Georgia v Wales: The Facts & Stats
International
6 October 2017

Georgia v Wales: The Facts & Stats

Wales play Georgia later this evening at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi, where the home team hope to derail Welsh hopes of World Cup qualification.

The match kicks off at 8:00pm local time, 5:00pm if you're watching back home in Wales. 

You can find plenty of pre-match coverage on our Georgia v Wales matchcentre by clicking here and the facts and stats surrounding the match can be found below.

  • This will be the fifth time the two sides have met. Wales have never beaten Georgia, losing their first three contests before drawing 1-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium in October 2016.
  • Over those previous four matches, Wales have only scored two goals (by Jason Koumas and Gareth Bale), while they have conceded nine in return.
  • Their only previous meeting in Tbilisi saw Wales drubbed 5-0 in a Euro 1996 qualifier under Mike Smith. Current manager Chris Coleman played the full 90 minutes.
  • Gareth Bale is currently two goals away from equalling Ian Rush’s record for the national team (28). Bale is yet to score this year for Wales (3 apps), after scoring seven goals in 2016 (11 apps).
  • Wales have won just one of their last seven games away from home (D3, L3), however they are unbeaten away from home in their last five World Cup Qualifiers (W1, D4).
  • In fact, that win did come in their most recent away fixture - a 2-0 victory over Moldova in September.
  • Wales have lost just one of their last 20 qualifying matches (W10 D9) for either the European Championships or World Cup, with the most recent one coming in October 2015 against Bosnia (0-2).
  • Georgia have won just one of their last 30 World Cup Qualifiers (D12, L17). Their one win came at home against Belarus in September 2012 (1-0).
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