Wales climbed into second place in Group D after last month’s 2-1 success at home to Croatia and they are targeting two more wins to guarantee Euro 2024 qualification, starting with their clash against Armenia in Yerevan.
Armenia are fourth in the group but they still have an outside chance of qualifying for the European Championships for the first time in their history.
Wales are just two wins away from qualifying for a fourth major tournament in eight years and they can achieve the first of them by seeing off Armenia in Yerevan.
Rob Page’s side reached the halfway stage of qualifying with just four points from four games, leaving themselves with very little room for error.
However, victories away to Latvia (2-0) and at home to Croatia (2-1) catapulted them from fourth place to second, ensuring that the race to qualify is back in their hands.
In the early stages of the campaign it seemed that Wales were struggling to come to terms with Gareth Bale’s retirement.
But other players have started to take greater responsibility, including Harry Wilson, who was the two-goal hero against Croatia.
While Wales are growing into the campaign, Armenia seem to have lost their way.
Oleksandr Petrakov’s side have suffered back-to-back defeats, including last month’s miserable 2-0 loss away to basement boys Latvia, who had gone into the game without a single point to their name.
Armenia still have an outside chance of going through and might choose to look back at their June 4-2 success away to Wales as a source of inspiration.
However, they are facing a much-improved Welsh side in the Caucasus and may struggle to cope.
Injuries have disrupted the early stages of Johnson’s season, but he has shown glimpses of why Tottenham paid Nottingham Forest a reported £47.5 million for his services.
The 22-year-old missed last month’s internationals with a hamstring strain but he has forced his way back into the Tottenham team and bagged the opening goal in last Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Wolves.
He seems to be approaching peak fitness in time for the Armenia trip and looks ready to make his mark on the campaign.
Armenia captain Varazdat Haroyan has racked up four yellow cards in five Euro 2024 qualifiers and his ill-discipline could continue with a caution against Wales.
Over the course of qualifying Haroyan has committed an average of 2.2 fouls per game, and his indiscretions are often made in key areas of the pitch.
As a centre-back Haroyan is one of the last lines of defence, and he could be left exposed as his team-mates go in search of the victory they need to keep qualification hopes alive.
Armenia may try to squeeze the play and attempt to force the Welsh into mistakes.
However, their defenders are likely to be exposed to plenty of one-on-one defending and Haroyan may struggle to avoid adding to his card count.
Boca Juniors forward Norberto Briasco has been overlooked after failing to score in 16 internationals. Al-Fateh attacker Lucas Zelarayan could lead the line and Borussia Moenchengladbach forward Grant Leon-Ramos is pushing for a start.
Joe Morrell is available after a two-match suspension and Brennan Johnson returns to the squad after missing the October matches with a thigh strain. Aaron Ramsey (knee) remains sidelined so Ben Davies is expected to retain the captaincy.
Wales have won their last three matches, while Armenia have lost their last three fixtures.
Varazdat Haroyan has been carded four times in five Euro 2024 qualifying appearances.
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