Scotland – England Prediction Prediction and Tips for today
Best soccer tips for today FRIENDLY INTERNATIONAL: Scotland – England Prediction Prediction and Tips for today, September 12, 2023.
Football: FRIENDLY INTERNATIONAL
Kick-off: 19:45 Scotland – England
Tip: Under 3.5 Goals
Match Result: 1:3 LOST
Scotland – England Prediction and Preview
- A special night awaits in Glasgow, the site of the first-ever men’s international match, as Scotland and England battle in this ‘150th Anniversary Heritage Match’. The all-time record after 115 prior meetings is surprisingly tight, with Scotland just being edged out (W41, D26, L48), but that won’t phase the Scots this time as they enter this with supreme confidence after winning all five of their European Championship Qualifiers (ECQ) in the run-up.
- That record may well already be enough to secure successive Euro finals appearances, meaning Scotland fans will be keeping a close eye on the events in the Norway vs Georgia contest which will be played simultaneously with this one, as a draw will see their place at Euro 2024 confirmed. Boss Steve Clarke said “the Tartan Army can get excited”, but they’ll need to remain level-headed if they want to claim the bragging rights in this battle of Britain.
- After a rather pedestrian performance in a 1-1 draw against Ukraine, England boss Gareth Southgate will hope to alleviate some of the criticism sent his way with a stronger showing in this special encounter. Granted, England have lost just once across their last 11 internationals (W7, D3, L1), but the persistence to call up some of the perceived ‘old guard’ in the squad over other in-form stars has seen Southgate thrust into the firing line.
- It’s not outside the realms of possibility for things to get worse for England here, as no clean sheets in any of the 15 friendly H2Hs since that historic 0-0 draw in 1872 (W5, D1, L9) suggests bragging rights are certainly not assured. But a run of ten straight wins, eight of which were accompanied by a clean sheet, against any opponent in friendly action should be enough to justify England’s hot favourites status ahead of this clash.
- Key battle: After scoring just once in his first 37 Scotland caps, midfield man Scott McTominay has found the net six times across his last five. He will in part try to keep a lid on England and Arsenal midfielder Declan Rice, who scored his first goal for the Gunners in a win over McTominay’s Manchester United just prior to the international break.
- Hot streak: Scotland have won five straight internationals with 2+ scored goals for the first time since a run of six in 1949!