Wales vs. Ukraine Qatar World Cup 2022 Qualifying Parlay at (+190)

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Wales' midfielder Gareth Bale runs with the ball during the FIFA World Cup 2022 play-off semi-final qualifier football match between Wales and Austria. (Photo by Geoff Caddick / AFP)

Ukraine earned themselves a shot at making the Qatar World Cup this November with an impressive 3-1 win over Scotland at Hampden Park on Wednesday night. The war-torn country blew everyone away not only by winning the game but also by the performance they put in. Scotland was lucky to only lose by two goals.

Can the Ukrainians keep the dream alive or will Wales have their sights set on their first World Cup appearance since 1958? It’s all to play for in this one-legged affair. Let’s check out what soccer picks we have combined for our +190 parlay.

Wales vs. Ukraine

Sunday, June 05, 2022 – 12:00 PM EDT at Cardiff City Stadium

Wales: Soccer Analysis

Although Wales will be eager to stay in the Nations League top division, they have a much more important clash Sunday against Ukraine to decide which nation will travel to the World Cup.

The Welsh team prepped for the clash on Sunday with a Nations League road clash against Poland. The Welsh manager chose to put out a scrub team with Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davies, and Joe Allen all being rested. Despite not being at full strength the Welsh were winning 1-0 until the 72nd minute, but eventually lost the encounter 2-1.

Wales have been impressive on home soil lately with just 1 defeat in their previous 20 fixtures, winning another 12 and drawing the further 7 games. An impressive record indeed. Welsh coach Robert Page likes his team to get keep the pressure on the opposition throughout the game, which does leave his team susceptible to counterattacks.

Finally, it’s hard to know how the two-star players, Bale and Ramsey, will perform as both are basically bench warmers at club level these days, Bale having played just five games this past season and Ramsey just ten.

Ukraine: Soccer Analysis

A Noisy Hampden Park didn’t faze the Ukrainians in any way whatsoever and they put up a dazzling display of football. With 6 of the starting 11 having not played competitive soccer since the war began, it was a concern to see how fit and in form they were. Well, they answered that question very firmly in a display that was one of the country’s best in recent years, winning 3-1 and having a massive 8 shots on target.

All their top players stepped up to the mark with West Ham’s Andriy Yarmolenko and Benfica’s Roman Yaremchuk both netting before halftime. Man City's Oleksandr Zinchenko had one of his best games in midfield for his nation.

Ukraine didn’t lose a single group stage match with 6 draws and 2 wins. They finished behind France ahead of strong nations like Bosnia and Finland.

Wales vs. Ukraine: Betting Pick and Predictions

Both teams have proven to us that they are incredibly hard to beat. The Ukrainians have now gone nine away games undefeated and this game screams draw.

At the very least we see both teams scoring here and our predicted score is 1-1 which is available to bet at +575 with the top-rated sportsbooks.

What to Expect From Ukraine

  • Ukraine was undoubtedly very happy to have the Scotland clash turn into an open game, and it suited their counter-attacking approach.
  • There’s no doubt Ukraine will set up a similar system against Wales on Sunday.
  • We see the Ukrainians scoring on the counterattack or possibly from a set piece.
  • Ukraine has allowed at least one goal to the opposition in 17 of their previous 20 road games in all competitions.

What to Expect From Wales

  • Wales have scored at home in 16 of their previous 20 games in all competitions.
  • Their Ukrainian goalkeeper looked very shaky against Scotland and with the Welsh firepower we believe they should have no issues scoring here.

How to Bet Wales vs. Ukraine

Following the betting odds, we are taking Wales +0.5 and both teams to score for +190.

As much as we would like to see Ukraine travel to the World Cup, this is an exciting Wales team whose two star players are undervalued in the club scene and might just have a chip on their shoulder. It could undoubtedly be their first and last World Cup at their ages, and they don’t seem like the type who is going to have a much longer extended playing career, at least not with the national team.

Either team could win this 2-1, but with Wales having rested the big guns and playing at home we believe they will at least tie this game and cover the +0.5 spread. And as we said, both teams are very likely to score. At the very least take both teams to score at +105.

Soccer Parlay Picks

  • Wales +0.5 (-250)
  • Both Teams to Score (+105)

Score Prediction: Wales 1 - Ukraine 1

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