Qatar 2022 USA vs. Wales: Prediction And Live Preview

The USA and Wales kick off their World Cup campaigns on Monday in a match that might be significant for both countries. If there is a winner in the games against England and Iran, they will have a good chance of leaving Group B. The two teams’ recent performances and level of expertise, though, continue to raise questions. Rob Page’s team exceeded expectations by winning the last two European Championships and making it to the World Cup for the first time since 1958. After the United States barely qualified, Gregg Berhalter is under pressure to deliver with a burgeoning group of young stars.

Wales defeated Ukraine in the playoffs to advance to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, marking their first appearance on the World Cup stage since 1958. With its neighbors, England, Iran, and the United States, who they will play in their first match, Rob Page’s team is in Group B.

 2022 USA vs. Wales

The USMNT is the small favorite at 7/5, while the Dragons are 23/10 at Betfred’s bookmakers, and a draw is 21/10. This is the first World Cup encounter between the two countries, with the USA having won one and drawn the other of their two friendlies.

While Juventus’ Weston McKennie is competing for his fitness after not playing for his Serie A side since October, head coach Gregg Berhalter will be hoping for players like Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic and Leeds United’s Brenden Aaronson to make an impact on the global stage.

Rob Page of Wales will be happy to hear that despite just making cameo appearances for MLS team LAFC, Gareth Bale is healthy enough to play the full 90 minutes in all three group matches. Joe Allen won’t be put in danger for the opening game of the group stage as he works to heal from the injury he sustained back in September.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Wales

Although there was no room for Sheffield Wednesday’s Will Vaulks or QPR’s Tyler Roberts, Robert Page largely chose the lineup that was expected of him. While Kieffer Moore or Brennan Johnson will likely lead the line as the lone striker, midfielders Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey offer the goal threat. Chris Gunter, who has 109 caps but is unlikely to start any of the group games, stands out among the defense’s wealth of experience. Since Danny Ward has been a key player in Leicester’s success thus far in the season and Wayne Hennessy hasn’t seen much action in the first squad this year, Danny Ward is likely to start in goal.

Predicted Lineups

USA: Aaronson, Zimmermann, Long,Turner, Robinson, Adams,Dest, Musah, McKennie, Ferreira & Pulisic

Wales: Ampadu, Davies, Roberts, Williams, Ward, Ramsey, Rodon, Morrell, Bale, Moore & James

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