Kosovo will be hoping to end with a first-ever qualification at Euro 2020
Time: 20:45 CET
Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium
Unfortunately for Kosovo, England are swotting away opponents with ease at the moment. It would be a major upset if the Three Lions did not win in this clash.
England Team News
It's matchday – and the #ThreeLions are back on the road!
— England (@England) September 10, 2019
Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jesse Lingard are both unavailable. But, Gareth Southgate has no fresh injury concerns from their 4-0 win over Bulgaria last Saturday. Jadon Sancho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold could all come in for Marcus Rashford, Ross Barkley and Kieran Trippier.
England predicted line-up: Pickford; Alexander-Arnold, Keane, Maguire, Rose; Rice, Henderson, Barkley; Sancho, Sterling, Kane.
Kosovo Team News
Group Leaders. 1️⃣
Unbeaten in 15 matches. 1️⃣5️⃣
— Kosovan Football 🇽🇰 (@kosovanfooty_EN) September 7, 2019
Kosovo boss Bernard Challandes has no fresh injury issues for their Group A clash with England. He could name the same XI that started the 2-1 win over the Czech Republic.
Kosovo defeated Sofia 3-2, and followed that with a 2-1 comeback over Czech Republic, to go clear in second place of the group and also make it 15 consecutive games unbeaten.
Kosovo predicted line-up: Muric; Vojvoda, Rhahmani, Aliti, Hadergjonaj; Voca, Halimi; Zhegrova, Celina, Rashani; Muriqi.
- It will be the first meeting between the nations, with FIFA only officially recognising Kosovo in January 2014 after years of campaigning from the Balkan country
- England’s third match in Southampton (W1 D1)
- Kosovo are 15 matches unbeaten
Kosovo are likely to put up a fight against the Three Lions, but they lack the quality and experience of Southgate’s men. With the forwards buzzing following the weekend’s thrashing and the defence still standing firm, another comfortable win is on the cards.
Prediction: England 3 – 1 Kosovo