The second round of games in the 2022 World Cup matches includes some huge fixtures and these England vs. USA predictions could be crucial in Group B. Gareth Southgate’s side are pushing for a place in the last 16 up against Gregg Berhalter’s improving US team
England vs. USA odds
1 – A draw – 31/10
2 – England under 1.5 total goals – 21/20
3 – Total goals scored under 2.5 – 7/8
4 – Both teams to score – 27/25
5 – A 1-1 draw – 36/5
England’s second group stage match of the 2022 World Cup pits them against old foes the USA in Al Khor.
The US famously beat England in the 1950 World Cup, in one of the tournament’s biggest shocks, before Rob Green’s error gifted them a 1-1 draw in the group stages of the 2010 competition.
Despite a poor World Cup record against the US, England head into this game as favourites, on the back of hammering Iran 6-2 in their opener.
However, prior to travelling to Qatar, Gareth Southgate’s side failed to win any of their six UEFA Nations League games this season, resulting in relegation, with the Iran mauling changing that pattern.
The key question for Southgate and his players will be their ability to build on their opening game and reverse the negativity of 2022.
Only one of England’s six Nations League clashes saw the Three Lions score over 1.5 goals inside 90 minutes, with only two of them featuring over 2.5 total goals scored by both sides.
With their struggles to generate positivity, England have also had issues with keeping clean sheets. There has been just one competitive shut out in 12 months ahead of travelling to Qatar and they allowed two poor goals against Iran.
The US will be confident of causing problems for England, despite drawing a blank in their two warm up friendlies. Berhalter’s side have averaged just under two goals per game prior to that, since the start of 2022.
A 1-1 draw should keep their respective hopes of reaching the knockout stages intact with England’s final group match against Wales becoming even more crucial as the USA take on Iran.
How to stream England vs. USA
You can watch England vs. USA on ITV in the UK as well as being able to stream online elsewhere.
England vs. USA last five matches
England last five matches
England 6– 2 Iran
England 3-3 Germany
Italy 1-0 England
England 0-4 Hungary
England 0-0 Italy
USA last five matches
Saudi Arabia 0-0 USA
Japan 2-0 USA
El Salvador 1-1 USA
USA 5-0 Grenada
USA 0-0 Uruguay
England top World Cup qualification goalscorers
Harry Kane – 12
Harry Maguire – 4
Bukayo Saka – 3
Tammy Abraham – 2
USA top World Cup qualification goalscorers
Ricardo Pepi – 3
Brenden Aaronson – 2
Antonee Robinson – 2
England vs. USA line-ups
England (3-4-3) Pickford; Trippier, Stones, Maguire; Shaw, Bellingham, Rice, Shaw; Rashford, Kane, Saka
USA (4-1-4-1): Turner; Robinson, Long, Ream, Yedlin; Adams; Acosta, McKennie, Aaronson, Musah; Ferreira
England team news
Southgate is unlikely to tweak his starting side too much, following their win over Iran last time out. Leicester City star James Maddison is still sidelined with a knee injury, but Marcus Rashford has shaken off a minor knock to remain in the plans.
USA team news
Berhalter has included the majority of his key stars for the trip to Qatar with Premier League names playing a central role for him. Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream, Brenden Aaronson and Christian Pulisic all start – and Tyler Adams captains the team.