On Sunday in Cardiff it will be serious for the Welsh national football team. Group E of the European Championship qualifiers 2020 will start with a home game against Slovakia – an opponent that the Dragons will definitely have to beat if they want to get a ticket to the finals, as they did at EURO 2016 in France. With Vice World Champion Croatia as group head, the role of favorites is finally clearly forgiven. With football dwarf Trinidad and Tobago an interesting opponent comes into the time-honored Racecourse of Wrexham, where for the first time in ten years a football international match of the Welsh will be held. The Soca Warriors are already one of only six nations to be successfully qualified for the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019 and are eager to win a few important insights against a well-known opponent.
Wales is against Trinidad and Tobago, according to odds bookmakers in the crystal clear favorite role. No wonder, as the islanders in the Caribbean have barely scored victories against UEFA teams so far. Although the Soca Warriors have already won against nations such as Norway, Ireland and Azerbaijan, their last win against a country from UEFA dates back to 2006 when they beat Iceland 2-0 on neutral ground in London. A negative balance that should be included in Wales against Trinidad and Tobago in the forecast. Accordingly, in this football friendly between Wales and Trinidad and Tobago everything speaks for Tip 1, which can also be played accordingly with a handicap.
After the Welsh national football team not too confidently adopted two defeats against Denmark and Albania from the football year 2018, in which the Dragons as EM 2016 semi-finalists were also condemned to watch at the 2018 World Cup, 2019 is again to be the year of the Welsh. The longtime Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs – since January 2018 on the coaching bank – still has a contract until the World Cup 2022 and should lead his team in a correspondingly great future. However, the 64-times international is unequivocally judged on whether Wales – three years ago for the first time in history qualifies for a European Championship – secures the ticket for the European Championship finals again.
Logically, this is not the test match against Trinidad and Tobago crucial, but the subsequent home game in Cardiff against Slovakia, in which three points are almost mandatory. Two teams in Group E get the safe ticket for the EURO 2020. Realistically, Wales fights with Slovakia and Hungary for second place, while Azerbaijan as a major underdog and Croatia as a top favorite complete the group of five. No wonder then that Ryan Giggs has everything that has rank and name. From Welsh folk hero Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) to Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal FC) to Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) and a few young stars. For example, 19-year-old Ben Woodburn (Liverpool FC) and 18-year-old Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea FC) will be relegated to the senior national team to receive their next chance in the Dragons’ dress against the Soca Warriors. In Wales against Trinidad and Tobago should also be taken into account in the tip that the Welsh want to send out a good result at the same time a clear exclamation point in the direction of Slovakia. A narrow dither win in this context can be anything but in the interest of the EM 2016 semi-finalists.
Trinidad and Tobago :
At the 2006 Football World Cup in Germany, the Caribbean island state first became known in football when Trinidad and Tobago were able to successfully qualify for a World Cup finals – the smallest country ever to have ever competed in a World Cup. At least in terms of area, because at 5,128 km ² live significantly more than one million people on the islands, which are located off the coast of Venezuela.
The fact that Trinidad and Tobago are already qualified for the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019 at the present time proves that they are not a perfect football dwarf, but that there are already several good results in this competition (second place in 1973, third place in 1989) the statistics. The CFU Caribbean Cup, however, won the Soca Warriors eight times in history, indicating at least in the immediate environment on a small supremacy. Recently, the national football team was in 2013 and 2015, two times in a row in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup to find before 2017 for the qualification was missed.
Since then, with Dennis Lawrence, one of the country’s best-known former players has been steering the game as a coach. Between 2001 and 2006, he played for Wrexham FC, in whose stadium now this test match against the Dragons will take place, before he was then four more seasons at Swansea City under contract. For example, Wales’s fierce tackles will be keen to beat UEFA and their team for the first time in 13 years in a row against Thailand and Iran for the first time in 13 years, with Dennis Lawrence also nominating his best kickers Has. It must be noted, however, that with Khaleem Hyland (Al-Faisaly) or Sheldon Bateau (Sarpsborg 08) are mostly blank slate, which is why Wales against Trinidad Tobago, according to odds of bookmakers also clearly favored.