Wales have shown significant improvement in recent months, winning three of their last four Euro 2012 qualifying matches, a run punctured by that solitary defeat to England in which Gary Speed’s men could easily have nicked a point.
Keen to maintain their momentum, the Welsh look absolutely huge at 19/10 via William Hill as they entertain Norway, a 13/8 chance at Betfred, ahead of a friendly contest bookies are having a hard time deciphering.
The visitors’ two defeats in the qualifying competition for the European Championships both came on the road and although they emerged triumphant in a friendly contest in Ireland this time last year, they head to Cardiff with morale in the camp low following their failure to qualify for Euro 2012.
Wales of course, also won’t be competing in next summer’s finals but Speed’s troops were resigned to that fact a long time ago and embarked on a period of rebuilding under their new boss, whose side have subsequently tapped into a rich vein of form.
They get the nod then, although Egil Olsen’s stubborn side can ensure it’s a close affair so bet365’s 7/2 for a Wales win by one, isn’t without appeal.
Wales to beat Norway by one – 7/2 (bet365)