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Daily Tips – Wales can produce another shock

Daily Tips – Wales can produce another shock

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Wales take on Portugal in the first Euro 2016 semi-final on Wednesday night and Chris Coleman’s side are more than capable of causing another upset.

The Dragons have been dealt two big blows ahead of the last-four encounter as both Ben Davies and Aaron Ramsey are missing through suspension.

The absence of Arsenal man Ramsey is the major concern when it comes to backing Wales, but I still think they can do this.

Portugal, who themselves are without the suspended William Carvalho, have been very good defensively but are not impenetrable.

Iceland, Poland and Hungary have all managed to breach their defence and in Hal Robson-Kanu and talisman Gareth Bale the Welsh have two in-form forwards who have been among the goals in France.

Wales came from a goal down to beat Belgium in the last round and their heads won’t drop if they concede early on Wednesday, and you could argue the pressure is all on Portugal – as their fans and media alike will be expecting a victory.

Bale’s Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo always provides a massive goal threat and the Welsh backline is a little suspect so this semi-final could see a few goals, rather than the low-scoring affairs we’ve seen from the Portuguese in their previous knockout games against Croatia and Poland.

Portugal are the 23/20 favourites, justifiably so as they are regulars in the latter stages of major tournaments (runners-up in Euro 2004 and semi-finalists at Euro 2012 and the 2006 World Cup) although they may fall short once again.

Wales are 29/10 to win in the standard match betting market and that is worth backing in itself, but the 31/4 on a win for the Welsh with both teams to score is my top bet for this match.

Only Russia and Northern Ireland have failed to score against Coleman’s men so they may well concede, but they have enough in attack to outgun Portugal if they can perform at the same level as they did against the Belgians.

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Gareth Freeman Gareth is our daily tipster, who has years of successful sports betting behind him and is always on hand to offer a value bet. As well as a passion for Football (UK and European), he also has in-depth Tennis, Boxing, Snooker and Basketball knowledge.