Wales vs Belarus Odds: Three shouts for World Cup qualifier
Saturday evening on Sky Sports we see Wales host Belarus in the World Cup Qualifiers.
A crucial game in hand for Wales could see them leapfrog Czech Republic into second place in the group as both currently sit on eleven points. Wales talisman Gareth Bale still remains a doubt due to a hamstring injury, so will most likely be rested in the hope he can return fit to face group leaders Belgium next week. Kiefer Moore is also suspended so Wales may have a make-shift forward line that lacks some physical presence.
Wales vs Belarus Tips
Wales vs Belarus Odds
Picking up another yellow card during the last international break has resulted in suspension for Kiefer Moore. This could make way for Harry Wilson to potentially play in that forward two for Wales.
He comes off the back of six straight wins for his London club, Fulham, which includes scoring a brace on his penultimate start in a 7-0 thrashing of Blackburn. His goal scoring record is solid for a right winger. He has netted 5 times in just 14 games for Fulham this season, given the chance in that forward role for Wales I expect he will take full advantage and be desperate to find the net.
The 34 year old Belarusian is set to make only his third appearance for his National side on Saturday and it could be a busy one.
With Wilson and James down to play as a front two, I expect a lot of play to come down that Wales right hand side as Wilson will most likely drift. Yudenkov is down to play on the left side of a back three which would pit him directly against Harry Wilson. Yudenkov has picked up five yellows in twenty-five domestic matches this season, has been booked once in his only two appearances for Belarus, priced at 9/2 I think there is a touch of value here.
A game that Wales will be so desperate to take all three points and leapfrog the Czechs into second place could result in a tough battle between the two sides.
The previous encounter resulted in a card count of 1-2 and finished 3-2 on the goal front. Four of the last five wins for Wales have all been by one goal. Belarus have lost seven games on the spin now, with four of the last six also being by exactly one goal. The one goal defeats came at the hands of Belgium, Wales, Czech Republic and Azerbaijan, so I don’t expect Wales to have it all their way on Saturday evening.
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