In an international friendly on Wednesday night, Wales will visit Gibraltar in an effort to gain momentum before their upcoming Euro 2024 qualifying matches.
Gibraltar is now on a six-match losing streak, which comes at a time when the Dragons have had difficulty winning games
Wales vs Gibraltar
Wales will play a friendly match against Gibraltar on Wednesday in the oldest international football venue in the world.
Wales played their first game at the Racecourse Ground in 1877, and the club, which is controlled by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, of course, gave it the Hollywood treatment.
But given that nations are now required by UEFA to play a certain number of games per year, ergo this match, even they would find it difficult to write a script that generates much interest in this one.
This will serve as a warm-up for the Welsh before their significant qualifier against Croatia on Sunday. They earned a great point in Croatia, but they also lost to Armenia at home, thus their season has been inconsistent.
However, their recent 2-0 victory in Latvia has put them right back in the race for qualifying. Before a potentially critical home game against Turkey to end the group, they still have to travel to Armenia with the Croats.
Although Gibraltar defeated Andorra and Liechtenstein in a few of friendlies last year, they have reverted to form in the qualifications. They have not scored a single goal while losing each of their five games.
Wales can’t afford to drop points in that vital clash in Cardiff. That means this friendly will be more about warming up for a crunch game, with the Welsh having a chance to build some confidence against a Gibraltar side at a low ebb.
Gibraltar has suffered six straight defeats, including crushing losses to Greece and the Republic of Ireland. The Welsh should anticipate another easy victory, especially considering that the visitors have lost six of their last ten away games by four goals or more.
Wales’ decision to play Gibraltar in a friendly may seem strange, but their qualifying group does not contain any opponents they can easily defeat. They defeated Belarus 5-1 in their previous home game as huge favorites. With Gibraltar having a dreadful run of form, this should be another easy victory.
This game might be tighter than many are anticipating since Page is trying to achieve a balance with the players, he will employ on Wednesday night. However, we still anticipate Wales to record a crucial victory before their match against Croatia.
Even though this should be an unfair encounter, the Welsh may still find it difficult. Gibraltar doesn’t take too many beatings because they typically defend for their lives in the deep.
While Greece managed to score five goals past them. They only let in three against France, the Netherlands, and Ireland.
It might not be the anticipated mauling because Welsh boss Rob Page has already declared his intention to play youngsters.
Tip: Wales to Win / Under 3.5 Goals
Wales to win – ✅
Under 3.5 Goals – ❌
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