Eight of Wales’s last 11 home matches have been all-square at half-time.
Wales v Georgia – Sunday 17:00, Sky Sports 1
Wales twice squandered a lead to come away from Austria with a point on Thursday night. On paper it was their toughest assignment of the group stage so Chris Coleman can be satisfied to get something out of the game. They return to Cardiff to take on Georgia who lost narrowly too in Dublin, meaning they’re yet to get off the mark after two games.
The Red Dragons strolled to victory against Moldova in their first home game but Georgia may not be as straight forward. The Georgians may have lost twice so far but both were by just a single goal to Ireland and Austria, while previous to that they shocked Spain in a friendly with a 1-0 win. However, they have now lost 15 of their last 18 road matches so we do expect the Welsh to overcome them in the end.
Wales’ impressive run since the start of the Euro qualifiers has been built on a solid defence, especially on home soil. They’ve conceded just once in their last seven home qualifiers, going on to win five of these, as often the games have been cagey with just two seeing more than two strikes.
It took Ireland until the second half to break Georgia down and we envisage a similar story here. Indeed, Draw/Wales HT/FT looks the best bet considering eight of Wales’ last 11 home matches have been all-square at half-time, while five of Georgia’s last six away defeats have come after being level at the break.