England (1-0-0) is 8-1-2 in 11 all-time matches against the USA (0-1-0), most recently beating the Americans 3-0 in a 2018 international friendly. England is heavily favored to take a commanding lead over Group B with a win on Friday in Qatar at the 2022 World Cup.

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England vs USA Opening Odds

England opened as a -146 favorite in this Group B matchup before betting action on the English drove the line up to England -175. The USA is going off at +550 to pull off the upset and at +325 to force a draw. The total in this match is set at 2.5 goals.

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England Looked Dominant In Blowout Win Over Iran

England looked the part of a legitimate World Cup contender in its opening match against Iran on Monday. The national team jumped out to a 3-0 lead before halftime and eventually rolled to a 6-2 blowout win. Five players scored for England, with Bukayo Saka leading the way with two goals.

Harry Kane, who led the team and all of UEFA Group I with 12 goals in 10 World Cup qualifying matches, didn’t score against Iran. The scoring depth on display behind Kane should serve England well during this tournament. England went into the World Cup in poor form with an 0-3-3 record in its previous six matches, but concerns about form were quickly put to rest with Monday’s performance.

USA Unable To Capitalize On Hot Start Against Wales

The USA got the start it wanted against Wales, creating most of the offensive chances in the first half and cashing in on one with a goal from Timothy Weah. The second half was a completely different story, however, as Wales made some adjustments at halftime and took over the bulk of the attack. The United States held on to its one-goal lead until the 82nd minute when Gareth Bale scored on a penalty to force a 1-1 draw.

After the loss, the USA now has some legitimate concerns about match fitness given the number of players on the roster coming off recent injuries. The USA fell to 0-3-1 over its last four matches with the draw. It will be interesting to see how this group is able to bounce back facing the group’s toughest team in England.

England: Keys To Victory

After a sluggish lead-up to the World Cup, England showed how good this team can look when on its game with a brilliant win over Iran. If England is able to avoid a regression to its recent poor form and continues to play at the level we saw Monday, a win will likely be in store as an England vs USA prediction.

USA: Keys To Victory

The Americans do not have the firepower on offense to keep up with a team like England in a high-scoring game. To pull off a big upset as an England vs USA pick on Friday, the USA will need to slow the game down and play excellent defense, with the hope of stealing a win with a timely goal.

World Cup Computer Pick: England -146 ML

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  • England is 4-1-0 in its last 5 matches vs USA.
  • England is 4-1-3 in its last 8 World Cup matches.
  • USA is 2-4-2 over its last 8 matches.
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