Our prediction for this Euro 2020 match:
As expected, England rolled over Bulgaria 4-0 at their Wembley Stadium to retain top position in Group A. The Three Lions, though, do not want to stop now and they will be looking to keep their 100% record in the Euro 2020 qualifiers intact when they take on Kosovo in London. Harry Kane, who scored a hat-trick in the victory over Bulgaria, is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders.
The visitors, on the other hand, showed character in a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Kosovo, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Tuesday’s football match against England. Gareth Southgate’s troops are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we predict that they are going to give fans yet another reason for celebration. Yet another man to watch in the home team will be Man City ace Raheem Sterling.
Highlighted Player (Jamie Vardy):
Spending his early career playing no-league football, Jamie Vardy made the headlines when he joined Leicester City in a £1 million deal in 2012, but little did he know that he would go on to become a genuine Premier League star just three years later.
The experienced forward helped the Foxes gain promotion to the elite division and then score more than 20 goals as they mounted an unlikely title bid, earning worldwide acclaim as well as a place in the England squad. Vardy went on to score his first two goals for the Three Lions in March 2016 friendlies, with his back-heel goal against Germany in Berlin seeing him instantly become a fans’ favourite.
Over the years, Vardy has earned a reputation as a striker who never gives up and can be a real menace for opposition defenders, but his excellent goalscoring record and good link-up play are enough to suggest he can be described as a mix of old-style pacey forwards and modern strikers.
Highlighted Team (Kosovo):
Despite the fact that a number of countries have yet to recognize Kosovo, they have been participating in the World Cup qualifiers September 5, 2016. Kosovo did well to hold Finland to a 1-1 draw in their opener, but they were outclassed by Croatia (0-6) in their second group game.
Albert Bunjaki’s men have slim chances of qualifying for the showpiece tournament in Russia, but, no doubt, they will use qualifying matches to gain a much-needed experience. Kosovo recorded their biggest win over Monaco on April 22, 2006, but they were not a member of FIFA back then. The Kosovo national football team played their first ever international friendly against Haiti in March 2014 and the match ended in a goalless draw.
Kosovo footballers wear blue shirts and black shorts when playing at home, while they play in yellow shirts and yellow shorts when facing their rivals on the road. Albert Bunjaku, who played for the likes of Nurnberg and Kaiserslautern in the past, is the team’s most notable player.