Wales v Czech Republic
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Wales want response after opening defeat
Wales are searching for their first factors of the World Cup qualifying marketing campaign after they host the Czech Republic on Tuesday evening. Robert Page, who continues to deputise in Ryan Giggs’ absence, took encouragement from their efficiency in defeat to Belgium in final week’s opener. Wales shocked Roberto Martinez’s aspect by taking the lead via Harry Wilson however Belgium’s class instructed as they overcame the early setback to win 3-1.
Page modified nearly all the workforce for his or her 1-0 pleasant win over Mexico on Saturday. Chris Gunter received his a centesimal cap for Wales, with Kieffer Moore’s early effort giving them a creditable win over the South Americans. But all the main target will be on this important midweek match with Wales probably to be preventing it out with the Czech Republic to end alongside Belgium within the high two of the group.
Czech Republic deny Belgium
Wales will definitely not be taking their opponents frivolously with the Czech Republic making a promising begin to their qualifying marketing campaign.
A dominant 6-2 win in Estonia was a formidable method to begin their bid to attain subsequent 12 months’s World Cup.
Czech Republic backed this up with a 1-1 draw at dwelling to Belgium, the world’s high ranked workforce. The hosts took the lead on Saturday evening via Lukas Provod and had been solely denied victory by Romelu Lukaku’s second-half equaliser. Jaroslav Silhavy’s aspect outplayed Belgium, when it comes to pictures heading in the right direction, as they held their very own in Prague.
Wales are a barely larger worth at 3.052/1 than their opponents. The hosts have misplaced simply as soon as of their final seven video games and are unbeaten at dwelling in 11 matches. With three wins of their final 4 video games, Wales shouldn’t be underestimated and definitely benefit consideration on the costs.
Czech Republic are marginal favourites for this qualifier, with the guests accessible to again at 2.6413/8. Their present kind undoubtedly deserves loads of respect with their efficiency towards Belgium catching the attention. Whether they’re an interesting wager at comparatively brief odds is questionable although.
The draw is the most important worth on this market at 3.259/4 and arguably the most suitable choice. Two of the three earlier video games between Wales and the Czech Republic have resulted in a draw.
The betting suggests these are two closely-matched groups and a stalemate wouldn’t be thought-about a disastrous end result for both aspect.
One of the revelations for each West Ham and the Czech Republic has been Tomas Soucek with the midfielder providing an enormous attacking menace. Soucek was in unstoppable kind towards Estonia final week, scoring a 20-minute hat-trick both aspect of half-time. The Czech Republic star additionally scored in West Ham’s draw towards Arsenal which is his fourth purpose within the final three video games for membership and nation.
Soucek has been a significant component within the Hammers’ unlikely push for a European place and has proved an impressed signing. His energy within the air additionally supplies a potent purpose menace from set items and the Czech Republic will look to him to open up the Wales defence. Soucek scored 14 targets final season and through the present marketing campaign has netted 13 occasions within the final 30 appearances. The Czech Republic purpose menace seems generously priced at 7/2 to rating towards Wales on this essential qualifier.
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