Caernarfon Town v Cefn Druids
JD Welsh Premier League. Live on S4C. 17.15 Kick Off.
FRIDAY night's preview of Bala Town v Camarthen saw 2/3 tips come in, and the third, a 6/1 correct score prediction, unluckily denied by a late Camarthen goal in their 2-1 loss. Whilst I will be looking at some higher profile Welsh teams next week, Sunday throws up an interesting Welsh Prem game live on S4C.
Caernarfon make a long awaited return to the top tier of welsh football after a 9 year absence. Its been a long way back for the canaries who plunged to the third tier between 2008 and 2010, following some serious financially difficulties. They will undoubtedly be on a massive high going into this game after romping to the 2nd tier title last season, only losing once and racking up a huge 98 goals in 28 games.
Cefn Druids are also enjoying a decent spell lately, entering the Europa League qualifiers this season for only the second time in their history after winning the Welsh Premier League play off in May, where they were unfortunate to lose 2-1 on aggregate to Trakai of Lithuania. Last season they found goals hard to come by, but have snapped up talented striker Dean Rittenberg from Bangor City, and they'll be hoping he gives them more of a cutting edge.
The last meeting between these two sides came in the 2nd tier in 2016, where an action packed match at Cefn Druids ground The Rock saw Caernarfon run away with a 7-o victory, and an investigation into crowd trouble as a Druids sending off sparked a mass brawl. If you fancy something a little rougher than Arsenal v City on Sunday, this could be the game for you!
I can see goals in this game as both teams will enter the match in optimistic mood and will be looking to impress in front of the TV cameras. I also fancy Caernarfon to continue their good from of last season, as home games especially will be key to them staying in the top flight this season.
- Half with most goals- 2nd half. 11/10 (Skybet)
- Caernarfon Town to win either half, 3/5 (Skybet)
- Caernarfon Town win and BTTS, 16/5 (Skybet)