February 11, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Dragons have started slowly in their last few internationals and our tipster is expecting that run to continue against Berhalter's men on Thursday
Wales will be hoping for a confidence booster ahead of their Nations League fixtures when they host USA on Thursday evening.
The Dragons face the Republic of Ireland and Finland in quick succession next week, and so the visit of Gregg Berhalter’s men will provide the perfect preparation for those matches.
Wales vs USA Latest Odds
Wales have won seven of their last 11 matches dating back to September 2019 and bet365 make them 7/5 (2.40) favourites to extend that run.
This will be USA’s first match since February and they are priced at 21/10 (3.10) to emerge victorious at the Liberty Stadium on Thursday.
Only one of the visitors’ last 15 matches have finished in a draw and another stalemate can be backed at 21/10 (3.10).
Wales vs USA Team News
Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are unavailable for this friendly match although the on-loan Tottenham man should be back for the Nations League clashes.
Berhalter could hand international debuts to as many as 10 players, with Dortmund forward Giovanni Reyna and Bayern Munich defender Chris Richards among those pushing to feature. Christian Pulisic has, however, returned to Chelsea due to injury.
Wales vs USA Preview
It is set to be a busy week for Wales with three games in eight days, and they will be hoping to get through this first fixture unscathed ahead of their Nations League clashes that could see them earn promotion.
With not a lot riding on the meeting with the USMNT, an already low-scoring Wales side that has managed just three goals in five games since the start of September are unlikely to offer much attacking threat, especially without Bale and Ramsey.
Chelsea star Pulisic would no doubt have been USA’s main attacking threat but his absence only further points to a potentially abject affair in Swansea.
Wales vs USA Tips and Predictions
The 3/5 (1.60) price on under 2.5 goals is not worth considering at such short odds, and instead there may be value in backing a goalless first-half at 6/4 (2.50) with bet365.
All three of Wales’ goals in their five games since September have come after the break and given that USA have not been together as a unit in nine months, it is likely that Berhalter’s men will also struggle in the opening 45 minutes.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.