Wales hosts Azerbaijan

Wales hosts Azerbaijan in a match from Group E of the European qualifications. We are going to examine this fixture during our football forecast for today. Let’s go.

Wales’ campaign in this group started well with a win against Slovakia, but in the next two games the Dragons suffered two consecutive losses against Croatia and Hungary. This is the reason why right now Wales fourth in the group with 3 points won, trailing on six points behind the leader Hungary. The Dragons need points and they need them now.

In their last game Wales visited Hungary in Budapest and suffered a 0-1 defeat. The game was nearing a draw, but in the 80th minute the hosts took the win with a late winning goal from Mate Patkai.

The good news for the Welsh manager Ryan Giggs is the good shape of the team’s superstar Gareth Bale. The forward scored two goals in Real Madrid’s last game in La Liga, so now the fans are hoping that he’s going to impress with the national team as well.

Meanwhile Azerbaijan are at the bottom of the group with 0 points from three matches played. Clearly they are the underdogs in this group. In their last game Azerbaijan hosted Slovakia in Baku, but suffered a heavy 1-5 loss in front of their own fans. Ramil Seydayev scored for the hosts, but Slovakia totally dominated in the game and scored five times in Salahat Agayev’s net.

Despite of this tough loss, Azerbaijan’s manager Nikola Jurcevic kept his job and he’s going to lead the team once again in Cardiff on Friday.

That’s our football forecast for today for the European qualification between Wales and Azerbaijan from Group E this Friday. Despite of Wales’ difficult last two games in this group, we believe that the Dragons are a very solid favourite to clinch the win here.