The USA and Wales are all set to compete on the second day of the 2022 FIFA world cup in Qatar. The match is scheduled to happen at the Al Rayyan Stadium on 21 November 2022. And the most interesting fact about the USA & Wales is about to face for the first time in history.
Both teams had earlier missed qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Russia in 2018. And looks like this year, both the teams are super prepared to lock horns as they both finished third in the third round at the CONCACAF, qualifying directly to the FIFA.
So, what could be the outcomes? Well, let’s look into USA Vs Wales world cup history, prediction, stats, & much more.
USA Vs Wales History: Their Head-To-Head Stats
As far as the USA vs Wales world cup history is concerned, there are none. However, they have faced each other twice in international friendlies.
The first-ever match between USA and Wales happened back in May 2003, in San Jose, where the United States came victorious with a 2-0 score. The goal was scored in the second half by Landon Donovan and Eddie Lewis.
The second time the United States and Wales came up in the field was 17 years later on 12 Nov 2020. Well, this time around, no goals were scored from both side.
USA form guide: D-L-D-W-D
Wales form guide: L-L-L-D-L
USA World Cup History
When it comes to qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, the United States has been ahead of Wales. The American team has been part of a total of 11 FIFA world cup matches.
The USA qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the first time back in 1930, which was followed in 1934, 1950, 1990, 1994, 1998, 202, 2006, 2010, 2014, and now finally in 2022.
Wales World Cup History
Well, unlike the USA, Wales has competed and qualified in FIFA only twice. The first time made it as a qualifier was back in 1958, when they reached the quarter-finals, however, they finally lost to Brazil.
For Wales to qualify for the second time finally in 2022, it took over 58 years. The team which was at an all-time low in the FIFA World Rankings at 117th position climbed to 8th position. The team reportedly qualified for UEFA EURO 2016, reaching in the semi-finals to lose to Portugal. The team also reached the 16th round of UEFA Euro 2020.
USA Vs Wales Prediction, Stats, Preview
Going by all the history of stats in the past, our analysis suggests that the USA could be the likeliest winner with a probability of 58.33%. Similarly, the probability of a win for Wales seems to be around 18.05% whereas a chance of a draw seems to be around 23.6%.
Likewise, talking about the scoreline, the USA might win by a 1-0 margin, which has a probability of 13.28%. In the best-case scenario, The USA might win with a score of 2-0, which has a probability 11.44%.
As far as the possibility of a draw is concerned, the scoreline could be 1-1 with an 11.15% probability.
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