Wales v Russia Betting: Coleman's men to strike first

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Having opened the scoring in both of their Euro 2016 matches so far, Al Hain-Cole is expecting Chris Coleman's men to have the first say in their crucial final Group B clash

Wales will be looking to bounce back from their last-gasp defeat against England when they take on Russia in their final Group B match in Toulouse on Monday.

Having beaten Slovakia prior to that 2-1 loss against their local rivals, Chris Coleman’s men are on offer at 19/10 (2.90) with NetBet to secure three points that would guarantee their place in the knockout stages.

With just one point to their name after two matches, the Sbornaya are priced at 8/5 (2.60) to give themselves a chance of progression by coming out on top at the Stade Municipal. The Russians have drawn four of their last seven matches at major competitions, and there are odds of 11/5 (3.20) available on them playing out another stalemate in this one.

NetBet have a huge new customer offer available for this game with the online firm offering all new customers the chance to back Gareth Bale at an enhanced price of 6/1 (7.0).

After losing against their neighbours in such demoralising fashion, the Dragons will not want to waste any time in putting that result behind them in such an important fixture.

With their future still very much in their own hands, Coleman’s charges are sure to come out of the blocks quickly against an opponent that has looked rather lethargic in France so far.

Having opened the scoring in each of their two previous matches at this competition, Gareth Bale and Co. should feel confident of striking the first blow against a defence that has gone behind in both of their games so far.

In fact, this slowness out of the blocks is no new trait for Leonid Slutsky’s outfit, with his team having scored four of their last five European Championship goals in the final 11 minutes of the game.

With this in mind, odds of 11/10 (2.10) seem like strong value on a fired-up Wales side opening the scoring for the third match in succession, against a Russia XI that has failed to wake up until the 80th minute in their two previous Euro 2016 games.

Wales to score first at 11/10 (2.10) for a 1.5pt stake with NetBet

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