England head into Friday’s Euro 2020 encounter with Scotland looking to make a dream two from two start against UK rivals Scotland.
Gareth Southgate’s team came through their opening match against FIFA World Cup finalists Croatia with a 1-0 victory courtesy of a goal from Raheem Sterling.
Scotland didn’t have quite the same start to the season as they went down 2-0 to the Czech Republic, leaving them rooted to the bottom of Group D.
England could set themselves up nicely by winning tonight and taking the pressure off for their final Group match against the Czech Republic on June 22.
The Three Lions are looking for their first taste of international glory since winning the World Cup in 1966.
Their barren recent form in the Euro Championship hasn’t seen them make it past the quarter-finals since 1996 despite having what was widely considered as a Golden Generation featuring David Beckham, Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand, amongst others.
They are, however, unbeaten in their last four matches against Scotland and will be expecting to get the job done despite their fierce rivalry!
What time does England vs Scotland start?
The game kicks off at 9pm SAST at the Wembley Stadium.
England vs Scotland team news
Kalvin Phillips and Kieran Trippier should retain their places in the England team after their highly praised performances against Croatia.
Harry Maguire is still fighting for full fitness and this could see Tyrone Mings retain his spot in the heart of the defense.
Harry Kane will start up front, but it will be interesting who gets the nod between Mason Mount and Phil Foden.
For Scotland, Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney is suffering with a calf problem, but could return to the side.
Scott McTominay, Stuart Armstrong and John McGinn are all expected to start in midfield while Che Adams may come in to lead the attack.
England vs Scotland head to head
These sides have played 4 games against each other.
England are supreme, winning three times and the final encounter ending in a draw.
England vs Scotland current form
The hosts come into the game on the back of a stellar seven-match winning streak.
Scotland on the other hand have only won twice in their last 7, drawing thrice and losing another two.
England vs Scotland prediction
With all the pressure on England to win and their previous unblemished record against Scotland, the odds are in their favour of them coming out on top in this encounter.
GAMES – FIXTURES FOR FRIDAY 18 JUNE 2021