Wales vs Bosnia-Herzegovina 10/10/2014 Free European Qualification Pick and Preview
Bosnia Herzegovina vs Wales
Friday 10th October 2014 19:45 (GMT)
The Line: Wales 11/5 Draw 23/10 Bosnia Herzegovina 6/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports 5; Fox Soccer
As Wales fans will know the loss of Aaron Ramsey is huge for a welsh side that just do not have replacements on the bench of the calibre of the Arsenal midfielder. Gareth Bale will still provide a major headache for Bosnia as the Real Madrid winger was sensational in the last couple of games for Madrid and on his day he is almost unmarkable. Swansea's Ashley Williams will be the rock in defence for Chris Colemans side and will come up against Manchester City's Eden Dzeko who has a remarkable record for Bosnia Herzegovina and will be looking to help his side bounce back from that shock defeat to Estonia.
Bosnia Herzegovina have a well balanced side who work hard for each other the star quality is provided by Pjanic of Roma and Dzeko of Manchester City. On paper Bosnia look the stronger side but this game is in Wales and the welsh crowd will be right behind Gareth Bale and their team. Do Wales have enough quality to frustrate the Bosnian's and pull of a shock? I think they just might. Its not a strong play but I do think that the draw may be the play here.
The value on the market is probably on Wales +1 on the handicap but I like the odds on the draw more. Wales +1 is evens where the draw pays better than 2/1 and I just think that Wales might lack the quality to win the game outright. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo