Wales Team Info – Determined to Make Their Mark
Wales and Canada are the only two teams in the World Cup to enter the competition for a second time in their history. Wales first entered the World Cup in 1958, but since then they have not been able to achieve qualification. It may surprise quite a few football fans, as the country has produced some of the best footballers to have played in the Premier League. These include Ryan Giggs, Mark Hughes, Ian Rush, Craig Bellamy, and Neville Southall. Wales have in fact never won any major international tournaments. The closest they got was in 2016, when they reached the semi-finals of the European Championship. Wales came out on top in the group stage, where they had to face England, Russia, and Slovakia. They then beat Northern Ireland in the round of 16, and Belgium in the quarter finals. Portugal beat Wales 2-0 in the semi finals, to send them out of the competition. After failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Wales finally achieved qualification in 2022.
Their team consists of Wayne Hennessey or Danny Ward in goal. In defence, they have their longtime centre back Chris Gunter, who has played for his country 109 times. Next to him, there are options such as Ben Davies, Connor Roberts, Neco Williams, and Ethan Ampadu, amongst others. In midfield, they have Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen, Jonny Williams, and Joe Morrell. Their key attacking player is Gareth Bale, who they can play with Daniel James, Kieffer Moore, or Brennan Johnson.
England Team Info – Can They Find Their Qualification Form?
The last World Cup and European Championships have taught the world something about the English squad. England has been written off from many major competitions, because of difficulties in the dressing room, club rivalries, and even a lack of interest was suggested for some players. The current English squad also have built something of a golden generation of players, but the difference is that they may have a chance of winning the World Cup. In 2018, they came heartbreakingly close before being eliminated in the semi-finals by Croatia. The European Championships took the drama even further, as England lost the final in a penalty shootout. The team seems to have bounced back in full force, scoring 39 goals in their 10 qualifying matches, and only conceding 3.
The defensive record can be attributed to Jordan Pickford, who is England's first choice goalkeeper. In defence, they can use John Stones, Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, Kyler Walker, Ben Chillwell, Reece James, amongst many more. In midfield, they have Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, and Kalvin Phillips to pick from. Harry Kane is the captain of the team, and they can strengthen their attack with players such as Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Marcus Rashford, and Jadon Sancho.
Wales vs England Head-to-head
These two nations have played against each other for years in both rugby and football matches, playing in a total of 103 football matches. England have won the last 6 games between the two nations, and Wales's most recent win against England came in 1984.
Wales vs England Betting Preview
England will be the favourites to win this game, and there will be plenty of betting options on them. You may want to ramp up the odds on England, by giving them a handicap or picking a combination bet, which will have certain criteria on how England should win. If you want to bet on Wales, then you will find that most of the bets come at extremely long odds. You can find safer bets that are more likely to win, such as handicaps in favour of Wales, or on the Welsh to score during the game.
Handicaps are extremely useful bets as you will be able to set a minimum margin by which a team should win a game, or you can set a minimum margin by which a team should not lose a game. There are numerous handicaps that you can apply to a team, and these will be added or subtracted from the team’s score at the end of the game. The team should still win the game after the handicap has been applied for the bet to win.
If you bet on England to beat Wales with a handicap of -2.5, this will mean that they should win the game by at least 3 goals for you to win your bet. If you set a handicap of -2 on England, then they will need to win the game by at least 3 goals for your bet to pay out, but if they only finish 2 goals ahead of Wales, then the result will be considered a draw and your money will be returned.
If you set a handicap of -2.25 on England to win, then this will count as half your money on a handicap of -2 and the other half on a handicap of -2.5. England will need to finish the game 3 goals clear of Wales for you to win, but if they only finish 2 goals ahead, then half your stake will be returned.
Over/Under Total Goals
You can bet on how many goals you think will or will not be scored in a game using the total goals bet. You can select one of the betting lines and pick whether the match will finish with over or under that number of goals. For example, if you think that a lot of goals will be scored, you can bet on England and Wales to score over 4.5 goals. Alternatively, if you think they will only score 1 goal or none, you can bet on the match to finish with under 1.5 goals.
You will have some great options to bet on English or Welsh players to score during a game. Here, you can find the odds on Harry Kane scoring, or Marcus Rashford, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho, or any of the English players - provided they are in the starting lineup. For Wales, be sure to check the odds on Gareth Bale or Daniel James registering goals for their country. There will also be more specific player goal bets, where you can bet on which player will score the first goal of the match, and which player will score the last goal of the match.
And Even More
You can find there are literally hundreds of bets available on the match between Wales and England. England to score first, Wales to win the first half, England to win 3-0, either team to score within the first 10 minutes, Wales to score in both halves, England to win both halves, England to keep a clean sheet, are just a few of the types of bets you can find, and you will be able to find the odds for either team in each of these markets. Be sure to also check out our match combos, where we have two or three bets fused into one, to bring you even larger odds.
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