Drawing games is losing 2 points and gets you to narrowly miss out on qualification. Winning games gets you to the big party. Look at between 74 and 98 campaigns and note some good and great wins. Look at '00 onwards and see draws.
You want to qualify you need to win. You want to narrowly miss out you come home happy with a draw. We may miss out due to draws Ireland and Poland.........but hopefully not.