Competition: World Cup qualifier
Market: Over 1.5 goals
Odds: 1/2 @ 888sport
In what could turn out to be a crucial meeting in Group E, Wales will welcome the Czech Republic to an empty Cardiff for their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Wales might have opened their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign by throwing away the lead out in Belgium last week, The Dragons did manage to make an eye-catching return to winning ways. Picking up a shock 1-0 win against a Mexico side who had previously beaten both Holland and Japan last year, caretaker boss Robert Page should find the mood in his temporary squad at a high. Knowing that they are likely in a real battle with Tuesday’s guests if they’re to secure an automatic route out of Group E, Wales have continued to impress many across Europe with their continued success on home soil. Including that 1-0 win against Mexico on Saturday, The Reds are unbeaten in each of their last 11 straight contests in Cardiff, a run that stems all the way back to a 2-1 defeat against Denmark back in November 2018.
As for the visitors, while the Czech Republic might have been left heartbroken to have only collected a point over the weekend, they certainly laid down a marker to many across Europe. Playing out a 1-1 draw against FIFA number one’s Belgium on home soil, many feel that Jaroslav Šilhavý’s side were hugely unfortunate to have not left with a stunning victory to show for their troubles. Opening up their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign with a thumping 6-2 win against Estonia, many have tipped them as a clear favorite to secure second spot in Group E. Unbeaten in each of their last four competitive fixtures, it is well worth keeping an eye out for West Ham ace Tomáš Souček. Bagging his first international hat-trick against Estonia last week, the 26-year-old has recorded a remarkable 26 goals since the start of last season.
Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Wales vs Czech Republic 1/2 for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier @ 888sport
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