Wales v Moldova Tips & Betting Preview 5.9.16

Wales v Moldova Tips & Betting Preview 5.9.16

by 2nd September 2016

Match Odds
Wales  – Draw Moldova 
Betting odds for the World Cup qualifier between Wales and Moldova shown are this week from Ladbrokes and are subject to change

Kick Off – Monday 5th September at 19.45 – Live on Sky Sports 1HD

Betting Preview For Wales vs Moldova

Wales kick-off their World Cup qualifying campaign on Monday as they host Moldova in Cardiff, as the Dragons look to build on their encouraging Euro 2016 displays.

The home side enjoyed a fantastic adventure at Euro 2016, making it to the semi-finals of the competition and are favourites at odds of 2/7 with  to win this encounter.

The Dragons Euro 2016 adventure ended with a 2-0 defeat against eventual winners Portugal in the semi-finals. However, their performances have raised expectations amongst the country’s fans and the Dragons will be expected to dispatch the visitors relatively comfortably.

However, Chris Coleman’s side have a mixed record in recent international football, as they have won just four of their last ten outings. That run of form included two defeats in their five games at Euro 2016, so the Dragons will have to guard against any complacency.

Coleman’s side have also kept just two clean sheets in those ten outings and the former-centre-back will look for an improvement against the minnows.

The Welsh will once again look to talisman Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale to inspire them to victory, as Los Blancos star has scored three times in his last five international appearances.

Moldova are alongside Georgia considered one of the weaker teams in group D and are underdogs at odds of 16/1 with  to win this clash.

The likes of Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Austria and opponents Wales are expected to compete for the World Cup spots, while Moldova will just hope to give a good account of themselves in the group.

Moldova has won just one of their last 21 outings in international football, but that win came against fellow minnows Andorra.

Despite that poor recent record the Moldovans won their last two World cup qualifications games back in 2013, as they defeated San Marino and Montenegro. An in-form Wales offers a very different challenge heading into this clash.

The two teams have only ever met twice in international football, with both meeting coming in qualification for Euro ’96. Moldova recorded a famous 3-2 win at home before suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat in Wales in the reverse fixture.

Wales are without influential Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey through injury, while midfielder David Vaughan has retired from international duty and Crystal Palace midfielder Jonathan Williams has been omitted from the squad. Chris Coleman is likely to play with a similar formation to the one he played during the Euro’s.

Moldova’s Russian boss Igor Dobrovolski has a fully-fit squad to choose from and has not pulled any major surprises with his squad, sticking with the vast majority of players who featured in a 2-1 friendly defeat against Switzerland in June.

Possible Wales team line-up: Hennessey, Collins, Williams Davies, Taylor, Allen, Ledley, Gunter, Robson-Kanu, Bale, Vokes
Possible Moldova team line-up: Namasco, Jardan, Cascaval, Epureanu, Golovatenco, Sidorenco, Cojacari, Cebotaru, Ivanov, Ionita, Ginsari

Who will win between Wales and Moldova?
I cannot see past a home win in this clash, but I believe this could be a tight game. Moldova will come to defend and it could be a low-scoring affair.

Recommended Betting Tip For Wales vs Moldova

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