England host Kosovo tonight at St Marys hoping to extend their perfect record in the Euro Qualifying rounds. Kosovo themselves however will be high in confidence following their 2-1 win over the Czech Republic extending their run of form to 14 games without a defeat, however they face an entirely different challenge tonight trying to keep out this young, attacking and in-form England side.
We here at Your Free Bet made it 3 out of 4 correct score predictions and 3 out of 4 correct goalscorers this week and we'll hope to extend that record again.
I'll start by massively contradicting myself in saying that England should not see this task as a walk over, given Kosovo are currently 140th in the Fifa world rankings. They are on a 14 game run without defeat and have picked up points against Czech Republic and Denmark. Here comes the contradiction, i can't see anything other than a very comfortable England win (walk over).
England boss Gareth Southgate indicated that Jadon Sancho will look to start tonight and it seems that Rashford will make place for the inform Borussia Dortmund man who has 3 goals and 3 assist already to his name this campaign in the Bundesliga.
Gareth Southgate has so many players that'll be looking to break their way into his plans tonight and he has already stated that he'll look to freshen his line-up for tonight. That could be in the form of Chilwell for Rose but we fully expect him to stick with Maguire and Keane following their solid defensive display against Bulgaria last time out.
Kosovo boss Bernard Challandes had a very fiery interview and insisted that England will be shocked by how fast and hard Kosovo intend to press. We don't buy that and think if Kosovo do intend to press and that intensity, they'll tire quickly and this exciting England team will find more and more spaces throughout the game and break down the Kosovo defence. Vedat Muriqi has 8 goals in his last 10 appearances for his country and will be looking to extend that run of form tonight, depsite those stats he is still a huge 11/1 to score antyime tonight.