England v Kosovo Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
September 07, 2019
St Mary's Stadium - Euro 2020 Qualifiers
England welcome Kosovo on Tuesday evening, for the fourth game in the European Championship 2020 qualifying campagin. Bernard Challandes' side have a vital game against Czech Republic beforehand, but remain in touching distance of qualification.
The two sides have yet to meet in international competition.
Gareth Southgate may field a stronger side to that which started on Saturday. Harry Kane is expected to lead the side out and Jordan Henderson may get a game in central midfield, although England fans may also see a glimpse of one of James Maddison or Mason Mount in the attacking midfield role.
Challandes is certain to field his strongest side, and has shown in the past his willingness to stick to his 4-2-3-1 formation, suiting star attacking midfielder Bersant Celina. Vedat Muriqi is expected to start up front, with Arijanet Muric retaining his place in goal.
England v Kosovo Predictions and Previews
Gareth Southgate's side are top of their Euro 2020 qualifying group, and will be keen to remain so on Tuesday. England host Kososvo for the first time at St Mary's stadium, who have their own motivation to push for a result.
Bernard Challandes' team are not just in the group to take up space, and have surprised many by claiming third place in the table, ahead of Bulgaria after three games. Kosovo have a young squad with the likes of Milot Rashica, Bersant Celina and Besar Halimi all potential stars in the making. Even so, the side is well regimented and will have no problem dropping deep and looking to hit England on the counter.
The Three Lions are more than comfortable in their position as favourites, but will have to be wary of committing too many men forward in looking to open their opposition up. Southgate has a host of young, eager players at his disposal, all of whom who will be looking to make a name for themselves on the international stage, and will likely look to combine this with the more experienced members of his squad.
By all accounts England should breeze to a win on Tuesday, but significant rotations could disrupt the side's momentum, and Kosovo are by no means to be underestimated.
Mason Mount to score anytime at 15/8
The Chelsea midfielder has had a break-out 14 months, and will look to continue his meteoric rise on Tuesday.
England to win to nil at 4/11
Despite impressing at times Kosovo are unlikely to have enough firepower to overcome England's back line.