Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Wales vs Azerbaijan
Wales resume their Euro 2020 qualification campaign on Friday evening when they host Azerbaijan at the Cardiff City Stadium. Friday’s fixture is undoubtedly a must-win game for Ryan Giggs’ side after suffering back-to-back defeats away at Croatia and Hungary in June. Here at freebet.com we take a preview the game and offer the best match odds courtesy of our numerous betting partners.
Wales and Azerbaijan currently occupy the bottom two places in Group E but with group leaders, Hungary, not in action and Croatia facing a tough trip to Slovakia, the group could have a very different look about it after Friday evening’s fixtures.
Juventus midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, will miss September’s double-header as he continues his comeback from the hamstring injury that cut short his 2018/19 season. Ramsey is not the only notable absentee in the Welsh squad as captain, Ashley Williams, was omitted.
Williams’ absence could see Swansea City defender, Joe Rodon, partner Chris Mepham at the heart of the Welsh defence. The uncapped 21-year old offers superb value in the betting markets for both goals and cards. You can back Rodon at 40/1 with several bookmakers to score at any time at the Cardiff City Stadium whilst the Swansea City man is 19/4 with Betway to be carded.
Gareth Bale’s return to the Real Madrid first team will be a massive boost the Wales and the 30-year old could lead a very youthful Welsh attacking line. Wales’ record goal scorer is as big as 23/10 to score first on Friday whilst Bale is 4/5 to score at any time with Betfred.
Bale could be flanked in the Welsh attack by two of the Premier League’s most in-form players; Daniel James and Harry Wilson. Manchester United new boy, Daniel James, has made a flying start to life at Old Trafford and has scored three in his first four league games for the Red Devils. The last time Wales played in Cardiff, James scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Slovakia and the in-form youngster is excellent value at 2/1 to score at any time on Friday. Alternatively, you can back James at 6/1 score first.
Harry Wilson has been equally as impressive since joining AFC Bournemouth on loan in the summer. The Liverpool man was named Bournemouth’s player of the month for August and is an 11/2 shot with most bookies to score first against Azerbaijan or 15/8 to score at any time.
Wales and Azerbaijan last met during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with both fixtures ending in a 1-0 win in favour of the Welsh side. You can back a 1-0 Wales win at 11/2 with BetVictor.
In six previous meetings between the two sides, Wales have won five and drawn one. In each of the five victories for Wales they have not conceded a single goal. Get on Wales to win to nil at 7/10 with BetVictor or Coral.
- Wales – 1/5
- Draw – 5/1 #
- Azerbaijan – 16/1