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World Cup 2022: Wales’ Top Player

With two La Liga title wins, four Champions League trophies, and three successes in the FIFA Club World Cup, there’s no questioning Gareth Bale is Wales’ No. 1. Our sportsbook is offering a great range of betting markets and props for the 2022 World Cup.

From Tottenham to Real Madrid: BBC Trio

On Sept. 1, 2013, Real Madrid officially announced that the club had signed Bale from Tottenham. The transfer gained a lot of attention because of the world-record $110 million transfer fee paid for a soccer player. Expectations were high due to the transfer fee as well as Bale’s status as a top player for Tottenham.


Bale had the experience of playing in Europe with Spurs, but the actual hunt for trophies started the moment he moved to Spain after signing with Real Madrid. He had an excellent debut season in 2013-14, leading Los Blancos to Champions League (La Decima) and Copa Del Rey glory, along with his attacking partners Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, with whom he formed the legendary BBC Trio.

The following 2014-2015 season was poor for Real Madrid C.F. The team did not win any trophies. Nevertheless, the “BBC” managed to perform decently by scoring 100 goals among them. Bale had to combat his long persisting injury problems, losing his starter status.

He had an outstanding 2017-18 campaign, with 21 goals and seven assists, and gave his best to give the fans something to cheer for, winning back his position inside the squad. He wrote history in the process by leading Real Madrid to glory in the Champions League by scoring a brace in the final, including one of the greatest Champions League goals of all time. It was a great period for Bale and Real Madrid and we’ve made great profit including them on our soccer picks and parlays.

Real Madrid … Tottenham … Real Madrid … LAFC

The 2019-20 season was a turbulent one for Bale, who fell out of favor under head coach Zinedine Zidane, with whom he has shared a strained relationship in Madrid. Before the 2020-2021 season, Bale was loaned out to Tottenham. The Wales captain has completed a remarkable return to the English Premier League, seven years after joining Madrid from Spurs.

Bale contributed 20 goals and 11 assists in the Premier League during that season, despite Tottenham enduring a below-par campaign. He returned to Real Madrid last summer after just one season, looking to revitalize under the stewardship of Carlo Ancelotti. He made just five La Liga appearances last term in an injury-disrupted season. He last featured for the team in a 2-0 win over Getafe on April 9, when he was whistled by home fans at the Bernabeu after coming on as a second-half substitute.

The superstar striker chose LAFC of MLS last month, rejecting a stay in Europe amid heavy interest from Cardiff City in his native Wales.

The five-time UEFA Champions League winner hopes to leave his mark in multiple ways, similar to what legendary Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini has spoken of upon arriving from Juventus. MLS is a growing league and it was an exciting opportunity for the player who is trying to stay fit and get ready for the World Cup Soccer 2022. If you’re betting online, you should start following MLS heavily as many European stars have joined the league.

Bale at the World Cup and Wales’ Odds

Wales secured its place in Qatar after beating Ukraine 1-0, making a World Cup appearance for the first time in 64 years. Wales found a team structure where they provide Bale with the freedom to play his best football. This Wales team is fully packed with experienced and accomplished players for whom the World Cup is a culmination of many years of effort. Given that they are all in their 30s, they are determined to have a deep run and make their fans proud.

Bale said reaching the World Cup with Wales represents the final piece of the jigsaw as he is ready to retire from the national team after the World Cup. Bale’s career has been a football fairytale. He has made 102 appearances for Wales and is his country’s record scorer with 38 goals. Wales has been drawn into Group B together with England, the United States, and Iran.

Wales are priced at +100 to make it out of the group stages in the latest soccer odds. They will play Team USA in their World Cup odds opener and they enter the clash as slight underdogs at +195 on the three-way Moneyline while the goal line is set at two.

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