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Russia and Wales Play in Must Win Match

Wales and Russia will play today in a must win match that will see the winner most likely qualify for the first round of Euro 2016 knockout play. These two squads have only played four times in their history with Russia edging the series with three wins and one draw.

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  • Wales has 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in their last 10 matches.
  • Russia has 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in their last 10 matches.
  • The total has gone OVER 2 in 3 of 4 of these team’s 2016 Euro matches.

The Welsh got on top early with a free-kick goal from Gareth Bale in their last fixture vs England but conceded two goals in the second half, one coming in stoppage time, and earned no points in a 2-1 loss. Wales will have to win their final match of group play if they want to assure their spot in the round of 16.

Russia is coming off a 2-1 loss to a Slovakian team that Wales was able to beat in their first match of group play. The Russians owned 65% of the possession and outshot the Slovaks by six in the loss.

In a match of contrasting styles, the attacking oriented Welsh come in as +180 underdog on Bovada and the Russians, who are more apt to set back and absorb pressure, have been pegged as +165 favorites.

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