England Team Info – Can They Emulate the Lionesses?
England will enter the 2022 World Cup as one of the favourites to win. The team consists of some of the most highly desirable players in the world and they look like they may be able to work together to win a major international title. The last time the English team won anything was in 1966, and none of the generations of wonderful players that have come and gone have managed to change that. England reached the semi finals in the 2018 World Cup, but were left stunned as they were beaten by Croatia in extra time. The stakes were even higher in the 2020 European Championship, when England made it all the way to the final, but there they lost on penalties to Italy. After a highly convincing World Cup qualifying campaign, they look set to come back to the competition in full strength.
Jordan Pickford has been the main goalkeeper for England in the past 4 years, but he has some competition from Aaron Ramsdale and Dean Henderson. In defence, England can use John Stones, Harry Maguire, Kyle Walker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chillwell, Benjamin White, or Reece James, amongst many other great options. In midfield, they have Mason Mount, Declan Rine, Jude Bellingham, Kalvin Phillips, and Jordan Henderson, to name a few. Harry Kane is the English captain, and will lead his side. Next to him in attack, there is a choice between players such as Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, and many more.
United States Team Info – More Capable Than You Think
Reaching the round of 16 is definitely one of the ambitions of the United States' football team. In modern times, they have crashed out either in the group stage or round of 16, but in 2002, they managed to reach the quarterfinals. The team's best finish in the competition came in the very first World Cup, which was held in 1930. The United States won the group stage matches, and then progressed to the semi-finals, where they were beaten by Argentina, to finish in third place. In 2021, the team won their 7th CONCACAF Gold Cup title. They sit 14th in the football world rankings, and are the second highest ranked team in their group, behind 5th placed England, and in front of 19th placed Wales and Iran who sit in 22nd.
The United States can field Zack Steffen in goal. Their defence includes players such as Walker Zimmerman, DeAndre Yedlin, Reggie Cannon, Aaron Long, and Sergino Dest. In the midfield, they have Weston McKennie, who plays for Juventus, and Tyler Adams, who plays for Leeds. They can also field Kellyn Acosta, Luca de la Torre, Sebastian Lletget, or Cristian Roldan. Christian Pulisic is their main goal scorer, and he can be teamed up with Timothy Weah, Gyasi Zardes, Jordan Morris, Paul Arriola, or Brendan Aaronson.
England vs United States Head-to-head
England have played against the United States in 2 previous World Cups. Surprisingly, the United States has the better record, after winning the first game in 1950 1-0, and drawing the second match in 2010 1-1. With the last match happening over 10 years ago, none of the players in either squad will have been there.
England vs United States Betting Preview
England are the odds on favourite to win this match, as they currently sit 5th in the world rankings, and they reached the semi-finals of the previous World Cup. Whilst the straightforward bet on England to win may not have large odds, you can find bets with certain criteria on how England should win the game, and these will have far longer odds. You can also find numerous bets on the United States. If you think that betting on them to win is too risky, there are other bets that will come at shorter odds but have a better chance of winning.
If you want to increase the odds of a team, you can set a handicap by which they should try to win the game. Alternatively, you can set a handicap that favours the team and they will only be required to not lose by more goals than the handicap, but it will come at shorter odds.
For example, if you bet on England to win with a handicap of -2.5, this will require England to win the game at least 3 goals ahead of the United States. If you set a handicap of -2, this will also require England to win by at least 3 goals, but if they only manage to win by 2 goals, then the game will be a draw, and your money will be returned to you.
You will also find the option of giving England a handicap of -2.25, which will put half your stake on a handicap of -2 and the other half on a handicap of -2.5. If England wins by 3 or more goals, then you will win the bet. If England wins by 2 goals, then you will receive half your original stake back.
Whilst these were all examples of negative handicaps, you will also find the same can be found in positive handicaps. These will be added to a team’s score, which means that they will only be required not to lose by more than the margin set by the handicap.
Over/Under Total Goals
You can bet on how many goals you think will be scored by England and the United States in their match. There will be numerous betting lines to pick from, and all you will need to do is choose one and bet on whether the game will end with more or less goals than the line. If you think England and the United States will score many goals, you can bet on the game to end with 5 or more goals. If you think that the two teams will not score many goals, you can bet on the match to end with 1 or no goals, or 2 or less goals.
X Goal Sequence
This is quite a difficult bet to win, but if you do, you will not only have bragging rights over all your friends but you will also pocket quite a large return. You will not only have to predict the exact score at the end of the match, but you will also have to define the sequence in which these goals are scored. For example, you can pick a 5 goals sequence in which England will win 4-1, and the goals will be scored by the United States/England/England/England/England. The teams will be named H and A, which stands for home and away. In the match between England and the United States, England will be H and the United States will be A.
And Loads More
There are so many different bets you can try out on the match between England and the United States. The United States to score the first goal, England to win both halves, both teams to score, England to win the first half, the United States to keep a clean sheet, either team to score within the first 10 minutes, England to come back from behind, and many more.
Whilst there are masses of bets available for this match and all other matches in the World Cup, it is important to not be carried away with your betting. We urge you to keep track of how much you spend and to avoid making reckless bets or spending more money than you can afford to lose. If you do need more advice on the subject, you can check out gambleaware.co.uk where there is a lot of useful information.