An injury to Sam Vokes has led to the very real possibility of Wales boss Chris Coleman starting Gareth Bale as a centre-forward for his side’s trip to Andorra.
With Charlton fringe player Simon Church the sole alternative, the Real Madrid star seems destined to get the nod, which can mean only one thing…Welsh goals.
However, while Bale is the 4/5 favourite to net more times than Ramsey in a specially commissioned match bet for the fixture, the move infield will likely lessen his scoring impact.
Tonight, Matthew, he’ll be holding up the ball with his back to goal, bringing others into play, rather than rampaging down the flanks and cutting inside, as is usually his wont.
As a result, the onus will be on Welsh midfield runners hurtling forward to create angles for the toiling colossus.
It’s a role Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey has become increasingly adept at during his post-injury second-coming, with third-man runs into scoring positions a speciality.
The Caerphilly kid has continued his superb 2013/14 scoring form into the new season, notching twice in his first three Premier League games.
At 13/4 he can take advantage of the chances forthcoming from his colleague’s enforced selflessness to better the former Spurs star’s goal haul against a nation with a population less than a quarter of the size of Cardiff.
Bale’s assist record in his first La Liga campaign was superb too, with only Angel di Maria, Cesc Fabregas and Koke serving up more goals for teammates.
The Welsh are Lilliputian 13/100 favourites to down 15/1 underdogs Andorra, with the draw a 29/4 shot.
However, punters looking for something approaching a tasty price on the visitors should steer themselves in the direction of the 53/100 about a Welsh win to nil.
Andorra’s last 14 guests have all left Europe’s sixth smallest nation with a shutout success in their satchels.
It’s a much more solid bet than backing Wales to overcome a -2 handicap, with eight of the last 12 nations to visit Koldo Alvarez’s side in competitive action failing to do so.