World Cup 2022 score predictions for England vs USA today

World Cup 2022 score predictions for England vs USA today - Reuters/Paul Childs
World Cup 2022 score predictions for England vs USA today - Reuters/Paul Childs

After an impressive opening victory over Iran, Gareth Southgate's England are one win away from a place in the knockout stages.

They take on the USA this evening (7pm kick-off UK time) knowing three points will secure a place in the last 16.

Harry Kane is fit to start the game following his injury scare against Iran, and Southgate looks likely to select his star striker given his comments in his pre-match press conference.

The England boss was asked if Kane would be in the starting XI, and Southgate replied: "Harry's good. He came through training no problems so yes, it would be a brave decision to leave him out of the starting team!"

The Three Lions have faced USA twice before in major tournaments  – but are yet to win. Their defeat in 1950 still ranks as arguably the biggest World Cup upset of all time and the countries also drew 1-1 in 2010.

Is tonight the night for England to put that record right? Our team of football writers have had a go at predicting the score, and most of them are confident Southgate's side will sweep the US aside and march into the last 16.

Jason Burt

England 3 USA 1

The Americans were disappointing against Wales but will still believe they should have won. Gareth Southgate has warned of their high energy and athleticism and it could be a very physical game. But England are flying and free-scoring.

Oliver Brown

England 1 USA 1

It is asking much of England to sustain the levels they produced against a distracted Iran. Timothy Weah will be difficult to contain.

Matt Law

England 3 USA 0

Tyler Adams said he is more scared of spiders than England. Well I think he should be fearful about tonight’s game because England could blow the United States away.

Jeremy Wilson

England 3 USA 1

More goals and England's encouraging start to the tournament to continue, even if a clean sheet is probably again too much to ask.

Mike McGrath

England 2 USA 0

Gareth Southgate’s team should have enough quality in all departments to get the better of a very talented but young USA team, with their midfielders the key to victory.

Sam Dean

England 2 USA 0

The United States started brightly against Wales but faded after the break. They are an exciting young team but they simply do not have the quality or the strength in depth of England.

James Ducker

England 3 USA 0

I fancy Gareth Southgate’s side to put the US to the sword and wrap up qualification for the last 16 in straightforward fashion.

Thom Gibbs

England 2 USA 1

American fans' favourite chant is "I believe that we will win". I believe that they will not. But it will be tougher for England than Iran.

Tom Morgan

England 2 USA 1

Harry Kane will fancy it tonight, and will score at least one. England are better than the USA in every area, but defensive frailties of late could make for a nervy second half.

Do you agree with our writers' predictions? How do you think England will get on tonight? Let us know in the comments section below