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Wales v Argentina Rugby Betting Preview & Winner Odds

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The Welsh need a big bounceback performance as they were played off the park against Australia last weekend in a crushing defeat. The Welsh lost 32-8 and the scoreline could have been bigger against them were it not for some desperate last ditch defending and some fluffs by the Australians in good attacking positions. The scoreline probably should have been a lot worse for the Welsh. So a tough start for Wales then in the Autumn Internationals but they go as 1/2 favourites at Paddy Power to land the win over the Pumas on Saturday. Wales weren’t at their strongest against Australia and they get back Sam Warburton and Alun Wyn Jones for this latest test, with Jamie Roberts dropping to the bench. Six changes in all will be made from the starting fifteen last weekend by interim coach Robert Howley. They certainly need to improve their defensive output because it was pretty poor against the Wallabies. Argentina warmed up last weekend with a 54-20 win over Japan and of course they have been playing a lot of rugby lately having come off the back of the Rugby Championship campaign. They won just one of their six matches in the competition this year but they did manage to actually outscore Australia and South Africa in total points put on the board. They had by far and away the worst defensive record though. Argentina’s lone win came over South Africa. So they aren’t exactly a huge threat at the moment and they are trailing the head to head against Wales 5-10. The last time they met was back in 2013 when the Welsh ran out huge 40-6 winners on the day and the momentum really is with Wales who have won four of the last five meetings between the two. Wales are a price of 1/2 to take the win on Saturday with Argentina at 17/10 for the win. From their previous meetings, Wales have averaged 28 points per game against the Pumas, while in return Argentina have averaged 23 against Wales. So there have been pretty high scoring games between these two and the average points difference in meetings is only the five points in favour of Wales. So that means you can probably push the handicap line a bit in this one. An Argentina +5 is a price of 10/11 for example at Paddy Power. Bookmaker Paddy Power are running a big promotion for the autumn internationals. Back a team in the match outright on a autumn international and if your team is winning at 70 minutes in the game, but then fails to win the match, Paddy Power will give you your money back as a free bet up to the maximum value of £20! Go and register an account with online betting giant Paddy Power and earn up to £30 in free bets as a welcome bonus from them.
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Wales v Serbia Predictions & Betting Odds – 12th November 2016

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Wales v Serbia Betting Preview - World Cup 2018 Qualifiers 12th November Big game for the Welsh because they can’t afford to lose this home game on Saturday in their World Cup 2018 Qualification group. The Welsh are two points behind leaders Serbia at the moment and so a five point deficit would see their chances of automatically taking a place at Russia 2018 diminish greatly. But this is a tough game for them because the Serbians are running on a seven match unbeaten streak and they have started pretty solidly and the goals have been flowing from them. Will Wales be able to bag what would be a massively important three points with home advantage? Register an account with online betting site Sky Bet and earn yourself a free £5 bet each and every week. When you sign up you can take advantage of their £20 free bet welcome offer and then you can opt in to their Sky Bet Club. Just make £25 worth of qualifying stakes in their sportsbook each week (evens or greater) and in return you will take a free £5 bet bonus back! A promotional week runs from Monday through Sunday and the free bets will be handed out on Monday. Stay in the club by making the qualifying bets each week and keep on collecting those free bets!

Wales v Serbia Betting Tips

Wales, and their boss Chris Coleman will remember Serbia not too fondly. Four years ago they were paired together with the Serbians in World Cup 2014 qualification and the Welsh were smashed. Wales suffered a big 6-1 defeat on the road against them, and were brushed aside 3-0 back at home against them. That 6-1 loss, in what was Coleman’s fourth game in charge of the nation, was the worst start made by any Wales manager in history. But they have come a long way since that shambolic defending after making their run to Euro 2016 semi finals. Now they are back at it again to try and reach the World Cup 2018. Wales would move one point clear of Serbia if they can land the win at home, the Welsh having gone W1 D2 over their first three games. Their 4-0 opening win over Moldova was followed by draws against Austria and Georgia. So already this will be the third home game so far for Wales in this campaign. Home advantage has to be fully taken here because the group looks as if it will be a tight affair. This will be then just the third meeting between the two countries and this one to go over 2.5 goals like the other two have done is a decent shot of 8/13 with online betting site Sky Bet. Both teams to score in the match will return a price of 19/20 as well with the bookmaker and considering that between theme they have scored fifteen goals in their qualifiers so far, it looks value. Gareth Bale is trading at price of 21/20 in the anytime goalscorer market for this one. Wales always need a big game from him. So Serbia have been going well pushing forward with over two goals per game so far. They are top of the qualification group with seven points and punters will probably see a bit of value in them. They have collected seven points from their three games so far, opening with a 2-2 draw with Ireland, then putting back to back wins together over Moldova and Serbia, netting three goals in each of those victories as well. They have a couple of familiar faces with Southampton's Dusan Tadic and Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic both having netted two qualification goals for them. Mitrovic is a 12/5 punt in the anytime goalscorer market at Sky Bet with Tadic at 7/2 and that’s not to mention other threats through Aleksandar Pecic and Andrija Pavlovic around the 11/4 mark. So the Serbians are in good form at the moment with no loss in any of their last seven competitions matches. They have also netted at least two goals in five of their last seven (including friendlies) so they have what it takes to trouble the Welsh. The Welsh though will see that the Serbian defence hasn’t been water right and will be hoping that continues. Serbia would probably be unhappy with point in this one away from home and that will add to their resilience on Saturday. If a win comes their way it is likely to be with a clean sheet, so Serbia to go out and win to nil in this one will return you a price of 15/4, a huge shot. There is a tempting shot on the draw to be in place at half time and a Draw/Wales half time/full time option is a 9/2 shot with a Draw/Serbia half time/full time option at 11/2.

Wales v Serbia Betting Odds

Wales 13/10, Draw 11/5, Serbia 21/10

Wales v Serbia Predictions

This is likely to be a close call. Wales have failed to win any of their last two and that sequence may continue as they take on Serbia who have gone unbeaten in their last seven. So not an easy game for either of them and the visitors do carry an attacking threat to trouble the Welsh. This may all balance out at the end of the evening with a point for each. Look for the draw in the match outright.
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Wales v Australia Rugby Prediction & Betting Tips – 5th November

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The start of the Autumn series of Rugby Union tests are with us on Saturday and Wales get a big kick off against Australia. Leigh Halfpenny comes in at fullback as Liam Williams misses out through injury for the Welsh. This is a big game for the Welsh because they will be out looking to snap a horrible losing streak that they are on against the Wallabies. They have failed in their last eleven attempts now to get the better of the Southern Hemisphere giants, losing each of those since their 21-18 win at Cardiff back in 2008.

Wales v Australia Rugby betting Odds

Australia 4/6, Wales 13/10, Draw 22/1 The last time that the two nations came together was in October last year with the Aussie running out 15-6 winners. Prior to that, the previous five international between them had been settled by a points margin of five or less. The popular handicap line on this one at online betting site Betfred is a Wales -3 at 10/11. Wales produced three wins in the Six Nations this year, losing against England and drawing with Ireland. But they did finish as top try scorers. They did head out to take on the All Blacks on their Tour in June and lost all three of those against them. Australia were in recent action against New Zealand in the 2016 Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup and they came off pretty badly. But then again, who doesn’t? Australia coach Michael Cheika has moved David Pockock to blind-side for the first time as Dean Mumm is suspended. So that may affect the line out and that is perhaps an area in which the Welsh can get at the visitors. In the First Tryscorer market, Australia’s Israel Folau is a 17/2 shot with Georgie North in a 9/1. So Wales are on an eleven match losing streak against the Wallabies and that is part of a W10 D1 L39 that the Welsh are on against the Wallabies. Australia have averaged 23 points per game against the Welsh, while Wales have averaged 15 points per game against Australia though their head to head history. That’s an average points difference of 8 per game in favour of the Southern Hemisphere side, but as mentioned, five of the last six have only been settled by a margin of five points or fewer. The last time they met in Wales, Australia took a 33-28 win. Online betting site Betfred run their Double Delight promotion for big rugby matches and this one is included. Place a pre-match wager on the First Try scorer market if your bet wins and the player touches down for a second try at anytime in the game, then you will be paid out at double your original odds by bookmaker Betfred. Register an account with online betting site Betfred and earn a £30 free bet as a welcome bonus from them!
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Wales v Georgia Predictions & Betting Odds – 9th October 2016

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Wales v Georgia Betting Preview - World Cup 2018 Qualifying 9th October Wales have opened their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign with four points from two games and will be looking to push on for another three when they host Georgia on Sunday. Wales needed some luck to get their 2-2 draw in Austria on Thursday and surprisingly the Dragons looked really slack at the back, which will be of concern. Georgia though aren’t in any kind of winning form having lost all but three of their last fourteen qualification matches for major tournaments. We should see a bit more from Wales in this one than we did in Austria. Boylesports are running their Crossbar Challenge promotion for all World Cup 2018 qualifiers which feature a home nation. They will refund all bets as a free bet if either side hits the crossbar in the match (the ball must rebound back into play to activate the promotion) and the maximum free bet that can be picked up from the offer is £25. There is one free bet per customer and this applies to your first wager placed on the game, but it does cover all selections in all markets. Register an account with online betting site Boylesports and earn a free £20 bet as a welcome bonus from them.

Wales v Georgia Betting Tips

Defensively the Welsh weren’t at the races at all against Austria in their 2-2 draw on Thursday night in Vienna. There was some seriously slack defending, basic errors being made to give away goals. But at least they managed to remain unbeaten and now they have a chance to dust themselves down and bank three points as they take on Georgia in Cardiff on Sunday. They may be without Joe Allen, the scorer of the first goal against Austria, as he was removed after the break because of a hamstring worry. Wales weren’t great against Austria at all and will have been disappointed and frustrated with their performance, particularly as they gave the lead away twice in the match. However, Georgia aren’t going to pose their defence quite as many problems. Wales do remain top of Group D but they are level on points with Serbia, so need to bag the three points in this one. We should see Wales exerting a little more control in this game, and hopefully Gareth Bale will get into the game a bit more than he did against Austria, where he was kept quiet. A Draw/Wales half time/full time wager has some big appeal in this one at a price of 9/4 in this one and the appeal comes from Georgia having been level at the break in their opening two qualification matches for World Cup 2018. There’s a little trend there. You can probably swing under 2.5 goals for the game in this one for a quote of 9/10 as Georgia have been quite a stubborn side to break down so far. There has only been the one previous meeting between Wales and Georgia and that was back in friendly in 2008, a game which Georgia won 2-1 in Wales. Wales to win this fixture by a one goal margin is a quote of 15/8 and that will be down to the battling qualities that the Georgians have shown so far. Gareth Bale is running as 13/8 favourite in the First Goalscorer market and he is a quote of 1/2 in the anytime goalscorer market as well. Georgia have suffered defeats in each of their two qualification matches so far in the group, but they have been narrow ones and they haven’t gone down without a fight. They lost 2-1 against Austria and 1-0 against Ireland. They actually took 57% of possession in their game against Ireland in Dublin on Thursday night. Georgia have been at 0-0 at half time in both games so far. They aren’t in winning form, despite their resilience as they have banked just one win in their last nine in a (W1 D2 L6) record. That victory was against Spain just before Euro 2016 in a total shock result. The Georgians managed just the three wins in Euro 2016 qualification, two of them coming against Gibraltar, so they aren’t likely to bag three points. But they will make Wales work hard for their points.

Wales v Georgia Betting Odds

Wales 2/9, Draw 9/2, Georgia 14/1

Wales v Georgia Predictions

Georgia are likely to dig in there for the first half and match up to the Welsh. They were quite dogged and controlled in their game against Ireland, but ultimately couldn't land a point. That will probably be the same thing again for them in Cardiff so look for a Draw/Wales half time/full time wager on the match and for Wales to win by a one goal margin. Find the latest results, League Table, Top Scorer and more on our football statistics on online-betting.me.uk (just choose your country & your preferred topic)
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Coral offer 12/1 enhanced odds on Wales to beat Austria

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Wales will be looking to land a massive blow in World Cup 2018 qualification when they head out to face Austria on Thursday night in Group D action. This is a showdown at the top of the table with both of them having won their opening fixtures. Austria edged their way past Georgia while Wales put Moldova to the sword. So can the Welsh drive home a good early advantage in the group by beating Austria? Wales only lost one of their Euro 2016 qualification matches and have only suffered the one defeat in their last seven games played (W5 D0 L2) and when you put that against Austria’s record of W1 D1 L3 in their last five, then the Welsh should be in with a shot in this one. Wales probably have the edge in defence, and we have seen how gritty and tough it can be. If that holds and Gareth Bale can produce a piece of magic, Wales could put them in the driving seat in the qualification group. Register an account with online betting site Coral and take 12/1 enhanced odds on Wales to beat Austria. This is a new customer exclusive offer only, so follow our promotional links and sign up for an account with them. The you go and place your first real money bet, as a win single of £5 on ‘Wales to Beat Austria 12/1’. This offer is for a £5 bet only and if your selection wins you will be paid in cash based on the normal price on site and will have your account topped up to reflect the enhanced price in free bets. If the bet loses then you get £5 in free bets back as a consolation. This promotion will be open until 19:45 BST Thursday 6th October. The free bet tokens will expire 4 days after issue. The promotion applies to one bet per customer and one customer per household (IP address).  
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Austria v Wales Predictions & Betting Odds – 6th October 2016

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Austria v Wales Betting Preview - World Cup 2018 Qualifying 6th October Wales head out on the road on Thursday night for their second World Cup 2018 qualification match. Things got off to a very bright start for them with a comprehensive 4-0 drubbing of Moldova, but they will face a much stiffer test this time around. Austria were superb through their Euro 2016 qualification campaign and will be hoping to reproduce that kind of form to reach World Cup 2018. The Austrians opened with a 2-1 win over Georgia away from home and will now be looking to drive home some momentum on home soil to take early control of Group D. But can Wales strike what could be a hugely important win away from home? There is 0-0 bore draw insurance on all matches at online betting site Bet365. Just place a pre-match correct score, scorecast or half time/full time bet and if your wager ends up losing because the game ends in a 0-0 draw, then you will get your lost stake refunded. This is superb coverage to carry with you and when you register an account with online betting site Bet365 you can earn up to a 100% matched deposit bonus from them and also enjoy other great features like live streams and up to 100% acca win bonuses too.

Austria v Wales Betting Tips

This should be a great match up between these two. Austria stated qualification for the 2018 World Cup on a positive note, beating Georgia away from home. During Euro 2016 qualifying, Austria were really one of the big highlights. That all came unravelled at Euro 2016 itself, but if they get back to their qualification mode, then they will be fancied here. However, since qualifying for Euro 2106 they have certainly gone off the boil, going just W3 D1 L5 in their last nine games. They have also failed to hit the back of the net in three of their last five games a well and with just a W1 D1 L3 record in their most recent five games, they look as if they have a way to get back to their best. The win over Georgia was a start though. Austria haven’t looked that sharp at the back for a while now, and therefore it could be wourth backing Both Teams To Score for a price of even money with online betting site Bet365. You can go and have a crack at the game going over 2.5 goals which is a price of 5/4. It may be worth expecting goals at both ends because these aren't’ the two greatest defences in the world of course. The last time that these two came together, Wales produced a 2-1 win, sending the game over the 2.5 goal line. That was a February 2013 friendly and with Austria's last two games being settled by a 2-1 scoreline, it could be worth a flutter on Austria 2-1 correct score at a price of 17/2. Austria last hosted Wales was back in World Cup 2006 qualifying and the Austrians won both of those meeting and didn’t concede a goal against Wales. Austria hold a W5 D1 L2 head to head record against the Welsh and up in the anytime goalscorer market, Marc Janko is a 13/8 shot with Marko Arnautovic at 5/2. This could be an evenly balanced match up and Wales could need moments of inspiration from Gareth Bale. The Real Madrid man is a 13/10 quote in the anytime goalscorer market for the game. Wales crushed Moldova 4-0 at home in their opening World Cup 2018 qualifier, as was expected. This is a step up in level of competitiveness and need a solid defensive display out on the road. In Euro 2016 qualifying, Wales lost just the one game along the way, so know how to dig in. they won’t have the influential Aaron Ramsey available for this one though. Including their Euro 2016 campaign, Wales have now gone W5 D0 L2 record in their last seven. Their gritty defence was key in that run, and they can be backed at a quote of 5/4 in a Draw No Bet for this one ,as they have only scored in one of their last three against Austria.

Austria v Wales Betting Odds

Austria 6/5, Draw 23/10, Wales 23/10

Austria v Wales Predictions

This should be an even contest. Wales can battle with the best of them but can lack the firepower when it comes to away games. Austria meanwhile haven’t had the best of times at the back and could be vulnerable. A very balanced contest this should be and it may be worth looking at the draw in the match outright. Neither would be that unhappy with that you imagine. A 1-1 correct score could be worth a flutter. Find the latest results, League Table, Top Scorer and more on our football statistics on online-betting.me.uk (just choose your country & your preferred topic)
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Ladbrokes launch Gareth Bale specials

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Gareth Bale was once again the star of the show for Wales as they opened their World Cup 2018 qualification campaign with a 4-0 home win over Moldova. The Welsh were supremely comfortable against the minnows and appeared to be suffering no hangover the highs of their exploits at Euro 2016 during the summer when they went to the semi finals against all of the odds. Bale netted a brace against Moldova taking his tally to 24 for Wales so while he looks well on track to break Ian Rush’s goalscoring record of 28 goals for the country, the question is, can Bale do it before the end of 2016? Online betting site Ladbrokes are offering a price of 10/1 on Bale equalling Rush’s record before Christmas 2016 and they have stumped up a price of 25/1 on Bale to break the record before Christmas 2016. So what is ahead for Bale? Well, he will get three more chances between now and Christmas to net the four goals to equal and five to break the record. He will line up, all being well, against Georgia (like Moldova another of their qualifying group's minnows) as well as Serbia. The Welsh will also take a trip out to Austria. So will there be enough chances in all of that? A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “It’s purely a matter of if, not when, Bale breaks the 22-year-old record as far as we’re concerned, and we wouldn’t be surprised if he did so before the year is out.” Well, Bale has scored international goals against both Austria and Serbia in his career, and he should have a good chance of a couple against the lowly ranked Georgia. But five goals in three games? It looks like a bit of a tall order still, even for a man of his quality and stature. One banker here is one Bale, who is still only 27, to become the most capped Wales player ever. He earned his 62nd cap against Moldova on the weekend and he needs to collect another 30 to match current record holder Neville Southall and Ladbrokes have Bale at 8/11 to claim the record. You have to think that will all the qualification games for lets say, the World Cup 2018 and 2022 and Euro 2020 and Euro 2024 (at a stretch) then he should easily land that record.

Ladbrokes Gareth Bale Betting Specials

Gareth Bale to equal Ian Rush’s goalscoring record for Wales before Christmas (three fixtures: away to Austria, home to Georgia, home to Serbia) – 10/1 Gareth Bale to break Ian Rush’s goalscoring record for Wales before Christmas – 25/1 Gareth Bale to become most-capped Wales player – 8/11 Gareth Bale to win a major tournament with Wales – 33/1 Gareth Bale to be top goalscorer in qualifying – 8/1 Gareth Bale to score in every qualifying game – 100/1
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Ladbrokes offer 25/1 odds on all Home Nations to reach World Cup 2018

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There were positive starts by the home nations in World Cup 2018 qualification and online betting site Ladbrokes have slapped a price of 25/1 on all four of them reaching the Finals in a couple year. The last time that England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland were all at a major final was back at the World Cup in Sweden 1958. So it’s been a long, long wait to see them all line up again, but with positive starts to qualifying, can they all make it there? England needed a late strike by Adam Lallana to secure a win out in Slovakia, which arguably will be their toughest game of qualification. So with that out of the way and a relatively easy group to navigate their way through, the Three Lions remain a strong shot at 1/7 to win their World Cup 2018 qualification group which contains Scotland as well. England won all ten of their Euro 2016 qualification matches and will expect to unopposed to bank the automatic qualification spot. As a result of their 5-1 win over Malta, Scotland have been trimmed to 8/1 to win Group F of World Cup 2018 qualification. Of course there will be tougher matches to come than the whipping boys that are Malta, but the Scots did a good job against a lowly side who generally don’t ship a lot of goals. So the big win put them to the top of their qualification group after one match played. The top side from each of the qualification groups go through to the 2018 World Cup, while the best eight runners up will move through to a play off round. Wales, who had that brilliant run to the semi finals of Euro 2016 got their World Cup 2018 qualification campaign off to a flier with a 4-0 home win over minnows Moldova, with Gareth Bale netting a brace in the match. The Welsh will still have to do battle with Austria, Ireland and Serbia to try and make their way through to the World Cup Finals, but that was a great start from Chris Coleman’s men, who must still be running in high confidence after their exploits in the summer. Northern Ireland battled their way to a point against the Czech Republic to open their qualification campaign with, with wasn’t a bad point out on the road in the grand scheme of things. But perhaps like Scotland, they will be chasing a place at the World Cup 2018 through the play off round, because powerhouses Germany reside in their qualification group, the Germans opening with a comfortable 3-0 win over Norway. In addition to the Home Nations, you can also take a price of 5/2 on the Republic of Ireland to qualify from Group D, the Irish opening their campaign with a 2-2 draw at Serbia. Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and you can pick up a great welcome bonus from them. Just click through to their registration site through our links and use the promotion code F50 when you sign up and this in return you will reward you with up to a free £50 bet! Enjoy superb acca insurance on fivefold or bigger with Ladbrokes as well. If one team lets you down in your acca of 5 teams to make, you will get your money back as a free bet up to £25.
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Boylesports Money Back on Home Nations World Cup Qualifiers

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There is a big week of international football as the UEFA nations start their World Cup campaigns. So there is still plenty of betting to fill your week and not only that, Wednesday for example has a host of World Cup 2018q qualifiers from the CONCACAF and CONMEBOL going off as well with a spattering of other games from other federations happening throughout the week. Wales take on Moldova on Monday, while big guns Spain and Italy are also in action, while Ireland get a tough trip to Belgrade to take on Serbia in their opener. Tuesday you have the likes of France, Netherlands and Portugal all in action as well. One of the highlight games could be the Sweden v Netherlands fixture on Tuesday night. So plenty of games to look at and you can take some great insurance on all of your World Cup 2018 qualifiers which feature a home nation, thanks to a great promotion from online betting site Boylesports. For Malta v Scotland, Czech Rep v Northern Ireland, Wales v Moldova and Serbia v Republic of Ireland if either side hit the crossbar in the match the you can get a lost stake refunded as a free bet. This offer applies to all losing bets over all pre match markets and this applies to your first bet only placed on the match. So there’s just the one free bet refund per customer and that will be up to the maximum of £25 per customer. In order to be activated the ball must hit the crossbar and then bounce back into play. Register an account with online betting site Boylesports and earn up to 50 in free bets from them!  
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888Sport offer Wales at 6/1 enhanced odds to beat Moldova

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So the Welsh take the first steps in their next journey, which is trying to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. They landed such a hit at Euro 2016 by reaching the semi finals, that the confidence taken from that should carry them through easily enough to an opening win in this qualifying fixture for Russia 2016. The threat from the opposition is so little that the Welsh at home, should win this at a canter. While they won’t have Aaron Ramsey, the Welsh can drive themselves to an easy win in this one. The Welsh are on a good stretch of form at home, having lost just one of their last eight on home soil. So that, along with their great form at Euro 2016, their spirits should be high and with Moldova having lost four of their last six games played (W1 D1) then they aren’t going to offer too much attacking threat. THey scored just four goals in their Euro 2016 qualification games. Register an account with online betting site 888Sport and take a 6/1 enhanced odds quote of Wales to beat Moldova. To get this offer you just need to open an account by following our promotional links as this is a new customer exclusive. Once you have signed up with 888Sport, place a minimum of a £5 bet on the offer (maximum £10). If the bet wins then you will be paid out at the regular odds and then get paid in free bets to top you up to the enhanced odds price.
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