As usual, we bring you the best Euro 2024 betting tips with the most accurate Armenia v Wales prediction. In this Group D of the qualifiers, Turkiye have already claimed the number one spot with 16 points from 7 matches. Meanwhile, Wales and Croatia are level on points with 10, while Armenia have 7, so they still have a chance for the second spot, at least on paper. The interesting bit about this matchup is that Armenia won on their visit to Cardiff beating Wales by 2:4.
Analyzing the Last Meeting – Wales v Armenia 2:4
We’ve often stressed just how important it is to analyze past games, in order to come up with the most accurate betting picks. This Armenia v Wales prediction is no different. The previous fixture between these to nations took place on June 16, in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Surprisingly, Armenia banged four goals and took home all three points.
Initially, the hosts seemed poised for an easy victory when Daniel James scored after Brennan Johnson’s precise low cross. However, Armenia quickly silenced the home crowd with an outstanding volley by Lucas Zelaryan.
The shock continued as Grant-Leon Ranos found himself unmarked in the Cardiff City Stadium, allowing him to head the visitors – positioned 71 spots below Wales in world rankings – into a surprising first-half lead, well-deserved but equally stunning.
Despite Wales having multiple opportunities to level the score, their inefficiency in finishing was penalized as Ranos struck a splendid first-time shot from the edge of the area after the break, sending Armenia’s small group of traveling fans into jubilation.
Harry Wilson managed to narrow the gap for Wales with less than 20 minutes remaining. Yet, Zelarayan countered with a magnificent second goal, reestablishing Armenia’s two-goal lead.
While Wales grappled with the disgrace of this outcome, Armenia reveled in the glow of one of their most significant triumphs. This victory contrasted starkly with their previous performance, having lost nine of their last 10 competitive matches and dropping to 97th in the world rankings, conceding 29 goals along the way.
However, in Cardiff, they defied these statistics, applying pressure on their opponents and executing precise counter-attacks. Their goals were not stroke of luck; in fact, they could have scored more. Besides occasional wayward shots, the visitors’ finishing was exceptional.
Wales – The Latest Team News
The defeat to Armenia was followed by another loss – at Turkiye, which was somewhat expected. However, the Dragons picked themselves up since those defeats and went on to win their next three qualifiers in Group D. On September 11, Wales won at Latvia by 0:2. A month later, Wales trashed Gibraltar at home by 4:0. While those two wins were expected, the real surprise came in their victory against Croatia by 2:1, which we accurately predicted in our top betting pick on October 14, 2023.
Focusing on the visitors and the latest team news concerning them in this Armenia v Wales prediction for November 18th, Aaron Ramsey continues to be absent for Wales, leaving veteran wing-back Ben Davies to lead the team in Ramsey’s absence.
Brennan Johnson from Tottenham, who missed October’s matches due to injury, returns to the squad, alongside Joe Morrell after serving a suspension.
Jay Dasilva from Coventry and Niall Huggins from Sunderland are aiming to make their debut appearances for Wales.
Armenia – The Latest Team News
Armenia have a slim chance of qualifying, but the reality is that they will find it nearly impossible to beat both Wales and Crotia (away) in their next two games. Still, the victory at Cardiff will give them confidence against Wales in this game.
Armenia head coach Oleksandr Petrakov rotated his team in their last game – a friendly against North Macedonia back in October, which ended in a 3:1 loss. Petrakov is expected to field his best lineup for today’s visit of the Dragons.
Looking at this Armenian squad, they do have some quality in their ranks, although it’s not exactly world class. Forward Artur Serobyan plays for the Portugueese side Casa Pia, but has featured in just 65 minutes this season. Their number 10, Lucas Manuel Zelarayán was actually born in Argentina and was a regular goal scorer in USA’s MLS for Columbus Crew. However, he now plays in the Saudi for Al Fateh and has just three goals in 13 matches.
Armenia v Wales Prediction
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