England vs USA Betting Tips and Picks

Karl Rasmussen
By , Updated on: Dec 4, 2022 07:00 PM
England vs USA Betting Tips and Picks
  • What: England vs. USA, 2022 Fifa World Cup - Group B
  • When: Friday, November 29, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Where: Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar

The USMNT will take on England in its second World Cup group-stage matchup after doing battle with Wales in their tournament opener on Monday. Both teams have a game under their belt in Qatar, after England faced off against Iran to get things started for the Three Lions. There will be plenty of English Premier League talent on display in this matchup, as both squads are loaded with some of the best players from England's top flight.

Before we dive into the enthralling matchup, make sure to check out our soccer betting guide in order to get all the info you need, and also take a look at our World Cup betting guide for some additional tips and tricks.

England vs. USA Odds

BovadaSpreadMoney LineTotal
England-1 (-105)-180O2.5 (-110)
USA+1 (-115)+475U2.5 (-110)

Entering play for Friday's matchup, England is considered heavy favorites over the USA at (-180). A USMNT victory is considered a significant longshot, with odds of (+475). More likely is the draw, which comes in at (+320). The spread favors England by a full goal over the USMNT, but a one-goal game would result in a push (-1.0 at -105 odds). Meanwhile, the total is set at 2.5 goals, meaning it should be a fairly high-scoring affair.

England Best Bets

England enters the game coming off a dominant win over Iran on Monday. It was the Three Lions' first group-stage action and they delivered handily with a 6-2 victory against Iran, who never looked like they stood a chance. Once England started scoring, they couldn't stop. It took them until the 35th minute to finally get on the scoresheet, but they added five more to their tally in the 65 minutes that followed.

England's goalscorers vs. Iran included Bukayo Saka (2), Marcus Rashford, Jack Grealish, Jude Bellingham, and Raheem Sterling. Harry Kane provided two assists, but surprisingly didn't tuck away a goal for himself. While England will be disappointed to have conceded two goals, their offense is clearly in top form and they'll look to carry that straight on into the matchup against the USA.

With England's offense looking strong, the first bet I want to take is England Total Goals OVER 1.5 (-140). After putting up six goals in their bout with Iran, the Three Lions will look to continue their offensive onslaught on Friday, and Kane will be eager to get on the scoresheet himself. Two goals against a USA team that looked nervy when pressured by Wales doesn't feel like a difficult task for England coming off of a six-goal outing.

England Over 1.5 Total Goals vs. USA

This is a game England should dominate from start to finish. While the Americans showed signs of their potential against Wales, they struggled when under pressure, something England will surely look to take advantage of. Because of that, I am anticipating England to push forward throughout the full 90 minutes and score in both halves against the USA. The second Three Lions bet for this game is for England to score in both halves (+160) against the United States.

England To score in both halves vs. USA

USA Best Bets

While the USA will surely be disappointed by its draw vs. Wales, there were plenty of positives to take away. The goal from Timothy Weah was a thing of beauty, well crafted out of the midfield and set up by a pristine assist from Christian Pulisic. That goal should have the team feeling confident about their ability to set themselves up in the attacking third. While it was the only goal they managed against Wales, they had a handful of good looks on goal, including a shot that hit the post.

All things considered, the USMNT was a bit unlucky to have only scored once, though they didn't always put their best foot forward in the attacking third. After surrendering two goals against Iran, England's defense proved it can be penetrated, and the USMNT will be looking to do just that after a disappointing result against Wales. The USA cannot afford to sit back and play defensive considering there's a strong chance advancement from the group will be decided by goal differential.

While they will certainly have to be at their best defensively, the USMNT shouldn't be parking the bus for 90 minutes in this game, even if manager Gregg Berhalter's gut is telling him to. With so much potentially riding on the USA's goal differential in the group stages, failing to get one past England would be a disappointment, and Berhalter knows this.

A goal will be crucial for the USA if they want to make it out of Group B, and with that in mind, I'm willing to bet they get one, even if they don't win or draw against England. The best bet for the United States Men's National team against England on Friday is USA Total Goals OVER 0.5 (-136).

USA Over 0.5 Total Goals vs. England

Before placing your World Cup bets, make sure to check out our top sportsbook reviews in order to find the site that best fits your needs.


Meet the author

Karl Rasmussen

Karl Rasmussen leverages his journalism degree and passion for sports in his expert coverage of Major League Soccer (MLS) and fantasy leagues. Hailing from Denmark but a longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Karl brings an international perspective to his analysis...

Online Sports Betting may receive compensation if you sign up through our links. Rest assured, we avoid biases and provide honest opinions on sportsbooks. Read more here.