FIFA World Cup 2022: USA vs Wales - Match Preview, Betting Odds and more

USA and Wales have met twice in international friendlies with the former winning a game and another resulted into a goalless draw.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 21 November 2022 06:15 PM

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The United States of America and Wales will square off against Gareth Bale-led Wales in their opening FIFA World Cup 2022 group stage fixture on Monday night at the Al Rayyan Stadium. USA and Wales are placed in the Group B alongside England and Iran.

The USA stood third in the CONCACAF standings for the World Cup qualifiers with seven victories in 14 matches and scored the second most goals in the tournament to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022. On the other hand, Wales finished at the second spot in the UEFA World Cup qualifiers with four victories and one loss in the eight group stage matches and defeated Austria and Ukraine to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

USA vs Wales: Match Preview

Head-To-Head:

  • USA and Wales have met twice in international friendlies with the former winning a game and another resulted into a goalless draw.
  • Wales are winless in their last five UEFA Nations League matches with four defeats and one draw while the USA have faced just one defeat in their last five games.

Top Players:

  • USA include Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Giovanni Reyna, Sergino Dest as their top players.
  • Wales include Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Daniel James, Brennan Johnson as their top players.

Predicted halftime scores: (USA 1-1 Wales)

  • 1st Half: 1-0
  • 2nd Half: 0-1

USA vs Wales: Betting Odds (FT)

Handicap (Spread): 0.5 points (Wales +0.5)
Over/Under: 2.5 (Under)
Prediction: USA 1-1 Wales

Money Line:

  • USA have +165 odds to pick up the win, while Wales are listed at +200 to claim victory.
  • The draw between USA and Wales has been listed at +200 odds.

Handicap (Spread):

  • USA scored a total of 21 goals in 14 matches at the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers while Wales scored 17 goals in 10 UEFA World Cup qualifying matches.
  • From their opponents, USA managed a difference of 11 goals in the qualifiers while Wales managed a difference of 7 goals more in the World Cup qualifiers.
  • Wales (+0.5) are placed on -210 odds while USA (-0.5) have +145 odds.

Over/Under:

  • The full-time score has been set to 2.5 goals. Over +140, Under -200.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the author’s point of view. They neither reflect the opinion of SportsTiger nor advise anyone to make any prediction based on this. SportsTiger does not assume any responsibility and liability for the same.

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