Tip England - USA
England had an impressive win over Spain in their last game but by the time this friendly against the USA is completed, they may be out of the UEFA Nations League if the Spaniards can win in Croatia. The young English side put on a great display in Spain, though their opponents could have defended a lot better. Now England have to keep the momentum going in this home friendly and they have few injury worries for this match. They are on a three-game unbeaten run and should have enough in the tank to make it four. Who knows, Wayne Rooney might even get a goal for them when he comes on as a late substitute.
The USA didn't qualify for the 2018 World Cup and are having a poor second-half to the calendar year. They have only won one of their last six games with the other five resulting in three defeats and two draws. Their most recent match was a 1-1 draw with Peru, conceding an 86th minute equalizer. Before that they were beaten 4-2 at home by Colombia who were knocked out of the World Cup by England on penalties. They led that game 2-1 with 37 minutes to go but then conceded three goals. The USA have failed to win any of their last five away matches with only two wins in the last ten. This looks booked for a home win.
Key points England - USA
England have won seven of their last nine games against the USA.
England are unbeaten in their last three games.
The USA have only won one of their last six games.
Conclusion England - USA
England continue to put on promising displays and have to keep the momentum going here. This game is overshadowed by the appearance of Wayne Rooney, though that shouldn't put the English side off the job in hand. They take on a USA side that are having a poor year and don't have a great defence. Their away form is poor and England can keep up their impressive record against the American side with a home win.
England USA Prediction published on November 12, 2018