Wales vs England - World Cup: Team news, lineups & prediction

Henry Burt
Wales need a World Cup miracle against England
Wales need a World Cup miracle against England / Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/GettyImages

Wales and England will face off at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium on Tuesday in their final group game at this World Cup, with both sides keen to end on the strongest note possible.

The game is a must-win for Rob Page's Wales side, who would need to gain three points and pull off a remarkable swing in goal difference in order to progress from Group B.

England can almost taste the last 16 after taking four points from their first two games, but the Three Lions' failure to beat the USA in their second game means it's still all to play for.

Here's all you need to know about this Home Nations clash in Qatar.

Where are Wales vs England playing?

  • Location: Al Rayyan, Qatar
  • Stadium: Ahmed bin Ali Stadium
  • Date: Tuesday 29 November
  • Kick-off Time: 19:00 GMT / 14:00 ET / 11:00 PT

Wales vs England H2H Results (All Time)

  • Wales: 14 wins
  • England: 68 wins
  • Draws: 21

Current Form (Last Five Games)

  • Wales: LLLDL
  • England: LLDWD

Wales team news

Wales will be without first-choice goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey after the 35-year-old picked up a straight red in his side's defeat against Iran.

Midfield lynchpin Joe Allen could be fit to start against England, having made his return from injury as a substitute in that 2-0 defeat.

Wales predicted lineup vs England

Wales Starting 11 (3-5-2): Ward; Mepham, Rodon, Davies; Roberts, Allen, Ampadu, Wilson, Williams; Bale, Moore.
Bench: Davies, Gunter, Lockyer, Cabango, Ramsey, Morrell, Williams, Thomas, Levitt, Colwill, Smith, Johnson, Harris, James.

England team news

Once again, England fans face a nervous wait to see if Harry Kane will be fit to face Wales.

The England captain was photographed with his ankle bandaged up following the draw against the USA, having previously picked up a knock there against Iran.

There are no fresh injury concerns for Gareth Southgate's side, however, while rotation could see Kyle Walker, Jordan Henderson, Phil Foden and Marcus Rashford come into the side.

England predicted lineup vs Wales

England Starting 11 (4-3-3): Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Henderson, Bellingham; Foden, Kane, Rashford.
Bench: Pope, Ramsdale, Trippier, Alexander-Arnold, Dier, Coady, White, Mount, Philips, Saka, Gallagher, Grealish, Sterling, Wilson, Maddison.

Wales vs England betting odds

England to win – England have won each of their last six games against Wales, scoring 11 goals in that run and conceding only one, a Gareth Bale free-kick at EURO 2016.

Harry Kane to score first is currently 11/4*

Draw England have won just one of their last eight games in all competitions, while they’ve drawn four of their last seven matches.

Both teams to score? No – Both teams have scored in just one of the last seven meetings between Wales and England, although that did come the last time the two sides met at a major tournament (EURO ’16).

Both teams to score no is currently 4/7*.

Wales under 1.5 goals – Wales have scored more than one goal in just two of their last 12 internationals, while they haven’t done so in any of their last 10 games against England, since 1980 (4-1 win).

England to concede first & win – England have won two of their last three games against Wales when they’ve conceded the opener, while they’ve won just one of their 22 World Cup games when they’ve conceded first (the 1966 final, 4-2 vs Germany).

Harry Maguire to score & England to win – Only Bukayo Saka (4) has had more shots for England at the 2022 World Cup than Maguire (3), while the Three Lions have won all seven games when he’s found the back of the net.

8+ total game corners – Each of the last four encounters between Wales and England have produced at least eight corners, with their EURO ’16 meeting seeing 12 in total.

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Wales vs England score prediction

Wales have no choice but to go all out in order to win this game, with only a heavy win giving the Dragons a chance of qualification from Group B.

Even a 33-year-old Gareth Bale is still unplayable on his day and Kieffer Moore's aerial dominance could cause England's defence some problems - however, in all honesty, this should be a straightforward win for the Three Lions.

The gaps in the Welsh midfield have been incredibly noticeable in their first two games, and as they throw men forward in search of goals there should be plenty of space for England to exploit.

Prediction: Wales 0-2 England