We have a break in domestic football for a week as attentions turn to the race for points and a place at Euro 2020. The qualifying campaign has already provided a few talking points, but this match is expected to go as planned. Here are our top Wales v Azerbaijan betting tips.
A Closer Look
Wales enjoy home advantage and will be eager to make it pay when welcoming the minnows of Azerbaijan. The locals were dropped into Group E and got off to a winning start, but they have lost their two outings since. Three points on the board leaves Wales down in fourth place, or second bottom, with only Azerbaijan below them in the pecking order. Winning at home is a must as they already find themselves six points behind leaders Hungary, three off Slovakia in second.
Azerbaijan has played three group matches, losing each of them. The visitors have scored three goals but have conceded 10 at the other end and that will be music to the ears of Welsh fans. With that in mind, it’s no surprise to see bookmakers side with the home win and traders have Wales priced at 1/4. That may appeal to accumulator backers but it’s more likely to force punters into the specials markets. A draw is 24/5 – top price at Unibet – an upset chalked up at 12/1.
An Attacking Match
We’ll resist the temptation of backing against Wales and will, instead, take the home win and both teams to score for an interest. Followers playing at Bet365 will get their hands on 3/1 at Bet365. That looks value as Wales are hot favourites, but Azerbaijan has scored three goals in three games. It’s also worth noting Wales have conceded three in three.