As a reminder, the nine second-place teams predicted are Croatia, Denmark, Sweden, Romania, Iceland, Portugal, Greece, Ukraine and France.
It is clearly difficult to predict how this playoff system will play out without knowing which of these nine would be the odd one out, how the teams will be seeded for the draw or what ties the draw will give.
As a result, these predictions will merely be based on the form and ability of the teams.
Iceland has had a great campaign, but the other teams in this group would probably be a bridge too far for them. Unfortunately, it's hard to see them getting through any of these teams and to Brazil.
Greece have been a consistent force over the past few years, but they have had trouble against the top competition. This playoff system would probably be a tough ask for the Greeks.
Romania have had some good results and bad results these last few years, but their inconsistencies could rear their ugly head again before this tough playoff tie.
Portugal have consistently proved their abilities in this playoff system. With the talent this side possesses, it would be unwise to bet against them getting through again.
Croatia have been coming up short, but this side is just getting more and more talented. It would be a massive disappointment if they didn't get through to the World Cup this time around, but that is unlikely barring a very tough draw.
France were unlucky enough to draw a group with Spain, but they have done quite well to just hang in there. This side should be too good not to find a way to Brazil.
That leaves just Denmark, Sweden and Ukraine vying for one spot.
While all three have been impressive over the past few years, Sweden seem to have the most potential and talent.
Qualify: Portugal, France, Croatia, Sweden
Eliminated: Denmark, Ukraine, Romania, Greece, Iceland