England vs USA betting preview
World Cup odds – England vs USA
England open their 2010 World cup campaign with a tough game against a very solid USA side on June 12th. Understandably England will go into this game as favourites 4/7 with Bet 365. England have been in great form throughout the qualification process winning all but one of their games meaning confidence is likely to be sky-high. The previous time these two met was in May 2008 at Wembley where England strolled to a 2-0 victory in a forgettable friendly. However, being an end of season friendly, it is likely that both teams were not at their strongest and the result will have little bearing on the outcome in South Africa.
England certainly seem to have the stronger side on paper with much greater strength in depth. Players such as Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard are superstars in the world of football and will provide a massive threat to the USA defence. As well as their attacking threat England have a solid back-line which don’t concede many goals. However, there have been some issues with the goalkeeping position and it is still unknown who will play in goal for them in South Africa. One of either David James or Robert Green is most likely. Both these keepers have been prone to errors on the international stage and this could mean USA have a good chance of snatching a goal. 5/4 is available with William Hill on both teams to score which could be good value given the attacking threat and goalkeeping weaknesses of England.
USA are available at 11/2 with SKYBET and William Hill which shows they do have a chance of taking something out of this game. They have players such as Clint Dempsey and all-time leading goal scorer Landon Donovan who are experienced forwards and have the ability to test England’s defensive credentials. They had a decent qualifying campaign however did suffer defeats to Mexico and Costa Rica. In order to stand any chance against England they will have to be in top-form.
The draw is available at 3/1 with SKYBET which may offer value. The first games in these major tournaments always seem fairly cagey and I expect this one to be no different. They are clearly the two strongest teams in the group and neither will want to give their rival the upper-hand, USA especially would be more than satisfied with a draw. However, each team has players capable of scoring goals out of nothing so a 0-0 looks unlikely. I feel that this game will be tight with England ultimately coming out on top with a 1 goal advantage.
England vs USA betting tips
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