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England vs USA Predictions: World Cup Group Stage Odds & Best Bets

11:08 GMT 10/11/2022
Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar
The Three Lions are clear favorites to beat the USMNT but there could be value in backing a stalemate when they meet in Qatar

This is a matchup that almost everyone will have their eyes on, as Group B opponents England and the United States go head-to-head in the second match of Group Stage play. This match will take place at 2 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 25, at Al Bayt Stadium.

England (+700) are one of the favorites to win the World Cup, sitting behind Brazil, France, and Argentina. Despite injuries, they should have no issues going far in the tournament.

After failing to qualify for the World Cup in 2018, the United States are looking to turn heads in 2022. However, the young and exciting squad are only slightly favored ahead of Wales to make it out of Group B.

Can the Stars and Stripes secure any points in this match? Or will the Three Lions shut down any hope and dominate?

Let’s take a look at the current odds and best bets to make for this matchup.

England vs USA Odds

  • 3-way handicap: England (-145) | Draw (+260) | USA (+425)
  • Draw No Bet: England (-550) | USA (+270)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (-105) | Under 2.5 (-135)

England vs USA odds are current as of Tuesday, Nov. 8, from BetMGM Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.

It’s no surprise that England are the favorites, as they’re one of the favorites to win the World Cup. However, the England moneyline still has value to take.

England vs USA Prediction

England 1-1 USA

Though known for their strong defense, Gareth Southgate will look to replace a few players on the backline. Defenders Ben Chilwell, Reece James, and midfielder Kalvin Phillips will miss the World Cup due to injuries.

The Three Lions have plenty of star power to dominate on the attack, such as Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Jude Bellingham, and Declan Rice. The entire roster plays for a club in the top league in England, Italy, and Germany, so they all know what it takes to play at the highest level.

For manager Gregg Berhalter and the United States, this is an entirely new and revamped roster from their failed qualifying attempt in 2018. For one thing, they are the youngest team in the World Cup, as only three players above the age of 30 have been called up for the team within the last year.

The Stars and Stripes have a young and exciting attack, with Christian Pulisic, Brenden Aaronson, Josh Sargent, Giovanni Reyna, Jesús Ferreira, and Ricardo Pepi up front. The midfield consists of Kellyn Acosta, Weston McKennie, and Tyler Adams, while the defense will be held down by DeAndre Yedlin, Walker Zimmerman, and Aaron Long.

This will be a much different outcome from what people expect, as the United States will force a draw against the group leader. England will control the possession time, forcing the USMNT to counter-attack.

Both sides will play stubborn defense and force each chance to be high-percentage. England and the United States will walk away with a crucial point each.

England vs USA Betting Tips

  • England and the United States have met 11 times in international matches, with England dominating with an 8-1-2 record.
  • England won the last matchup in an international friendly match, 3-0, in 2018.

  • The United States have never lost to England in the World Cup, drawing 1-1 against them in 2010 and beating them 1-0 in 1950.

England vs USA Best Bets

➕ Match Result: Draw (+260)

WAGER: 1 Unit

If you don’t believe in the United States’ ability to win, take England to win at -145. You won’t get a better deal for it. However, if you believe in the USMNT to perform better than expected, take the draw.

The United States are a young team with a lot to prove and ready to become a legit force worldwide. Headlined by Pulisic and Aaronson in the Premier League, the Stars and Stripes have multiple players playing for top-flight clubs across the globe, and that number will only go up.

England have struggled in 2022, while the United States have played well overall. Therefore, look for England to underachieve and the United States to overachieve in this match.

➕ Both Teams to Score: Yes (-105)

WAGER: 1 Unit

While both sides will be sporting a stubborn defense that will make things difficult for opposing attacks, England and the United States have electric goal scorers that will find a way to put the ball in the back of the net.

Led by Kane and Pulisic, both men will lead their countries in scoring in the World Cup, and they each will get a goal in this one.