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United States vs Wales Preview

United States and Wales take on each other in an important fixture in Group B. At the 2022 World Cup, no other group features four teams from the top 20. The United States (16th) and Wales (19th) are set to play one other again following their 0-0 friendly match in 2020, which is sandwiched between England (fifth) and Iran (20th).

United States team news

Due to a hamstring injury, Luca de la Torre has been out of commission since the end of October. He would be unavailable for at least three weeks, Celta Vigo stated at the time. Three weeks ago, that happened. Matt Turner, who missed three games due to a groin issue, returned to warm up the Arsenal bench this month and is anticipated to start in goal for the US. Another consistent starter, Weston McKennie, injured his thigh playing for Juventus in October. As a result, his participation on Monday is unclear.

Wales team news

Joe Allen has been sidelined with a hamstring injury for Swansea City since September, but he is “confident and comfortable that it won’t be too much of a problem.” Rob Page, the manager of Wales, said this while announcing Allen’s inclusion in the team: “It’s not ideal, to be honest, but we’re giving him every opportunity to get healthy and get into the starting XI for the first game.”

United States vs Wales score prediction

This aggressive, high-pressing American team has numerous advantages, but it also has a huge disadvantage when it comes to dismantling stubborn and conservative opponents. Page has switched back to a three-center-back formation that is intended to attack the counter after experimenting with a back-four. Wales, which has the least amount of ball control in European World Cup qualification, has the lightning-quick pace of Dan James and the cunning of Gareth Bale, who might take advantage of America’s meager center-back choices.

Prediction: United States 1-2 Wales

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