Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the World Cup match between England and USA. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.
England head into an encounter against the USA this coming Friday. Played out at Al Bayt Stadium, this is their second of three outings in the group stage at the World Cup.
The Three Lions sit as number one with three points in Group B following their opening match, while the USA have one point as number three. The away side also ranked as number 16 in the FIFA world ranking, while England look ahead to the game as number 5 in the standings.
England are heavy favourites with the bookmakers to top their group and reach the final of the World Cup. Few people expect the USA to be challenging for the title, but with the right amount of luck, they have enough spunk to squeeze into the next round.
Position in the World Cup standings: England vs USA
England could not have wished for a better start to their World Cup campaign. They absolutely annihilated Iran and will be brimming with confidence before their upcoming match after their 6-2 win. The USA came away with a point from their group opener against Wales at the World Cup, which ended in a 1-1 draw. A win here in this second-round match, and they are halfway through to the next stage.
Team form: England vs USA
England have seen it all in their last three matches, which gave them four points. First, they went down 1-0 against Italy, before picking up a 3-3 draw against Germany. Their latest match brought a 6-2 win in their encounter with Iran. The Three Lions claimed four wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing three along the way. They endured three defeats in this run.
USA came through the last three games without a win, but still booked two points to their account. They lost 2-0 against Japan, followed by a 0-0 draw with Saudi Arabia. They also shared the points in a 1-1 draw with Wales. The Yanks claimed a modest three wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew five of the games, whilst losing two.
Betting stats and facts for England and USA
Here are some stats and facts that might be useful for betting on the upcoming match between England and USA. The facts are based on the data from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all competitions.
- England have not won 6 of the last 7 matches
- England have conceded in 6 of the last 7 matches
- In 3 of the last 4 England matches, the sum of goals was over 3.5
- In 3 of the last 4 England matches, the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 17 of the last 19 USA matches, the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 4 USA matches, the sum of goals was under 2.5
- The USA have not lost 9 of the last 11 matches
- The USA have not won the last 4 matches in a row
- The USA have drawn 3 of the last 4 matches
Interesting players: England vs USA
Harry Kane is the most prolific scorer for the home team, with two goals recently. England will undoubtedly rely on him to shine once again in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, USA will be looking to Christian Pulisic, hoping he can add to his current total of three goals in his latest game.
Popular betting markets: England vs USA
England claimed all three points four times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing three along the way. They endured defeat in three of the games in this run. The USA have won three of their last 10 games, while drawing five and losing two in this series of matches.
Both teams to score
England scored the first goal of the match in four games from a possible ten. Curiously, the USA only scored the opening goal of the match in one of the last ten away games. The Yanks have also kept their opponents from scoring five times in their previous 10 matches. Meanwhile, England have been able to keep a clean sheet in three of their last 10 games.
England saw over 2.5 goals in six of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 2.5 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in three of USA’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.5 goals in these matches.
Betting suggestion: England vs USA
Here we present a free betting tip for this World Cup match. The prediction is formed as a conclusion based on the abovementioned stats and facts for England and USA.