Wales face a crucial World Cup qualifier on Tuesday evening when they welcome the Czech Republic to the Cardiff City Stadium.
The Dragons lost their opening match 3-1 at Belgium and will be determined to get points on the board on home turf.
Although they won three of their four home games during Euro 2020 qualifying, bet365 make Rob Page’s men 15/8 (2.88) outsiders to pick up three points here.
The Czech Republic will be in good spirits after thrashing Estonia 6-2 and then drawing 1-1 with Belgium in the last week, and can be backed at 31/20 (2.55) to end their international break on a high note.
It was a 0-0 draw when these sides last met back in 2007 and another stalemate is available at 21/10 (3.10).
The hosts will likely go with a similar team to the one that lost in Belgium, although Joe Allen is injured and Kieffer Moore will be pushing to start after scoring the winner in Saturday’s 1-0 friendly win over Mexico.
Jiri Pavlenka, Pavel Kaderabek, Vladimir Darida and Patrik Schick are all available after Bundesliga Covid restrictions meant they could not travel to Prague at the weekend.
Whilst it would probably be unfair to read too much into Wales’ defeat in Belgium last week, the Czechs will no doubt be high in morale and looking to build upon their draw against the same opposition.
The return of Schick will no doubt give them even more firepower up front, but they may still find it tough in Cardiff where Page’s men have a strong defensive record.
Indeed, the Dragons have kept four clean sheets in their last seven competitive home games, with no visiting team scoring more than once in those fixtures.
Opposing goals in this World Cup qualifier looks the way to go and the price of 1.850 for under 2.0, 2.5 goals on the Asian Goal Line looks the way to go, with this paying out in nine of Wales’ last 11 home games.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com