World Cup qualifiers, but there seem some better options in helping punters make a profit.

Here are our best four bets, which combined into an accumulator can reward punters with an 18/1 payout.

Faroe Islands (+2) to beat Sweden @ 2/1

Faroe Islands are not as bad as other international minnows, especially on their own patch where only Serbia have scored more than twice in their last ten home games.

Italy only scored once in the Euros against the Faroe Islands, where in the same qualification process it took Sweden until the second half to break down San Marino.

Macedonia v Croatia: Under 2.5 goals @ 4/7

The pair have already met in World Cup qualifying this year, with Croatia somewhat fortunately securing a 1-0 success, with the then-visitors hitting a post and having a decent penalty appeal turned down.

All of Macedonia’s last seven games at home have seen no more than two goals scored and based on their initial meeting, another close game can be expected.

Albania to beat Iceland @ 11/10

Iceland tend to be dreadful travellers when attempting to qualify for major tournaments, with just a single win and four draws to show from their last 23 encounters on the road.

Albania are useful at home and have already beaten Cyprus in the current World Cup qualifying campaign, while they held Romania in qualifying for the latest Euros.

Liechtenstein v Lithuania: Under 2.5 goals @ 5/6

There may be a touch of value here in the home win at 6/1, given that Liechtenstein did not concede in either meeting between the pair during qualification for Euro 2012.

However, a lack of goals is the safer option, with under 2.5 goals scored in seven of Liechtenstein’s last ten home fixtures and eight of the last ten on the road for Lithuania.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.