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Wales v Belgium betting tips: Bale blow in seeding bid for Dragons

| 14.11.2021

Wales v Belgium betting tips and odds

Wales wrap up their qualifying campaign with a match against the world’s top-ranked team on Tuesday night hoping to boost their chances of a home semi-final in the play-off.

Rob Page’s side cruised to a 5-1 victory over Belarus on Saturday to move above Czech Republic into second place, although they had already qualified for the second round on the back of their Nations League success.

The Dragons are 11/5 to beat the Group E winners as they did at Euro 2016 or 11/5 to get the point which will guarantee second spot but let’s delve into some of the other options in our Wales v Belgium betting tips.

Match Odds

Unbeaten Belgium sealed their place in Qatar with a 3-1 win against Estonia on Saturday night for a sixth win in seven games and they start as 5/4 favourites to win in Cardiff.

The Red Devils beat Wales by the same scoreline in March and can be backed at 16/1 to win 3-1 again.

Wales may be through to the play-offs but they cannot afford to relax as they may need to get a result to ensure they are one of the seeded teams for the draw which takes place in Zurich on November 26.

The bad news for Page is that Gareth Bale has been ruled out despite playing the first half against Belarus, but Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen are both available.

With a bit of pressure on Wales, over 2.5 goals looks an interesting option at 21/20 while Roberto Martinez’s side are 7/2 to win and concede as they have in three of their seven matches.

Harry Wilson gave the Welsh the lead in Brussels but Kevin De Bruyne and Thorgan Hazard soon put the hosts in control so we go 11/1 on the visitors winning from behind in our Wales v Belgium betting tips.

Talking Tactics

Bale and Dan James played up front in a 4-4-2 against Belarus and the Real Madrid star should be fresh having been taken off at half-time in a planned substitution.

Bale had not played since September because of a hamstring injury but came through unscathed and is likely to be fit to face the Belgians.

Eden Hazard and De Bruyne started in a 3-4-2-1 formation against Estonia in which Christian Benteke led the line.

Jason Denayer was the central figure in a three-man defence also comprising Timothy Castagne and Jan Vertonghen.

Goalscorer Odds

Benteke was the man to break the deadlock on Saturday and is 5/1 to bag the opening goal or 21/10 to find the net but Bale is the favourite in both markets at 9/2 and 15/8 in our Wales v Belgium betting tips.

Wilson is 13/2 to draw first blood again or 14/5 to score but Ramsey looks a possibility at 10/1 and 4/1 having netted the opening goal against Belarus.

Eden Hazard is 6/1 to score the game’s first goal while Yannick Carrasco and Thorgan Hazard, who both found the net against Estonia, are 9/2 and 4/1 to repeat the trick.

Match Info

Where: Cardiff City Stadium

When: 19:45, Tuesday 16th November

How to watch: Sky Sports/S4C

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner