expand minimise

USA vs Wales Prediction – 2022 World Cup

Sean Fenech
July 20, 2022
Modified: November 10, 2022

The fourth match of Group B will be played at the Al Rayyan Stadium. The fixture is the USA vs Wales, and in this World Cup 2022 predictions special, we will be looking at the teams, players, and providing World Cup tips for all those wanting to succeed in online sports betting using our USA vs Wales prediction. We will guide you to the best possible WC 2022 betting odds, and our masterful football predictions will help you to understand more about the fixtures are we take you into the exciting world of World Cup bets.

usa vs wales prediction

Our USA vs Wales prediction: USA to win.

USA Preview

Think America is all about basketball and baseball? Well, for a period it was, and when it came to the FIFA tournament, those stateside were largely absent. We take a look at America in the World Cup, the team’s history, their current best three players, and how they got to qualify for the trip to Qatar. Do they have the right ingredients to shake down Wales? Let’s find out.

World Cup History

So, when most people think of the US appearing in a World Cup, they would naturally assume they wouldn’t be that good because of the game being unpopular in the country. Those making a football prediction would certainly think that Wales has the upper hand in this game, but you might want to be cautious.

Yes, for many tournaments, the USA did not qualify. Between 1954 and 1986, the Americans did not qualify. Since the 1990 World Cup, they have experienced Group Stage, Round of 16, and even the Quarter-Finals in the 2002 World Cup, finishing 8th place overall.

The US got to host the 1994 World Cup and will be repeating the honour with the 2026 tournament that will be shared between the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Qualification & Road to the World Cup 2022

For the USA to get to the tournament, they had to take part in 14 qualifying matches. It wasn’t all smooth sailing for them this time, as they had some surprise results against far weaker opponents. A sign of things to come, or just a blip. Here are the qualifying results from the US. 

Date Match Final Score
03/09/2021 El Salvador vs USA 0-0
06/09/2021 USA vs Canada 1-1
09/09/2021 Honduras vs USA 1-4
08/10/2021 USA vs Jamaica 2-0
11/10/2021 Panama vs USA 1-0
14/10/2021 USA vs Costa Rica 2-1
13/11/2021 USA vs Mexico 2-0
16/11/2021 Jamaica vs USA 1-1
28/01/2022 USA vs El Salvador 1-0
30/01/2022 Canada vs USA 2-0
03/02/2022 USA vs Honduras 3-0
25/03/2022 Mexico vs USA 0-0
28/03/2022 USA vs Panama 5-1
31/03/2022 Costa Rica vs USA 2-0

USA Players to Watch

America has developed some very good players in recent times, and we take a look at three of them that could be absolutely pivotal to how well the US does in this tournament.

  • Cristian Pulisic: Position: Right Winger. Perhaps one of the best American footballers to be produced. He has thus far earned 50 caps and scored 21 international goals and is only 23 years of age. Technically classed as a right-winger but can often play in a front three. If the US is to get goals in this game, then it would be no surprise if it were him netting it in.
  • Brenden Aaronson: Position: Midfielder. An attacking midfielder that caught many eyes in the 21/22 UCL, earning him a move from RB Salzburg to Leeds United. Currently has 21 caps, 6 goals, and 5 assists. At 21, If America does well, he could be Young Player of the Tournament.
  • Tyler Adams: Position: Defensive Midfielder. Helping to dictate and control the flow of the game, Adams is a clean player who holds 30 caps, 1 goal, 1 assist, and 4 yellow cards.

Wales Preview

If you thought that this game was going to be nice and simple for the Welsh, then you might want to think again when you see their history with the tournament. But perhaps they have the players to out-class the Americans. This is going to be a shorter brief than the Americans, that’s one thing we are certain of.

World Cup History

Before the 2022 Qatar World Cup, Wales last qualified for the tournament back in 1958 and finished 6th. Since then, they had failed in every attempt, and though qualifying, they did it the long and hard way.

Qualification & Road to the World Cup 2022

The Welsh aren’t used to success in reaching the World Cup, so they can be forgiven for taking the long route. Not only did they have to play the Group Stages, but they had to go via the Qualifiers. This is when all the teams that finish 2nd place in their groups have to go through via a playoff against each other.

Date Match Final Score
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

If you know the Welsh squad, then it is fair to say that much relies on one player being in form. Here we look at the team’s best three players that could have a huge impact in the game against the USA.

  • Gareth Bale: Position: Forward. The greatest Welsh player since George Best and the most successful at club level of all time. Wales needs to make sure he is not injured before the tournament to even stand a chance. Bale has 106 caps, 39 goals, and 22 assists. If Wales manages any wins in this tournament, he is favourite to be the goal scorer.
  • Daniel James: Position: Midfield. 36 caps, 5 goals, 5 assists, and 5 yellows. James gets into the thick of games because of his high pace. Draws fouls and has a huge impact on offence play. With him on the pitch, the opposition will pick up cards.
  • Brennan Johnson: Position: Midfield. 13 caps, 2 goals, and 1 assist. One of the game’s rising stars, and if Wales does progress, he could be in line for Young Player of the Tournament.

USA vs Wales Betting Odds

If you have not taken part in any World Cup betting as yet, then there are many markets from which you can pick your bets. Every action can be bet on, so what are the top USA vs Wales odds to keep an eye on? Here we look at the Match Winner and Over/Under 2.5 Goals.

Match Winner

USA to Win Wales to Win Draw

Over/Under 2.5 Goals

Over 2.5 Goals Under 2.5 Goals

Who Will Win? USA vs Wales Prediction

When it comes to football betting gut instinct is usually the best way to go about picking your predictions. Our World Cup predictor for the match is saying the USA team will win. Wales relies heavily on Gareth Bale and overall, the US has the stronger team in most areas of the field. It won’t be a walk in the park for the US, so our USA vs Wales prediction for the Correct Score is 1-0 to the US.

Our USA vs Wales prediction: USA to win.

Our USA vs Wales Betting Tips

What other football predictions can we make about this fixture? If you want to make safe World Cup predictions, then you can opt for Both Teams to Score. A Winning Margin bet for the US to win by 1 goal is also a recommended USA vs Wales prediction.

Sean Fenech

Content Writer at Betiton™

Sean has been writing casino and iGaming content ever since 2018. Moreover, he is also an alumnus of the University of Malta, having graduated with an M.A. in English in 2020. Finally, he also manages the Betiton Medium blog, where he publishes research into the history of popular casino games. You can access this blog here: https://betiton.medium.com/