England vs USA Prediction: Betting tips, Odds & Match Preview
England will be hoping they can secure their spot in the last 16 of the World Cup when they face USA on Friday at 7pm (UK time).
England vs USA: Betting tips
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England vs USA: Prediction
England vs USA: Predictions
|BTTS?||Yes||1/1 with Bet365|
|Correct score||England 3-1 USA||14/1 with Bet365|
|First Goalscorer||Raheem Sterling||5/1 with Bet365|
After a convincing start to the world cup beating Iran 6 – 2, England are favorites to win their second world cup game tonight against USA. Prediction – England 3 – 1 USA. The game kicks off at 19:00 GTM time and will be played at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.
The first round of fixtures in Group B couldn’t have gone any better for England. In the second game of the tournament England took on Iran looking to win their opening World Cup match for the second tournament in a row after beating Tunisia 2-1 in 2018. Then, they needed a late winner from Harry Kane to secure the three points, but against Iran it was a completely different story. After a stuttered opening 30 minutes in which an injury to Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beyranvand took away any early tempo, Jude Bellingham gave England the lead with his first ever Three Lions goal. By half-time it was 3-0 to England as Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling found the net, putting England into a very commanding position.
The second-half score was 3-2 to England, with Mehdi Taremi scoring twice while Saka got his second alongside goals from Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish, with Gareth Southgate not too happy at how his side ended the game. But the three points, and a hefty goal difference, was secured and England are in firm control of Group B thanks to the other result.
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On Monday evening, USA took on England’s rivals Wales with the hopes of joining Southgate’s men on three points and were in a good position at half-time. USA perfectly nullified Wales in the opening 45 minutes, limiting them to just two shots, none of which were on target, and more importantly they took the lead through Timothy Weah.
But Wales improved after half-time and eventually got a late equaliser from the penalty spot through Gareth Bale, who had been brought down by Tim Ream. Wales looked closer to finding the winner but neither side could break through and it ended level. As a result, England know a win over USA will secure passage into the last 16, while victory alongside Wales dropping points would seal top spot with a game to spare.
England vs USA match result odds
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England’s run to the Euro 2020 final was built off their excellent defence, conceding just two goals across their seven matches and keeping five clean sheets. But that isn’t the case anymore, with England keeping just two clean sheets in their nine games in 2022. And as Monday’s win over Iran showed, the Three Lions are still susceptible to falling asleep at the back. There is also the question of whether Harry Maguire will be able to play, having come off against Iran due to illness. But Southgate have had some good news with Kyle Walker returning to training on Tuesday.
Monday’s win over Iran showed England fans that perhaps they don’t have to rely on Harry Kane to get them goals, and they may not have to worry about any potential injury to Callum Wilson who did not take part in open training on the grass on Tuesday. Bukayo Saka was the man for England on Monday and leads the World Cup Golden Boot charge, building on his four goals in 14 games for Arsenal in the Premier League building to the tournament.
Perhaps taking inspiration from the all-time record scorer at international level, Cristiano Ronaldo — who has 118 goals in 192 caps — the 21-year-old recently revealed the now free agent was his “favourite player” while growing up. Comments of the ilk are only going to intensify links relating to Ronaldo and Arsenal.
Saka wrote on England’s official website: “Growing up, my favourite player was Cristiano Ronaldo. Everyone used to do the same stance as him and the same celebrations. Of course it’s difficult to model yourself on him because he’s one of the best to ever play football and with his stature and the way he can score headers. He can do a lot of stuff that is obviously difficult for others to do but he was definitely my role model growing up.
“As for Arsenal, I used to love the older generation of players like Thierry Henry. I loved Thierry. And because I was at Arsenal, I used to be able to go to games and at that time I loved Alexis Sanchez. He was one of my favourite players.”
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Scoreline prediction: England 3-1 USA
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England vs USA head-to-head
15 November 2018 – England 3-0 USA – Friendly
12 June 2010 – England 1-1 USA – 2010 World Cup
28 May 2008 – England 2-0 USA – Friendly
28 May 2005 – USA 1-2 England – Friendly
7 September 1994 – England 2-0 USA – Friendly
This will be the 12th meeting between England and USA, with the Three Lions looking for their ninth victory. However, in the two previous competitive meetings USA are unbeaten, causing a shock at the 1950 World Cup with a 1-0 win before the 1-1 draw in South Africa in 2010.
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