England will be looking to make it two wins from two matches at this summer’s European Championship when they welcome Scotland to Wembley on Friday night for a mouthwatering contest. The England team known as The Three Lions opened their 2020 Euro campaign with a solid 1-0 win over Croatia on Sunday, with the former Liverpool player Raheem Sterling as the only scorer. Scotland lost to Czech Republic in a game that had no favorite going into the game.
There were plenty of positives aside from the result, though, with Kalvin Phillips, Leeds, excelling in the middle of the park and Sterling finding the back of the net despite his inconsistent form for Manchester City last term. With Phil Foden and Harry Kane complimenting Sterling in the attack it will be fitting to see who scores the next goal at the Euro 2020.
England have actually now been victorious in their last seven matches in all competitions, conceding just once during that run. The Three Lions, who have not made it past the quarter-finals of the European Championship since reaching the final four in 1996, are unbeaten in their last four games with Scotland, although the two nations played out a 2-2 draw when they last locked horns in 2017 during qualification for the 2018 World Cup. Last Euro in 2016 the Three Lions lost to Iceland in the 1/8 knock-out match. So a win against Croatia in the first match could be a sign of good things to come.
There is not firm pressure on England to pick up a win on Friday, but the same cannot be said for Scotland, who are in a tough position due to their disappointing two-goal defeat to Czech Republic on Monday with Patrik Schick being the thorn in their sides. The Bayer Leverkusen attacker scored a stunning long-range effort from the middle of the field to make it 2-0 early in the second half, and Clarke’s team just could not respond at Hampden Park.
The Scots will unquestionably be fired up to take on their rivals on Friday evening, but it remains to be seen whether they have enough quality across the park to upset an England side that might actually be wary of topping the section, considering that Portugal, France or Germany could be waiting in the round of 16.
With that in mind let’s get to the Pick of the Game:
Bet Builder: England Win – Under 4 Goals – Both Teams to Score NO @+125. I advise the bet without the under 4 goals as well in case your bookie don’t have the bet builder.