England’s Euro 2020 qualification campaign continues against Kosovo on Tuesday.
Gareth Southgate’s side made it three wins from three on Saturday with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Bulgaria. Harry Kane bagged himself another hat trick with a near post tap in followed by two exquisite penalties – the England skipper is 11/5 to open the scoring and 15/2 to score a hat trick against Kosovo.
Jordan Pickford picked up his second clean sheet in three qualification games, pulling off a number of crucial saves. However, question marks remain over England’s defence. A back four consisting of Trippier, Keane, Maguire and Rose were caused too many problems against a poor Bulgaria outfit. But in the end it was another banana skin avoided and England look in good shape to qualify for next summer’s Euros.
Ranked 120th in the world, Kosovo have, surprisingly, emerged as England’s closest challengers. The minnows, only recognised by FIFA and UEFA three years ago, stunned Czech Republic on Saturday to claim a famous victory and in the process extend their unbeaten run to 15 games.
While there may be few household names within their squad, Kosovo should not be underestimated. This will be England’s toughest test to date in Euro 2020 qualification. The Dardanians have scored in all four qualifying games so far and are 2/1 to get on the scoresheet at St Mary’s.
Southgate will be looking for England to get the job done on the south coast so don’t expect too many changes from Saturday’s side.
Sterling is expected to start and he’s 10/11 to score anytime.
England are as short as 1/10 to bag all three points. The fire power they posses should be too much for Kosovo. But at the other end of the pitch the visitors could cause England a few problems, so backing England and BTTS could provide some added value at 3/1.
The draw is available at 14/1 and Kosovo are a massive 40/1 to cause one of the biggest shocks in international football.