Big Game Focus: England v Kosovo


England host Kosovo in Euro 2020 qualifying at St Mary’s aiming to continue their winning streak and dominance of Group A. The Three Lions have won all three of their games so far. Kosovo have also been impressive too, sitting second in the group with two wins and two defeats from four games so far. Here’s the Big Game Focus. Bet on the game here. 

It’s been plain sailing in Euro 2020 qualifying for England, who’ve won all their three matches and sit at the top of Group A. Gareth Southgate’s men will be hoping to make it four wins from four when they host Kosovo at St Mary’s. The Three Lions hammered Bulgaria 4-0 on Saturday, inspired by a Harry Kane hat-trick. They have also scored 14 goals in three matches.

Kosovo are in a terrific run of form. They are unbeaten in 15 games and comfortably sit second in Group A behind their Tuesday hosts. Back-to-back victories over Bulgaria and the Czech Republic have left Bernard Challandes‘ side in a confident mood. Can they continue with their good form?

Betting preview

The Three Lions have been winners in the first half in their last three matches in Euro 2020 qualifiers. They have won the first half in four of their last five matches. Therefore, you can back a Home Win in the First Half at odds of 1.45

Kosovo have scored in their last five matches in all competitions. In those five matches, they have failed to keep a clean sheet. The away side has also scored in their last four matches. England have scored in their last six matches, with both teams finding the net in three of those matches. For that reason, you can back Both Teams to Score at odds of 2.35.

Raheem Sterling scored in England’s last match against Bulgaria. He’s also found the back of the net in England’s last three matches in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. You can back Raheem Sterling as Anytime Goalscorer at odds of 1.85. 

Team news

Manchester United duo Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jesse Lingard withdrew from the squad due to illness. James Maddison will be hoping to start while Trent Alexander-Arnold could be preferred to Kieran Trippier at right-back.

Kosovo have a clean bill of health ahead of their trip to the South Coast.

Possible line-ups

England: Pickford, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Maguire, Rose, Henderson, Mount, Barkley, Rashford, Sterling, Kane.

Kosovo: Muric, Vojvoda, Rhahmani, Aliti, Hadergjonaj, Voca, Halimi, Zhegrova, Celina, Rashani, Muriqi.