This game will feature two nations that don’t like each other. We’re used to seeing the Welsh and English playing each other in rugby, but there will be a World Cup football fixture too this year.
✔ 1X2 Prediction Wales – England
England will be looking to end their group stage with a win against a long-time enemy. The Welsh will be without pressure and will want to hang a big one on their list of achievements. We expect a win for England who would win by the smallest of margins.
✔ Correct Score Prediction Wales – England
This promises to be an exciting fixture. The Welsh, who are playing their first World Cup since 1958, will want to knock off the “Three Lions”, considered to be among the main favourites for the final title. The game would most likely be balanced and tight.
This is the most likely outcome. Even if Gareth Southgate had to rotate his squad, England has the deepest squad in this World Cup. England will dominate Wales no matter who plays and could win 0-1 or 1-2.
This scenario is possible. England are not necessarily in good form and are not outplaying their opponents. Wales have a chance to get a result and a 1-1 or 2-2 draw is not impossible.
This is the least likely outcome. Wales, led by a great Gareth Bale, can trouble England. However, he won’t be able to do things on his own and will need a perfectly fine collective to hope to win, even 1-0 or 2-1.
✔ Half-time/Full-time prediction: Draw – 1st half: England – 2nd half
We expect neither team to find the back of the net in the first half, but England, with their large squad, could be patient and score the winning goal in the final 15 minutes.
✔ Goalscorer Prediction Wales – England
For this Anglo-Saxon clash, Gareth Bale could take the opportunity to show all his qualities and score. On the English side, and depending on the evolution of previous results, players like Dominic Calvert-Lewin or Jude Bellingham could be lined up and make the difference.
✔ Double Chance Goalscorer Prediction: G. Bale / D. Calvert-Lewin
For this duel between long-time enemies, Welsh star Gareth Bale, decisive in the qualifying play-offs, will surely be motivated by the idea of scoring a goal against England. On the other side of the pitch, if he gets a start and England have already qualified, Dominic Calvert-Lewin could try to score points with his coach.
📄 Analysis Wales v England
Wales in two stages. Second in their qualifying group behind Belgium but ahead of the Czech Republic, Estonia and Belarus, Wales then beat Austria 2-1 in the play-off semi-finals. They had to wait until June to book their place in Qatar after defeating Ukraine 1-0 in the final.
England made it effortlessly. In an admittedly weak group, the English did their job with six wins and two draws in eight games, ahead of Poland, Albania, Hungary, Andorra and San Marino.
A second clash in international competition. Although England and Wales have never met in the World Cup, they did meet at 2016 Euro. In Lens, England won in extra time (2-1).
Wales are hard to beat. With only one loss in their last eleven games (in Poland in the Nations League), Wales are confident and have been proving it lately.
The English are in poor form. England have not won a game in four Nations League games so far. While the stumbles against Germany and Italy are understandable, the 4-0 home drubbing by Hungary is more worrying.