England vs Scotland: Watch FREE Online, Live Stream, Kick-off time, Predictions, Betting Tips, Odds
This is the oldest international rivalry in the world, with the first meeting between these two taking place in 1872, in what FIFA has recognised as the first international football match in history. 4,000 people were in attendance in Glasgow that day to witness the 0-0 draw.
Though the intensity of the rivalry has diminished since the heyday of the 1970s, this is still one of the most emotionally charged games in world football. The last time these two sides met, England were rescued by a stoppage-time equaliser from Harry Kane, securing a 2-2 draw in 2017.
There has been discussion at government level of allowing Scotland fans to attend the game in London. Existing coronavirus restrictions currently prevent free travel across the border, but both Nicola Sturgeon and Boris Johnson's road maps seek to open movement up again prior to this fixture, while the PM is hoping to have at least some fans in attendance at Wembley for this summer's tournament.
When is England vs Scotland?
England's second group match will take place on Friday, June 18.
What time is kick-off?
It will be Friday night fireworks, with the match kicking off at 8pm.
What TV channel is it on?
This one will be broadcast on ITV, with BBC and ITV sharing the rights.
England vs Scotland: Team news
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Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White will replace Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold in England's final 26-member squad for the upcoming European Championship, the team said on Monday.
Alexander-Arnold withdrew from the England squad last week after he suffered a thigh injury during the closing stages of their 1-0 friendly win over Austria on June 2.
White, 23, made his England debut against Austria and was also part of the team which defeated Romania 1-0 in Sunday's final Euro warm-up game.
He was part of coach Gareth Southgate's 33-man provisional squad.
England | Euro 2021 26-man squad - and squad numbers
Goalkeepers: 1 Jordan Pickford (Everton); 13 Dean Henderson (Manchester United), 23 Sam Johnstone (West Brom),
Defenders: 2 Kyle Walker (Manchester City); 3 Luke Shaw (Manchester United); 5 John Stones (Manchester City); 6 Harry Maguire (Manchester United); 12 Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid); 15 Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa); 16 Conor Coady (Wolves); 21 Ben Chilwell (Chelsea); Ben White (Brighton); 24 Reece James (Chelsea)
Midfielders: 4 Declan Rice (West Ham); 8 Jordan Henderson (Liverpool); 14 Kalvin Phillips (Leeds); 19 Mason Mount (Chelsea); 26 Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund)
Forwards: 7 Jack Grealish (Aston Villa); 9 Harry Kane (Tottenham); 10 Raheem Sterling (Manchester City); 11 Marcus Rashford (Manchester United); 17 Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund); 18 Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton); 20 Phil Foden (Manchester City); 25 Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
England vs Scotland: Predictions
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Given this is the oldest international fixture in world football and a game between two of the game’s fiercest rivals, expect plenty of fireworks at Wembley. Scotland have never beaten England in a major international tournament but, then again, this is their first appearance at the highest level since the 1998 World Cup, so they know all about how to throw the record books out of the window.
Steve Clarke’s men qualified for this tournament in the most dramatic fashion, finishing third in Group I behind Belgium and Russia before advancing beyond both Israel and Serbia on penalties in playoff matches made possible thanks to their Uefa Nations League standings.
England, of course, had a much more straightforward route to the finals, finishing top of Group A with seven wins from eight games, with 37 goals scored.
Can England continue their superiority over their noisy neighbours, or will Scotland re-write another part of international football history with a shock win at Wembley?
Scoreline prediction: England 2-0 Scotland
England vs Scotland: Match stats
• England scored more goals (37) than any other nation in a five-team qualifying group, while only Belgium (40) scored more overall, though they played two games extra.
• The Three Lions are unbeaten in their six previous major tournament group stage matches played on home soil.
• This is Scotland’s first major tournament appearance since the 1998 World Cup.
• The Scots haven’t won a major tournament match since beating Switzerland 1-0 during the Euro 96 group stage.
• Harry Kane heads into this summer’s tournament with a World Cup Golden Boot in hand, only the second English player to achieve such a feat alongside Gary Linekar.
• With seven goals, John McGinn was Scotland’s top scorer during qualifying, second only to Russia’s Artem Dzyuba (9). The Aston Villa man was the only Scottish player to score more than once in Group I.
England vs Scotland Betting Odds
England clearly has the greater quality, but it’s whether they can make that count against a Scotland team that will be massively hyped-up for this clash. It could be close.
England To Win Odds
England are the home team, with better players and far more big match experience. They can be backed at 1/3 with bet365* to beat Scotland.
England vs Scotland Draw Odds
Scotland will scrap for everything, so they could well frustrate England. The draw is 19/4 with Mansion Bet.
Scotland To Win Odds
Scotland invariably raise their game when they take on England, so the 10/1 with VBet on a Scotland win could be a big price.
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