England vs USA Predictions and Best Odds for Thanksgiving Clash

Tyler Adams in a press conference ahead of England vs USA

England vs USA is the second match for each of the respective Group B sides, with both having differing fortunes in their first match. See Last Word on Football’s predictions for England vs USA and some of the best odds available.

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England vs USA – Predictions and Best Odds

England Current Run of Form

In spite of a poor run of form before the competition, Gareth Southgate’s England turned that around in their first match of the World Cup. By transitioning from a 3-4-3 to a 4-2-3-1 for the match against Iran, the might of the English was able to bombard the opposition goal with chance after chance. There’s a high likelihood that Southgate implements this system again, with Gregg Berhalter preferring a relatively passive tactical structure.

USA Current Run of Form

Gregg Berhalter’s USA were on slightly wobbly form prior to the World Cup opener, and the result against Wales further demonstrated this. The USMNT were only able to sneak a 1-1 draw against the Welsh with a late Gareth Bale penalty drawing the sides level. Tyler Adams will hope to inspire the side around him to a performance like that from the first half, rather than the dour second half. 

Recent Head to Head

The USA have met England eleven times in their history, with only two matches going in the Americans’ favour. This has to be something to buoy England fans, with the last result being a 3-0 victory at Wembley. The Stars and Stripes haven’t won in this fixture for 29 years. 

England vs USA Prediction

Although a passive system tends to cause issues for Gareth Southgate’s sides, the 4-2-3-1 could be enough to overcome the Berhalter’s boys. Starting someone more accustomed to a press, such as Brenden Aaronson, could cause problems, but likely not enough to win.

Current Odds: England vs USA

England are comfortable favourites at 7/12, with the draw next most likely at 3/1. The USMNT is a firm underdog at 11/2.


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