We now enter Group B’s second round of games, and for England, it is looking more comfortable than it is for Wales. Our World Cup 2022 predictions look at what the result of this game will be and the factors around it that can have an influence on the game. Our online sports betting tips will also be backed by historical gaming data, player performance stats. Plus, you have our trusted England vs Wales prediction for the result. We will also provide you with some of the latest odds that you can click on to instantly generate a bet slip and wager on.
Our England vs Wales prediction: England to win.
In England’s first game they beat Iran 6-2. Our World Cup predictor got the result right, and if you had put money on this scoreline, you would have had odds of 32 to 1. Our World Cup betting advice on the score of this game, will be significantly different. England and Wales will be a tremendous clash between neighbouring countries. Pride plays a lot in football, and this produces a very different atmosphere.
World Cup History
England were World Cup winners in 1966 and have since not come close to repeating this glory. In the last World Cup, they went out in the Semi-finals as they lost to Croatia, ending in 4th place. Many World Cup predictions always have England in the top 5 outright winners. Given their loss in the Finals of the 2020 European Championships, this should be enough to spur them on to the same performance levels.
Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022
For major sporting nations, their route to World Cup competitions hardly poses much of a challenge. Here are the results of their World Cup qualifiers and how they made it to Qatar.
|25/03/2021||England vs San Marino||5-0|
|28/03/2021||Albania vs England||0-2|
|31/03/2021||England vs Poland||2-1|
|02/09/2021||Hungary vs England||0-4|
|05/09/2021||England vs Andorra||4-0|
|08/09/2021||Poland vs England||1-1|
|09/10/2021||Andorra vs England||0-5|
|12/10/2021||England vs Hungary||1-1|
|12/11/2021||England vs Albania||5-0|
|15/11/2021||San Marino vs England||0-10|
England Players to Watch
The depth of this England squad is the best it has been for a long time. Will this influence your football betting? Well, it should because while it is a team sport, individual players can make turn games on their heads, whether as a starter or as a sub. Here are three definite starters that will look to cause the Welsh some serious damage, and should also be considered for any individual player betting within the Betiton sports markets.
- Harry Kane: Position: 76 caps, 51 goals, and 16 assists. One of the favourites for the Golden Boot may find his first in this tournament at the hands of Wales.
- Jude Bellingham: Position: Midfield. 18 Caps, 1 goal, and 1 assist. Scored the opener against Iran and will continue his dominance against the Welsh. He may not score but will provide his dribbling skills and assists to help overpower their defence.
- Bukayo Saka : Position: Right Midfield. 21 caps, 6 goals, and 5 assists. Scored two against Iran and was perhaps the Man of the Match. A dangerous right-wing player that hugs the line and cuts in to wrong foot players. Will find it effective against a weak Welsh backline.
Following a 1-1 draw against the USA team, the Welsh have given themselves a chance of qualifying to the Round of 16. Their performance against the U.S. was underwhelming until the second half. Many World Cup bets placed on this game had them to beat the Americans, but there were huge concerns over how easy the U.S. made it look playing through them. This is something they will be very concerned about when faced against the England team who are far superior in talent than the Americans.
World Cup History
As you will know by now. This is Wales’s second ever World Cup, their first being back in 1958! There isn’t much history to tap into that can help influence football predictions. Instead, you just have to look at their recent form and their qualifiers for the tournament.
Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022
Getting to where they are now, the Welsh did things the hard way. They took the long route to Qatar by playing group matches and because of their final position (2nd), then had to go through a knockout round of games. Needless to say, it was a success, but here are the results that made it happen. Were they lucky, and can their luck hold out?
|24/03/2021||Belgium vs Wales||3-1|
|30/03/2021||Wales vs Czech Republic||1-0|
|05/09/2021||Belarus vs Wales||2-3|
|08/09/2021||Wales vs Estonia||0-0|
|08/10/2021||Czech Republic vs Wales||2-2|
|11/10/2021||Estonia vs Wales||0-1|
|13/11/2021||Wales vs Belarus||5-1|
|16/11/2021||Wales vs Belgium||1-1|
|24/03/2022||Wales vs Austria||2-1|
|05/06/2021||Wales vs Ukraine||1-0|
Wales Players to Watch
We said in our Wales vs USA prediction that the Welsh squad heavily relies on Gareth Bale and that has shown true with his equalising goal. It will be much of the same against England, so our top star players doesn’t change from the first game. These are pivotal players that need a draw or a win to be in with a chance of qualifying.
- Gareth Bale: Position: Forward. 109 caps, 40 goals, and 22 assists. If there is to be a Welsh free-kick he will take it, and if there is to be any goal, it will be from him.
- Daniel James: Position: Midfield. 38 caps, 5 goals, 5 assists, and 5 yellows. Not so effective against the US but likely to start still in hopes his speed will upset the England defence.
- Brennan Johnson: Position: Midfield. 15 caps, 2 goals, and 1 assist. Will look to put pressure on the England midfield line. Strong in attack and will still do defensive duties. Has skill in him and might get a few fouls on him by slower players.
England vs Wales Betting Odds
There are over 300 WC 2022 betting odds that can be selected for this game. At Betiton Sport, we have every feature of the sport covered. You can bet on anything that can happen within the 90 minutes and beyond. Here are the top markets that are being bet on in this World Cup. If you like the latest odds, click and form your bet slip.
|England to Win||Wales to Win||Draw|
Over/Under 2.5 Goals
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Who Will Win? England vs Wales Prediction
Kane’s quest for the FIFA World Cup Golden Boot will be underway. While the game will be close, the threat England poses is too great for Wales to contend with. Putting two men on Bale is enough to snuff out his threats. So, Kane to score, perhaps a 2-0 win, and our football predictions say that this will go down to the last game for Wales with goal difference being the factor.
Our England vs Wales Betting Tips
The following are our World Cup tips for the England vs Wales match: the odds for England to win can be boosted by forming an Accumulator bet. This means having more than 3 winners or drawing predictions on one bet slip. The more selections you add, the bigger the return. This is because you are betting on all results to come in and not individual results.
It’s a good game to make individual bets on players, though it could also still be 0-0 at halftime, which is a classic English scoreline when it comes to tricky fixtures.