Everything is still possible in Group B after two rounds of play. All four countries still have a chance at a place in the eighth finals. Wales, with one match to play, is in the worst position. It will have to beat leaders England for a place in the last sixteen. England will need a draw. Can Wales beat the English? We look ahead with our preview with prediction, betting tip and quotes for Wales against England.
Wales World Cup 2022 – Latest Team News and Statistics.
Wales did not do themselves a good service by losing 0-2 to Iran in the second game at this World Cup 2022. For a long time the game with Iran seemed to end in a scoreless 0-0 but deep into injury time Iran struck twice (90+8 and 90+11): 0-2. The defeat leaves Wales at the bottom of Group B with one point, having earlier drawn 1-1 against the United States. To keep a chance of a place in the eighth finals, England must be won.
Confidence in Wales will not be very high. Under national coach Robert Page they have not won seven international matches in a row. The last victory dates back to June 5 when Ukraine was defeated 1-0 in the final of the World Cup qualifiers.
Wayne Hennessey will not be there against England. The goalkeeper received the first red card of this World Cup against Iran and therefore suspended.
England World Cup 2022 – Latest Team News and Statistics.
England failed to win the second game at this World Cup against the United States: 0-0. Thus, the U.S. remains unbeaten at the World Cup in duels with England. The two countries previously met at the 1950 World Cup (1-0) and 2010 World Cup (1-1). The English defeated Iran in the first group game in convincing fashion: 6-2. With four points, England is still the leader of Group B. If they finish first, they will meet the number two in the group of the Dutch in the eighth finals.
England’s statistics are also quite disappointing. The win over Iran is the only victory in the last eight international matches played.
For James Maddison, the game with Wales still seems to come too soon. The midfielder, who has been out of action this World Cup due to a knee injury, has resumed group training.
Wales – England previous encounters
Wales have not won in a direct duel with England for nearly 50 years. January 1973 was the last time it did not lose: 1-1. From 2004 until now, the two countries played each other six times. All editions were won by the English. For example, in the 2006 World Cup qualifier, they were too strong 2-0 and 0-1. Six years later, England won 0-2 and 1-0 for the 2012 European Championship qualifier.
The only time the two countries met at a European Championship was at the 2016 European Championship. Wales surprisingly got to 0-1 in this match, in the group stage, through the man who will be there again at this World Cup 2022: Gareth Bale. The English turned this around in the second half and won 2-1 through goals by Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge.
The two countries last faced each other in 2020. In this friendly, England was again too strong: 3-0.
Wales – England, World Cup 2022 Betting Tip & Odds
England is the favorite in the bookmaker’s eyes in this first mutual duel between the two countries at a World Cup. For a win by the English you get a quote of 1.41. A win for Wales, which has been waiting for a win for seven internationals, has a quote of 8.50. We expect England to recover from the disappointing result against the United States and beat Wales to secure first place in the group. However, we think the match will only be decided in the second half. Our betting tip: Half-time / Full-time: Draw / England has odds of 7/2 at bookmaker Tonybet.
- Tip: Half-time / Full-time: Draw / England
- Odds: 7/2 at bookmaker Tonybet
- Risk assessment: High
- Recommended stake: 3/10