Skip to content
GO TO bet365 Sports
Euros Qualifying
  1. Football
  2. Euro 2024

Wales Euros Odds: Rob Page's side 3/4 to qualify for finals

Wales will take on Poland in their Euros qualifying play-off final at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday with the winner advancing through to this summer's finals in Germany.

UEFA Qualification Path A Winner

Rob Page's side took a giant step towards reaching a third successive European Championship finals by convincingly beating Finland 4-1 in their play-off semi-final on Thursday night.

A clash with a Robert Lewandowski-led Poland, who thrashed Estonia 5-1 in their play-off semi-final, will mark a step up in quality for Wales, but the Dragons will once again have home advantage and they are 3/4 to seal qualification, with the Poles 1/1.

New generation starting to click

There was plenty of doom and gloom surrounding Wales after their underwhelming showing at the 2022 World Cup and subsequent retirement of talisman Gareth Bale.

The suggestion was from certain quarters that what had been an historic period for the Dragons - highlighted by their run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 - was over.

Winning just one of their first four Euro qualifiers after the World Cup did nothing to improve those beliefs, but Wales did end the group stage on a five-game unbeaten run, although that was not enough for them to usurp Turkey and Croatia to qualify automatically for the finals.

Instead, the Dragons went into Path A of the play-offs - based on their performance in the 2022/23 Nations League - and the pressure was on Page ahead of the clash with Finland, the suggestion being he may have been out of a job had Wales lost that game.

However, roared on by a passionate home support in Cardiff, losing was never really an option for the Welsh, as goals from David Brooks, Neco Williams, Brennan Johnson and Daniel James helped them to a 4-1 win.

The goalscorers underlined that Wales do appear to be moving on from Bale's retirement, a belief that was perhaps further enhanced with another of their Euro 2016 heroes, Aaron Ramsey, having remained an unused substitute on Thursday following his recent injury struggles.

Seven of the starting XI against Finland were 27 or under and Page will be hoping his young team can now complete the job against Poland.

Lewandowski the obvious threat

Thursday's win over Finland extended Wales' unbeaten run to seven matches, while they have only lost one of their last 16 home European Championship qualifiers, a run that dates back to 2011.

Page's side are 31/20 to win Tuesday's crunch clash inside 90 minutes, with the draw available at 2/1 and Poland, who sit 30th in the world rankings - just one place below Wales - are 2/1 to spoil the party.

The Poles are regular qualifiers for major tournaments, reaching the last four Euros and they also made it to the last-16 of the 2022 World Cup, where they were edged out by eventual finalists France.

Of course, Poland's main threat comes in the form of Barcelona star Lewandowski, who is his country's all-time record scorer with 87 goals in 147 appearances.

At 35 this could be Lewandowski's last chance to star on the international stage and he is 7/4 to net anytime against Wales, while it is 15/4 that he opens the scoring on the night.

Tough group awaits winners at finals

As well as fearing the threat of Lewandowski, Wales fans may also be wary of their poor record against Poland, as they have only won one of the 10 previous encounters between the two sides and that was their very first meeting in 1973.

Poland are on a six-match winning streak against the Dragons, most recently triumphing home and away when they met in the Nations League in 2022.

However, Wales are heading into this encounter with renewed belief and they will be hopeful of qualifying for the finals, with Tuesday's winner set to go into Group D in Germany, where they will face France, the Netherlands and Austria.

That is a tough group on paper and Wales or Poland to win the section can be backed at 10/1, with France (4/7), the Netherlands (11/4) and Austria (15/2) all more fancied to finish in first place.

It is 500/1 that Wales go on to win the Euros, but you have to be in it to win it and the Dragons' sole focus for now is on beating Poland and securing their place at the party. 

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

Related Articles

bet365 uses cookies

We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalised service. For more information, see our Cookie Policy

New to bet365? Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets Join Now

Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.