Armenia vs Wales Euro 2024 Qualifier Odds Guide, Preview & Betting Tips: Goals On Cards

Kieffer MooreIn Group D of the Euro 2024 qualifiers, the table is delicately poised going into the final round of fixtures. Leaders Turkey have already booked their place in next year’s tournament, but the battle is on to claim the remaining qualification slots. Saturday (2pm) sees a crucial tie between Armenia and Wales in Yerevan.

Victory for the Welsh will keep their qualification hopes alive, while eliminating the hosts. Any other result will keep this section wide open heading into the final game week. Read on for our full match review with betting tips.

Wales are the favourites to take a vital three points from this match, with most leading bookies offering odds of 10/11 on the away win. The draw is next at best industry odds of 5/2, while victory for Armenia is listed at a general 3/1.

Coming into Saturday’s match, Wales are in second place in the group with ten points. Armenia are down in fourth with seven points, so a win here will draw them level with Saturday’s opponents, and take qualification down to the final round of games.

In the reverse fixture in Cardiff in June, Armenia shocked the hosts with a 4-2 victory. That result would suggest that this game is not as clear cut as the match market suggests, so who are the players most likely to decide its outcome?

Welsh players dominate the top of the first goalscorer market, where there are no fewer than three jointfavourites. Kieffer Moore, Tom Bradshaw and Nathan Broadhead are all quoted at best industry odds of 6/1. Winger Brennan Johnson follows at a top price of 13/1, and he may have gained some confidence by scoring his first goal for new club Tottenham last weekend.

The first option for Armenia backers is Artur Miranyan at 9/1, while Lucas Zelarayan follows at 10/1. Zelarayan has two goals already in qualifying and could be the better pick. Further down the list, Wales’ Daniel James could offer some value behind the main strikers. He has six goals for his country and the winger scored the opening goal in the reverse fixture in June. James is available at best industry odds of 15/2 to find the net first on Saturday.

In other side bets, Both Teams to score can be backed at odds of 10/11. Those who prefer the ‘no’ option on BTTS can get a top price of 9/10.

Total Goals is next and a stake Over the 2.5 line will currently attract 11/10 in most places. By pushing that one step higher, we could claim a figure of 29/10. If you’re expecting a quiet 90 minutes in Yerevan, Under 2.5 goals may be the way to go at 4/6.

We’ll leave this section with some Correct Score suggestions. The match odds suggest a low scoring victory for Wales, so a 2-0 away win could attract some interest at a top price of 8/1.

A 2-1 victory for Armenia can be found at best odds of 14/1, while the 1-1 draw can be backed at 11/2.

Our Preview’s Armenia vs Wales Betting Tips Verdict

The goals markets are interesting as they point towards a low scoring match with Wales coming out on top. Anything close to a repeat of the 4-2 win for Armenia in the reverse fixture would mean there is value if we focus on these options.

Both Teams to Score carries longer odds than usual of 10/11, so the suggestion is that Armenia will struggle to find the net. However, the home side have eight goals from six qualifying matches and BTTS would have converted in four of those games.

Wales have also scored eight goals while conceding eight at the back, so the scoring records are evenly matched. In a game of such importance, there could be a defensive mindset, but we suspect an early goal could lead to an attacking 90 minutes.

As for the result, we are looking at Wales to take the three points. Armenia have traditionally been one of the weaker sides in world football, but are having an unusually strong phase. With qualification on the line, we expect Welsh strength to deliver.

However, we’ll stay with those goals markets for our two selections. Over 3.5 Goals is added to Both Teams to Score this time as we’re expecting an attacking 90 minutes. Daniel James at 15/2 for the first goal is an option at a longer price, but we’ll sign off this preview with these two betting tips, at best odds, for Saturday’s game: