Gareth Bale: Wales have a great chance of qualifying for the World Cup

Gareth Bale during the World Cup Qualifying Group D match at the Cardiff City Stadium. Credit: Simon Bellis/Sportimage/PA Images

Gareth Bale believes Wales will give themselves a "great chance" of finishing top of their World Cup qualifying group by beating Moldova on Tuesday.

Wales stayed in the hunt for a World Cup place when Ben Woodburn's dramatic debut winner secured a 1-0 victory over Austria on Saturday.

Chris Coleman's side are still two points behind the Republic of Ireland in second spot and four adrift of Group D leaders Serbia.

But the Republic and Serbia meet in Dublin at the same time Wales take on the section's bottom side Moldova - and Bale is convinced the Dragons can bridge the gap with three games left to play.

I said we had four finals to keep our hopes alive. If we win all four we'll have a great chance of top spot, and if not we'll get into the play-offs.

One down, three to go. This is important too, we'll be going into the match confident and prepared very well. We know they'll make it difficult but we'll do everything to get the points and put ourselves in an even better position.

If I didn't think we could do it (qualify) I wouldn't be here. We all still believe we can do it. That's the most important part.

– Gareth Bale, Wales