USA vs Wales
FIFA World Cup
Date: 21 November 2022, Monday
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Ahmad bin Ali Stadium (Al-Rayyan).
The US and Wales will begin their Group B campaign on the first day of the tournament against each other. It’s a crucial match for both teams.
It’s a rare occurrence for a crucial match to be played at this early stage of the tournament. The US and Wales are expected to face off against each other in the group stage, and there’s a lot of tension surrounding the match.
The US and Wales are both in poor form heading into the tournament. The Americans suffered through a pair of tough pre-World Cup matches against Saudi Arabia and Japan. On the other hand, Wales has lost three straight matches in the Nations League.
Despite their recent struggles, both the US and Wales are considered to be some of the top-20 teams in the world. A draw would be a good thing for both sides, but a victory would put them in the Round of 16.
USA vs Wales Prediction :
The USMNT will be well-equipped to handle the pressure of playing in a big game, and they’re also capable of keeping the opposition at bay. This will be a great opportunity for the players to show their worth after missing out on the previous tournament.
We’re backing the USA to win this game and to get under 2.5 goals. Wales has been struggling in the Nations League, and we think they’ll be disappointed.
USA vs Wales Team News :
Although Zack Steffen was supposed to be the US’ starting goalkeeper in Qatar, he has lost his place due to his lackluster season with Manchester City.
With Steffen out of the picture, Matt Turner will battle with Ethan Horvath for the starting goalkeeper position. Both men played in September’s friendly matches.
Since October, Weston has not featured for Juventus. However, he should be ready to start in the midfield.
The US is expected to rely on its attacking third, which has several options available to Berhalter. Some of these include Christian Pulisic, Timothy Weah, and Gio Reyna.
In an interview earlier this week, Welsh international and LAFC’s star player, Gareth Bale, said that he is ready to play in all three of Wales’ group matches.
Unfortunately, defender Norrington-Davies will not be participating in the tournament due to an injury he suffered during a match against Coventry City.
USA possible starting lineup:
Turner; Dest, Zimmerman, Long, A Robinson; Adams, McKennie, Aaronson; Reyna, Ferreira, Pulisic
Wales possible starting lineup:
Hennessey; C Roberts, Ampadu, Rodon, B Davies, N Williams; Allen, Ramsey; Bale, Moore, James