USA vs Wales: Qatar World Cup match preview.

  • USA vs Wales: Prediction, team news, Injury Update and Possible Lineup.

USA vs Wales: Qatar World Cup match preview.
USA vs Wales: World Cup match preview.

In their Group B opening against the USA on Monday night in Al Rayyan, Wales will make their first appearance at a World Cup finals in 64 years. The result of this thrilling contest between the two nations will decide the fate of Group B at the FIFA World Cup.

The first round of Group B matches will concluded with this match, which includes England and Iran and has the potential to quite competitive.

These two teams will enter the match at the Ahmad bin Alli Stadium, Al Rayyan, with the knowledge that England faced Iran earlier in the day and was certain to win. Having not participated in a World Cup since 2014, the United States has qualified once more. Behind Canada and Mexico, they came in third place in their CONCACAF qualification group.

In a similar vein, Wales qualified for the World Cup finals for the first time in 64 years after defeating Ukraine 1-0 at home in the World Cup qualifying playoff. Gareth Bale, a great player in his final World Cup, of LAFC, will the leader Robert Paige will once more look to.

  • Team News:

Zack Steffen was supposed to the American goalkeeper in Qatar, but after a disappointing season with that saw him supplanted by Stefan Ortega as a backup, he has been dropped from the team entirely.

Matt Turner and Ethan Horvath are vying to start in goal, and Turner, an Arsenal player, participated in both September friendlies, so he might have the advantage.

Although Weston McKennie has not played for Juventus since October, he should able to start in midfield in this match.

The attacking third is where the US excels, and Berhalter has of alternatives there. As a result, one or two players may unfortunate to left out, as Timothy Weah, Gio Reyna, and Jesus Ferreira are all vying to start in attack alongside Christian Pulisic.


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Gareth Bale said earlier this week that despite being limited to mostly cameo roles since joining LAFC in the MLS this year, he is and willing to play the full 90 minutes in each of Wales’ three group games if necessary.

Joe Allen has been sidelined with an injury since late September, but he expects to able to play in this group opener.

Rhys Norrington-Davies, a defender for Sheffield United, will not represent Wales at the tournament due to an injury sustained against Coventry City last month. This is not as fortunate for the defender.

USA Possible Lineup: 

Matt Turner; Sergino Dest, Walker Zimmerman, Aaron Long, Antonee Robinson; Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Brendan Aaronson; Gio Reyna, Jesus Ferreira, Christian Pulisic

Wales Possible Lineup:

Wayne Hennessey; Ethan Ampadu, Joe Rodon, Ben Davies; Connor Roberts, Joe Allen, Aaron Ramsey, Neco Williams; Gareth Bale, Keiffer Moore, Daniel James

  • USA vs Wales Score Prediction:

The difference between these two teams will determined by specific high-calibre moments. Therefore, while having a young average age of 24, the USA will have superior ball skills and athleticism to outperform its European rivals.

Prediction: USA 3-2 Wales

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