Euro 2020 Finals encounter, with England taking on Scotland on Friday the 18th of June, 2021, at Wembley Stadium.

England debuted in the tournament at home (Wembley) on Saturday, against Croatia, the finalists of the last World Cup in Russia, three years ago. The game stayed at 0-0 until the 57th minute, when Sterling scored what proved to be the only goal of the match. England’s current form reads; WWWWW. Being already on three points and hosting the theoretically weakest team in the group, 



means that this is England’s golden chance to pretty much secure their presence in the last 16 of the competition, if not more than half-secure the top spot in the group table. Coach Gareth Southgate chose a 4-3-3 formation against Croatia the other day, with Kane, Sterling and Foden up front.








You could say that Scotland are already with their back against the wall. They lost 0-2 to Czechia on their debut, in the theoretically least difficult game in the group, given that their other two rivals are England and Croatia. Even the fact that they lost by two goals (without scoring) was – further – bad news for them, limiting their chances of being one of the four best 4th-placed teams, IF they manage to finish third. Their current form reads; LWDWD. 



Coach Steve Clarke played a 3-5-2 formation against Czechia the other day, with Christie and Dykes up front. Truth is, Scotland had numerous attempts, several even on goal, but the moments they really worried Czechia’s goalkeeper were few. There was quantity in the attempts, but not really quality. All in all, it felt like the Scots… wanted it, 101%, but just… couldn’t. Against England, they will need to outdo themselves if they are to avoid defeat.

England and Scotland go a long-long-long way back, having played their first game against each other 149 years ago(!!!), in November 1872 (0-0). In 114 matches the English have 48W, 25D and 41L. On home soil, the Three Lions have 27W, 11D and 18L. Interestingly, they have met just once before in Euro finals, it was in 1996, in England, a group stage game which the hosts won 2-0.

A 2-0 victory for England is predicted at full-time.
Date: Friday, 18th of June, 2021.
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Kick-off time: 21:00 (GMT+2).




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