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England vs USA – Bradley’s in-form USA can hold England

| 12.06.2010

The USA will be inspired by the class of 1950 as they look to cause a shock against England when the teams meet in tonight’s Group C match at 7.30pm.

The Americans’ most famous win is their 1-0 victory against England at the 1950 World Cup, and their current squad are now confident of causing another upset.

While the 1950 team was comprised of amateurs, Bob Bradley’s professionals are 6/1 to beat England tonight.

England have the superior head-to-head record between the teams, but the USA have improved considerably since the two sides last met in 2008.

Bradley’s men beat World Cup favourites Spain on the way to the 2009 Confederations Cup final, which they lost to Brazil.

And the USA will enter tonight’s match with England in fine form, having won both their last games against Turkey and Australia.

England have won their last three internationals, but performances have been distinctly unimpressive.

Recent events bode well for the USA, and Bradley’s side look more than capable of at least holding England. The draw is enticingly priced at 3/1.

The dangermen will be familiar to England fans, with Fulham’s Clint Dempsey and former Hull and Everton loan stars Jozy Altidore and Landon Donovan all enjoying excellent Premier League campaigns last season.

Less renowned but also dangerous is striker Edson Buddle, who burst into contention for a starting place with a brace in the 3-1 win against Australia. He is 12/1 to score first against England.

USA will also be confident of repelling English attacks, with AC Milan centre-back Oguchi Onyewu regaining his fitness and Everton’s Tim Howard in good form in goal.

Will England have too much quality? They are 1/2 to beat the USA. See the full England vs USA market.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.