Wales v Panama Betting Tips & Odds – 14/11/17

Wales v Panama Betting Tips & Odds – 14/11/17

Wales v Panama Betting Tips & Odds

In our Wales v Panama betting preview we look at the best possible bets between the two sides.

Overview

Chris Coleman’s Wales welcome Panama to the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday night looking to bounce back from a couple of disappointing defeats. The Dragons agonising missed out on a place in the World Cup play-offs just over a month ago at the expense of the Republic of Ireland which ensured their wait for a spot at the finals went on. They haven’t made it there since 1958 and it’s pretty fair to say that there’s a sombre atmosphere around the team at the moment, so they need to get back the fans back on side. The mood in the opposition camp couldn’t be any different however, with Panama stunning everyone to seal their place in the finals for the first time. They finished third in CONCACAF qualification and they’ll want to bring the feel good factor through into this clash as they step up their preparations for next summers tournament.

Ashley Williams Wales

It’s been a tough few weeks for Welsh football

Wales looking to recover from huge set back

The last sixteen months or so have provided Welsh football fans with plenty of incredible highs, but unfortunately for them the overriding emotion will now be disappointment. Chris Coleman’s men were heavily expected to build on last years incredible showing at Euro 2016 (semi-finals) by navigating their way through what looked a more than manageable group on paper and make the World Cup finals. They lost just once in Group D, but five draws cost them claiming at least a play-offs spot. Wales took the lead in so many games but sloppy defending saw them throw it away on several occasions. Now after missing out on the tournament, the team is a little bit in limbo and it’s going to be an intriguing few months regarding both matters on & off the pitch.

The figurehead for all the success that they’ve enjoyed is head coach Chris Coleman and he deserves an awful lot of credit, but Welsh fans will be concerned after he admitted his future is up in the air. But in the meantime he’s used their failure to make it to Russia as an opportunity to field some new blood, naming a new look squad for this clash. There’s ten players in the squad with five or fewer caps and it’s an opportunity for them to make a name for themselves in the absence of Gareth Bale & co. They come into this clash fresh from a 2-0 defeat against France on Friday night in a game that they impressed in against one of the worlds best. They created some good chances and were unlucky not to get on the scoresheet, so it’s definitely something for them to build on against a side ranked 35 places below them in the FIFA World Rankings.

Chris Coleman Wales

Chris Coleman’s reluctance to commit his future to the national team will concern Wales fans

History making Panama side hoping to cause another upset

Making the long trip to Cardiff are Hernan Gomez’s Panama who’re absolutely loving their football at the moment. They produced one of the shocks of qualifying throughout every continent after finishing third in the CONCACAF group to finish above the United States and go through automatically. The scenes that followed both on and off the pitch told you everything you needed to know about how big an achievement it is, with supporters and players alike going crazy. But now that hard work is over more is about to come, as they bid to get in the best possible shape for the tournament. It may be some time away but the number of games between now and then are numbered, so every minute of their preparations is crucial.

They make the trip to Wales in pretty inconsistent form however, with them winning five of their last nine games along with losing the other four which shows how difficult they can be to predict. Like their opponents they were also in action on the weekend, going down to a 2-1 defeat against Iran in Austria. It was a useful exercise for them in Graz, with Gomez allowed to run the rule over several members of his squad but unfortunately a Gabriel Torres goal was the only thing they really had to shout about. The prospect of a clash with Wales is a tough one on paper but with all that they’ve achieved over the last few months they’ll fancy their chances of getting something – but their recent away form doesn’t fill us with too much confidence. They’ve won just once over the last twelve months on their travels and despite them facing an under-strength Wales side, the hosts should have enough.

Panama USA

Panama would’ve taken a fair bit of joy from finishing above USA during World Cup qualification

Odds

It’s been a tough few weeks for the Welsh national team since missing out on qualification for next summers World Cup and Chris Coleman’s men will be desperate to get the fans back on board. It was a huge blow to them but they’re certainly capable of bouncing back here against a Panama side thats ranked 49th in the World Rankings – a Wales win is available at odds of 8/13 with betfair. The visitors have enjoyed a magnificent year which has resulted in them winning qualification into next summers tournament for the first time. It’s going to be a historic few months for everyone involved with the national team and they’ll want to bring that feel good factor through into this clash, with them priced up at 5/1 with BetBright – the draw’s available at 13/5 (Paddy Power).

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Wales to win: (Best Priced at 8/13 at betfair) BET HERE

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Under 2.5 goals: (Best Priced at 4/7 at Ladbrokes) BET HERE

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