Wales vs Trinidad and Tobago prediction: Wales 4-0 Trinidad and Tobago
2019 will be a big year for Wales.
After getting all the way to the semi-finals at Euro 2016, Ryan Giggs’ side are desperate to be back at a major finals next summer.
With crucial qualifiers to come, how will this young side look in this friendly?
Wales vs Trinidad and Tobago: Who will win?
Wales are huge favourites at 1/5 to win.
Trinidad and Tobago are a massive price at 9/1 to leave the Racecourse Ground victorious.
Even a draw would be a surprise and that is 11/2.
Over 2.5 goals is 4/5.
Both teams to score no is 1/2.
Wales to win and over 2.5 goals is 5/6.
With big stars likely to be rested, Tyler Roberts could lead the line for the home side. The Leeds United man is 7/2 to break the deadlock and 7/5 to get his first ever international goal.
Harry Wilson will also be a major threat. He is 6/1 to score first and 5/2 to net anytime.
Lester Peltier of Saudi club Al-Mujazzal will lead the line for Trinidad & Tobago. He’s 15/2 to score first and 3/1 to get his seventh international goal.
Both Roberts and Wilson to score is 17/2.
Both Ben Woodburn and Dan James to score is 13/1.
Wales vs Trinidad and Tobago: Match preview
Will Wales qualify for the Euros?
Ryan Giggs will be hoping that his side can build on a somewhat successful UEFA Nations League campaign.
The Dragons did beat the Republic of Ireland home and away; 4-1 in Cardiff and 1-0 in Dublin.
However, defeats home and away to Denmark meant it was the Danes who secured promotion to League A.
Wales finished second in the three team group so will remain in League B.
Thus, they are not guaranteed a play-off place, making their upcoming qualifiers of the upmost importance.
They are in Group E alongside Croatia, Azerbaijan, Hungary and Slovakia.
In all likelihood, Croatia will top the group and it will be between Slovakia and Wales for second.
So, Slovakia’s trip to Cardiff on Sunday afternoon could be a pivotal encounter.
This game should be the ideal confidence booster so will Wales be far too good for their Caribbean opponents?
How good are Trinidad & Tobago?
As for the visitors, they’re getting used to playing friendlies all over the world.
In fact, their last competitive match was way back on October 10, 2017.
Back then, they beat America 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier but even that was not enough as they missed out on a place in Russia.
Since, they’ve just been playing friendlies in preparation for this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup which they had already qualified for.
Those friendlies include recent wins over Guadeloupe and the UAE as well as defeats to Panama, Thailand and Iran.
This highlights that this side are far from world beaters and they surely won’t be able to compete with Wales.
Will it be one way traffic in Wrexham?
Wales team news vs Trinidad and Tobago
With that huge game with Slovakia to come on Sunday, Ryan Giggs is expected to rest his big name players and give some youngsters an opportunity.
In fact, their predicted XI have just 57 caps between them.
Danny Ward will be in goal; he’s played just 5 times for Leicester since joining them in the summer.
In defence, Giggs has a plethora of option.
James Lawrence, who plays his club football for Anderlecht, will partner Tom Lockyer.
Right-back Connor Roberts has been outstanding this season and has established himself as the first choice for both his club Swansea and country.
The likes of Chris Mepham, Ashley Williams and Ben Davies will be saved for Sunday.
As will, Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen, Tom Lawrence and David Brooks in midfield.
That’ll give opportunities to Ethan Ampadu, Harry Wilson and Matt Smith who’s on loan at Eerste Divisie league leaders FC Twente.
Also, the man who everybody is talking about, Daniel James could start for his country for the first time on home soil.
The 21 year old has got 3 goals and bagged 6 assists for Swansea this season and is rapid.
Up front Tyler Roberts, who did start the last 2 Nations League games, will get another chance.
They were sweating on Gareth Bale’s fitness so he is highly unlikely to feature.
This exciting young side should be far too good for Trinidad & Tobago.
Trinidad and Tobago team news vs Wales
As for the visitors, Dennis Lawrence will name his strongest XI.
His squad is made up of players from the domestic TT Pro League, the Saudi League, the Israeli League, the Indian Super League and the second and third divisions in the United States.
Goalkeeper Marvin Phillip, despite being 34, is still the number 1 goalkeeper and will win his 65th cap.
In defence, they’re without the experienced Joevin Jones who plays for German side Darmstadt.
So, Tristan Hodge will get a rare start at left-back.
In midfield, Nathan Lewis scored their last goal way back in September.
Ataullah Guerra, who also scored in that match, is out so Cordell Cato will come in.
Khaleem Hyland will win his 80th cap and captain the side.
Up front, Lester Peltier will win his 38th cap.
Willis Plaza, who plays for Churchill Brothers S.C. in India, is the top scorer in the squad with just 6 international goals.
Nevertheless, he’ll be on the bench.
Can this side frustrate their Welsh hosts?
Predicted Wales team vs Trinidad and Tobago
Predicted Trinidad and Tobago team vs Wales
The latest tweets from Wales pre Trinidad and Tobago
🏴 CARFAN CYMRU
— Wales 🏴 (@Cymru) March 12, 2019
🏴 CARFAN CYMRU 🇹🇹 & 🇸🇰
— FA WALES (@FAWales) March 12, 2019
Highlights from Wales’ Nations League wins vs Ireland
The latest tweets from Trinidad and Tobago pre Wales
Men’s Senior Team Head Coach Dennis Lawrence announced his 22-man Roster tonight for the International Friendly against Wales.
The Match takes place at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham on Wednesday March 20th. pic.twitter.com/I0rmuO2oZq
— TTFA (@TTFootballAssoc) March 16, 2019
— TTFA (@TTFootballAssoc) March 16, 2019
— TTFA (@TTFootballAssoc) March 8, 2019
All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.