Wales vs Georgia by Luke
Wales got the victory they wanted in the first round when the team welcomed Moldova and cruised to a 4:0 victory. However, the team had to play much more difficult game in the second round, when they visited Austria and stood taking a point in a 2:2 draw last Thursday evening. They were leading twice in the scoreline, taking the lead in 22nd minute with a goal from Allen, but got leveled up just six minutes later with a goal from Arnautovic.
However, they were able to respond once again, with an own goal from Wimmer at the end of the first halftime, but Arnautovic scored his second at the beginning of the second halftime. However, it needs to be said that they could be happy with a point taken, since the Austrians looked better overall on the field and have created much more chances. Being in quite equal group since they are drawn together with Serbia, Austria and Ireland, there's no other option for the Wales but to seek for an easy victory here. Wales will be missing midfielders Williams (17/0), Ramsey (44/11) and forward Church (38/3) out of more known players that played recently for the national team.
Georgia, on the other side, didn't leave that poor impression for now, but still had to play against two really strong opponents and couldn't do more. In the first round they lost to Austria 1:2 at home, while the team also got defeated on Thursday evening when they played away to Ireland and suffered narrow 1:0 defeat. Even though they lost, it needs to be said that the team didn't look much worse than their opponents and could have easily earned a point on some other day.
Only goal was scored back in 56th minute via Coleman, since the home team remained satisfied with the lead and remained in a bit more passive approach later on. Georgia is having only one victory out of last nine matches away from home and having already two defeats, their destiny is more or less already known, the team won't be able to get into the race for first two positions. Visitors from Georgia won't be counting at defender Amisulashvili (50/4), midfielder Kenia (29/4), Chanturia (13/2) and forward Matsvaladze (22/2) out of those who performed recently.
After a bit poorer performance in Austria, I expect Wales to fully respond here. Home team has better atmosphere, are in better form and should be able to reach the victory easy, without getting into problems late in the game.