Heading into the final two matches of the World Cup qualifying Wales bid of securing the first appearance at the showpiece tournament since 1958 have taken a major blow.
Welsh star Gareth Bale was ruled out of the two games against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland after hobbling off during Real Madrid’s win over Borussia Dortmund.
Just as he was getting back to full form with a stunning volley against the German team, Bale will have to sit on the sidelines once again with a calf strain that also ruled him out of his team’s weekend win over Espanyol.
Christ Coleman heads into the two crucial games without his biggest star but with the same agenda of grabbing at least four points that would guarantee Wales a top-two finish and a place in the play-offs.
Wales’ credentials will be put to a big test, however, as Dragons prepare for a trip to Tbilisi and the Boris Paichadze National Stadium. Georgia sit fifth in Group D with five points to their name and with no chances of making into the World Cup.
They should not be underestimated however but we do feel there is good value in betting on under-pressure Wales who can be backed at 21/20 with SunBets or BetBright.