Scotland and England meet at Hampden Park on Tuesday what is anything but a friendly, and we can expect an extremely well-contested game between the two rivals.
Scotland will approach the game on a high – they’re on the verge of qualifying for Euro 2024 thanks to five straight wins in Group A, including wins against Spain at Hampden Park, and Norway on their travels – and Steve Clarke’s men could be facing England at the perfect time.
England have no qualification worries for Euro 2024, but their 1-1 draw at Ukraine was underwhelming and there are once again some tactical questions for Gareth Southgate to answer after the inclusion of Jordan Henderson in midfield and James Maddison on the left flank didn’t work, with England spluttering in attack and appearing disjointed.
Changes appear likely – it’s possible that Levi Colwill and Phil Foden could get starts, this might be an opportune time to look at Eddie Nektiah, and Aaron Ramsdale, Callum Wilson and Eberechi Eze didn’t get off the bench in Poland – but it’s possible that England may not be as fluent as the Scots, who put Cyprus away in style and will be looking to take a big scalp here.
Scotland v England
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Channel 4 HD
(Maximum 10 matches)
JUN 2021 EURO 2020 England 0-0 Scotland
JUN 2017 WORLD CUP QUALIFYING Scotland 2-2 England
NOV 2016 WORLD CUP QUALIFYING England 3-0 Scotland
NOV 2014 FRIENDLY Scotland 1-3 England
AUG 2013 FRIENDLY England 3-2 Scotland
NOV 1999 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFF England 0-1 Scotland
NOV 1999 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFF Scotland 0-2 England
JUN 1996 EURO 1996 Scotland 0-2 England
MAY 1989 FRIENDLY Scotland 0-2 England
The hosts are benefitting from Scott McTominay, John McGinn and Billy Gilmour showing their best in midfield whilst Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney provide real quality on the flanks in what’s now a settled and well-drilled unit.
The difference in squad depth between the two sides is clear – and goes a long way to making England
with starsports.bet for victory, but it’s possible that we won’t see the visitors at their best here and Gareth Southgate has more questions hanging over his starting line-up than home manager Steve Clarke, who’s likely to play close to a first-choice side.
There might be less between the two sides than the odds suggest, which was the case when they met at Wembley during Euro 2020 and Scotland more than held their own in a 0-0 draw, and 13/5 on the two sides being level again could be the value in this contest.
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