Wales have suffered the indignity of falling to position 112 in the FIFA world rankings, meaning Gary Speed’s side are level with the Faroe Islands and behind the likes of Azerbaijan, Suriname and Oman, but the Welsh could finally give their supporters something to cheer as they entertain Australia in a friendly at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Speed has a near full-strength squad to choose from, which will provide fresh impetus while they have plenty to prove given the coverage afforded to their rankings slide and subsequently, at 2/1 with Sportingbet, they’re definitely worth a flutter.
As the SPL started a couple of weeks ago, many of Scotland’s players will be up to speed ahead of the friendly clash with Denmark and showing signs of improvement, Craig Levein’s charges also catch the eye at 2/1, this time courtesy of .
It could prove to something of a tougher evening for the Republic of Ireland as they entertain a tidy Croatia outfit and indeed it’s Slaven Bilic’s troops that are narrow favourites at 13/8 with William Hill while the hosts are quoted at 9/5 by bet365. However, home advantage can assist the Irish and they look well placed to ensure it finishes all square, a result Betfred offer at 23/10.
Double on Wales and Scotland – 8/1 ().