Cyprus vs Wales 09/03/2015 UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifiers Preview and Prediction
Wales vs Cyprus
Thursday 3rd September 2015 14:45(ET)
The Line: Cyprus 4/1 Draw 5/2 Wales 4/5 See the Latest Odds
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Wales will look to continue their fairytale qualifying campaign when they travel to Nicosia to take on a Cyprus team that have been very competitive in the Group thus far. Wales just about beat Cyprus in Wales when taking an early 2-0 lead and just about hanging on as Cyprus scored once and looked like they would equalise. Cyprus beat Bosnia in Bosnia in the first game of the Group qualifying and are still very much in the hunt for qualifying as they lie third in the table level on points with Israel.
Gareth Bale will lead Wales here as the Real Madrid winger has been spectacular with five goals in six games thus far and with Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal this is a Wales team that can put it up to anyone on their day. Wales have been spectacularly efficient thus far in qualifying and they are defensively excellent with James Collins of West Ham and Ashley Williams of Swansea being very solid. Wales manager Chris Coleman has done a great job and this Welsh team are using their strengths to the best of their ability. Gareth Bale is obviously the key man and best player but this is a team effor to have Wales where they are. One more win here and Wales will almost certainly be guaranteed a place in Euro 2016.
This is not going to be an easy game and Cyprus are underrated as teams across Europe go but I have to take Wales here , with Gareth Bale pulling the strings and Aaron Ramsey controlling the midfield this is a team that has the attacking potential to beat Cyprus and at 4/5 the Welsh men are worth taking here. This one should be a really tight entertaining game.