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- Wales have scored at least once in 13 of their last 14 home games.
- Czech Republic have notched in eight of their last 10 fixtures.
- Czech Republic have avoided defeat in five of their last six matches.
- Both teams have scored in four of Czech Republic’s last six away assignments.
Wales hoping to kickstart campaign
Wales started their World Cup qualification campaign with a whimper in Belgium, and another stiff test against a strong Czech Republic outfit awaits in their next Group E fixture in Cardiff on Tuesday.
The Dragons took a surprise early lead in Heverlee on Wednesday before the star-studded Belgians hit back with a three-goal flurry, though Wales would have expected little from a clash with the world’s number one ranked team.
Stand-in manager Robert Page will hope that his side’s 1-0 friendly win over Mexico on Saturday restored some confidence in the Welsh ranks ahead of a tricky tie against an improving Czech Republic, though turning their more formidable visitors over could prove a tough task.
Czech’s make solid start
Czech Republic meanwhile, have made an excellent start to their Group E campaign, following up their superb 6-2 win in Estonia with an impressive 1-1 draw with section favourites Belgium in Prague.
Jaroslav Šilhavý’s side have now lost just one of their last six competitive fixtures, and with wily operators like West Ham’s Tomáš Souček and Bayer Levekusen’s Patrik Schick in tow, the Czechs take plenty of goal-scoring threat to Cardiff.
Both teams to score worth backing
The visitor’s incision in the final third makes them worth backing to get on the scoresheet in Wales this week, though the hosts have the tools to strike back at the opposite end.
The Dragons have notched at least once in 13 of their last 14 matches on home soil, and they should have chances to register against a Czech Republic defence that shipped three goals in their first two qualification tussles.
Bettors are advised to back both teams to score as a result, while our correct score prediction settles on a 1-1 draw. Wales avoided defeat in each of their last 11 fixtures on their own patch, however, this rapidly improving Czech Republic team are playing with plenty of self-belief, and they are capable of matching their hosts on Tuesday.