Wales World Cup Odds: How To Bet On The Dragons at Qatar 2022
UK betting sites make Wales 200/1 outsiders to be crowned world champions for the first time when they head to Qatar this winter.
Even the most diehard fans would probably agree that Robert Page’s men are highly unlikely to lift the trophy at the end of the tournament.
However, you can still find a great deal of value by checking out a wide range of interesting markets on how Wales will fare in the World Cup.
We have delved into the various options available on the Dragons and identified some interesting prices. These are our top tips.
Wales Vs USA Odds
Wales face the USA in their opening game of the tournament, and it could have huge ramifications for the outcome of the group.
Almost every bookmaker has the Welsh as the underdogs, but it is pretty tight in the market.
They do look quite evenly matched, and both teams will be desperate to avoid defeat, so a draw looks like an enticing option at 21/10 with football betting sites.
The Americans have drawn three of their last five games, and they are cautious in their approach, so it could be a tight, tense clash.
Wales Stage Of Elimination Odds - Group Stage
The odds are stacked against Wales as they bid to reach the World Cup knockout stage for the first time since 1958.
The Dragons deserve a great deal of credit for their performance in the 1-0 victory over Ukraine, which ended their 64-year World Cup wait.
However, they have embarked on a dismal run of results since then, with one draw and four defeats from their subsequent five games.
Page’s men have not won away from home since October 2021, when they scraped a 1-0 victory over Estonia in Tallinn.
They generally reserve their best performances for Cardiff, when they are backed by a passionate home crowd.
In fairness, they did well to escape a tricky group featuring Italy, Switzerland and Turkey at last summer’s Euros after securing two strong results in Baku, but they have regressed a little since then.
A full-strength Welsh team would fancy their chances of getting out of that group, but talismanic forward Gareth Bale is not 100% fit and they could struggle if he does not perform his usual heroics.
Wales have landed in another tricky group at the World Cup, where they will face England, the USA and Iran.
That’s why you’ll find them at 4/6 on World Cup betting sites to go out at his stag.
Wales World Cup Group Odds
England are the heavy favourites to win Group B, which is understandable when you consider the depth of quality at Gareth Southgate’s disposal.
The Three Lions were runners-up at last summer’s Euros and semi-finalists at the 2018 World Cup, so they should reach the knockout stage without too many problems.
Iran look like the weakest team in the group. They may well be the top-ranked team in Asia right now, but they lack star quality - aside from Porto striker Mehdi Taremi.
It could ultimately boil down to a straight fight for second place between Wales and the USA, and that is a tough one to call.
“Soccer” is growing increasingly popular across the pond, and national manager Gregg Berhalter now has a talented crop of youngsters to work with.
They include Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic, Borussia Dortmund wunderkind Gio Reyna, Timothy Weah of Lille, Valencia starlet Yunus Musah, Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie and AC Milan full-back Sergiño Dest.
Several players within the squad ply their trade in the MLS, but there are also plenty of Premier League stars - Brenden Aaronson, who has shone for Leeds, along with teammate Tyler Adams, plus Antonee Robinson and Tim Ream of Fulham and Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner.
Their youthful exuberance and squad depth may ultimately give them a slight edge over Wales, particularly if Bale is not firing on all cylinders.
Aaron Ramsey has gone backwards in recent years, and Joe Allen is a major injury doubt, despite being named in the squad.
It could be a tight battle, but odds of 2/1 at Ladbrokes on Wales finishing third in Group B look tempting.
Wales Stage Of Elimination Odds - Round Of 16
If you believe Wales can exceed expectations, odds of 5/2 at Paddy Power on them being eliminated in the Round of 16 look appealing.
After all, they did get out of their group at the Euros, only to suffer a comprehensive 4-0 defeat to Denmark in the Round of 16.
If Wales do qualify for the knockout stage of the competition, it is likely to be as runners-up in Group B, provided England do not seriously fall short of expectations.
That would tee up a clash with the winner of Group A in the Round of 16. That group features the Netherlands, Senegal, Ecuador and Qatar.
Senegal could be struggling without star player Sadio Mané, while key defender Kalidou Koulibaly is struggling too, so the Dutch should cruise through that group.
Unfortunately, it is hard to see Wales beating a Netherlands team featuring Virgil Van Dijk, Matthijs de Ligt and Cody Gakpo.
The Dutch beat Wales home and away in the UEFA Nations League back in June, and they would be the heavy favourites for a Round of 16 showdown at the World Cup.
Betting on the Dragons to fall in the Round of 16 at 5/2 could be a good hedge for anyone that backs them to be eliminated in the group stage.
The Bournemouth striker Kieffer Moore could carry the weight of a nation on his shoulders if Bale is not in peak condition at the World Cup.
Moore was one of three players to score for Wales at last summer’s Euros, along with Ramsey and Connor Roberts, as he grabbed the equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Switzerland.
He is an effective target man, and also one of the dirtiest players heading to the World Cup according to research carried out by Gambling.com.
If Bale cannot start in games, the likes of Brennan Johnson and Daniel James will be whipping in crosses for Moore to attack.
The former Cardiff striker bagged a brace against Spurs in the Premier League recently, so he knows how to find the back of the net against talented opposition. He is well priced at 4/1 with betting apps to be Wales’ top scorer at the tournament.
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