England - Scotland, Euro 2020 preview and prediction

The second round of the Euro 2020 group stage has already started and in Group D we have a clash between England and Scotland. In the first round, England achieved a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Croatia, while Scotland's 0-2 defeat to the Czech Republic in the first leg could be decisive for the English team. We will take a look at both teams and, as usual, share our predictions for the match.


Raheem Sterling, the player who scored the only goal in the match against Croatia, which was England's first win not only in this championship but also in the history of the English national team in opening matches in general. And yes, you got it right - the England team has never won its first game in the group stage in the entire history of the European Championships, which does seem incredible. With this victory, the English team has extended its winning streak in international competitions to 7.

As for the game against Croatia, although the result doesn't look spectacular, in the big picture, England looked really good. Calvin Phillips had a great game, Raheem Sterling, who has not had the best season at Manchester City, rehabilitated himself with a goal, and overall there were more positives in the team's play than the glaring mistakes.

A win against Scotland would virtually guarantee England first place in the group and a relatively weaker opponent in the next round. England have conceded just 1 goal in their last 7 games, so with a defence at least similar to the one we saw against Croatia, it will be very difficult for the Scots to score and England are seen as the clear favourites to win for good reason.



While we pointed out that there is no lack of positivity in the English team's game, the situation is a bit more complicated when it comes to the Scottish team. In the last 8 games played, the team has only 2 wins: a 4-0 win over the Faroe Islands and a 1-0 defeat against Luxembourg. Although there was no favourite in the opening game against the Czech Republic and the chances were evenly matched, the Scots missed their chances and conceded 2 beautiful goals from Patrik Schick. One of the goals came from the halfway line and will no doubt be one of the most beautiful goals of the tournament.

For the Scots, this is the first European Football Championship since 1996, when they managed to beat England in the group stage. The Scottish team will try to do the same in this tournament, but looking at both the recent form of the teams and the individual skill of the players, it is clear that it will take a miracle for the Scots to get even a draw.

Predicted team line-ups:

England (4-2-3-1): Jordan Pickford, Kieran Trippier, John Stones, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane;

Scotland (3-5-2): David Marshall, Jack Hendry, Grant Hanley, Kieran Tierney, James Forrest, John McGinn, Scott McTominay, Stuart Armstrong, Andrew Robertson, Lyndon Dykes, Che Adams.


We will definitely see a fierce battle between the two teams, with a lot of opposition, so there will be a fight for every inch of the court. We may see more fouls and yellow cards than we have seen in previous matches. Realistically, the English team is much more capable than the Scots at the moment, so barring any major surprises we could see a comfortable 2-0 or 3-0 victory for England.

England -1, 2,1 kof., betsafe

If you're interested in following all the reviews we put up, you can find them here here .We also recommend you visit our Facebook page Serious Bets

TOP Bookmakers for football betting