Fivefold World Cup qualifying acca starring Republic of Ireland, Italy and Spain
Lee Gormley | September 4, 2016
Fivefold World Cup qualifying acca
The international break is currently at the centre of the footballing world this week, with the Premier League and other top European divisions on hold for now, and there’s a host of exciting clashes taking place on Monday evening.
After a strong showing at Euro 2016, the Republic of Ireland will aim to make a positive start to their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, while the likes of European giants Italy and Spain also set off on their hopeful path towards Russia.
With many games occurring across the continent, Coral offer up a fivefold World Cup qualifying accumulator for punters to back ahead of the upcoming international battles, featuring a host of top European nations.
Remember punters, this bet will be covered by our acca insurance, which means if just one result lets you down then you’ll get your money back as a free bet!
A £3 wager on these selections will return just over a tasty £41 at current combined odds (over 25/2), so read on to learn more about each leg of this fine fivefold World Cup qualifying acca…
Ireland to sink Serbia on the road
Martin O’Neill’s Boys in Green enjoyed a successful summer in France, as they rallied out of their group to reach the knockout stage of the tournament, eventually losing out to host nation France.
All-time marksman Robbie Keane may have recently called time on his Ireland career, but there are plenty of younger stars ready to seize their opportunity and make an impact in green in the coming months and beyond, such as Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick.
With a talented roster available for O’Neill, and reliable sidekick Roy Keane, as well as plenty of confidence and momentum from the summer exploits, Ireland are a promising 16/5* to earn an opening qualifying victory over Serbia.
Wales to overcome travelling Moldova
Chris Coleman’s Wales were the surprise package of Euro 2016, incredibly defying the odds to reach the semi-finals, where they exited at the hands of eventual champions Portugal.
There will be no shortage of confidence within this tightly-knitted group of Welsh Dragons, which features attacking talisman Gareth Bale and heroic skipper Ashley Williams, and they are 1/4* to overcome Moldova in front of their own supporters.
Wales dispatched all of Slovakia, Russia, Northern Ireland and Belgium during their impressive European Championship run, and should be more than capable of dealing with the visiting Moldova outfit.
Spain to ease past Liechtenstein
Spain are under new managerial orders now since the retirement of previously long-standing boss Vicente del Bosque, with Julen Lopetegui now being the man in charge.
The former Porto coach will look to make a solid start to World Cup qualifying and his side are 1/100* to topple Liechtenstein in their opening encounter.
Spain, 2010 World Cup winners, hold a supreme fixture record against their next opponents, having comfortably won all six previous meetings without even conceding a goal, but scoring a mammoth 23 themselves.
Italy to get better of Israel
Like Spain, Italy are entering a new era after their former coach Antonio Conte departed for Chelsea, and they are 4/6* to get the better of Israel in their opening qualifier.
The Azzurri boast a solid defensive set-up capable of keeping Israel at bay on their travels, while the likes of Graziano Pelle and Eder will provide plenty of attacking threat on the road in order to acquire three points.
Croatia to tame Turkey at home
In seven previous match-ups since 1996, Croatia have never suffered defeat at the hands of opening qualifying opponents Turkey, giving Ante Cacic’s side nothing to fear in this clash on home turf.
The talented Blazers boast many stars within their roster, including Real Madrid ace Luka Modric and Barcelona playmaker Ivan Rakitic, so it’s definitely worth backing them at 4/7* as part of this fivefold acca.
*All quoted prices correct at time of publishing.