It’s a battle of neighbors as England (ENG) lock horns with Scotland (SCO) in an all-British clash in Group D. Raheem Sterling scored in the second half to help the Three Lions register three points in their tournament opener. Meanwhile, Scotland lost to the Czech Republic but put up a fighting display in front of home fans. The last time both sides met, Harry Kane scored an injury-time equalizer.
Harry Maguire is available for selection after being sidelined since early May. The centre-back’s Manchester United teammate Luke Shaw is likely to make it to the playing eleven. England boss Gareth Southgate could also hand Reece James and Jack Grealish their European Championships debut. The presence of more attacking-minded players could help Kane play with more freedom.
Scotland head coach Steve Clarke would have been disappointed after his team failed to score against the Czech Republic despite 19 attempts on goal. It might force him to rope in Che Adams for Ryan Christie or Lyndon Dykes, who missed a couple of chances against the Czechs. John McGinn and Andy Robertson will remain the key figures in the attacking department.
ENG won: 48
SCO won: 41
Top Five Fantasy Points scorers (last match)
ENG: R Sterling (11.5 pts), K Phillips (10.5 pts), J Stones (9.5 pts), T Mings (9.5 pts), K Trippier (9.5 pts)
SCO: D Marshall (4 pts), S McTominay (4 pts), L Cooper (4 pts), G Hanley (3.5 pts), J McGinn (3 pts)
Stats & Facts
- K Phillips (MID) had an assist and completed 31 passes against Croatia in the Euro 2020 Group D match
- R Sterling (FOR) & R Fraser (MID) picked up an assist in the 2-2 draw between England and Scotland in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers
- L Cooper (DEF) completed 63 passes against the Czech Republic in the Euro 2020 Group D match
- K Tierney (DEF) grabbed three assists against Faroe Islands in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers
ENG (possible): J Pickford; R James, J Stones, T Mings, L Shaw; K Phillips, D Rice, M Mount; R Sterling, H Kane, J Grealish
SCO (possible): D Marshall; Hendry, G Hanley, K Tierney; Forrest, S McTominay, S McGinn, McGregor, A Robertson; C Adams, L Dykes
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