Ace Football previews the Group D match between England and Scotland in Euro 2020 and offers betting tips, the best odds, and form guides.
England is getting ready to clash with Scotland this Friday at Wembley. The match is played as one of 12 games in round 2 of the group stages at the Euro 2020. The Three Lions enter the Euro 2020 as number 4 in the FIFA world rankings, while the visitors are ranked number 44.
Heading into their opening match at the tournament England are highly expected to win their group and dreaming of once again seeing a final at a European Championship. The 1966 World Cup winners hammered their way to a powerful 1st place in qualifying for the Euro 2020 and they are among an elite group considered favorites for the title.
Judging by the prices from the bookmakers it would be a big upset to see Scotland lasting beyond the group stages at the Euros. They did make it out of the group at the Euro 2016 before being sent packing in the round of 16. Failing to book their place directly through the group stages, the Scots sealed a place at the Euros the hard way through playoffs.
Stats and Analysis
England get their Euro 2020 campaign going with whopping stats in their previous 10 internationals. Gareth Southgate’s side averaged 3.9 goals per game, scoring 39 times and conceded a meager 8 goals. That makes an average of 0.8 goals per game, as they pulled off a clean sheet in 6 of the matches.
England managed a tight 1-0 win in their first match, thus getting their Euro 2020 campaign safely underway. While perhaps not convincing it certainly gives them a solid ground to build on.
Stats and facts for England and Scotland.
Fun stats England
- England has won the last 4 matches in a row;
- England has won the last 5 matches in a row at home;
- England has won in the last 8 of 9 matches;
- England has won in the last 6 of 7 matches at home.
Fun stats Scotland
- Scotland has won the last 3 matches in a row;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Scotland’s last 12 of 14 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Scotland’s last 8 matches in the row;
- Scotland conceded in the last 8 of 10 matches.
Three Lions look formidable.
England keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. In their last 3 matches, Southgate’s men managed to win 1-0 against Austria, followed by a 1-0 win against Romania. Their most recent match brought a 1-0 win against Croatia.
Scots out to bounce back at Wembley
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Scotland who have performed more or less according to expectations. In their 3 latest outings, Steve Clarke’s men claimed a 2-2 draw with the Netherlands and went on to beat Luxembourg 1-0. Their latest game produced a 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic.
England v Scotland Fixture History
There was no winner when England and Scotland last faced off, as they ended up sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw on 10 June 2017.
England enter the match against Scotland with a 3-1-0 record in their previous 10 encounters in the European Championship.
Harry Kane arrives at the Euro 2020 very keen to continue the momentum he has built up in his last 6 internationals for England. Scoring 2 goals in half a dozen matches is a decent output. John McGinn has certainly delivered the goods for Scotland is recent matches. Every opponent will have him singled out as a potential threat following the 3 goals he has managed in the previous 6 internationals.