Belarus have made a mixed start to World Cup qualification with a 4-2 victory over Estonia followed by a comprehensive 8-0 loss to Belgium. With such a strong outfit in their group it is likely that the race for the second play-off spot will be their best hope of progressing. They have lost only three of their last nine at their own place and these defeats came against France, the Netherlands and Sweden.
Wales were in friendly action in midweek and battled out a goalless draw with Finland to warm up for this encounter. It has been one victory (1-0 over the Czech Republic) and one defeat (3-1 in Belgium) in World Cup qualifying for Robert Page and his side so far. They need to improve on the road if they want to finish second having won just two of their last eight away matches in qualifying.
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A draw will do neither side much favours but both sides might have to settle for a share of the points here. Belarus have lost just one of their last five in all competitions in front of their own fans. Wales meanwhile struggled in qualifying for Euro 2020 winning just one of their four on the road.
One of the biggest problems for Wales in Euro 2020 was sourcing goals and only three came from their four fixtures. At the other end of the pitch they looked solid so this is unlikely to be a high scoring encounter. If we think the game will end in a draw we can get a little extra value with a 1-1 correct score bet.
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Scoreline Prediction: Belarus 1-1 Wales
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Belarus vs Wales: Head-to-Head
9 September 2019: Wales 1-0 Belarus, friendly
6 October 2001: Wales 1-0 Belarus, World Cup qualifying
2 September 2000: Belarus 2-1 Wales, World Cup qualifying
4 September 1999: Belarus 1-2 Wales, European Championships qualifying
14 October 1998: Wales 3-2 Belarus, European Championships qualifying
Wales have traditionally done well against Belarus winning four of their five previous meetings though most of these came a while ago. Their only recent meeting was a friendly in September 2019 that Wales narrowly won 1-0.