The loss of the Home Nations has been a big blow to international football and therefore the England v Scotland clash on Friday night in the World Cup 2018 qualifiers is being looked forward to with great anticipation by the two camps as it ignites the old rivalry.
The two old sparring partners will square off for a big three points on their respective quests to try and reach Russia 2018 and it is England who are in the driving seat at the moment in the group with seven points from three games. But after their slip in a 0-0 draw with Slovenia last time out, questions have been asked.
England have looked a bit lifeless in a pretty easy qualification group again, so the pressure is on boss Gareth Southgate to not slip up in this Wembley fixture. England will have to try and keep their cool and call on their reserves of creativity to try and break down the Scots who will no doubt turn up and try to sit back for most of the game. So the challenge will be for the Three Lions to break them down. When the two came together for a friendly in November 2014, England put a 3-1 win on the board.
That’s three goals that England have scored in their last two games against Scotland, but back in the 2000 European Championship qualifiers, Scotland did take a win at Wembley over the English. How they would love a repeat of that because that would put them level on points with their rivals. That would be a pretty big coup for them to head back north of the border with. But with England having lost just one of their last seven against the Scottish (W6) the Three Lions are strong favourites.
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