Our football match prediction:
Tuesday’s football match at Stadionul Zimbru pits together Moldova and Wales. The Moldovans have yet to record a win in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and it is no surprise they are considered big underdogs in the game against Wales. The team’s main goal is to move away from the rock bottom, but beating the Euro 2016 semi-finalists is easier said than done. The Dragons have been struggling to find their best form in the World Cup qualifiers as well, but Tuesday’s game against Moldova could be the turning point for Chris Coleman’s charges. Gareth Bale is fully fit and all eyes will be on the Real Madrid superstar when the two teams face each other in Zimbru. Wales need to pick up all three points from the game if they are to stay in the race for automatic qualification and we predict that the visitors will emerge triumphant in the Stadionul Zimbru clash.
Highligted Player (Jazz Richards):
Ashley Darel Jazz Richards is a Cardiff City footballer who can play as both full back and midfielder. Richards was born in Swansea, Wales on 12 April 1991 and he started his senior career in his home town. He made 39 appearances for Swansea City and after spending several seasons on loan at Crystal Palace, Huddersfield Town and Fulham, the Wales international signed a permanent deal with the Cottagers on 24 January, 2015. Richards played 22 league games for Fulham and on 19 July, 2016 he went on to join Cardiff City. He signed a three-year contract with the Bluebirds and was part of the swap which saw Scott Malone move to Craven Cottage. Jazz Richards has 15 caps for Wales U-21 team and he made his debut for the Wales national team on 27 May, 2012 in a 2-0 defeat to Mexico. It has to be noted that Richards is capable of operating as both left-back and right-back.
Highlighted Team (Wales):
Despite being part of the United Kingdom, Wales national football team has been competing in FIFA tournaments since 1950, although they have so far only reached two tournament finals. The Dragons surprised everyone by making it to the quarter-finals at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, but little did they know that it would remain their only World Cup appearance up to date. Wales had plenty of problems in the European Championship qualifiers as well, but they finally managed to end the barren run by securing their place at the Euro 2016 in France. Led by the likes of Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen and Ashley Williams, the Dragons performed admirably throughout the campaign and even reached the 8th position in the FIFA Rankings in October 2015. Neville Southall remains the team’s most capped player, but the generation that included Ryan Giggs, Gary Speed, Craig Bellamy and John Hartson will also be remembered for some impressive performances against top European national teams.