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Why Scotland vs England will be one of the best games
Jun 17, 2021, 3:40:00 AM

Why Scotland vs England will be one of the best games

With a British duel between Scotland and England set for the 18th of June, this will be one of the best games of the event since it’s a big rivalry. England is heavily favoured but an upset is possible for the Scots.

The two rival nations will play against each other at Wembley Stadium on the 19th of June. There will be a home stadium advantage for England but you can expect many players on the Scottish side to be familiar with English stadiums. 

Players to watch is an interesting topic since both teams are filled with talent. For Scotland, you can always rely on someone like Andy Robertson who plays as a full-back who can also contribute to the offence. He will be the main man for Scotland since he can orchestrate what happens during the game. 

On the other hand, England will have a bevy of stars who can take over the game. However, Harry Kane will be the player to watch for the Three Lions since he had a lacklustre performance from their 1-0 win over Croatia. He wants to bounce back since he’s the captain and top striker.

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Why England is the favourite

For almost every aspect of the sport, England is the better team compared to Scotland. The forward line is skewed in England’s favour and that should not be surprising. With the likes of Kane, Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden, you should favour England with how they’ve played at a high level for their clubs and now, their country.

Kane himself is motivated to prove himself after a bad game. He also made sure to observe Scotland’s game against the Czech Republic to scout their opponents. 

‘To be honest I thought Scotland played quite well’, Kane said. ‘They had a few chances - the Czech keeper made some great saves and obviously they scored one from 50-yards, which changed the game a little bit’.

Can Scotland pull off an upset?

It’s possible that the Scots can pull off an upset. They are very familiar with their opponents since they always face each other in the Premier League and they usually play against each other during scrimmages.

Sterling also talked about both teams’ mindsets heading into the big rivalry game. He said, ‘Of course, there is history but at the same time, in football you can't get too drawn into the history, you have got to be focused on the task ahead and the task ahead is to get three points’.

It will be interesting to see how Scotland will perform after a big 0-2 loss to Patrik Schick and the CR squad. Steve Clarke and the rest of the coaching staff will be under pressure to make adjustments for the England match. Hopefully, both teams can give the fans their best possible performances at Wembley Stadium.

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Words: Cholo Martin

Image: PA