England v Wales Betting Tips
It’s already the second international break of the season for England, as the fixtures continue to come thick and fast on the international stage. This time around, they host Gareth Bale and Wales at Wembley for the first of three international fixtures at home. This one is just a friendly, but there’s always extra motivation for players when you face a home nation. For the latest football betting odds, make sure to bet online with Bet UK. You can also find live in-play betting odds during all matches. Head over to our promotions page for the latest free bets and offers available.
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England’s Recent Form
England’s Last International Break
Last international break for England was more about off the field controversy, rather than on the field performances. Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood both broke COVID-19 policy and were punished as a result, following a 1-0 win over Iceland. In that win over Iceland, England were lucky to escape with a win, needing a 91st-minute penalty from Raheem Sterling. Iceland still had a chance to equalise with another penalty, but couldn’t convert. After their 0-0 draw with Denmark, Gareth Southgate would have been thankful that most of the attention was on Greenwood and Foden, rather than how awfully his side performed on the pitch. A midfield 3 of Dier, Phillips and Rice was never going to set the world alight, and against Denmark, everyone would have expected a more attacking lineup. Instead, England fans were treated to just two shots on target in a match they really have to be winning.
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley), Dean Henderson (Man United)
Defenders: Kyle Walker (Man City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Harry Maguire (Man United), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Michael Keane (Everton), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Conor Coady (Wolves), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), Reece James (Chelsea), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Declan Rice (West Ham), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Harry Winks (Tottenham), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United)
Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Man United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Danny Ings (Southampton), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Harvey Barnes (Leicester City), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)
Wales’ Recent Form
Wales’ Last International Break
Wales got off to a perfect start in their Nations League group with two 1-0 wins. Both wins were less convincing than Ryan Giggs would have hoped for, but the most important thing is the 3 points on the board. Away at Finland, Wales had just one shot on target but still managed to win 1-0 thanks to Kieffer Moore’s late goal. Against Bulgaria, Wales were slightly more dominant back at home, enjoying most of the ball and limiting their opponents to just two shots all game. But they still couldn’t break the deadlock until Neco Williams scored in the dying moments of injury time. Scoring late on is a trait that every manager would like his side to have, but at some point, Wales are going to have to start properly dominating games and not have to rely on late winners every game.
Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Leicester City), Adam Davies (Stoke City)
Defenders: Chris Gunter (Unattached), Ben Davies (Tottenham), Conor Roberts (Swansea City), Ethan Ampadu (Sheffield United), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), Joe Rodon (Swansea City), Neco Williams (Liverpool), Ben Cabango (Swansea City), Rhys Norrington-Davies (Luton Town)
Midfielders: Aaron Ramsey (Juventus), Jonny Williams (Charlton), Harry Wilson (Liverpool), David Brooks (Bournemouth), Matthew Smith (Man City), Joe Morrell (Bristol City), Will Vaulks (Cardiff City), Dylan Levitt (Charlton), Brennan Johnson (Lincoln City)
Forwards: Daniel James (Man United), Ben Woodburn (Liverpool), Kieffer Moore (Cardiff City), Tyler Roberts (Leeds United), Rabbi Matondo (Schalke 04)
Where’s The Value Bet?
It’s fair to say that Wales don’t have the best record against England, despite their improvements over the last ten years. Wales have only ever beaten England 14 times in over 140 years, with the last win coming back in 1984. So, we can assume England will overcome their neighbours again on Thursday. With that being said, we can now look for another market to add to our bet to find some better odds. England might not have blown teams away in the last international break, but one record they kept up was their clean sheet record. They made it five clean sheets in a row, making it 455 minutes since they last conceded a goal on the international stage. With Gareth Bale still missing for Wales, Thursday’s visitors are missing their biggest goal threat, and there won’t be many players that England are worried about. At 57/50, England to win to nil seems like great value, so we’ll be backing that ahead of Thursday’s game.
How To Watch England v Wales
England v Wales will be shown live on ITV from 20:00 on Thursday 8th October.
Bet UK’s Headline Betting Tip
Neither England nor Wales have been free-flowing on the international stage lately, combining to score three goals in 4 games during the last break. Both sides are missing important attacking players, especially Wales without Gareth Bale, so we can’t see either side scoring multiple goals at Wembley.
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