World Cup qualification is all but out of the question for Chris Coleman’s Wales, but a win over Macedonia will give them an excellent chance of not finishing bottom in Group A.
This pointless incentive is about all they’ve got to play for, but their 47/20 for victory in Macedonia, the nation propping up the group, may appeal even if the Welsh are without superstar wide man Gareth Bale.
The Macedonians are available at 23/20 with bwin, with the draw a 23/10 alternative.
The hosts had suffered defeat in four straight outings prior to overcoming Bulgaria 2-0 in an August friendly and have managed a pitiful three goals in the seven matches they’ve playing in attempting to qualify for Brazil 2014.
Normally this would have the win-to-nil merchants ‘great bet’ sensors tingling, but no side in the pool has shipped anything close to Wales’ 14 to date and they’re still awaiting their first clean sheet of the campaign.
For those tempted, it is advised to steer well clear of their 15/4 to win to nil.
Backing over 2.5 total goals looks to be a safer path to take in the quest to boost the coffers.
In four of Wales’ last five competitive outings this bet has rewarded backers. Macedonia’s games haven’t been quite as goal-filled; only one has crossed the 2.5-barrier in all their Group A games, yet this has been largely down to their own inability to score.
They’ve conceded goals in all the games they’ve played though and, with Wales fancied to allow them at least one here, this looks set to be a contest where the scorers are put through their paces. Over 2.5 goals here is at 5/4 and that must tempt.
Still, if you’re not convinced, a punt on both teams to score is a sure fire way to start the weekend in the black.
At a shade shy of 1/1, it looks a very generous price for an outcome that can be found residing deep in banker territory.