World Cup has begun and the teams are ready to clash in the first battles for points. Today our “lens” got a couple from group B - USA and Wales. The first matches are always difficult to evaluate and analyze, because you have to rely on success outside the championship. Along with England, which is the main favorite of the group, the US and Wales will fight for a place in the playoffs. Iran does not look like a team that has many chances to compete with anyone. Therefore, it is the US-Wales match that is one of the most intriguing in Group B. World Cup 2022 teams will start with character.
The results of past matches and the readiness of the national team
In the United States, the last 3 matches were not entirely smooth. Victory over the national team of Grenada (5-0), fighting draw with El Salvador (1-1) and defeat against Japan (2-0). It is difficult to say that the team approaches the first matches of the championship in Qatar with great confidence. Most likely, the last matches can affect the internal atmosphere in the national team. But you also need to understand that the World Cup is an event that can charge so much that all the results before that will be forgotten.
Wales looked pretty good, both qualifying for the World Cup and the League of Nations. Let’s touch on their last matches at the League of Nations. Despite 3 defeats in the next 3 matches played with the Netherlands (3-2), Belgium (2-1) and Poland (0-1), it cannot be said that Wales conceded without a chance. All matches were close enough and Wales just lacked something. It is worth considering that the Netherlands and Belgium are quite strong teams that are difficult to play even for the giants of world football. We hope that the motivation that the World Cup in Qatar will give them will be exactly what they lacked before.
The US team has several players who must make the result. Christian Pulisic, Serginho Dest and Weston McKenny. Attack, midfield and defence. They should become the framework for the team and build the whole game.
At the mention of the Wales national team, anyone should think of Garett Bale. This player has incredible talent and is a leader in the team. The whole game will be built through him, because the results of his team’s matches largely depend on Bale.
Forecast for the match USA-Wales
When making a prediction for the World Cup, I would pay attention to the following outcomes: Goal overtime and a double chance for Wales. It will be logical as Wales will score, especially if they have to come back. The US team, in turn, is a team that knows how to score against such a strong team and often does it first.
|Total goals over 2||1.81|
|2x (double chance for Wales)||1.64|
USA-Wales : odds per match
|US victory||Draw||Wales victory|