Embarking on the thrilling climax of Group D’s Euro 2024 qualification, Cymru prepares for a decisive face-off against Armenia at the Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium in Yerevan this Saturday. The stakes are high for Rob Page’s men, who endured a surprising 4-2 defeat at the hands of Oleksandr Petrakov’s side in June, casting shadows over their Euro 2024 aspirations.
A remarkable comeback last month, where Cymru secured a crucial victory against Croatia, has reignited hopes and placed the fate of the Dragons firmly in their own hands. With only a head-to-head advantage over Croatia and a three-point lead over Armenia, this upcoming clash is nothing short of a must-win for Cymru.
As they embark on this pivotal journey, the Dragons find themselves in a situation where a victory in Yerevan would set the stage for a decisive encounter with Turkey on their home turf, allowing them to secure a coveted spot in the Euro 2024 tournament for the third consecutive time.
Date, Kick-off Time, and Venue: Armenia vs Cymru is scheduled for a 2 pm GMT kick-off on Saturday, November 18, 2023. The battleground for this crucial encounter will be the Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium in Yerevan.
Where to Watch Armenia vs Cymru: In the UK, football enthusiasts can catch the game live on Viaplay Sports 1. Additionally, Welsh viewers can tune in to S4C for the match broadcasted in the Welsh language. For those preferring online streaming, Viaplay subscribers can follow the action live on their website and app. Channel 4’s website also offers a free live stream in Welsh.
Team News: Cymru welcomes back Brennan Johnson, injecting fresh energy into the squad. The trio of David Brooks, Kieffer Moore, and Harry Wilson are in contention for a spot in the anticipated three-man frontline. Joe Morrell returns from suspension, providing a valuable boost to the team. However, the absence of captain Aaron Ramsey due to injury leaves a leadership vacuum that the Dragons must navigate.
Prediction: Despite the setback on home soil, Cymru remains confident in their ability to secure a vital victory in Yerevan. A 1-0 win is the predicted outcome, underlining the resilience and determination of Rob Page’s men.
Head-to-Head History: The Dragons have never emerged victorious in this fixture, with Armenia boasting one win and two draws in their historical encounters.
Match Odds: Bookmakers set the odds with Armenia at 11/4, Cymru at 5/6, and a draw at 15/8. These odds, subject to change, provide an insight into the challenging nature of this encounter.
As the countdown to this decisive clash begins, Cymru carries the hopes of a nation, aiming to script a redemptive chapter in their Euro 2024 journey. Football enthusiasts and supporters alike await with bated breath, eager to witness if the Dragons can conquer Armenia and bring them one step closer to the coveted Euro 2024 tournament.