Gary Speed looks set to see the miserable start to his tenure as Wales boss continue when his patched-up side face Scotland in the Carling Nations Cup tomorrow.
Injury worries aside, Wales have lost their last five games, scoring only two goals in that time.
The 2-0 defeat at the hands of England last time out followed a 3-0 drubbing against Ireland, a 4-1 hammering by the Swiss and successive 1-0 losses against Bulgaria and Montenegro.
To make matters worse, Speed is unlikely to be able to call on many of his experienced players, with Tottenham’s Gareth Bale out for the foreseeable future and Cardiff star Craig Bellamy still feeling the effects of the hamstring injury he picked up in the first leg of the Bluebirds’ Championship play-off semi-final.
Wales’ poor run of form and the lack of available first-choice players mean Craig Levein’s side go into the match as firm favourites.
Scotland are priced at 11/10 to get the win, while the draw is offered at odds of 21/10.
However, a look at the sides’ head-to-head record could tempt a number of football betting enthusiasts to place a stake on an unlikely Wales win.
Wales can be backed at 13/5 to cause an upset and while this may seem like an unlikely outcome, recent history suggests otherwise.
The last four games between the two sides have seen Wales win handsomely on two occasions. Scotland were handed 3-0 and 4-0 drubbings in the last two games, with the others ending in a 3-2 win for the Scots and 1-1 stalemate.
Fans looking to make the betting a little more interesting this time round could be tempted to take advantage of the handicap betting available at bwin.
By giving Scotland a 1-0 advantage, punters can alter the odds of them winning to 13/50, while the draw changes to 17/4 and the Wales victory moves to 7/1.
Conversely, by giving Wales a one-goal head start, Scotland’s price moves to 29/10, with the draw and the Wales triumph offering odds of 11/4 and 7/10 respectively.
There are also a host of odds available for those looking to predict an exact number of goals.
Anyone expecting a bore draw between the two sides can bet on no goals at 23/4, while odds on one (333/100), two (5/2), three (17/5) and four goals (23/4) are also available.
However, with Scotland having faced Brazil, Spain and Czech Republic in recent clashes, they should be better equipped to handle the Welsh threat.
With that said, a 3-0 win for Scotland at 16/1 could attract some of the more sensible bets, with a £10 stake returning £170. New customers can register here to receive a £25 free bet.