A late heartbreaking loss at the hands of England could very well work in favor of Wales, as the tiny Brit nation will be extra motivated when they face Russia in the EURO 2016’s GROUP B encounter at the Stadium de Toulouse in Toulouse on Tuesday.
Wales are riding high on Gareth Bale’s form as the Real Madrid superstar has scored in both the previous games from free-kicks.
While Russia had an impressive first game when they held England for a drar, but were beaten by Slovakia, it will be a do or die game for the Russians.
Russia have won each of their last three meetings with Wales, outscoring them by six goals to two in that run.
In their last four games against Wales, Russia have successively scored no goals, one goal, two goals and finally three goals.
Wales’ only win in five games against the USSR came in a 1966 World Cup qualifier, Ivor Allchurch scoring the late clincher in Cardiff (2-1).
Predicted Line-up: Hennessey, Gunter, Chester, Williams, Taylor, Davies, Ledley, Ramsey, Allen, Robson-Kanu, Bale.
Predicted Line-up: Akinfeev – Smolnikov, Berezutski , Ignashevich, Schennikov – Golovin, Neustadter – Kokorin, Shatov, Smolov – Dzyuba .