Latvia v Wales – Football & Racing News – Star Sports

Wales were involved in a thrilling encounter at the Rugby World Cup last night but neutrals are unlikely to be as entertained when their footballers face Latvia in tonight’s Euro 2024 qualifier.

Recent years have seen a golden era for Welsh football, but their current qualifying campaign has been a struggle and they could be in for a nervous evening against Latvia in Riga.

Wales have reached the last two European Championship finals – along with a first ever World Cup – but their hopes of reaching Euro 2024 are slim after defeats to Armenia and Turkey, and even though a 1-1 draw between the pair on Friday has given them some hope, they will need to improve on a record of only two wins in their last 16 internationals.

Both those wins came at home by a one-goal margin – and one of them was a fortunate success against Ukraine in the World Cup Playoff final – odds of


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Latvia v Wales
UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifier
Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia
19:45 S4C / BBC iPlayer / Viaplay Sports Online

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
MAR 2023 EURO 2024 QUALIFYING Wales 1-0 Latvia
AUG 2004 INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY Latvia 0-2 Wales

Latvia are equally unappealing, given that they’ve lost their last five games, conceding 14 goals in the process – with their key attacking threat (Vladislavs Gutkovskis, who scored five goals in six Nations League matches last year) also injured.

All the signs point to a low-scoring game and the 4/6 offered on under 2.5 goals with starsports.bet looks very fair. Wales were the lowest scorers of any side who qualified automatically for Euro 2020 alongside being the lowest-scoring European team to reach Qatar, and seven of their last nine games have seen under 2.5 goals land.

Six of Latvia’s last 10 games at home have also seen under 2.5 land and it wouldn’t be a surprise if this contest was similar to the reverse fixture in Cardiff, when Wales edged their way to a 1-0 victory.

WILLIAM KEDJANYI

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Author: Eugene Morris