Wales v Costa Rica latest odds, news and free bets

It is set to be an emotional evening at the Millennium Stadium, with a packed house set to pay their last respects to Gary Speed, who appeared to be moulding Wales into a side that could potentially qualify for a major tournament

Sadly, Speed won’t be able to see his plan through, although Chris Coleman is now tasked with making the Welsh into a force and the former Fulham manager takes charge for the first time on Wednesday night against opponents who featured during Speed’s first game managing Wales.

Perhaps this is less a night about betting and more about observing a spectacle, although the home side are strong favourites to succeed and it’s hard to see them not obliging at odds of 4/6 (Betfred free bets).

Craig Bellamy will lead out the Welsh for this occasion and the Liverpool striker will ensure that his team-mates are suitably motivated for a match where they will try to continue the momentum that was achieved by that strong run towards the end of Euro 2012 qualification.

Costa Rica are capable of playing their part in proceedings and the Americas side are a 9/2 chance (Paddy Power bookmaker) to claim victory, while the draw is priced at 14/5.

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