England vs Wales: Match preview with betting odds

England will be looking to extend their unbeaten run when they take on Wales in an international friendly at Wembley on Wednesday night. 

The Three Lions haven’t tasted defeat in any of their previous five matches with last month’s 0-0 draw with Denmark coming off the back of four consecutive victories for Gareth Southgate’s men.

England will want to continue that run with another positive result against Wales as they prepare to entertain Belgium on Sunday in the Nations League before the return match against Denmark in the capital.

Unfortunately, the games have been overshadowed by incidents off the pitch as Ben Chilwell, Tammy Abraham and Jadon Sancho will miss the match for breaking Government Covid guidelines after attending a birthday party last weekend.

Southgate will hope the incident won’t derail his plans as Wales head to Wembley in excellent form themselves having gone unbeaten in their last eight games following consecutive 1-0 wins over Finland and Bulgaria.

Betting odds

If you want to bet on the match you can register on 22Bet Kenya and take advantage of their odds. England are the 1/3 favourites with the bookmakers to win the match. Wales can be backed at 17/2 – which looks generous given their recent form – which the draw is available at odds of 4/1.

Wales can be a difficult side to break down so we aren’t expecting a goal-fest at Wembley but we think England will eventually wear them down and are backing there to be over 2.5 goals – which can be backed at odds of 13/20. 

Harry Kane comes into the match in excellent form so we expect him to open the scoring in a 2-1 England win, which is available at 27/1. 

Team news

Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood and Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden have been left out of the squad after breaking Covid protocols in Iceland so they join Chilwell, Abraham and Sancho on the sidelines.

Raheem Sterling has also withdrawn from the squad due to injury so Reece James has been drafted in. The likes of Dean Henderson, Bukayo Saka and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are expected to feature.

Wales will be without star duo Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey due to fitness issues while Joe Allen is also out with an Achilles injury.

Prediction

England are missing plenty of players but they will still field a strong side and Wales will be severely weakened without Bale and Ramsey. Ryan Giggs has made Wales a solid, compact unit so they won’t make this easy but don’t play the most attractive football and we’re expecting England to edge it in the end. England 2-1 Wales

Marcelo Villa

About Marcelo Villa

Marcelo is an associate editor at The Sports Daily, and has covered the San Diego Chargers for Bleacher Report. He also writes for Sportsdirect Inc.

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