FIFA World Cup 2022
Group Stage Group B
Qatar vs Ecuador
Al Rayyan Stadium, Qatar
The opening game for Group B will be among the key fixtures of the World Cup 2022, as the USA will take on Wales at the Al Rayyan Stadium. Moving in the contest, the USA will be the potential favorite to win. However, we can expect a high-scoring thriller with odds favoring the two. Going in the two contest, both sides will be missing out few players due to uncertain injuries. Though Wales is continuing with a poor run, it can certainly bounce back at the big stage and start their campaign with a win. The last time these two sides played against each other, the game ended in a draw (0-0). It will be a big stage opener for the USA team, as they didn’t qualify for the 2019’s FIFA World Cup. For Wales, much will depend on the likes of their most senior player, Gareth Bale.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
USA - Gelling Together as a Unit (DLDWD)
Going in the contest, the USA will be missing out on Lucas de la Torre, who is suffering from a Hamstring injury. With USA appearing on the big stage and having the home fixture, we can expect them to win and continue its unbeaten run at home. However, the USA will have to think out of the box while attacking, as they haven’t scored in their last 2 matches. Team USA is likely to progress with a 4-3-3 formation, and Pulisic, Pep, and Reyna lead the attack. At the end of the halftime whistle, we can expect a 70% possession in USA’s favor. The USA will need to absorb the intensified pressure and strike at pivotal stages of the contest. Joshua Sergant and Jesus Fereira will be in the spotlight for scoring and delivering to their team’s expectations.
Expected Opening Lineup for USA
Turner; Yedlin, Ream, Zimmerman, Robinson; McKennie, Adams, Musah; Weah, Ferreira, Pulisi
Wales - Rob Bale Confident for a Winning Performance (LLLDL)
After making a direct qualification via UEFA playoffs, Wales were confident about carrying the same enthralling momentum in the main stage. However, Wales has lost three back-to-back games against Poland (0-1), Belgium (2-1), and Netherlands (3-2). For the upcoming fixture against the USA, Joe Allen will be unavailable due to a Hamstring injury. Wales will depend on the likes of Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, and Ben Davies. Wales will progress with a 4-4-2 formation, with Morell and Levitt providing the support to Bale and Johnson.
Expected Opening Lineup for Wales
Hennessey; Ampadu, Rodon, Davies; Roberts, Allen, Ramsey, Williams; Bale, Moore, James
Expert Betting Tips
For the upcoming Group B fixture, much will depend on how teams gel themselves before the contest. Moreover, the USA will be the potential favorite to win and score early in the game. However, the Bale factor should be neutralized in order to target a win. The game total is expected to be under 2.5 goals, and the USA to win.
- USA to Win for 2.50
- Both Teams To Score - No for 1.704
- Joshua Sargent To Score A Goal At Any Time - Yes for 3.06