IT’S COMING HOME!!
Sorry, that was a little 2018, let alone 1996…
But England fans have every right to be positive about their team’s chance of success over the next couple of years.
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is 20 months away, and Southgate’s Lions have made a perfect start to an underwhelming qualifying group.
Wins over San Marino and Albania – shock horror – sees them top their group ahead of the third instalment this Wednesday against Poland.
Poland have taken four points from matches against Andorra and Hungary, and will be visiting Wembley Stadium without their talisman Robert Lewandowski.
Which nation will trot home from this international break with their Group I unbeaten records still intact?
Keep reading to find out our top Odds Pick and Long Shot.
|Fixture||England v Poland|
|Date||Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 19:45|
|Where||Wembley Stadium, London|
|How to Watch||Live on ITV|
Our Top Pick – England/England HT/FT – 10/11 at bet365
England have only lost to Poland once in 19 meetings, and you have to scroll back to 1973 to find that solitary 2-0 loss.
The Three Lions have dominated this fixture historically and have also bagged a first-half opener in eight of their last nine meetings.
England have dominated this fixture on home soil winning the last seven on the spin, averaging close to 4 goals a game over the last 10.
The omission of Robert Lewandowski due to a knee injury will be a huge loss for Poland, with England defenders now eyeing up a third consecutive clean sheet over this break.
Our Long Shot – Mason Mount to score first – 15/2 with 888sport
Mason Mount has either scored or assisted in England’s last three matches.
Not bad for a player who many were calling a “teachers pet” pick a few months back…
The 22-year-old is now one of the first names on Southgate’s team sheet and his adaptability to play in a number of roles also suits the national manager’s plans.
England will be expecting to add to their good record against Poland, and Mount should get chances in the final third.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.