England to rotate against Kosovo
England have made things look easy so far in their Euro 2020 qualifiers but will they find Kosovo a harder nut to crack? Have a read of our preview here:
A stroll in the park
Although they have only played three games it is already looking like getting to the finals of Euro 2020 is but a formality for Gareth Southgate’s men. For a side that often makes qualifying look easy, no one will be getting carried away but 14 goals in three games without conceding and on maximum points suggests that there is little to worry about.
Group A in which England are situated, doesn’t present the Three Lions with much of a challenge in which case, Gareth Southgate should take the opportunity to give some of the fringe players a chance to get a taste of meaningful international football.
Friendlies have their place but when qualification is on the line, albeit one that is unlikely to cause England problems, then the players will benefit far more from the experience.
Harry Kane leads the line as well as the side with the captain showing an example by netting a hat-trick against Bulgaria in what was a dominant performance from the team on Saturday. With Kosovo looking a lot stronger than many would expect, the Three Lions need to be cautious but should still give a chance to those waiting eagerly to take it.
Time for Maddison
With Chris Sutton stating that James Maddison is the best English midfielder in the Premier League, it is surely time that he got his chance to prove it on the biggest stage.
He has started the season well domestically with Leicester City and is in the top 10 best key passers in the top flight this season. He deserves his chance and Gareth Southgate could also bring Aaron Wan-Bissaka and even Mason Mount.
The luxury for England is that they have a number of players able to contribute with Jadon Sancho, Joe Gomez and the returning Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also available to come into the lineup.
Don’t be surprised to see a number of changes for this against a side that have given their nation hope of making it to their first major finals.
England v Kosovo betting tip
This one should be comfortable for England even though Kosovo have been really impressive in the group so far. The Three Lions will have to be wary but it is likely they will find their form and so backing there to be over 3.5 goals at odds of 11/10 is a fair shout here.