The second round of World Cup 2022 group stage matches kicks off on Friday. Have you heard the USMNT play?
Of course yes. The United States are a significant disadvantage for England after the Three Lions destroyed Iran to open their World Cup campaign. A loss will likely destroy the United States’ chances of advancing. The result is necessary. Can they get it?
8 a.m. ET Friday FS1
After what we saw on Sunday, it’s hard to have much confidence in Qatar. Ecuador dominated the match and deservedly won. Senegal are already without Sadio Mane and look set to be without midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate. He is a big part of Senegal’s midfield. But even without Mane and Kouyate, Senegal should have enough to knock the Qataris out of the knockout stages and play a crucial game against Ecuador on Tuesday.
11 a.m. ET Friday, Fox
The Dutch took over 80 minutes to score against Senegal before adding a second at good cost. With the way the first round of group matches played out, both of these teams could settle for a draw and remain tied for first and in control of their respective routes to the knockout stage. We’re going to the draw. But if you’re feeling brave, the draw and under advantage might be worth the risk.
2 p.m. ET Friday, Fox
Play this game with your head, not your heart. England are deserved -175 favorites after their performance against Iran. If you want to bet on USA, we recommend placing a combined bet on USA win and draw at +135. Keep in mind that a draw is a very good result for the USMNT, especially if Wales don’t beat Iran. As you can see from the odds, England is the safer bet here and would effectively end the United States’ chances of advancing. If you want to be optimistic, it is better to secure yourself with this combination bet than with a single result.