England v USA Betting Tips & Predictions

Having hammered Iran in their opening match, England are 3/5 to beat the USA in their World Cup Group B encounter in Qatar on Friday night.

The USA will view their 1-1 draw with Wales as an opportunity missed after an effective first-half performance. Gregg Berhalter has injury concerns in Weston McKennie and Yunus Musah after the pair went off drawing the opening match.

England put in a superb attacking display, with Bukayo Saka and Jude Bellingham rightly earning the majority of plaudits. 

Harry Kane has been declared fit after an injury concern, and Harry Maguire is a minor doubt after coming off due to illness.

Match Result And Both Teams To Score: England And Yes

5/2 (William Hill)

England’s confidence is through the roof after their drubbing of Iran. 

Lacklustre Nations League performances have quickly been forgotten, and Gareth Southgate appears to have settled on a system for the group stage with a well-balanced 4-3-3. 

While the Three Lions are deserving favourites, their defence was shaky when tested, and the USA have the attacking talent to create chances, despite getting off just six shots in the draw with Wales. 

Anytime Goalscorer: Raheem Sterling

9/4 (Betfred)

With a smart finish against Iran and three goals in the Euros last summer, Raheem Sterling has built something of a reputation for delivering in major tournaments. 

The debate about Sterling’s position in the side crops up every few months, but Southgate has unwavering trust in the Chelsea forward.

Surrounding Kane with the pace of Sterling and Bukayo Saka is a winning formula for England. Sterling is fulfilling the role of finisher for England, and he is a great price to get on the scoresheet again here.

First Team Booking: USA

4/6 (William Hill)

With four bookings against Wales, including two in the first 13 minutes, the USA are a good bet to receive the first yellow card on Friday night. 

England will naturally have the majority of possession in the opening exchanges. 

Sterling and Saka are going to challenge the Stars and Stripes, and could lead to an early caution or two. 

All odds are subject to change

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