England v Wales Odds
Betting, Odds and Analysis on England v Wales
This site looks at the past matches between England and Wales, the history, stats and trends from matches between the teams. Each time there is an England v Wales match we will also look at all the England Wales odds and betting opportunities on the match.
For the purposes of clarity in these stats, Englands score is placed first in all games. For the result - this is the winner of the match including extra time and penalties where applicable. For friendly internationals or non knockout matches this can be a draw.England first played Wales in an official international way back in January 1879 and since then there have been a further 99 meetings between the two sides. The massive amount of meetings between England and Wales is predominantly due to the Home Championship competition where all four UK nations player each other in an annual event. The Home Internationals ran for a hundred years from 1883. For the purposes of our table below we are showing the results between the two teams stretching back to the first meeting between the two teams that was outside of a friendly or the Home Championship when Wales played host to England in the qualifying stages for the 1950 World Cup.
|15/10/1949||Wales||4-1||World Cup Q||England|
|10/10/1953||Wales||4-1||World Cup Q||England|
|15/11/1972||Wales||1-0||World Cup Q||England|
|24/01/1973||England||1-1||World Cup Q||Draw|
|09/10/2004||England||2-0||World Cup Q||England|
|03/09/2005||Wales||2-0||World Cup Q||England|
For the table above, please note that Euro Q = European Championship Qualifiers and World Cup Q = World Cup Qualifier.
Of the one hundred games between England and Wales the breakdown of results looks like this:
England = 65 wins
Wales = 14 wins
Draws = 21
An impressive return from England especially when you consider they have only suffered three defeats at the hands of Wales since 1955!
England have played Wales nine times in qualifiers for the two major tournaments and in these most important of games between the two countries the scores looks like this:
England = Eight wins
Wales = Zero wins
Draws = One
Given that the upcoming game between England and Wales is a qualifier for the European Championships, the countries records in the most competitive games are probably what we should be focusing on and it is here that the case for England becomes even stronger. With just one draw and no wins for Wales in nine qualifiers since 1949 it would seem history is against a Welsh win in September
England 1 Wales 1
England’s failure to qualify for the 1974 World Cup has been relived over and over again in the media every time qualification for a big tournament looks to be slipping away. Much has been made of England’s failure to beat Poland in the final game of the group to secure qualification but all that would have been academic had England secured a win against Wales at Wembley in January of 1973. As it was England had to come from behind a John Toshack goal to equalise through Norman Hunter shortly before half-time. No further goals from the likes of Colin Bell, Kevin Keegan or Rodney Marsh meant that England had put themselves in a difficult position and one that saw them ultimately fail to qualify for the World Cup after a loss and a draw to the infamous Poles.
The only goal of the game was scored by Mark Hughes at the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham and given this was the last set of Home Internationals it meant the two sides did not meet again for over twenty years. Sadly Wales just failed on goal difference to take the last Home International title losing out to Northern Ireland by just one goal.
England had got off to a decent start in their quest to qualify for Germany in 2006 with a draw in Austria and a win in Poland whilst Wales had struggled to draw their opening games against teams they really should have defeated: Northern Ireland and Azerbijan.The game was played at Old Trafford and former Man Utd hero David Beckham returned to his old stomping ground from his new club at Real Madrid and found himself up against old team-mate Ryan Giggs. It was Beckham who had the last laugh when he ensured victory for England when scoring in the 74th minute. Frank Lampard had given the home team an early lead and the Welsh visitors could never really get to grips with a team including Owen and Rooney as well as the two goalscorers. England went on to top the group losing just the one game whilst Wales lost six of their ten games to finish second-bottom in the six team group.
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