England’s last two Euro 2020 qualifiers
England go into their last two qualifying matches knowing that one win will guarantee top spot of the group and only need one point from the two matches to qualify. They first face Montenegro at home which is followed by an away match at Kosovo. Montenegro at home should be an easy match to win for them without too many problems. The match against Kosovo might be a little more testing, however, by then they could already be guaranteed top spot and not need to worry about it too much.
There was some trouble in the England team after the feisty game between Liverpool and Manchester City on the weekend where Sterling and Gomez clashed on the pitch. This led to a confrontation in the England camp when Sterling went up to Gomez and asked him if he “thought he was a big man” and grabbed him by the throat. The had to be separated and Jordan Henderson had to be the mediator between the two. The two players made up and put the argument behind them, but Southgate decided to drop Sterling from the squad for the match against Montenegro.
England lost their first qualifier in 10 years in the last round of international matches against the Czech Republic but apart from that they have won all their matches. This is going to be England’s men’s national team 1000th game which will be highlighted by the legacy numbers on player's shirts.
England will most probably dominate this match and win it with ease at home. In the last match the two teams played against each other, England won 1-5 comfortably and were only tested in the first 20 minutes. Barkley, Heaton, and Delph have all pulled out through injury and Sterling will also not be in contention for this match.
Predicted line up: Pickford, Alexander-Arnold, Maguire, Stones, Rose, Rice, Henderson, Mount, Sancho, Rashford, Kane.
Predicted result: England 4-0 Montenegro.