USA vs Wales match will be on Monday, Nov. 21 means today. The United States men’s national soccer team’s World Cup 2022 campaign gets underway against Wales. If you are from USA you can watch match on 2pm Eastern Time (EST), 1pm Central Time (CST) and 11am Pacific Time (PST).
Here we are going to share 5 things you must know about USA vs Wales before watching todays match:
1. Big game player is Gareth Bale
Despite being 33 and lacking match practice, the Wales captain has shown he is a player who can excel in the most important situations. Bale played in just two games for Los Angeles FC in the MLS, but he came off the bench to score a last-second equaliser in overtime as his team won the MLS Cup earlier this month.
Bale also adores representing Wales. He claims that playing for his country at a World Cup is a dream come true and that he will be ready for the first game.
2. Wales will need to be dismantled by the USMNT
Wales will probably appreciate the USMNT dominating possession. Rob Page, the team’s manager, prefers a counterattacking approach for his squad and enjoys absorbing pressure before surprising opponents.
The USMNT enjoys holding onto the ball while patiently making an effort to open up space, particularly down the wings. Even so, the team’s lack of a free-scoring striker is a major weakness, making scoring goals a challenge.
3. The midfield battle can be won with Tyler Adams
The USMNT will be captained by Adams, a natural leader. As a key member of the central midfield, he will be expected to push his team forward while maintaining its shape without the ball.
He’ll most likely be facing Aaron Ramsey, a veteran but past his prime, against Wales. Having been ruled out due to injury, Joe Allen, a veteran who plays a significant role for Wales, will not participate.
4. A draw is not a catastrophe
Even if a nation loses its opening match, it still has a chance to win the World Cup. Obviously, a loss for either the USMNT or Wales in their opening game would be devastating, but a draw wouldn’t be disastrous either. A draw would require both the USMNT and Wales to defeat Iran and possibly earn at least a draw with England in order to advance, with England being predicted to defeat Iran.
Only twice, both in friendly games, have the two teams faced off against one another. Both times, Wales failed to score, and in 2003, the USMNT won 2-0.
5. Most likely, both teams are playing for second place
At the 2022 World Cup, Group B is the most competitive, based on FIFA’s world rankings. Of the eight groups, it is the only one in which all four teams are regarded as among the top 20 in the world. Prior to the USMNT, England is the group’s favourite to win, but Wales and Iran are competent teams that shouldn’t be discounted.
A second-place finish would result in a Round of 16 match against Group A’s champions. This young and talented USMNT won’t win the World Cup this year, in part due to that difficult draw.
However, the United States and Wales will be optimistic about at least making it out of the group stage, and both teams have something to prove at these finals. In the World Cup finals for the first time in 64 years is Wales.
Match Prediction USA VS Wales:
It is not easy to predict but according to me USMNT will sneak it, 2-2. This is just a prediction well lets see what will happen in the match. So don’t forget to watch match at straight 2pm EST.
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