World Cup Preview: England vs USA

World Cup Preview: England vs USA  As another one of the more intriguing matches of Group B, England will take on old friend/foe America. The United States come into the tournament in a bit of flux; mediocre results, poor performances, and a real uncertainty about key positions in the team. Sound like England?

Both teams are expecting to come first and second, and this match will have some pretty significant implications on that side of things. Expect England to come into this match on the back on a win against Iran, while America will hope to take at least one point from the game against Wales.

This is a tough match-up to call, as America do have two things that England dislike; pace on the counter, and athleticism. If England can pressure a weak backline and an uncertain goalkeeping rotation, though, there is no reason why the Three Lions cannot undo the USMNT with relative comfort.

Who will win this tie?

England win. America are decent, but more or less every forward they have is unproven and/or out of form. They come into this with some decent players, but it would be fair to say that American eyes are more focused on building for hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2026. This match will be a big one for their players, especially given how many USMNT players are in the English Premier League.

Still, we cannot see anything other than an England victory. America are simply too uncertain in key positions, and England are pretty lethal against such opposition.