Wales and Belgium will face each other in a match of the World Qualifications 2022 in Qatar, as the hosts are very close to ranking, as the guests have already secured a place in the championship.
Wales leads with 3 points ahead of the 3rd Czech Republic, but it is still possible to move in the standings, as the Czechs have a match with Belarus and can take a victory, Czech hopes for a better goal difference. In order to have a chance to replace Wales, as they will also rely on a victory for Belgium, so the task is not easy, but still the ranking of the hosts in this match is still uncertain.
Wales made strong matches, defeating Belarus 5: 1 in the last one, which further swelled the goal difference in their favor. Against Belgium, they still have positive statistics, given that so far in 5 games Wales have 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, which was in March this year, and the result was 3: 1 in favor of the Belgians. Gradually, the guests catch up in the matches between them, and this is largely due to the synchronicity among the top players, such as De Broine, Lukaku, Hazard and others.
Belgium is definitely the better team in this match, but it remains to be seen whether they will play on the field or just record a match in which, both in case of victory and other result, they cannot be displaced from the leading position. Belgium has played 7 matches and get 24 points, having only one draw and that was against the Czech Republic. For their part, Wales are 2nd, with 19 points from 7 matches, as many matches as the other teams have played. What it takes to be confident in the standings is a win or a draw. With a tie, the Czechs have nothing to do to displace them. In case of loss, there is still a possibility for ranking, as they have a better goal difference than the 3rd team. However, in my opinion, Wales will not lose this match, preferring to bet on both teams to score.
Prediction – both teams to score – average odds 1.85