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World Cup: Wales vs England – Match preview and betting tip

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Our betting analysts at Ace Football preview the World Cup round 3 game between Wales and England and offer team news, stats, facts and the best betting suggestions for the match.

Wales take on England at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in their third match at the World Cup. The last game of Group B takes place on Tuesday, with both sides still chasing a last-16 spot in what could turn out to be a winner-takes-all clash.

Following the second round of Group B, Wales are number four in the standings with one point, whereas England have four points as number one. The Three Lions arrive at their next away match as number 5 in the FIFA world ranking, which is 14 spots higher than their 19th-placed Welsh opponents.

For both teams, this is a must-win match. Wales have to win to stand any chance of reaching the knockout stage, while England need the three points to qualify and secure the top spot in Group B.

Current position in the World Cup table: Wales vs England

It has been a tough opening to the World Cup for Wales, who have only managed to claim one point at this stage. At least this makes their objective very clear before the final group match. They need three points to qualify. After collecting four points from their first two World Cup outings, England have their target set on getting through the third round undefeated. Naturally, they hope to keep their momentum rolling and take the top spot with a win.

Team form: Wales vs England

Wales Form

A draw is the best Wales can show from their last three games, where they came up short in a 0-1 defeat against Poland. A 1-1 draw with the USA followed before they were defeated 0-2 by Iran. The Dragons won just one of their last 10 games, while drawing there of these. They suffered six defeats in this run of matches.

England Form

England are unbeaten in their last three matches, which began with a 3-3 draw against Germany. Then, they took out Iran 6-2, followed by a 0-0 draw with the USA. The Three Lions claimed a modest three wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew four of the games, whilst losing three.

Betting facts for Wales and England

Here are some interesting betting-relevant stats and facts. They take into account matches that Wales and England played across all tournaments.

  • In 11 of the last 12 Wales matches, the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Wales have conceded in 12 of the last 13 matches
  • Wales have scored in 13 of the last 15 matches
  • Wales have not won 9 of the last 10 matches
  • In 5 of the last 7 matches Wales played, both teams scored
  • England have not won 7 of the last 8 matches
  • England have not lost the last 3 matches in a row
  • England have conceded in 6 of the last 8 matches

Players on top: Wales vs England

Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it seems a good idea to side with Gareth Bale, who is performing well for Wales. He found the back of the net two times in his most recent outings. He’ll be out to add more goals against England. The visitors will be looking to Bukayo Saka to find the net once again after managing two goals for England in recent matches.

Betting markets: Wales vs England

Full-time result

Wales claimed a measly one win in their 10 most recent games. However, they did draw three whilst losing six. England won three of their last 10 games, with four draws and three defeats as well.

Both teams to score

Amazingly, Wales scored the first goal of the match in just three out of the last ten games at home. Interestingly, England scored the opening goal of the match in just two of their last ten games. The Three Lions should feel cheery over the chances of getting at least one goal this coming Tuesday, as Wales only managed one clean sheet in their previous 10 matches. In contrast, England have claimed three clean sheets in their last 10 games.

Total goals

Wales saw over 2.5 goals in four of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 0.9 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals appeared in five of the last ten matches that England played across all tournaments. They scored 1.5 times on average in the process. Wales conceded a goal in their last 7 matches.

Recommended tip: Wales vs England

In conclusion, the upcoming game between Wales and England seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this World Cup match.