Wales vs Andorra Betting Tips

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      Tip Reasoning

      Wales qualified for their first major tournament since 1958 on Saturday despite losing in Bosnia and back in Cardiff they are sure to be greeted to a heroes reception after an outstanding performance in this group.

      As they rightly soak up the plaudits, it is easy to forget that their campaign so nearly started in complete embarrassment when they relied on Gareth Bale to score twice and dig them out of a hole to secure a narrow 2-1 win in Andorra.

      That was as good as it would get for Andorra in this group though and they’ve lost all of their other games by 2 goals or more. Somewhat encouragingly they have at least scored in 4 of their 5 home games in this group including the 4-1 defeat to Belgium at the weekend but the tiny nation in the Pyrenees now has a European Championship qualifying record of played 49, lost 49.

      Can they avoid the most unwanted of half centuries? The answer is almost certainly no but there is at least some hope for them that they might avoid a thrashing. To restrict a side of Belgium’s class to a 3 goal defeat must have felt like a minor victory for Andorra and they’ll take confidence from the fact that it took Wales 81 minutes to take the lead when they last met.

      The common consensus seems to be that Bale has almost single-handedly carried Wales to France next summer but in reality it is their defence that has played the pivotal role. Prior to Saturday’s loss in Bosnia, they’d conceded just twice in 8 matches including two heroic clean sheets against Belgium.

      Their goalscoring record stands at just 9 goals in 9 games, by far the worst of any of the sides to have secured qualification and it is 8 years since they scored 4 or more goals in a competitive match.

      The match and scoreline isn’t likely to concern Chris Coleman too much provided Wales win and therefore backing Andorra to restrict this to at worst a 3 goal defeat at 11/10 looks like a decent bet.

      They are yet to score away from home in the group and against an impressive Welsh defence we can’t see that changing. Wales should win comfortably but may experiment somewhat once they have a lead with the likes of Bale and Ramsey likely to be withdrawn.
      Therefore a solid 3-0 win might be as high as the scoreline gets and you can back that to be the case at 11/2.


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