WALES ESTONIA WORLD CUP
Wales Estonia World Cup
Will Wales outshine Estonia in the World Cup?
On Wednesday, Wales plays Estonia in a 2022 World Cup UEFA Qualification matches. Victory would take them into the second spot behind Group E leaders Belgium. Here are some of the talking points surrounding this Cardiff City Stadium clash:
Wales have won their game against Belarus (3-2).
Estonia and Wales have never met competitively before.
Gareth Bale is the man.
Gareth Bale is the man who carried his nation practically alone into the first significant turnout and spurred the team to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 when he arrived there.
His ambition to encourage Wales has nothing but his high standards, making him only the third Welsh player to have three goals at home, following Ivor Allchurch (1958) & Ian Rush.
On Monday evening, against Belarus, he was both extraordinary and historic (1984). The 2nd international trick in the 32-year-old has recorded 36/98 games while maintaining his ambitions of qualifying World Cup alive.
Radons return much needed.
Wales' defensive fragility in Kazan had been highly exposed as attacker Vitaly Lisakovich from Lokomotiv Moscow showed that he was too hot to deal with.
Chris Mepham and James Lawrence seemed like an uncomfortable central combo, and Belarus was supposed to be halfway out of sight.
After visa concerns stopped him from traveling to Russia, Ethan Ampadu is available versus Estonia.
But the news from Joe Rodon is a significant boost, as the guy from Tottenham is Wales's best backbone.
Wales win against Belarus.
Wales' thrilling late win over Belarus maintained them at a distance of 7 points behind the world's leading two-game team from Belgium.
But Belgium showed little evidence of sliding away, and the 67th goal for
Romelu Lukaku in its 100th appearance on Sunday powered them into a 3-0 triumph over the Czech Republic. Belgium's goals are 13 points and 20 in five games. The more feasible objective of Wales is to take the Czechs to the second position and to schedule a play-off in March.
Wales would hoist victory against Estonia two points higher than the Czechs with a match in hand before its trip to Prague next month.
Wales against Estonia Team News
Wales has no fears about fresh injuries going into the game. That said, they are without Aaron Ramsey, Joe Rodon, Neco Williams, and George Thomas, all of whom are injured.
Aaron Ramsey, Joe Rodon, Neco Williams, and George Thomas are injured.
After their injury-free matches against Belgium and Northern Ireland, Estonia has a fully fit 25-man squad.
Wales against Estonia Prediction
Since the international break started, Estonia has suffered a downturn and has yet to win 1-0 in the Baltic Cup since Latvia.
On the other hand, Wales won last time, and we anticipate that they will continue the game's momentum and capture all three points on Wednesday.
Wales winning record
Both countries met twice ¿" but never in a competitive environment. The first meeting was held in a friendly Tallinn in May 1994, 2 years after the first FIFA-recognized match between Estonia and an independent country following the Soviet breakup.
Before Martin Reim brought one back for Estonia from the point of penalties, Wales triumphed 2-1 with Ian Rush and David Phillips. When the Dragons won a friendly 1-0 in May 2009, Bale and Ramsey had been in Wales' youngest ever start line-up. The 26th-minute penalty of Robert Earnshaw secured Llanelli's victory.
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Posted: Tuesday 21st September 2021