STAR PREVIEW England v USA


first_imgTonight may well be all about Wayne Rooney’s last game for England – or how many Cabinet ministers quit before you read this (the figure is three at the time of writing) – but the England and USA teams that take to the pitch tonight are likely to be focused on the future.Gareth Southgate already has a young team, and with a crunch clash against Croatia coming, it’s likely more changes will be made to an already young side. This is a big chance for new faces and we could see Brighton centre-back Lewis Dunk and Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson make debuts whilst it’s fairly likely that we shall see Jadon Sancho for an extended amount of time after a brilliant season for Dortmund so far.Along with Sancho, we could see Ben Chilwell, who has impressed in the early stages of his England career, Liverpool defender Joe Gomez, and club team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold.The USA are also looking to the future. New coach Dave Sarachan has focused hard on bringing in younger players.17 players in the USA squad are 23 or younger and 19 have 10 or fewer caps, although they are not without promise given that they’ve avoided defeat in seven of their ten friendlies since the World Cup. Three of those results are 1-1 draws with France and Portugal, whilst a 1-0 victory at home to Mexico reads well.England v USAInternational Friendly, 20:00Live on Sky Sports Main Event HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)JUN 2010 WORLD CUP England 1-1 USAMAY 2008 FRIENDLY England 2-0 USAMAY 2005 FRIENDLY USA 1-2 EnglandSEP 1994 FRIENDLY England 2-0 USAJUN 1993 FRIENDLY USA 2-0 EnglandJUN 1985 FRIENDLY USA 0-5 EnglandMAY 1964 FRIENDLY USA 0-10 EnglandMAY 1959 FRIENDLY USA 1-8 EnglandJUN 1953 FRIENDLY USA 3-6 EnglandThe brilliant Christian Pulisic, who is just as impressive as Sancho is for Dortmund, will obviously be a key star but this game could struggle to get going with many changes expected and this might not be the time to smash into England. The USA are 8/11 with a two-goal start and that should give us a good run for our money.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK USA +2 5 points at 8/11 with starsports.bet PROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 179.59 points(not including Premier League ante-post, or cricket)last_img

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