Alan Brazil betting column: Gareth Bale outstanding to help Wales win against Austria to face Scotland or Ukraine in World Cup qualifiers final

Wales v Austria is a great match, isn’t it? Wales have youngsters arriving, but they are obviously watching Aaron Ramsey, Gareth Bale and Joe Allen where it could be their last chance, especially for a World Cup.

So it’s a game tonight with a lot of opportunities against Austria and their record against them is very good.

Bale is ready to give his all for Wales as they seek to book their place in Qatar

Of course, Austria also beat Scotland in the group stage.

I think tonight it will be a partisan Welsh crowd that will be above this Austrian team.

I don’t think Austrians are good travellers, they are very good in Vienna but not so far from home.

I will back a Wales win and it wouldn’t surprise me if Bale scores a goal.

He didn’t take part in the Clasico this weekend and yet I have the feeling that he was fit to play.

But it’s a game that he’s probably thinking “thank goodness I missed that one!”.

I bet Bale will be exceptional, maybe score a goal in a win over Wales.

Alan Brazil betting column: Gareth Bale outstanding to help Wales win against Austria to face Scotland or Ukraine in World Cup qualifiers final
Bale can often score on big occasions for club and country
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Of course it’s a one off game, it’s not home and away so if Wales win tonight they will be one match away from the Qatar World Cup.

You have to go back to 1958, when Wales were last in the World Cup final, so it’s a stunning 64-year-old game.

If they win it tonight, they will face the home winners of the Scotland Ukraine play-off.

This game may not be played until July because of the horrible things happening in the world at the moment, but the Scots will give them all the time in the world to make the game happen.

And it’s also a big game, Scotland versus Ukraine, it’s at Hampden Park and I think Scotland can beat Ukraine when that happens.

This will set up a Wales v Scotland final. Which would be great.

Of course I want the Scots to win, but that’s Wales, a unique case, but at least if we don’t one of the home countries will pass.

So that’s what I’m hoping for, Wales tonight, Scotland this summer to beat Ukraine and then one of them to go to the final.

Brazil predictions: Bale will score and Wales will win 4/1 (Bet365).

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