Wales vs ArmeniaEuro 2024, KO: 19:45 Jun 16, 2023, Cardiff City Stadium
WALES will be looking to continue their promising start to Euro 2024 qualifying by claiming three points against Armenia at the Cardiff City Stadium on Friday night.
Rob Page's side picked up an unexpected point with an injury-time equaliser in their Group D opener away at Croatia.
Three days on from that draw, Kieffer Moore's first-half header gave the Dragons a 1-0 win over Latvia in the Welsh capital.
As such, Wales are joint-top of the group heading into their latest home game against Friday night's visitors Armenia.
Oleksandr Petrakov's posse have participated in just one fixture in this pool to date, losing 2-1 to Turkey in their curtain-raiser.
The landlocked country are currently occupying fourth place in the section, though a win here would catapult them into the top-two conversation.
Wales are short-priced 2/5 (Bet 365) favourites to make it back-to-back home wins in their quest to qualify for Euro 2024.
Each of the previous two meetings between the pair have ended all square and the same outcome here can be backed at 15/4 (William Hill) while the Armenians are 15/2 (William Hill) outsiders to triumph.
Here, I think the hosts are if anything a tad short, but merging Wales to win, Under 4.5 Goals and Over 0.5 Armenia Cards will bring about an appetising 5/6 (BetVictor) Bet Builder.
While Wales are have fast become mainstays at major tournaments in modern times, scoring goals by the bucket load isn't what the Dragons do.
That is evidenced by the fact that a hefty 19 of Wales' last 21 victories have featured four match goals or fewer, and I suspect they will record another solid if unspectacular success on Friday night.
Ailing Armenia have claimed top honours in just one of their last 14 competitive contests, not to mention three of their last five losses in meaningful matches away from home have gone under the 4.5 goal barrier.
Given that Armenia have collected at least one card in seven of their last eight non-friendly encounters, I'll round off the selection by backing Oleksandr Petrakov's to pick up at least one booking .
This 5/6 (Bet 365) Bet Builder would have paid in Wales' most recent win over Latvia and a similar workmanlike win seems like a sensible solution on Friday night,
Team news permitting, I'll also dip into the To Score or Assist market where Brennan Johnson holds appeal at 4/5 with William Hill.
The Nottingham Forest rising star has either notched or assisted in three of this last four starts for his country and if he gets the nod here then he looks worthy of interest to have direct goal involvement against the defensively inept Armenians.
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