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England vs Wales preview

Kick off: Thursday, 16 June @14:00 GMT

Venue: Stade Bollaert-Delelis (Lens)

Live Stream: fuboTV (US), bet365 (non-US)

Head to Head Record

England vs Wales 1-0 (Euro 2012 qualifiers)
Wales vs England 0-2 (Euro 2012 qualifiers)
Wales vs England 0-1 (2006 World Cup qualifiers)
England vs Wales 2-0 (2006 World Cup qualifiers)
England vs Wales 1-1 (1974 World Cup qualifiers)

England vs Wales Team News

Both Chris Smalling and Ryan Bertrand have overcome their minor injuries, meaning that Roy Hodgson has a full squad to choose from ahead of the Wales game. Jamie Vardy could play some part in the second group game, with Jordan Henderson pushing for a start as well. Centre back Gary Cahill is one yellow card away from suspension.

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey faces the race against clock to be fit for the second group game after missing the Slovakia clash with injury. The likes of Joe Ledley, Joe Allen and Hal Robson-Kanu have overcome their respective injuries. Ledley could be recalled to the starting line-up after he started the game against Slovakia from the bench. Gareth Bale scored in the 2-1 win over Jan Kozak’s troops and the Real Madrid ace will lead the line for the Dragons against England.

Injured: None

Doubtful: Wayne Hennessey (53/0)

Suspended: None

Quick Facts

  • Wales are after their first ever win over England
  • The two teams meet for the first time ever at European Championship finals
  • Gareth Bale has netted 20 goals for the Wales national team to date
  • England failed to keep a clean sheet in five of their last six games
  • Under 2.5 goals were scored in England’s last three matches at Euro finals

England vs Wales Prediction

England were on the verge of beating Russia in their Euro 2021 opener, but Leonid Slutsky’s men scored a late equalizer in the Stade Velodrome clash. The Three Lions are desperate to pick up all three points from Thursday’s game against Wales and considering that Gareth Bale and Co. have already recorded a win in Group B, Roy Hodgson’s troops certainly want this triumph more than their rivals. Wales suit England and there is every chance the Three Lions will emerge triumphant in the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

Betting Tip: England/England

Odds: 2.45 (16/11) @BetVictor

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