Wales' 64-year absence from the FIFA World Cup will come to an end on Monday as Robert Page's side take on USA at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Doha. Ahead of this much-anticipated Group B fixture, right here you'll find all the latest free bet offers and pre-match odds courtesy of our betting partners at Betfair.
Road to Qatar
USA are back at the World Cup having failed to qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia. Gregg Berhalter's side pipped Costa Rica to the third and final qualification spot on goal difference, three points behind Canada and Mexico.
Wales reached their first World Cup since 1958 by defeating Austria and Ukraine in the play-offs having finished second in their qualifying group behind Belgium.
The big news for Wales is that midfielder, Joe Allen is not yet fit enough to feature in their opening match of the tournament due to a troublesome hamstring injury. Allen has been a mainstay of this Welsh squad for a decade and was named in the Team of the Tournament at Euro 2016.
We have to go with a Wales win on Monday. The Red Wall have made the long trip to the Middle East and could prove to be the difference once again. A Wales win is superb value at 9/4.
Scoring goals has become a major concern for the USA. The side warmed up for the World Cup with friendlies against Japan and Saudi Arabia and failed to score in either match. We're expecting a cagey affair on Monday evening and would recommend backing under 2.5 match goals at 3/5.
Gareth Bale now plays in the USA for LAFC and remains the Welsh talisman. Despite being in the twilight of his career, Bale scored all three of Wales' goals during the play-off wins over Austria and Ukraine. With 40 international goals to his name already, Bale will hope to extend his Welsh all-time scoring record. Gareth Bale is 2/1 to score at any time. Goals may be at a premium in Doha on Monday which would make the 11/2 on offer for Bale to score first even more attractive.
USA v Wales Match Odds
- USA: 11/8
- Draw: 2/1
- Wales: 9/4
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