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Wales vs England Predictions: World Cup Group Stage Odds & Best Bets

11:40 EAT 27/11/2022
Ahmad bin Ali Stadium USA Wales World Cup 2022
Wales need a big win against their British rivals to have any hopes of making the knockout stages, but the Three Lions should get the victory

Wales and England go head-to-head to close out the Group Stage for Group B. This match will take place at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.

Wales returns to the World Cup for the first time since 1958 when they made a run to the Quarterfinals. Wales qualified by winning the UEFA Path A Playoff against Ukraine.

On the other hand, England comes into the 2022 World Cup as their sixth-straight appearance and 15th overall. England will look to have a better outcome than last time after finishing fourth in 2018.

The Three Lions are fourth-favored to win the World Cup (+800), which means they’re heavily favored to win Group B (-350). The Dragons have the third-best odds to qualify for the Round of 16 (+120), behind the United States (+100) and ahead of Iran (+275).

Can Wales pull off a massive upset at the end of Group Stage play? Or will England coast into the Round of 16 without a hiccup?

Let’s take a look at the current odds and best bets to make for this matchup.

Wales vs England Odds

  • 3-Way Handicap: Wales (+475) | Draw (+290) | England (-165)
  • Draw No Bet: Wales (+320) | England (-500)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (-110) | Under 2.5 (-125)

Wales vs England odds are current as of Thursday, Nov. 17, from BetMGM Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.

England aren’t as favored as one might expect them to be, so putting a few units on them to win outright could prove profitable. Along with that — and the firepower the Three Lions have — the Over is almost a lock.

Wales vs England Prediction

Wales 1-3 England

England boasts one of the top attacks at the World Cup, with stars such as Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden, Mason Mount, and Jude Bellingham.

This attacking unit will be present for years to come. Kane is the oldest of the bunch at 29.

Gareth Bale leads the charge for Wales, captaining the country’s first World Cup appearance since 1958. Though he is Wales’ all-time leading scorer with 40 goals, Bale has just one goal for the Dragons in 2022.

A pair of young Premier League stars, Daniel James and Brennan Johnson, will join him on the attack.

Wales will need to focus on the counter-attack in this match, as England will be pushing the ball and controlling possession for most of this match.

Wales vs England Betting Tips

  • Wales and England have a long history of playing each other, with England owning the all-time series with a 68-21-14 record.
  • Since 2004, Wales and England have only played each other six times, with England winning each matchup by a combined score of 11-1.
  • The last time these two have played each other was Oct. 2020, in which England won the International Friendly 3-0.
  • The Three Lions have struggled in 2022 with a 2-3-3 record and have been outscored 9-11.
  • Similarly, the Dragons have also struggled this year, as they have a 2-2-5 record and have been outscored 10-13.

Wales vs England Best Bets

➕ England to Win and Over 2.5 Combined Goals (+145) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 2 Units

From top to bottom, England has one of the best all-around rosters at the World Cup. It would be a major upset to see Wales take down one of the favorites to win the entire tournament.

Though the scoring has been scarce for England’s standards in 2022, the Three Lions will show up on the big stage. They could easily hit the Over on their own, which should happen here heading into the Round of 16.