The World Cup qualifying match between Czech Republic and Wales features as Bettingpro.com.au’s best bet for Friday October 8.
Bet Of The Day October 8 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.
TODAY'S BEST BET | OCTOBER 8
We’re heading to World Cup qualifying in Europe for today’s best bet as the Czech Republic play host to Wales in Prague.
It’s a crucial clash for both nations as they compete for second spot in Group E behind leaders Belgium.
We’re backing Czech Republic to come out on top and keep a clean sheet while doing so.
The Czechs are unbeaten in their last six internationals at home and have won four of those matches.
Additionally, four of Czech Republic’s last six wins have been to nil.
For their part, Wales have been fairly average lately – they’ve won just two of their last nine games and disappointed at the Euros, while Czech Republic stunned the Netherlands on their way to the quarter-finals.
Wales have been struggling considerably in attack and have failed to score in four of their last five games, including a World Cup qualifying home match against Estonia which they drew 0-0 and would have sent them into outright second had they claimed all three points.
Making matters even tougher for Wales in attack for this game is Gareth Bale’s absence through injury. Bale has been involved in all five of Wales’ goals in this World Cup qualifying campaign.
By contrast, the Czechs have their star man fit and firing, with Bayer Leverkusen striker and recent star of the Euros Patrick Schick scoring 11 goals in the last 15 games for his country.
Czech Republic have the home ground advantage, are in good form and Wales are missing their best player and are barely threatening in front of goal. All signs point to a Czech Republic win here.
- Czech Republic are unbeaten in their last six home games
- Czech Republic have won four of those fixtures
- Four of Czech Republic’s last six wins have been to nil
- Wales have won just two of their last nine games
- Wales have failed to score in four of their last five games
- Gareth Bale has been involved in all five of Wales’ World Cup qualifying goals and is injured
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