Kosovo will be hoping to end with a first-ever qualification at Euro 2020

Date: 10/09/2019
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

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

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.

Head-to-Head

  • 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

Betting Odds

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

England vs Kosovo odds
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