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Wales stars to have too much for Slovakia

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Gareth Bale - WalesWales may be getting set for their first major tournament since 1958 but this side looks more than capable of making a winning start in their Group B opener against Slovakia on Saturday.

Chris Coleman’s side are blessed with a number of talented individuals, with of course the likes of Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey the two of the standout names.

Bale managed to score 64% of the Welsh goals in qualifying for Euro 2016, and the former Tottenham star has been kept fresh ahead of the tournament opener.

Wales have had their injury concerns ahead of the trip to Bordeaux for their first game but midfielder Joe Ledley, Joe Allen and Hal Robson-Kanu are all in contention for selection to face the Slovaks.

As for Slovakia boss Jan Kozak, he will have to do without the services of star man Robert Vittek, with the nation’s all-time leading goalscorer missing the tournament through injury.

Meanwhile Adam Nemec and Michal Duris are battling for a starting role up front for the encounter at the Matmut Atlantique.

In the two previous meetings between these two teams there were 13 goals scored and more than 3.5 goals to be scored in Saturday’s meeting can be backed at a price of 19/4.

With the likes of Bale and Ramsey for Wales and the highly-rated Marek Hamsik, who stars for Napoli in Serie A, for Slovakia, there should be plenty of goals in what could be a very entertaining Group B opener.

Both teams will fancy their chances of securing a win that would take them a massive step closer to reaching the knockout stages.

However Wales, who are available at 19/10 to win, should have the edge in this battle in Bordeaux.

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