England vs USA Betting Tips: 12/1 shot for Group B clash
England return to World Cup 2022 action on Friday 25th November (7pm) against the USA in Group B. The Three Lions will be looking to build on their 6-2 thrashing of Iran, while The Stars and Stripes are searching for their first win following a 1-1 draw with Wales.
Tipster Wizard has previewed the duel and provided his best bets below...
England vs USA Odds
Live on BBC, England go up against USA in their second game of the World Cup.
Gareth Southgate’s men started off their campaign in emphatic fashion, beating Iran 6-2 in their opening game. This was England’s biggest ever win in the first match of a major tournament and one that has boosted the nation’s hopes.
England will be hoping to secure the top spot in the group with a win here but will be aware that this will not be a straightforward task.
USA produced an impressive performance in the first half of their first game against Wales and deservedly went into half-time with a 1-0 lead. However, a Gareth Bale penalty in the 2nd half meant they could only manage a draw in the end which puts pressure on them to get a result in this game if they are to qualify for the knockout stages.
USA have progressed from the group stage in their last two World Cups and if they can emulate that first-half performance from the Wales game, we could be in for a competitive clash.
As for their head-to-head record, England have the upper hand as they have won 8 of their last 11 meetings in all competitions against the USA but their last meeting in a World Cup ended in a 1-1 draw.
A mouth-watering World Cup clash awaits us and as usual, I have you covered with 2 of my best betting angles included in the preview below:
Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire & James Maddison are all doubtful for this game, but Gareth Southgate has said that Harry Kane is fit to play.
Weston McKennie, Luca de la Torre & Yunus Musah are all doubtful for this game.
England possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Bellingham; Saka, Mount, Sterling; Kane
USA possible starting lineup:
Turner; Dest, Zimmerman, Ream, A. Robinson; McKennie, Adams, Musah; Weah, Sargent, Pulisic
England vs USA Tips
Tyler Adams averages a mammoth 4 tackles per game in the Premier League for Leeds and managed 6 tackles in their game against Wales so backing him to get a couple of tackles in this massive game looks sensible.
Kieran Trippier averages 2 tackles per game in the Premier League for Newcastle and had 5 tackles in the first game against Iran. He will be up against the tricky Pulisic so getting at least 1 tackle should be comfortable.
Finally, USA were awarded 4 yellow cards in their first game against Wales and I expect their players to continue to make cynical fouls again against an even tougher opposition which should see at least one of their players get a booking.
Combining these 3 selections gives us a solid 4/5 Bet Builder with bet365 and I am happy to stake 1pt on that as our main bet for this huge World Cup clash.
A reminder of the Bet Builder selections:
- Tyler Adams Over 1.5 tackles in the match
- Kieran Trippier Over 0.5 tackles in the match
- USA Over 0.5 cards in the match
As I’ve already mentioned, Tyler Adams averages 4 tackles per game in the league and had 6 tackles in his first game.
He was lucky to escape a yellow card against Wales but if he mistimes one of these tackles against England, we have a card-happy referee in charge who should book him.
So, combining his tackles and booking seems to be a fantastic angle and at a price of 12/1 with bet365, I am happy to have a small 0.25pt stake on that as our longshot for the game.
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