class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With both Southgate's men and the Dragons both looking more comfortable in defence than attack, Al Hain-Cole isn't expecting many goals at Wembley
Local bragging rights are up for grabs when England welcome Wales to Wembley for Thursday’s international friendly.
The Three Lions have not lost against their neighbours since the 1984 Home Championship, winning five out of five encounters since then.
England vs Wales Latest Odds
Having won each of their last seven fixtures on home turf, they are 3/10 (1.30) favourites with bet365 to come out on top once again here.
However, Ryan Giggs’ men come into this clash on the back of a four-match winning streak and can be backed at 8/1 (9.00) to get one over on their rivals in London.
The hosts were held to a 0-0 draw by Denmark in their last match, and there are odds of 9/2 (5.50) on them playing out another stalemate in this one.
England vs Wales Team News
Tammy Abraham, Jadon Sancho and Ben Chilwell have been ruled out after breaching COVID regulations, while Raheem Sterling is injured.
Hal Robson-Kanu, Gareth Bale, Joe Allen and Tom Lockyer are all missing for the visitors due to injuries.
England vs Wales Preview
Having scored goals for fun in last year’s qualification matches, Gareth Southgate’s team found the net just once in two frustrating fixtures against Iceland and Denmark during the last international break.
They could be in for another tough test when they take on the Dragons, who have conceded just three times in eight games and kept a clean sheet in each of the most recent four.
Nevertheless, England will at least be confident of keeping things tight themselves after going five matches in a row without conceding, particularly as their opponents have only struck 17 times across their last 17 games.
England vs Wales Tips and Predictions
All in all, odds of 23/20 (2.15) look generous on under 2.5 goals being scored for England’s third match in succession, as well as an eighth in eight for Wales.
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