Wales get their 2022 World Cup Group B campaign underway with a game against the USA. Gregg Berhalter’s side are favourites to win at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium and clinch three vital points. To do that, they need Cristian Pulisic to continue his recent international form. The Chelsea winger was the Stars and Stripes’ top scorer in qualifying with five goals, and he averages a goal involvement every 1.5 games for his country. According to our betting markets, the 24-year-old is among their most likely scorers, while Jesús Ferreira could be one to watch. He recently broke into the team and netted seven goals in his first 13 appearances for the USA.
This game represents Wales’ first World Cup appearance since 1958, and they are desperate for a positive start. Rob Page’s team are often involved in entertaining games. Between October 2021 and June 2022, nine of their 11 fixtures saw both teams scoring, while six featured three or more goals, so keep an eye on our BTTS and Over 2.5 markets. For the Dragons to get a result, they need a fit and firing Gareth Bale. The LAFC forward is his country’s talisman, and he was in form during qualifying, bagging six goals, including the winner against Ukraine in their play-off final.
This is the third meeting between these two nations, and the Americans are yet to concede a goal. They won an international friendly 2-0 in 2003 before securing a 0-0 away draw just two years ago. However, the seven-time Gold Cup winners have not beaten a European side at the World Cup since 2002, drawing four and losing five in that period. Can they end that run with a victory against the Welsh? Find a wide selection of USA v Wales 2022 World Cup Betting markets here at BetVictor.