The United States Men's National Team hope for a third positive result against England on the world's biggest stage when the teams meet Friday at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The teams have met twice before in the World Cup, and one of those was one of the biggest upsets in the event's history. The Americans won 1-0 in 1950 in Brazil but failed to advance from the group. They were grouped with the Three Lions again in 2010, and the USMNT managed a 1-1 draw and finished atop the group. The USA come off a disappointing 1-1 draw with Wales in their Group B opener, a match they dominated in the first half. England crushed Iran 6-2 in their opening game earlier Monday, and they can clinch a spot in the next round with a victory.
Kickoff at Al Bayt Stadium is set for 2 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists England as the -225 favorites (risk $225 to win $100) in the latest England vs. USA odds. The USMNT are the +650 underdogs, a draw is priced at +325, and the over/under for total match goals is 2.5. Before making any USMNT vs. England picks, you need to see the 2022 World Cup predictions and best bets from proven soccer insider Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season. He has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has broken down the USA vs. England matchup from every angle and just locked in his 2022 World Cup picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for England vs. USMNT:
- USMNT vs. England spread: England -1.5 (+130)
- USMNT vs. England over/under: 2.5 goals
- USMNT vs. England money line: USMNT +650, England -225, Draw +325
- USA: Christian Pulisic has five goals in his past 13 USMNT matches
- ENG: Harry Kane has 15 goals in his past 17 international matches
- USMNT vs. England picks: See picks here
Why you should back England
The Three Lions have scored at least twice in nine of the 11 all-time meetings with the USMNT, and they have among the deepest teams in the competition. Harry Kane, who is two shy of Wayne Rooney's all-time England scoring record of 53 goals, is the star of the show, but far from the only standout. Arsenal's Bukayo Saka had two goals in Monday's victory, and emerging star Jude Bellingham was among the other scorers. Kane didn't score but had two assists. The 19-year-old Bellingham's work in the middle could make a huge difference at this tournament.
The Three Lions have more talent up front than they can get on the pitch. Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford also scored Monday, and Phil Foden and Mason Mount also are key attackers. England went 8-2-0 in qualifying, scoring 39 goals and allowing only three.
Why you should back the USMNT
The Americans know they need a positive result, and they could benefit if Gareth Southgate again goes with an attack-minded approach. The England manager typically plays a conservative game, to the chagrin of fans, to compensate for defensive weaknesses. Iran managed two goals Monday for just the second time in 10 games. England entered the tournament on a horrible run of form, going 0-3-3 in the UEFA Nations League and being outscored 10-4. They will be under immense pressure, while the USA should be a bit looser.
Christian Pulisic, who has 21 goals in 53 international matches, has experience against many of these players from his club work at Chelsea. It was his perfect pass that set up Timothy Weah's goal against Wales, and he will be in the middle of everything Friday. Tyler Adams also looked motivated by his elevation to the captaincy. He put in a man of the match performance, wreaking havoc on both ends of the pitch.
How to make USMNT vs. England picks
Green has scrutinized the USA vs. England match from every angle. He is leaning Over on the goal total and provides two confident best bets and his full breakdown of the match. He's only sharing his 2022 World Cup picks and analysis at SportsLine.
So, who wins England vs. USMNT in Friday's 2022 World Cup Group B showdown? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the USMNT vs. England match, all from the European soccer expert who has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.