England head into an encounter against the USA on Friday. Played out at Al Bayt Stadium, this is their second of three outings in the group stage at theWorld Cup.
England sit as number one with three points following their opening group match, with the USA having one point as number three. While England join this game on Friday as number five in the FIFA world ranking, visitors the USA are number 16.
England are heavy favourites with the bookmakers to top their group. England have enough quality in their ranks to also reach for a final at the World Cup.
It has the look of a close battle to get through the group but with their qualifying campaign in mind the USA could pose a threat to most opponents.
England vs the USA Prediction
In their last three matches, England lost 1-0 against Italy, drew 3-3 against Germany, before winning 6-2 against Iran. England claimed a modest four wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew three of the games, whilst losing three.
England are confident they will be scoring goals in their next assignment in the World Cup, as they show off very admirable numbers from their past ten matches. The hosts scored 2.5 goals on average per match, or 25 goals in total, while allowing 13 goals against, for an average of 1.3 per outing. They managed three clean sheets along the way.
The 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 USA claimed three wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing five along the way. They endured defeat in two of the games in this run.
The USA are currently decent goalscorers, as they managed a bearable 15 goals in the past ten outings for an average of 1.5 goals a game. Their opponents scored a total of seven goals, and while the USA claimed a clean sheet five times, they conceded an average of 0.7 goals per match.
Missing out on three points in their upcoming World Cup group match will be next to scandalous for England. Assuming a few more tough matches are coming up, securing a win here is essential. Coming away from their next World Cup match with anything but a defeat for the USA would be a massive surprise. It looks like a question of simply trying to minimize the defeat everyone expects them to suffer.
England vs USA Stats
- 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
- USA have not lost 9 of the last 11 matches
- USA have not won the last 4 matches in a row
- USA have drawn 3 of the last 4 matches
England vs USA Lineups
England vs USA Betting Tips
Bukayo Saka is the most prolific World Cup marksman for the home team, scoring twice recently. The USA look to Timothy Weah, hoping he can add to his current total of World Cup goals after getting on the board against Wales.
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.
Over 2.5 goals happened in six of England’s last ten matches in all tournaments. They banged in an average of 2.5 goals on the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in three of the previous ten matches which the USA played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.5 goals in these matches.
Over 2.5 goals happened twice in the past four encounters between England and the USA, with England scoring two goals on average per game. USA averaged 0.5 goals, while both teams scored twice.
England scored the first goal of the match in four games from a possible ten. The USA scored the opening goal in four from a possible ten games. England managed two wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches across all tournaments.