England v USA betting tips: Youngsters get chance to shine
Preview and odds for Sunday’s game
Eddie Jones is likely to name an experimental England line-up this weekend as we pick out some England v USA betting tips.
With 11 English players named in the British and Irish Lions squad to tour South Africa, Jones has an opportunity to blood younger players during summer Tests against the USA and Canada.
Sunday’s clash is live on Channel 4 and kicks off at 2pm.
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Gallagher Premiership champion Joe Marchant is among those keen to secure regular England action by impressing in the summer Tests.
The 24-year-old centre won the Gallagher Premiership with Harlequins recently and the five-cap flyer will now push for selection in England’s two Tests against the USA and Canada, starting with the Twickenham visit of the Americans on Sunday, which England are 1/250 to win.
He said: “I really hope I can push myself into regular inclusion in the future, it’s obviously been a goal of mine since I was a kid to play for England.
“I’ve been lucky enough to play previously and I’ve got five caps now.
“Every game I’ve played I’ve been in and around the squad, I’ve never been the starter, week in and week out, which is obviously what I’d like to be.
“So leading on obviously from a good season with Quins that’s obviously what I’m pushing towards.
“The whole focus leading up to this point was obviously about playing for Quins and making sure we put ourselves in the best foot going forward.
“But for now since I’ve come into camp, we’ve got two games this summer. Hopefully I get an opportunity to show what I can do, and if that’s the case then we’ll see where we go.”
Both sides are 10/11 in the handicap market, with England conceding a 37-point start.
Bath flanker Sam Underhill is fully fit and back in training after concussion.
Quins stars Marcus Smith, Alex Dombrandt and Jack Kenningham joined Marchant in linking up with England after their league-winning exploits.
With 11 players involved in the British and Irish Lions tour this summer, Jones’ experimental squad now contains 23 uncapped players.
Northampton’s Ollie Sleightholme is unavailable for selection after suffering concussion in training.
Jones said: “This is the third and final phase of our selection. We have a squad here full of talent and potential, with 23 uncapped players who have the chance to make their England debut.
“We’ve had two good weeks working and training hard and now we look forward to seeing how far we can go.”
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication