Wales v Denmark
Nations League Group B4. Friday November 16. Kick-Off 7.45pm. Live on Sky Sports Football and S4C
WALES welcome back superstar striker Gareth Bale for this Cardiff clash both sides are billing as a cup final.
The Dragons top the group and know victory will promote them to the top tier as well as setting up a play-off for a second bite at reaching Euro 2020 should they fail in the qualifiers.
So there's lots at stake for Ryan Giggs' men and the experience and class of Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen will be key if they're to dump a stubborn Denmark side who've been watertight in recent matches.
The Danes only need a draw in Cardiff to give them the chance to win the group with victory at home to Republic of Ireland on Friday.
Age Hareide's side give little away and although the loss of captain and centre-back Simon Kjaer is a blow they should still be a tough nut to crack.
They've kept a clean sheet in both Nations League matches so far – a 2-0 home win over the Welsh and 0-0 draw in Ireland. They also had shutouts in two of their four games at the World Cup, including a 0-0 stalemate with eventual champions France, eventually exiting on penalties to Croatia in the last 16.
Wales, who've beaten Ireland twice in the group including a 4-1 romp at home, will look to Bale to conjure a bit of magic and will have to be patient against a well-drilled side. Bale is 19-10 at Unibet to get on the scoresheet and 17-4 at Betway to bag the opener.
A tight first half looks likely and no goals before the interval appeals at 143-100 with Marathonbet while under 2.5 goals in the 90 minutes should land at 11-20 with Marathonbet.
- Under 0.5 first-half goals (143-100, Marathonbet)
- Draw (11-5, bet365)
- Both teams to score – No (31-40, BetVictor)