USA vs Wales Prediction & Betting Odds – 2022 FIFA Football World Cup: Who Will Win?

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TournamentFIFA World Cup 2022
TimetableMonday 21st of November at 10.00 GMT
OddsWales to Win @ 2.92
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Expanding from our FIFA World Cup Betting guide we now look at the fourth match of the 2022 Qatar World Cup will see the USA take on Wales at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, with the game scheduled to take place on November 21st at 10am GMT.

This will be the second match in Group A, which also features favourites England and Iran. It’s also a contest between two sides that have a relatively chequered World Cup record, although in the case of the US they managed to reach the semi-finals in the first ever tournament in 1930.

But which of these sides is likely to prevail, and who are the star performers on each side? Let’s get into it!

💯USA vs Wales Betting Odds

If you are going to bet on the USA vs Wales World Cup football match, it’s important to understand the key football betting markets.

These include betting on the eventual USA vs Wales match winner or a number of over/under markets, and we’ve broken these down in a little more detail below. The most competitive world cup 2022 odds from the best betting sites in Ireland are coming from Tonybet, BoyleSports and LeoVegas.

🏅 USA vs Wales Match Winner Odds

USA to Win2.432.502.402.402.452.382.60
Wales to Win2.982.903.253.202.882.882.87

⚽ USA vs Wales Both Teams to Score Odds


🥅 USA vs Wales Over/Under 2.5 Goals Odds

Over 2.5 Goals2.402.442.352.302.502.382.37
Under 2.5 Goals1.551.481.561.571.531.531.53

USA vs Wales Match Prediction Summary
🏟️ USA vs Wales Wales Wins
🏆 Best Match Wins Odds2.98
⚽ Best Both Teams to Score Odds2.07/1.76
🥅 Best Over/Under 2.5 Goals 2.4 / 1.55
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🏠 USA World Cup Preview

This will be the US team's 11th appearance at the World Cup finals, and eighth in the previous nine iterations dating back to 1990.

Before this date, the USA had only made three finals’ appearances in 60 years, including a run of nine consecutive tournaments where they failed to qualify.

Interestingly, the US achieved their best performance in the first ever World Cup finals in 1930, reaching the semi-finals before being thrashed 6-1 by eventual runners-up Argentina.

But what kind of form are the US in as they approach the 2022 finals? Well, they’ve won two and lost just one of their last five matches, although their sole defeat did come in their final World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica.

Dour draws against Uruguay (0-0) and El Salvador (1-1) will have also done little to raise hopes ahead of the tournament in Qatar, although the US were in sparkling form as they dispatched Grenada at home in June.

Further friendlies against Japan and Saudi Arabia are scheduled for the 22nd and 27th of September respectively, before the States kick off against Wales in Qatar.

🏆 USA World Cup History

As we’ve already touched on, the US have appeared in 10 previous World Cups, reaching the semis in the inaugural 1930 tournament and the quarter-finals in Japan in 2002.

The latter tournament saw the US produce some sparkling form, with striker Brian McBride and the enigmatic Landon Donovan propelling the side to a superb 2-0 win against Mexico in the round of 16.

The USA also dominated eventual finalists Germany in the quarter finals, only to lose to a first-half goal by attacking midfielder Michael Ballack.

Overall, however, the US have lost 19 of their 33 World Cup finals matches, winning eight and drawing six. They’ve also scored 37 and conceded 62 tournament goals, with this record in stark contrast to the side's performance in Central American qualifying.

More specifically, the US have won 84 of their 168 qualifying matches to date, scoring 287 goals and only experiencing defeat on 44 occasions. This equates to an exact win rate of 50%, so it’s little wonder that the side has appeared in precisely half of the World Cups to have been hosted and scheduled to date.

✔️ USA Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022

Qualification for the 2022 World Cup was far from plain sailing for the USA, who saw both Canada and Mexico finish above them in the third and final round of CONCACAF qualifying.

However, the USA eventually claimed the third automatic qualification spot ahead of Costa Rica, who were forced to play off against New Zealand in the Inter-confederation final to secure their place.

Overall, the US won seven of their 14 qualification matches, drawing four and losing three (all away from home against Canada, Costa Rica and even Panama). Incredibly, they finished level on points with Costa Rice with an identical record, only eventually claiming third by way of their superior goal difference.

DateMatchFinal ScoreWinner
2nd September 2021El Salvador vs USA0-0Draw
6th September 2021USA vs Canada 1-1Draw
9th September 2021Honduras vs USA1-4USA
8th October 2021USA vs Jamaica2-0USA
11th October 2021Panama vs USA1-0Panama
14th October 2021USA vs Costa Rica2-1USA
13th November 2021USA vs Mexico2-0USA
16th November 2021Jamaica vs USA1-1Draw
28th January 2022USA vs El Salvador1-0USA
30th January 2022Canada vs USA2-0Canada
3rd February 2022USA vs Honduras3-0USA
25th March 2022Mexico vs USA0-0Draw
28th March 2022USA vs Panama5-1USA
31st March 2022Costa Rica vs USA2-0Costa Rica

⭐ USA Players to Watch

While the US squad may not quite be packed with household names, it does include several players who ply their trade for top clubs in Europe. Here are three to keep your eyes peeled for once the World Cup gets underway.

  • Christian Pulisic: We’ll start with the top goalscorer in the USA squad, and one has plundered 21 goals in 51 international appearances. The 23-year-olf Christian Pulisic plies his trade for top EPL side Chelsea, making his name as a tricky winger who boasts excellent dribbling skills and an exceptional eye for goal. During his time with the Blues, Pulisic has scored 25 goals in 115 appearances, and he’ll be looking forward to performing on the world stage this autumn.
  • Giovanni Reyna: Next up is another Borussia Dortmund protégé in the form of Giovanni Reyna. A highly gifted attacking midfielder who can also play as a winger, he has four goals in just 12 international caps having made his debut in 2020. Reyna was included in The Guardian’s ‘Next Generation 2019’, and recently became the youngest player to make 50 Bundesliga appearances. He’s also the son of former US international Claudio Reyna.
  • Timothy Weah: We close with another famous son, with Timothy Weah the offspring of former AC Milan star and World Player of the Year George Weah. The powerful and rapid striker is a chip off the old block physically, and while he oozes potential, he has yet to find the consistent goalscoring touch of his father. Still, he has three international goals and 25 caps to his name at the age of 22, while he has 18 career club goals in 113 appearances.

📰 Latest Team USA World Cup News

✈️ Wales World Cup Preview

Wales are currently ranked 19th in the world, and poised to appear in just their second World Cup (and their first since reaching the quarter-final on debut in 1958 when the Welsh were led by the late, great John Charles).

However, Welsh football as a whole has endured something of a resurgence of late, with the side qualifying for Euro 2016 (and their first major tournament appearance in 58 years) while attaining their highest ever FIFA ranking of eighth in October 2015.

At this time, Wales briefly became the top-ranked British side for the first time in their history, as England’s own form saw them slump to 10th.

Wales enjoyed a stellar run to the semi-final at Euro 2016, beating Northern Ireland in the round of 16 having topped their group before thumping top-ranked Belgium 3-1 in a thrilling quarter-final. While goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani secured a 2-0 win for Portugal and eliminated Wales in the semis, this was the nation’s best ever performance at a major tournament and one that bought an entire nation to its feet.

While Wales narrowly missed out on a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the side will be raring to go in Qatar and will be hoping to build on an impressive qualification campaign.

🏆 Wales World Cup History

Wales’ only previous World Cup appearance came a staggering 68 years ago in 1954, when the side travelled to Sweden to compete for the Jules Rimet trophy.

The Welsh performed well in Scandanavia too, drawing each of their three group stage games before beating Hungary 2-1 in a play-off match to reach the quarter-finals. There, they narrowly lost 1-0 to eventual winners Brazil in Gothenburg, with Pele scoring the winner just past the hour.

While the Welsh have come close to qualifying on a couple of occasions since (most notably when Paul Bodin’s missed penalty in the final game against Romania ultimately condemned the side to miss out in 1994), the finals in Qatar will be the first to feature a Wales team in more than half a century.

Their six wins and three draws in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup also boosted Wales’ record in such matches, with the country having won 43 and lost 58 of its 130 qualifying matches contested since 1950. This is relatively competitive, especially when you consider the paucity of appearances that the Welsh have made in WC finals.

✔️ Wales Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022

Wales impressed during qualifying, only losing one of their ten group stage games, and finishing second to eventual winners Belgium.

In total, they won six and drew three of these matches, with their sole defeat coming in a 3-1 reverse to the Red Devils in the opening round of fixtures in March 2021.

Wales’ second place finish saw them participate in the ‘Path A’ play-offs, where they were initially pitted against Austria in a semi-final. They won this game 2-1 thanks to a superb Gareth Bale brace, before a tense and emotional 1-0 win over Ukraine in the final secured their place in Qatar 2022. Here's a full breakdown of their qualifying results:

DateMatchFinal ScoreWinner
24th March 2021Belgium vs Wales3-1Belgium
30th March 2021Wales vs Czech Republic1-0Wales
5th September 2021Belarus vs Wales2-3Wales
8th September 2021Wales vs Estonia0-0Draw
8th October 2021Czech Republic vs Wales2-2Draw
11th October 2021Estonia vs Wales0-1Wales
13h November 2021Wales vs Belarus5-1Wales
16th November 2021Wales vs Belgium1-1Draw
24th March 2022Wales vs Austria2-1Wales
5th June 2022Wales vs Ukraine1-0Wales

⭐ Wales Players to Watch

Wales’ playing squad is packed full of stars, many whom feature regularly in the English Premier League and Championship. Below, we’ve outlined Wales’ three top stars, just in case you want to be on individual player markets in the Qatar World Cup!

  • Gareth Bale: Where else to start by with Gareth Bale, who has won 106 international caps and recently became his country’s record goalscorer with 40 goals. One of Wales’ best ever players and the most talented of his generation, Bale is also a five-time Champions League winner (thanks to his time at Real Madrid), while he has scored a total of 183 goals in 542 club appearances. Now playing in the MLS, he’s focused on building up form and fitness ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
  • Aaron Ramsey: While Aaron Ramsey may be out-of-contract having being released by Juventus this summer, the talented but injury prone midfielder remains one of Wales’ most talented and influential players. Still only 31 and having won an impressive 75 caps, he has scored 20 international goals including several critical strikes in qualifiers and Euro 2016. Known for his intelligence and movement off the ball, he’s definitely a man for the big occasion.
  • Ben Davies: One of Wales’ most underrated and understated players, defender Ben Davies is also a versatile performer who has won an impressive 74 caps. Equally capable of playing either at centre back or left back, he reads the game superbly and is also deceptively strong in the air despite being relatively short. Throughout his club career, Davies has made 356 appearances in total, and his experience will be invaluable during the 2022 World Cup.

📰 Latest Team Wales World Cup News

🥇 USA vs Wales Prediction Who Will Win?

This is a genuinely tough match to call, with both sides boasting plenty of international experience within their ranks and a talented pool of players (particularly in the final third).

As ever with such evenly-contested matches, the result will be determined by relatively small details, such as careless defensive error or moment of attacking brilliance. This would seem to favour Wales, who are used to performing under immense pressure and boast two genuine world class match-winners in the form of Bale and Ramsey.

Taking everything into consideration, we don't think that either of the teams will come out on top.

Our USA vs Wales match prediction: Draw.

🔍 Our USA vs Wales Betting Tips?

We’re not convinced that there’s much value in straight match betting here, with both sides likely to be bound by relatively short odds.

The match is also incredibly tight to call, while it’s hard to leverage handicap betting with neither side expected to win by a comfortable margin.

With this in mind, it may be better exploring other betting markets. Backing both sides to score offers good value given the respective quality of each attack, while wagering on there being over 2.5 goals scored during the match may also be worth your time.

USA Vs Wales Betting Tip #1: Remember, a 2-1 win for either side would see the latter wager come in, and there should be plenty of chances created throughout the game.

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✒️ Lewis Humphries - Sports Journalist and Betting Expert

This Prediction USA Vs Wales was written by Lewis Humphries. Lewis is a business and iGaming copywriter from the UK, who has a passion for sports betting and remote casino betting. He's reviewed some of the world's leading casino platforms, while creating blog posts and landing page content for various sports betting brands.

His content has also featured on a number of different sites, including Life Hack, Investopedia, Yahoo Finance and Business Insider. He also pens regular sports features for sites including 90 Minutes, Think Football Ideas and Sportsblog.

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