Group B concludes with Wales and England renewing their rivalry at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium at 22:00 local time.
Wales’ task looks extremely tough and they simply must beat England in order to keep their World Cup campaign alive. Rob Page’s side looked tired during the second half against Iran and the introduction of Joe Allen backfired with the experienced midfielder giving the ball away on several occasions. Page’s men are yet to score from open play and although they have produced a collective xG of 2.4, they have lacked composure in front of goal.
England have one foot in the round of 16 and although Gareth Southgate would have preferred to have taken six points from their opening two matches and the option to rotate his XI, he will be relatively happy with his side’s return. The Three Lions were leggy against USA and he may need to rotate his starting line-up in order to improve productivity in the final third.
It’s no surprise to see that both Bwin and 888Sport have priced up England as the overwhelming favourites. The Three Lions failed to justify their odds-on price against the USA and some punters may be tempted by the draw at 17/5.