Wales v Bosnia odds, betting and match preview – Can Gareth Bale inspire Wales to victory?

Chris Coleman’s Wales host a genuine rival for a Euro 2016 spot when they host Bosnia later this evening.

Wales started their qualification campaign off with a narrow and hard fought 2-1 win away to the group minnows Andorra.

Gareth Bale scored twice, including a late free-kick, as Wales started with a much needed win, however tough tasks await.

Bosnia qualified for the 2014 World Cup, their first ever major tournament, exiting at the group stage.

They made a disappointing start to Euro 2016 qualifying though, surprisingly losing at home to Cyprus.

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Miralem Pjanic had a great chance to earn a late point, however the Roma midfielder’s penalty was saved.

The pair have met twice previously, with Bosnia unbeaten, winning the latest, a friendly clash in 2012.

Elsewhere in Wales’s group, the favourites to progress Belgium host Andorra, whilst Cyprus meet Israel.

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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is out of Wales’s two internationals in a real blow for Coleman and co.

Key man Bale could be the difference between Wales having a genuine chance at qualification for Euro 2016 and not.

The Real Madrid is likely to be pushed further forward and could play alongside Simon Church up front.

Ashley Williams and James Chester will play in central defence for Wales as they look to keep out Bosnia’s potent attack.

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Edin Dzeko and Vedad Ibisevic will lead the line for Bosnia in a side that have a genuine goal threat.

Pjanic is the key man in midfield for his nation, with Everton’s Muhamed Besic also likely to start.

Wales (4-4-2): Hennessey; Gunter, Williams, Chester, Davies; Taylor,King, Edwards, Ledley; Bale, Church
Bosnia (4-4-2): Begovic; Vrsajevic, Bicakcic, Sunjic, Lulic; Besic; Prjic, Pjanic, Susic; Ibisevic, Dzeko

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