England, Wales, meet in a decider match

England, Wales, meet in a decider match

England and Wales are set to meet in a fiery clash, as this match decides whether or not they can enter the Round of 16. However, things may be a little more complicated for Wales that for England. They still need to overturn a goal differential before finally going in the knockout stage despite winning. England on the other hand just simply needs to win in order for them to secure that spot. Additionally, England is hoping to continue their winless run in the group stage. Wales on one hand, needs to continue fighting for their spot. Their meeting will be one November 30, 2022, at 3:00 AM (GMT+8).

Going against each other is no longer new for England and Wales as they already met 103 times. From those 103 matches, England was the one who holds the advantage, winning 68 times. Wales on one hand won 14 times while the remaining 21 matches all ended in draw. England won their last six matches against each other, where they scored 11 goals from those six games. Moreover, for the Wales, they are not having a good game coming into this game. They are winless on their last seven matches across all competitions, not a good sight to see.

England will bounce back after a disappointing draw

World Cup: England
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Following their goalless draw against USA, England are still lucky to still stand a chance for the knockout stage. They are now one-foot ahead of the knockout stage, and will look to qualify through this match. The worst case for England is if Wales won against them with a differential of three goals, which will unlikely to happen. After all, they are one of the best squads in the tournament. Additionally, they are in a good spot in the group stage, despite failing to impress against USA. Now, they need to make amends in the fixture.

England has an almost full squad with James Maddison going back for his squad. Kyle Walker also returned to fitness, so expect him to be in attendance for this game. Unfortunately, Ben White is doubtful for this game due to illness.

Wales in desperate need of miracles

World Cup: Wales
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Wales are in a situation where they badly need of wins to qualify in the knockout stage. Miracle is what they need since they are in the bottom of their group. This result is after being defeated by Iran in a 2-0 loss in their previous match. Due to this loss, they indeed have a mountain to climb to qualify for the next round. They have failed to exceed, or even reach the expectations of them in the tournament. Looking at their current record, it is clear that Wales are the hungrier team in this game. They do not want to end their campaign as early as the group stage.

Due to his red card against Iran, Danny Ward will not be available in this game, serving his suspension.


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