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England v Scotland Preview, Odds & Prediction

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England got their Euro 2020 campaign off to a perfect start on Sunday afternoon after beating Croatia 1-0 at Wembley Stadium. After a goalless first half, a 57th minute goal from Raheem Sterling was enough for the Three Lions to take away all three points in what was a solid display from Gareth Southgate’s side.

Unfortunately, Scotland were unable to produce a similar result to their rivals when they played their first fixture at a major tournament for 23 years against the Czech Republic on Monday afternoon. Steve Clarke’s side did show a lot of enthusiasm and attacking threat but two goals from Bayer Leverkusen’s Patrik Schick sealed the win for the away side.

Friday evening brings us a match featuring one of the biggest rivalries in football as England host Scotland at Wembley. A win for the hosts should all but guarantee progression into the knockout stages of the tournament but also make Scotland’s chances of making it through to the last 16 slim at best.

Below, you’ll find match information, how to watch the game, betting odds and a match prediction from WhichBookie.com.

England v Scotland Facts & Stats

  • England & Scotland have played each other more than any other nation with their first meeting being in 1872
  • Scotland have never beaten England in a major tournament
  • Scotland last won a match in a major tournament when they beat Switzerland 1-0 in the group stage of Euro 96.
  •  Scotland’s John McGinn scored the second most goals during qualifying, finding the net a total of seven times.
  • The last meeting between these two sides finished 2-2 with Leigh Griffiths finding the net twice in the final three minutes only for the score to be leveled by an injury time equaliser from Harry Kane.

What is England v Scotland?

England v Scotland takes place at Wembley Stadium on Friday 18th June.

What Time Is Kick-Off?

The match is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm UK time.

Is England v Scotland on TV?

Yes. You can watch England v Scotland live on ITV.

England v Scotland Betting Odds

  • England: 1/3
  • Draw: 9/2
  • Scotland: 10/1

Match Prediction

Despite being the bookies strong favourites for the win, England can’t take their foot off the gas as Scotland showed a lot of attacking threat against the Czech Republic despite not being able to find the net in that game. 

It’s hard to see Scotland winning this game as England will most likely attempt to retain as much of the ball as possible to limit the chances Scotland will get. We’re expecting a similar display from England as they showed against Croatia and if they perform how they did in the first 20 minutes of that match, we could see an early lead from Southgate’s men. If so, they should be able to hold onto the lead and head into their final match in a very strong position in the group.

Predicted Result: England 2-0

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