Securing their spot at next year’s European Championships and heading there as Group A winners, England will make the trip to Kosovo’s Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri on Sunday evening in what will be a signing off party for the Three Lions.
Picking up a 7-0 win over Montenegro in the English capital on Thursday night, Gareth Southgate’s men have landed six victories in their seven qualifying matchups and England have their sights firmly set on making another statement this weekend.
On the flip side, while the Whites may have already secured their spot at EURO 2020, Kosovo are simply looking to put in another rugged display after seeing their Group A dreams go up in smoke on Thursday.
With the two nations putting on an eight-goal thriller when they met at St. Mary’s back in September, Kosovo arguably put in their best qualifying performance despite shipping to an eye-catching 5-3 defeat.
You might be interested to know that Sunday’s guests can be found at 16/5 with Paddy Power to land back-to-back victories and over 3.5 goals out in Pristina this weekend.
Kosovo looking to put heartbreak aside
Despite taking a 1-0 lead out in the Czech Republic on Thursday night, Kosovo’s 2-1 defeat in Plzeň saw their Group A qualifying ambitions come to an abrupt end.
Now sat four points adrift of the Czechs entering their final matchup of the campaign, their spirited performances have seen them gain a long list of admirers from across Europe.
There is no doubt that Bernard Challandes’ men will also take some solace from their continued success on home soil.
Winning back-to-back qualifying matches at the Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri, Kosovo’s attacking showings have also seen them create a string of issues in Group A, including almost giving England a famous shock back in September.
Bagging a trio of goals at St. Mary’s, Kosovo have now found the net in each of their last 14 matches across all competitions, a run that stems back to September 2018.
You might be interested to know that Sunday’s hosts can be found at 8/11 with William Hill to breach England’s defence at some point this weekend.
Harry Kane’s qualifying party continues
Thrashing Montenegro on Thursday night and putting seven past the Group A strugglers, England have really bounced back from their shock defeat against the Czech Republic in some style.
Already landing their spot at EURO 2020 as the Group A winners and with an ever-growing reputation for their lethal showings in the final third, Gareth Southgate’s men have now recorded 33 strikes in their seven qualifying appearances.
One man who has continued to spearhead England’s EURO 2020 charge this year has been their red-hot skipper Harry Kane.
Bagging a first-half hat-trick against Montenegro at Wembley in midweek, the Spurs ace has already recorded 19 goals for club and country since opening the new campaign.
Now the highest-scoring England captain in their illustrious history, the 26-year-old has remarkably bagged 11 Group A strikes in just his seven appearances and leads the overall goalscoring charts.
You might be interested to know that Kane can be found at 9/2 with Paddy Power to bag over 1.5 goals on foreign soil this weekend.