Wales vs Georgia Betting Tips
Wales got their World Cup Qualifying campaign off to a strong start with a 4-0 win over Moldova last month. There are real hopes that they can qualify for their first World Cup since 1958 following a strong showing at their first ever European Championships in the summer. For this preview, we look at their next match against Georgia, who suffered a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Austria. Our predictions here fancy Wales to make it two out of two, especially considering they are the home side.
Wales vs Georgia Predictions: Winner
Wales should be comfortable favourites, and the odds reflect that. That stems largely from such a fantastic outing in France during the summer for the European Championships, but this preview notes that history surprisingly doesn’t favour Chris Coleman’s men.
These two teams have met three times in the past – once in 1994, once in 1995 and then again in 2008. Georgia have actually won all three matches. They won 5-0 in Georgia, followed by 1-0 and 2-1 wins in Wales. Any sensible predictions, however, should take into account how resurgent Wales have been in recent years, and the quality they possess shows. They have come a long way indeed, especially since the last meeting eight years ago.
The Welshmen can be backed at 2/7.
Wales vs Georgia Football Tips:
Matches between these two teams in the past have averaged three goals per game, so our betting tip here is for more than 2.5 goals to be scored once again. Our predictions go along the lines of Wales getting the bulk of them, but don’t discount Georgia from finding their way onto the scoresheet either. With experienced forwards Otar Martsvaladze and Vladimir Dvalishvili tutoring the younger talent of Giorgi Kvilitaia and Giorgi Chanturia, there will be plenty for the Welsh defence to keep an eye on. More than 2.5 goals can be backed at (odds to be updated).
Wales vs Georgia Players to Watch
With Austria manager Marcel Koller claiming ahead of their World Cup Qualifying meeting on Tuesday that Wales were lucky to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016, the players will be keen to disprove his theory. Georgia, unfortunately for them, are the side likely to be on the receiving end of that. Youngster Harry Wilson will want to prove he belongs on the international stage and impress club boss Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, and Gareth Bale is clearly a presence to behold. They would be the two players this preview believes are the ones to watch for this World Cup Qualifier.