England vs USA Match Analysis & Prediction
25/11/2022 10:00 pm
After crushing Iran 6-0 in their first Group B fixture, England will look to secure the top spot when they take on USA at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.
The Three Lions began their campaign by hitting Iran for six on Monday, while the Stars and Stripes were forced to share the spoils with Wales in their opening clash.
Optimism surrounding Gareth Southgate’s squad had dipped heading to Qatar after a disappointing winless UEFA Nations League campaign.
However, the nation’s hopes were boosted in emphatic style as the Three Lions roared to a 6-2 victory in their opening group game against Iran—their biggest-ever win in the first major tournament match.
Bukayo Saka scored either side of strikes from Jude Bellingham and Raheem Sterling in a dominant first-half showing before substitutes Marcus Rashford, and Jack Grealish got their names on the scoresheet after the break.
The United States men’s national team was forced to play their opening fixture of the 2019 FIFA World Cup on Monday after missing out on qualification for the 2018 tournament.
The Stars and Stripes started strong against Wales in Doha before losing their footing in the second half, allowing Gareth Bale to save his side with a penalty kick and secure a draw for The Dragons.
After Gregg Berhalter’s squad failed to impress back home, many have questioned whether he should remain the national team’s head coach.
However, Berhalter – who briefly represented Crystal Palace while playing football professionally – believes his side did everything they could to win and remains hopeful that they will advance into the knockout rounds.
England vs. USA Head to head
Both sides have three games against each other with the hosts taking two wins while the visitors still winless, with one match ending in a draw.
England Team News
England will likely retain the same starting lineup for their World Cup Group G match against Panama on Sunday, with captain Harry Kane having recovered from an ankle injury and trained with the first-team squad. Following a scan on Wednesday, the striker has not suffered a serious injury and is expected to play up front.
England's Last 5 Matches
USA Team News
The USA face tougher opposition in the form of a Panama side that defeated them in the Concacaf Gold Cup a year ago. But players such as Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie—who picked up groin and toe injuries in the USA’s draw with Wales last month—are expected to be fit for selection, meaning that coach Gregg Berhalter will field an established lineup.
USA's Last 5 Matches
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England vs. USA: Odds and Predictions
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