Both sides suffered defeat in their opening group games of the World Cup, but the Three Lions had more to be optimistic about following a dynamic display against Italy.
"I think England played a good game against Italy," Tabarez is quoted as saying by FourFourTwo. "In fact, we have discussed in part of our planning the data we have collected there.
"This is a team that has a lot of attacking quality and has very good players. They have four players who play very fast and capable of scoring, with an attitude of playing very direct.
"And a very pragmatic organiser of big game experience and full force in Gerrard, with a defence that is very important in the team attack and all that was showed in the game against Italy."
England round off their group stage campaign with a match against Costa Rica next week.