England vs Wales Betting Predictions and Odds – Friendly Match
Do the English block out all disruptions?
⚽️ Competition: Friendly match
🔺 Date: 08.10.2020
🔻Betting Prediction: Under 2.5
🔺 Betting Odds: 2.15
🔻Stake: 5/10 units
The British had to wait for a friendly game between England and Wales for over 36 years. The time has finally come next Thursday. Annoying from the fans’ point of view, however, is the fact that once again no spectators will be allowed in London’s Wembley Stadium. Nevertheless, a prestigious duel awaits us, which exceeds the character of a typical test match.
You don’t need to be a prophet to dare to predict that the upcoming competitive games in the Nations League will have a higher priority for both teams before the duel between England and Wales, but of course, coaches Gareth Southgate and Ryan Giggs do not want each other after the game Put up with allegations from your own country.
In addition, it is important for both selection teams to continue the existing unbeaten series. The “Three Lions” have now been unbeaten for five games, while the “Dragons” have not lost in the last eight international games. However, this does not change the fact that between England and Wales the odds of the best bookmakers are clearly in favour of the home side.
Because a tip on the outcome of the game between England and Wales is associated with a great risk for the reasons mentioned, we are directing the focus to the goal market. If we look at the latest results of both teams and put them in relation to the starting position, especially in terms of personnel, not very many hits are to be expected at Wembley Stadium.
England – Statistics & current form
In terms of sport, things have been going really well for the English national team for some time now. Hardly any other country currently produces as many promising talents as the United Kingdom. The new approach of relying primarily on strong and fast players and thus finally turning your back on typical English football also ensures consistently good results.
In the European Championship qualification, the “Three Lions” prevailed with seven wins in eight games. In the first edition of the UEFA Nations League, Gareth Southgate’s team also reached the semi-finals, but they were lost to Holland just after extra time. The current constitution and the available player material make the world number four undoubtedly one of the hottest contenders for the European title in the coming year.
England stars in a forbidden party mood
With all due respect for the sporting success, which is currently reflected again in five undefeated matches in a row, there are, however, secondary theatres of war off the field that are worrying the association. After the two youngsters, Greenwood and Foden publicly violated the hygiene rules last month, there was another incident a few days ago.
Sancho, Abraham and Chilwell were illegally spotted at a party, photographed and, in the next step, were temporarily suspended from the squad by Coach Southgate. However, the forced absence of three potential key players is not the only reason that the coach is likely to send a slightly improved B-Elf onto the field on Thursday evening.
Because important Nations League games are already on the program on Sunday and the following Wednesday, a starting line-up can be expected that has never played together in this form. This fact, as well as the fact that the “Three Lions” found it very difficult to score goals in their first two internationals after a long break in September (1-0 in Iceland, 0-0 in Denmark), justifies England and Wales the odds on an under bet.
The probable lineup of England:
➤ D.Henderson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Mings, Saka; Rice, J. Henderson; Barnes, Grealish, Rashford; Calvert-Lewin
Last England matches:
UEFA Nations League A Grp. 2
⚽️ 09/08 2020 Denmark 0 – 0 England
⚽️ 09/05 2020 Iceland 0 – 1 England
Euro qualification group A
⚽️ 11/17 2019 Kosovo 0-4 England
⚽️ 11/14 2019 England 7 – 0 Montenegro
⚽️ 10/14 2019 Bulgaria 0 – 6 England
Wales – Statistics & current form
We can still remember an old article from “Bravo Sport”, in which those soccer stars were listed who never made it to a European Championship or World Cup final. One of these talented professionals was called Ryan Giggs. The long-time Manchester United player spent a total of 15 years in the dress of the “Dragons”, but was never allowed to take part in a major summer event.
At least as a coach, the 46-year-old will be able to end his personal dry spell in the coming year. The Welsh national team, which has been under the leadership of the local legend since 2018, was able to qualify successfully for EURO 2021 as runner-up in Group E behind vice world champions Croatia.
Wales have been unbeaten in eight games
The world number 21. convinced not with spectacular offensive football, but with an extremely disciplined way of working football. In the end, ten goals scored and only six conceded goals were enough to get the direct ticket for the pan-European finals. This goal difference also illustrates our impression very well, which suggests a maximum of two goals during the game between England and Wales.
On the defensive, the Giggs team belongs to the creme de la creme in Europe, which is also underlined by the latest two 1-0 successes in September against Finland and Bulgaria. Even if a different calibre is now waiting for the defenders, who are almost exclusively under contract in the Premier League, we trust the Welshmen to once again perform a concentrated defence.
The probable lineup of Wales:
➤ Hennessey; N. Williams, Mepham, Ampadu, Davies; Smith, Morrell; Brooks, J. Williams, James; Moors
Last matches from Wales:
UEFA Nations League B Grp. 4
⚽️ 09/06 2020 Wales 1 – 0 Bulgaria
⚽️ 09/03 2020 Finland 0 – 1 Wales
Euro qualification group E
⚽️ 11/19 2019 Wales 2 – 0 Hungary
⚽️ 11/16 2019 Azerbaijan 0 – 2 Wales
⚽️ 10/13 2019 Wales 1 – 1 Croatia
England vs Wales – Direct comparison / H2H balance
Of course, the two British national teams have a long history together. On Thursday, the teams will face each other for the 103rd time. The majority of these matches took place on a friendly basis, but most recently in 1984. The most recent direct duel was at the 2016 European Championships when the English just got the upper hand 2-1 in the group stage. The changed starting position for the upcoming match reduces the influence of the direct comparison to a minimum.
England vs Wales betting odds in comparison
🔻 Betting Prediction: England
🔺 Betting Odds: 1.3
🔻 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔺 Betting Odds: 5.25
🔻 Betting Prediction: Wales
🔺 Betting Odds: 9
England vs Wales Betting Odds and Predictions
Even if Thursday evening between the “Three Lions” and the “Dragons” is a friendly game on paper, it is about a lot of prestige and honour. It is therefore not imperative to assume that a particularly high number of goals will be scored. Instead, a hard-fought match awaits us, in which little things would ultimately make the difference.
Because the odds on the three-way market do not have a really attractive value before the match between England and Wales, we focus on a potential bet on the number of goals. When looking at the latest results of the selection teams, you can really only come to the decision to place a bet on the Under 2.5.
Key facts – England vs Wales tips
🔺 England have been unbeaten in five games – four clean sheets in that period
🔺 The Welsh conceded only three goals in the last eight games
🔺 For the first time since 2016, the neighbours face each other again
The Welsh conceded, for example, only three goals in the last eight international matches in which they remained undefeated. On the other hand, Gareth Southgate’s men in their most recent two international matches in September – 1-0 in Iceland and 0-0 in Denmark – lagged far behind the high expectations.
In addition, because both teams do not want or cannot bet on their best formation, there will probably be no real flow of play. The guests will focus on defensive work, which is why we can ultimately justify a tip on a maximum of two goals between England and Wales.