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United States vs Wales Odds, Prediction & Best Bet for 2022 World Cup (Defense Prevails in Group B Tilt)

Devon Platana
United State vs. Wales prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match.
United State vs. Wales prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match. / AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack
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United States vs Wales Match Info

2022 FIFA World Cup — Group Stage
United States (0-0-0) vs. Wales (0-0-0)
Date: Monday, Nov. 21, 2022
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Venue: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium — Al Rayyan, Qatar
Coverage: FOX, Peacock

The 2022 FIFA World Cup begins in less than a week. One of the first matches of the tournament takes place on Monday, Nov. 21 between the United States and Wales. The pressure is on for the United States after qualifying for their first World Cup since 2014. Meanwhile, this is Wales' first time qualifying for the event in almost 65 years, highlighting the importance of a strong performance.

Can the United States be victorious to kickstart the search for their first-ever World Cup? Or will Wales pull off the major upset in their first tournament appearance since 1958?

United States vs Wales Odds & Spread

All World Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: USA: (+165) | WAL: (+200) | DRAW: (+195)
Spread: USA: -1 (+480) | WAL: +1 (-220)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (+160) | Under: (-198)
Team to Score the First Goal: USA: (-105) | WAL: (+115) I NO GOALS: (+550)

The United States enter this contest as the slight favorite per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 2 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 2.5 goals with the under being favored at -198 odds. 

United States vs Wales Prediction & Pick

Outside of a semi-finals appearance at the 2018 Euro Cup, Wales hasn't done much on the international stage. While the United States also hasn't achieved much compared to other countries, they at least consistently qualify for tournaments and even won the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

It's also hard to trust Wales after going 0-1-4 (W-D-L) in their last five international games. Their upcoming opponents might not be producing eye-popping results, but the United States has a slightly superior 1-3-1 record over that same stretch.

Until the Welsh prove that they belong on the world stage, I'm going with the United States.

Final Score Prediction: United States: 1 | Wales: 0

United States vs Wales Betting Trends

- The United States didn't qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
- Wales didn't qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
- The United States is 1-3-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Wales is 0-1-4 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- The United States is 1-1-0 (W-D-L) in its last two head-to-head matchups against Wales.

United States vs Wales Best Bet

The United States have a solid defense when it's on top of its game, which could provide issues for Wales' attack. Projecting the Americans to only win 1-0 here, bettors can get the best value by going with the United States scoring the first goal at -105 odds.

Bet: United States to Score First Goal (-105)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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