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England v USA World Cup Group B Betting Guide

This second round Group B match between England and the USA on 25 November is set to be an absolute thriller and it will be the third time the two teams have met in the World Cup finals. It may be a little surprising that in past meetings in the World Cup the USA has been a thorn in England’s side. You may think England are the favourites but, surprisingly, they have never beaten the USA in the World Cup, losing 1 – 0 in 1950 and drawing 1 – 1 in 2010. Can England finally put the World Cup curse of the USA to rest and beat them?

Route to the World Cup


England have a fabulous history when playing in the World Cup and going to Qatar will be their 16th appearance in the tournament. World Cup winners in 1966 they have not managed to repeat this achievement since Geoff Hurst scored the only ever hat-trick in a world cup final, when England beat West Germany 4 – 2 after extra time. At the last World Cup of 2018 held in Russia, England managed their joint second-best finish in a World Cup when they ended the competition in 4th place. England also had a 4th place finish in World Cup 1990 held in Italy and have been knocked out in the quarterfinals on six occasions. To qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, England won their qualification group remaining unbeaten.


USA have shown they are no strangers to winning international tournaments recently. In 2021, they won the CONCACAF Gold Cup. During the tournament, they remained unbeaten in the group stage beating Martinique, Haiti and Canada to qualify for the knockout stages. In the knockout stages USA beat Jamaica in the quarterfinals, Qatar in the semi-finals and in the final, they beat Mexico 1 – 0 after extra time. To qualify for the 2022 World Cup, USA won 7, drew 4 and lost 3 games to finish third in their group and obtain the last group qualification place on goal difference.

Current odds at

All your betting needs will be taken care of here at as there are over 250 betting markets available for this game. Take a look to see what opportunities exist to place your wagers, for example predicting the half-time and full-time score. Try a match-combo and select a half-time score with England leading 1 – 0 and then decide the second half will end in favour of USA 1 – 2, giving you odds at 119/1. Alternatively, choose England to lead 1 – 0 at half-time and an England 2 – 1 full-time win to receive odds at 27/1. Another match-combo offer can let you decide England will score in both halves at a price of 38/25, whereas if you choose for USA to score in both halves the odds are currently 27/5. At present, there are odds of 33/50 for England to win, 11/4 or a draw and 43/10 on a USA victory. Keep checking the odds at as they are likely to move in or out in the run up and during the World Cup.


This is a game England will not want to lose, as they have never beaten the USA in a World Cup match. A loss in 1950 was followed by a draw in 2010 that led to USA winning their group stage and England being knocked out in the second round by Germany. USA narrowly lost to Ghana in the second round after extra time. England may be favourites but either team can win this match in a fascinating group that includes Iran and Wales. Keep posted with for a magnitude of betting markets available in Group B, including for England v USA.


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