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Wales v Russia Betting Preview

itv4 Monday 20th June / 8pm

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Wales1X221/10Ladbrokes
Wales (+0.5)Asian Handicap11/20Bet365
Gareth Bale (ew)First Goalscorer4/1Paddy Power
Hal Robson-Kanu (ew)First Goalscorer10/1Paddy Power
Over 2.5Total Goals13/8Ladbrokes
Wales 2-1Correct Score12/1Bet365
Wales 3-1Correct Score33/1Bet365

Russia have been very disappointing so far in the tournament and we fully expect Wales to beat them in Toulouse on Monday night.

A win would assure Wales of a place in the knock-out stages, but a draw should suffice, and they could even still win Group B if England slip up against Slovakia.

But the bookmakers have Russia as favourites at best odds of 13/8, with Chris Coleman’s side available at 21/10 and the draw at 9/4 – both with Ladbrokes.

Russia are bottom of the group with just a point from two games – meaning they have to go for it here, which will surely suit the Welsh counter attacking prowess.

We suggest a maximum bet on Wales at that 21/10 with Ladbrokes, plus backing them on the Asian Handicap getting half a goal start at a huge 11/20 with Bet365.

Gareth Bale scored the first goal in both Wales games this tournament and he simply has to be backed each-way at 4/1 with Paddy Power to score first again.

But we also suggest backing Hal Robson-Kanu, who put the fear of God into Chris Smalling and Gary Cahill in the first half in Lille on Thursday, each-way at 10/1.

Given that only a win would be enough for Russia, we feel that backing Over 2.5 Goals is a decent shout at a mammoth looking price of 13/8 with Ladbrokes.

Finally, back the 2-1 and 3-1 Wales wins at best odds of 12/1 and 33/1 respectively with Bet365, who also refund losing Correct Score bets on all games that end 0-0.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Wales1X221/10Ladbrokes
Wales (+0.5)Asian Handicap11/20Bet365
Gareth Bale (ew)First Goalscorer4/1Paddy Power
Hal Robson-Kanu (ew)First Goalscorer10/1Paddy Power
Over 2.5Total Goals13/8Ladbrokes
Wales 2-1Correct Score12/1Bet365
Wales 3-1Correct Score33/1Bet365