Moldova v Wales
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Moldova still looking for a win
Rock bottom of Group D, Moldova are without a win after seven qualifying games and were beaten 3-0 by the leaders Serbia on Saturday night.
In fact, Moldova have only won two of their last 32 matches and they were friendlies against Andorra and more recently, San Marino. This rather sums up the chances of the Eastern Europeans pulling off a shock against a Welsh side that beat them 4-0 in the reverse fixture.
That said, Moldova had come close to a rare victory in the two games preceding their match with Serbia. Only a 90th minute equaliser prevented them from winning a friendly away in Israel back in June and a few days later they let a two goal lead slip to draw 2-2 with Georgia.
So while though they shouldn't pose a serious threat to Wales, it would be wrong to write them off as complete no-hopers. They can be hard to break down and to find the last team to score four goals against them as Wales did last year, you have to go back to 2013, when England beat them in a World Cup qualifier.
Chance for Wales to make up ground
The 1-0 victory for Wales over Austria on Saturday was a crucial one for their qualification hopes, on a night when the Republic of Ireland dropped points away in Georgia.
With the Irish hosting Serbia in their next match, there is an opportunity for Wales to make up ground on at least one of the two teams that are above them in the qualification group.
It was the highly-rated teen Ben Woodburn that scored the important goal, not long after coming off the bench to make his debut. It says much for the talent of the 17-year-old that he was one of the players that Chris Coleman turned to at a time when they badly needed a breakthrough and the Liverpool youngster delivered with a long-range strike.
Woodburn is nevertheless unlikely to start on the bench when Wales face Moldova. Joe Allen and Neil Taylor could return to the team after serving suspensions against Austria.
Wales can put Moldova to bed with a clean sheet
Wales are the big favourites at 1.43, with the draw available at 4.40 and Moldova out at 9.80.
With the price of a Wales win fairly slim, an alternative must be found. As Wales won without conceding at the weekend and Moldova lost without scoring, the price of 1.92 for Wales to Win To Nil is appealing.
It took Wales until late in the game to break down Austria and another option is the Draw Half-Time/Wales Full-Time double result at 4.20.
Another tight game seems likely
Under 2.5 goals is the favourite at 1.78, with overs available at [2.13].
Despite the fact that Wales hit four goals the last time they played Moldova, it's not a bad price for unders, considering that their five most recent matches have seen less than three goals.
The combined bet of a Wales Win and Under 2.5 Goals is another bet worth exploring at 2.88.
Back Wales to win to nil at 1.92
Back the draw half-time/Wales full-time at 4.20
Back a Wales win and under 2.5 goals at 2.88
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