Wales - Finland Betting Preview: Visitors can cause problems for Coleman's charges

The Wales manager has signed a new two-year deal with the Dragons but our tipster expects Mixu Paatelainen's men to produce with a strong performance in Cardiff
Wales will look to build on last month’s encouraging 0-0 draw with World Cup 2014 qualifiers Belgium when they take on Finland in an international friendly at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday evening.

Wales boss Chris Coleman signed a new two-year deal with the Dragons on Thursday and the former Fulham manager will be hoping to see his side claim a morale-boosting victory on home turf this weekend.

Wales are chalked up as 5/4 (2.25) favourites with Paddy Power to claim victory but are likely to face a stern test against Mixu Paatelainen’s Finland.

The Finns have lost just two of their last eight matches – against France and Spain respectively – while Paatelainen’s men claimed a sensational 1-1 draw against the World and European champions in Gijon back in March and are available at 21/10 (3.10) with Paddy Power to win on Saturday.

The draw is chalked up at 12/5 (3.40) with the same firm.

Chris Coleman’s men have won just one of their last four matches on home soil and, once again, the Dragons will be hoping that star men Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey can provide the inspiration this weekend.

Bale scored two in Real Madrid’s 7-3 demolition of Sevilla last month and can be backed at 4/1 (5.0) with Paddy Power to open the scoring against Finland in Cardiff.

Arsenal star Ramsey has been in scintillating form thus far this term, scoring nine goals in his last 15 matches for club and country and the 22-year-old midfielder is good value at a chunky 7/1 (8.0) with Paddy Power to break the deadlock here.

Finland, though, are in decent form, having won four of their last seven matches and they seem to have been underestimated by the odds compilers ahead of their trip to take on Chris Coleman’s injury-hit side.

The 11/10 (2.10) quote from Paddy Power for Finland to win either half appears to represent good value and should be backed accordingly here.

For those seeking to back bigger prices, it may be worth taking a chance on Mixu Paatelainen’s men by backing them to claim victory in Cardiff at a chunky 21/10 (3.10) quote with Paddy Power this weekend.

Finland to win either half at 11/10 (2.10) 2pts stake with Paddy Power

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