Wales vs Moldova Betting Preview – World Cup 2018
Where do Wales go after their Euro 2016 high? The Dragons battled their way admirably through qualification for the Finals and when they got they, they defied all expectations and made a run to the final four. That was such a triumph for the underdogs that they covered themselves in glory and now have even higher expectations riding on their shoulders. They kick off their quest to reach the 2018 World Cup on Monday when they welcome Moldova.
This will be the first international meeting between the two nations so we don’t have any history to look back and pull info from. But without a question, it is Wales who are the form team out of the two at the moment and they have lost just one of their last eight games at home now, that defeat coming against the Netherlands in a ding-dong friendly back in November last year. Other than that, the Welsh have been a tough nut to crack and they should be able to cruise to a comfortable win over minnows Moldova.
Boss Chris Coleman pretty much will roll on with what has worked so well over the last twelve months for him, however Aaron Ramsey isn’t available for this one. But they have those couple of touches of quality still in their ranks to gel everything together, notably Ashley Williams at the back and Gareth Bale of course. The basis of their success at Euro 2016 though was their team spirit, their willingness to work for each other. They stuck together and got their rewards from that. It was a huge effort from them.
Gareth Bale is running at a price of 8/11 in the anytime goalscorer market for this and punters should find some value in the correct score market. A Wales 2-0 correct score offering will fetch a price of 7/2 and they are unlikely to come under too much pressure at the back in this one. Indeed, it may be one of those rare games where they are in control of more possession than they really are used to doing, and that’s not particularly one of their strengths, instead liking to play out on the break.
But Moldova are heavy underdogs here. During their Euro 2016 qualification campaign they scored just four goals along the way in their ten matches played. Needless to say that they ended up with a poor record of W0 D2 L8 and Wales can pick them off because nothing much will have changed for Moldova at all. This is a bit of thankless task for them, but it is still worth having a look at the game going under 2.5 goals because Wales aren’t a prolific side of course. Under 2.5 goals will return you a price of 8/15 on this one and Wales to go out and put a win to nil on the board will fetch you a quote at the same price as well.
Wales vs Moldova Odds
Wales 2/9, Draw 17/4, Moldova 16/1
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Wales vs Moldova Betting Tips
Wales should find a way to win this one, because Moldova really aren’t up to scratch. Every chance that the Welsh will get out of this with a clean sheet because Moldova don’t have the goals in them and therefore you can look in the Correct Score market where a Wales 2-0 win has some big appeal for a quote of 7/2.