Wales can seize their big opportunity with both hands
Wales are now ranked among the world’s top 10 and are just one win away from qualifying for their first major championships in 58 years. But they’ll want to put the matter to bed sooner rather than later and are guaranteed a full house when Israel arrive at the City Of Cardiff Stadium this Sunday.
Chris Coleman’s team set a national record of nine unbeaten competitive games in Thursday’s 1-0 win in Cyprus. It wasn’t one of their best performances of the qualifying campaign as they found chances hard to come by. But star man Gareth Bale came up with the goods again to claim the three points – the Real Madrid winger has scored or provided an assist in eight of his team’s nine goals so far in Group B.
But Wales are far from a one-man team with captain Ashley Williams a rock at the heart of their defence. Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey is another key player and manager Chris Coleman will be praying that the trio will all be fit if, as expected, Wales take their place among Europe’s elite in France next summer.
But this game should all be about the Welsh. They’ll probably need to be patient again but have the bit between their teeth and it’s almost inconceivable that they are not going to achieve their aim – they should have home fans singing before the final whistle.
Nerves will be evident in Cardiff so expect Wales to be cautious in the early stages. The Draw/Wales in our Half Time/Full Time betting is 27/10. Wales are 95/40 to win by one in our Winning Margins market.
The match kicks off at 5.00pm on Sunday, September 6th at the City Of Cardiff Stadium
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