Thu, Nov 10, 2:48pm by Staff Writer
One of the most anticipated matches of this weekend’s Euro qualifying will be the UK derby between England and Scotland.
While the rivalry is a long and intense one, Gareth Southgate’s England side is the short-money favourite to take the points and the Group F lead with a win at Wembley on Friday local time. (Saturday am AEDT)
Southgate has two games remaining as interim manager and a strong showing against Scotland could be all he needs to be formally appointed to the permanent post.
Scotland can still finish second in the group and advance to the next round, but a fourth-round loss in England may spell the end for Gordon Strachan and his under-performing team.
England captain Wayne Rooney is in line for a recall to the starting line-up with favoured forward Harry Kane under an injury cloud.
Manchester United’s big-money signing Paul Pogba will lead a confident French line-up for their Group A encounter against Sweden.
France share the group lead with Sweden, but coach Didier Deschamps has strengthened the side with the recall of Juventus left-back Patrice Evra.
Sweden, meanwhile, will be without key fullbacks Mikael Lustig and Martin Olsson were ruled with injuries.
Group C-leading Germany are unbackable for their match at San Marino.
Despite the side being without the likes of midfielders Tony Kroos and Julian Brandt, defender Jerome Boateng and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Germany are paying just $1.01 for a win and a whopping $41 for a loss in Friday’s match, with $21 for a draw.
The Czech Republic are narrow favourites to leapfrog Norway into fourth place with their first win of Group C.
The Euro qualifiers get underway at 6.45 am Saturday AEST.
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