Saturday 16 November: 5pm KO
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Wales are down in fourth in Euro 2020 qualifying group E. They still have a chance of making it to the finals though. A win in Azerbaijan will take them to within a point of second placed Hungary.
Wales trail Hungary by four points with two group games remaining. They have to win both of their final games, away in Azerbaijan and then at home to Hungary on November 19. The odds on them winning this match are 8/15 (1.52) at SportPesa.
Two wins might not get them to the finals if Slovakia win their final two games against group leaders Croatia and Azerbaijan. Wales have had an inconsistent time in this group with two wins, two draws and two defeats. There are odds of 3/1 (4.0) at Paddy Power on this game ending all-square.
Azerbaijan are bottom of the group with just the one point from eight games. That was a well earned point at home to Croatia. Their other two home games in this group have seen them concede eight goals. If you want a bet with a bit of a difference, go to the Betbull website.
Only one of their last nine games have been won, a 3-2 away win in Bahrain after trailing 1-0. BetVictor will give you odds of 7/1 (8.0) on Azerbaijan winning this match.
Wales have had seven previous meetings with Azerbaijan and won six of them. Four of the last five games have had under 2.5 goals scored in them. It’s 13/20 (1.65) at Betfair on that stat coming up in this match.
Neil Taylor and Joe Roden will both be missing from the Welsh team. They are hoping that both Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey will be able to play in their final two qualifiers. Bale can be backed at 11/10 (2.1) to score in this game if your bet is placed with Ladbrokes.
Wales won’t be too concerned about how well they play in this game. By hook or by crook, they have to get the three points. Azerbaijan did well against Croatia in their last home group match, so this isn’t going to be a walkover. A bet on Wales to win and under 2.5 goals in the match has odds of 19/10 (2.9) at Coral.