Top 5 World Cup 2014 qualifier bets

Vincent Kompany: there's more to Belgium than waffles. Photo: PA

ITV Football's Ollie Irish makes his top tips as the Road to Rio 2014 begins for Europe's sides.

  • England to beat Moldova by two clear goals

Moldova are ranked down in the mid-100s by FIFA (141st), below the likes of Botswana and New Caledonia and with good reason - they have no genuinely top-class players to look to. As such, Roy Hodgson's England should make light work of their hosts on Friday evening, so take the Three Lions to win the game by two clear goals. BET NOW

  • Jermain Defoe to be first goalscorer, Moldova v England

With no Wayne Rooney (injured) leading the line for England, in-form Jermain Defoe should find the best chances falling to his feet. Don't be surprised if he finds the net more than once. BET NOW

  • Scotland v Serbia to be a draw

This fixture has low-scoring draw written all over it in large letters. It's that simple. BET NOW

  • Belgium to beat Wales in Cardiff

There's more to Belgium than chocolate and waffles, Vincent Kompany bristled earlier this week. Like top-notch football talent; Man City skipper Kompany plays for the Belgians alongside Premier League stars Thomas Vermaelen, Marouane Fellaini, Eden Hazard and Mousa Dembele. They failed to qualify for Euro 2012 - a minor shock - but surely will start this campaign wiser and more dangerous. They certainly should have too much quality for the Welsh, even in Cardiff. BET NOW

  • Kazakhstan to hold Republic of Ireland to a draw

Kazakhstan's world ranking (139th) isn't great, but in front of their own fans, I tip them to raise their game and frustrate Trap's side. BET NOW