Wales and Ukraine face off in the FIFA World Cup 2022 play-off final at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday, June 5. The match will kick off at 9:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
While Joe Morrell will be back in contention for Wales after serving a suspension, there are no fresh injury concerns for the Dragons ahead of a make-or-break fixture at their capital stadium.
Ukraine, likewise, have a fully-fit squad at their disposal as they eye an inspirational win in the play-off final amidst the troubles in their war-torn country. The winner of the match qualifies for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Finals in Qatar this winter.
Wales vs Ukraine odds for FIFA World Cup 2022 play-off final
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Wales vs Ukraine recent form
The Wales national team saw their nine-game unbeaten run come to an end following a 1-2 loss against Poland in a friendly. The Dragons will see the likes of Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davies and Joe Allen return to the playing XI as they chase a first World Cup berth since 1958.
Oleksandr Petrakov-coached Ukraine have been unbeaten since the 0-4 loss to England at Euro 2020. The 3-1 victory over Scotland in the playoff semi-finals on Thursday was the team’s first international game since November 2021.
Wales: L, D, W, D, W
Ukraine: W, W, D, D, W
Wales vs Ukraine head-to-head
Ukraine lead the head-to-head record against Wales, with one win and two draws in three meetings. The winner of the upcoming match will be the last team from Europe to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Ukraine 1-0 Wales
Ukraine 1-1 Wales
Wales 1-1 Ukraine
Wales vs Ukraine prediction and football betting tips for FIFA World Cup 2022 play-off final
Ukraine’s unbeaten run since July 2021 makes them outright favourites against Wales in the FIFA World Cup 2022 play-off final. However, considering they are unbeaten at home since June 2021, Wales will look to make use of their home advantage to pull off a possible odds-defying victory.
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