Azerbaijan vs Wales Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th November 2019

Crucial three points for Wales in Baku

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Azerbaijan vs Wales Betting Tips – UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier, 16th November 17.00pm

Ryan Giggs’ Wales are in Baku this Saturday for a vital UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier. Although Nikola Jurcevic’s Azerbaijan are rock bottom of Group E with just one point to their name, the home team are certainly capable of giving the Dragons problems at the Bakcell Arena at the weekend. Wales are four points behind Hungary with a game a hand and two points adrift of Slovakia, who have also played six. Can the Welsh secure a crucial three points in Baku?

Azerbaijan vs Wales Betting Odds*

Azerbaijan 7/1
Draw 16/5
Wales 1/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 14th, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.)
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Azerbaijan News and Form – Can the minnows cause an upset on home turf?

Azerbaijan have been the weak link in Euro 2020 qualifying Group E. The minnows, who find themselves ranked 111th in the current FIFA World Rankings, have picked up just one point from a possible 18. The Azerbaijanis have lost five and drawn one of their six group matches so far, scoring five and conceding 14.

Azerbaijan have had a qualifying campaign to forget, but they did hold 2018 FIFA World Cup finalists Croatia to a draw in Baku in September. Despite Luka Modric’s penalty giving the World Cup runners-up an early lead at the Bakcell Arena, Tamkin Khalilzade of Qarabag scored a famous goal for Azerbaijan in the 72nd minute to give the nation an unlikely point on home turf.

 

Half with most goals
1st21/10
2nd11/10

Bet at 22Bet

 

Like they proved against Croatia, Azerbaijan have the potential to be spoilers on their day. Although the home team have nothing but pride to play for, Wales will still need to be very wary of their threat. Azerbaijan are currently priced at 7/1 to cause a huge upset in Baku on Saturday.

Azerbaijan vs Wales Head to Head

Wales have never lost in seven meetings with Azerbaijan (six wins, one draw)

The Dragons have won each of the last four, scoring six and conceding one

Back in a September 2004, Azerbaijan held Wales to a 1-1 draw in a FIFA World Cup qualifier

An own goal and a late Gareth Bale effort gave the Welsh a crucial 2-1 win in Cardiff in the reverse match in September

 

Key-Facts – Azerbaijan vs Wales

  • Wales have taken just one point from a possible seven on the road
  • Azerbaijan have won only once in the past year
  • The pair are currently the bottom two in Group E

 

Wales News and Form – Huge win for the Welsh in Baku?

Wales have left themselves with plenty of work to do. The Welsh have had a mixed bag of results in Group E so far, winning two, drawing two and losing two of six. Meanwhile, Ryan Giggs’ men have scored six and shipped six.

It’s now or never for the Welsh, who must win their last two games. They could also do with favours from elsewhere. After playing Azerbaijan in Baku at the weekend, the Dragons welcome Hungary to the Cardiff City Stadium in a crunch match next week.

Wales kept their slim automatic hopes alive with back-to-back 1-1 draws with Slovakia and Croatia in the last international window, but only wins will do from their last two. Giggs’ side head to the Azerbaijan capital as the strong favourites to leave with all three points.

Azerbaijan vs Wales Tips & Odds

Wales to win to nil at 6/5
Gareth Bale to score anytime at 20/21
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 14th, 2019 at 11:35 a.m.)

Azerbaijan vs Wales Predictions

Wales win: The Dragons just did enough to keep themselves in with a chance of automatic qualification in the last batch of fixtures, picking up hard-fought draws with Slovakia and Croatia. Wales must follow those draws up with six points out of six from their final two matches.

Azerbaijan gave Wales a tough game when the pair met in Cardiff a couple of months back, but the Dragons should win this one comfortably. Have a punt on the visitors to win to nil at 6/5.

Gareth Bale is often Wales’ hero these days. The Real Madrid star, who scored in the reverse game, has netted two goals during qualifying. Bale is priced at 20/21 to score in Baku this weekend.


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