World Cup 2022 USA vs Wales, Tips & Predictions

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USA vs Wales - World Cup 2022

The USA will take on Wales in their first game of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The game will start at 10pm local time (7pm UK Time) in the Al Rayyan Stadium.

The US qualified for every World Cup Finals between 1990 and 2014 before missing out on qualification for Russia 2018. Their best finish to date is making the quarter-finals in 2022. Wales, meanwhile, are appearing at their first World Cup since 1958, where they were beaten 1-0 by a Pele-inspired Brazil in the last eight.

In what is expected to be a tight game, the USA are the marginal favourites in the World Cup betting with  Betzone  and are currently priced at 6/4.

USA vs Wales Best Odds

USA vs Wales Key Points and Trends

  • Head-to-Head: The sides have only met twice, with one draw and one win for the United States in 2003. 
  • USA: They have not beaten a European team at the World Cup since a victory over Portugal in 2002.
  • Wales: Made it to the Euro 2016 semi-finals in their first major tournament since 1958 and made the Round of 16 at Euro 2020.
  • Player: Gareth Bale will play at his third major tournament and will be looking to add his 40 international goals for Wales.

USA vs Wales Betting Tips

The USA have drawn at least one game in every group stage they have been in since 2002.

DRAW: 2/1

USA vs Wales Analysis

USA

The States had moderate success at the tournament between 1990 and 2014 but were a constant feature at the finals. After missing out in 2018, they hope to prove a point ahead of hosting the 2026 finals with Canada and Mexico.

Key Players: Tyler Adams, Christian Pulisic, Brenden Aaronson

Team News: Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson have made an immediate impact since joining Leeds United in the Premier League this season. They also have Champions League experience in the squad with McKennie (Juventus), Pulisic (Chelsea) and Reyna (Borussia Dortmund).

Predicted Lineups: Steffe, Yedlin, Dest, Long, Zimmerman, Aaronson, Adams, McKennie, Pulisic, Reyna, Pepi

WALES

The Dragons fans were ecstatic when beating Ukraine and qualifying for their first World Cup Finals since 1958. They have become challenging to play against under Rob Page and will likely frustrate teams in this tournament.

Key Players: Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davies

Team News: Star of the side Bale has played little football since moving to the US but is expected to be fit for what could be his final tournament in a Wales shirt. The team's spine consists of Spurs defender Davies, former Arsenal and Juventus midfielder Ramsey and Bale himself.

Predicted Lineups: Ward, Roberts, Rodon, Davies, Williams, Ampadu, Ramsey, Allen, Bale, James, Moore

USA vs Wales Prediction

Both sides hope to fill the second qualification spot behind England in this group and will not want to lose the first game. There seems to be little to separate the two teams, which is likely to be reflected in the scoreline.

BET ON THE MATCH TO END IN A DRAW - 2/1 @ Betzone

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