Belgium v Wales tips – Bale won’t save Wales from defeat
Chris Coleman’s Wales likely to be exposed in Sunday’s Euro 2016 qualifier
November 13th, 2014
Wales sit proudly atop Group B after a return of seven points from three matches played, although they have not been earned easily and a first defeat of the campaign looks to be on the cards this weekend.
Chris Coleman has done a fine job of getting the team to play with fight and spirit, although the truth is that there’s a tremendous over-reliance on Gareth Bale to make things happen in the opposition’s half.
Wales are as big as 14/1 with betfair to claim victory at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, with the visitors hoping to repeat their 1-1 draw against the Belgians which was achieved during World Cup qualifying.
The difference that night was that the Red Devils had already qualified for the Brazil finals, whereas Belgium have plenty of work on their hands this time around to make sure they top the section.
A 6-0 win against Andorra was followed by a 1-1 draw in Bosnia and there’s an issue in defence due to Vincent Kompany being unavailable for Sunday’s showdown, although the home side surely have too much class not to win this game.
The bookies make them a best price 3/10, with eleven Premier League players within the squad and that includes Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Nacer Chadli, all of whom have enjoyed bright starts to the season.
Marc Wilmots will hope to see his team progress after reaching the last eight of the World Cup before meekly going out against Argentina and they can crush Welsh hopes of getting anything from the game.
Take Gareth Bale out of the Welsh team and there is very little in the way of attacking invention, with Aaron Ramsey just returning from injury and we’re looking to back Belgium on the half-time and full-time market.
Belgium HT FT @ 5/6 with Ladbrokes
Belgium to win 4-1 @ 23/1 with 888sport