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  • 15 August 2012
  • • 19:45
  • • Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
  • Referee: M. Borg
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Wales - Bosnia Preview: Coleman set for first home game

Wales - Bosnia Preview: Coleman set for first home game

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The new national team coach is aiming to improve on his side's 2-0 defeat to Mexico in his first game in charge as they prepare for the upcoming World Cup qualification campaign

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

WALES


Brown
Matthews, Williams, Gunter, Taylor
Allen, Ledley, Ramsey
Bellamy, Morison, Bale
BOSNIA


Begovic
Mujdza, Jahic, Prandza, Lulic
Pjanic, Rahimic, Medunjanin, Misimovic
Dzeko, Ibisevic

Chris Coleman's first home game as Wales manger comes on Wednesday night at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli.

And Coleman has a strong squad at his disposal, with the likes of Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Joe Ledley and new Liverpool signing Joe Allen all set to play in the friendly.

There have only been two withdrawals from the squad, with West Ham duo James Collins and Jack Collison ruled out with injury.

Fresh from his Community Shield win at the weekend, Manchester City's Edin Dzeko is expected to lead the line for visitors Bosnia in Wednesday's tie.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Wales' last outing saw Chris Coleman's first game in charge end in a 2-0 defeat to Mexico at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
  • The last time that Wales played at Parc y Scarlets, they recorded a 5-1 win over Luxembourg back in August 2010.
  • Both sides suffered poor qualifying campaigns in the run up to Euro 2012, meaning that neither country travelled to Poland and Ukraine.
  • Wednesday's friendly will be both sides' final match before World Cup qualification gets underway next month.

Players to watch

J. Allen

Position: Midfielder

Games: 2

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All eyes will be on Liverpool's new £15 million signing, who will be making his 9th appearance for his country on Wednesday and will be hoping to show any Liverpool fans watching what to expect next season.

E. Džeko

Position: Attacker

Games: 3

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The Manchester City striker is the main attraction in the Bosnia team. The striker has 21 goals in 45 appearances for his national side and will be hoping to add to that tally on Wednesday night, setting him up for the start of the Premier League season with the champions.

Editor's Prediction

Wales have plenty of attacking talent in their ranks but will have a tough task on their hands in keeping Edin Dzeko and Vedad Ibisevic quiet. If they can, Gareth Bale, Craig Bellamy and co have the quality to find the back of the net.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Wales

Bosnia-Herzegovina

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2
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Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Wales WAL
Wales Wales
Draw
Bosnia-Herzegovina BIH
Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina
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62%

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Bosnia-Herzegovina BIH
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