England take on the USA as Netherlands hope to continue their winning World Cup run against Ecuador.
The World Cup enters its sixth day as teams from Groups A and B kick-start the sound round of the group stage.
As we prepare for an exciting Friday, our experts take a look at the bookmakers’ predictions for the upcoming games.
Let’s check out three betting tips for the group stage’s 6th matchday.
Goals likely when England take on USA
England started their World Cup campaign with a fantastic win over Iran.
The Three Lions smashed their opponents 6-2, showcasing their incredible attacking form.
We expect Gareth Southgate’s game to push for victory when they meet the USMNT on Friday.
England’s star-studded attacking line will most likely find more than enough chances against their opponents. However, their poor defensive form in recent months convinces us that their open play might result in similar opportunities for the USA.
Back Senegal to beat Qatar
Senegal suffered a frustrating 2-0 defeat against Netherlands in their first Group A game.
Next up, the African champions will take on the hosts, who should avoid defeat to keep their last-16 hopes alive.
Qatar will most likely try to close down spaces in midfield, making it harder for Senegal to attack.
However, their clumsy defending in the tournament’s opening match convinces us that Senegal could outscore them on Friday.
Don’t expect goals when Netherlands face Ecuador
Netherlands found a winning start to the tournament against Senegal, but their performance was far from convincing.
The Oranje will push to hold on to their top spot in Group A by beating Ecuador.
However, the South Americans’ attacking display against Qatar will most likely force Loius van Gaal’s side to take a more conservative approach to the game.
We expect Ecuador to spend most of the game in their own half. But Netherlands also have little motivation for a full-on attacking display.