Our prediction for this World Cup 2018 match:
Thanks to Adam Lallana’s goal in the stoppage time England defeated Slovakia in the opening match of their World Cup qualifying campaign. The Three Lions continue where they left in the Euro 2016 qualifiers and they are regarded as hot favourites to pick up all three points from Saturday’s football match against Malta. New coach Gareth Southgate is eager to mark his England debut with a win over Malta and, no doubt, the Three Lions are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in their first home game in the process. Pietro Ghedin’s men were hammered by Scotland (1-5) in their opener and they are unlikely to spoil England’s party at Wembley Stadium. The minnows are on an eleven-game winless run ahead of the trip to London and we predict that they are going to suffer a heavy loss to England on Saturday evening. One of the men to watch in the home team will be Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, who has been scoring goals for fun of late.
Highlighted Player (Wayne Rooney):
Over the years Wayne Rooney has established himself as one of the best English players. “Wazza” was born on 24 October, 1985 and he has played for only two clubs in his senior career. He began his football career at Everton and he scored 15 goals in 67 appearances for the Goodison Park outfit. In 2004 Rooney signed a £25-million-worth deal with Manchester United and he has been playing for the Red Devils ever since. The England attacker won the Champions League trophy with Man Utd in 2008, with the Old Trafford outfit defeating Chelsea on penalties in the title game. The Manchester United attacker has won five Premier League trophies with the English giants (2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2010/2011, 2012/2013), while lifting FA Cup title in the 2015/2016 season. Nonetheless, Rooney, has yet to win a trophy with England national team. The 30-year-old ace failed to impress at the Euro 2016 final as he scored no more than one goal (penalty) at the showpiece tournament in France.
Highlighted Team (England):
One of two oldest national football teams besides Scotland, England have been playing international matches since 1872, but the World Cup title won on home soil in 1966 remain their only major trophy up to date. The Three Lions narrowly missed out on the 1990 World Cup final, losing to Germany on penalties, while they were stopped in quarter-finals on no fewer than five occasions. England twice reached the European Championship semi-finals, in 1968 and 1996, but they have been pretty disappointing at the start of the 21st century, despite boasting arguably the strongest league competition in the world. Sir Bobby Charlton, Jimmy Greaves and Bobby Moore were among players who secured the first major international title, whereas Gary Lineker, David Beckham, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney all played an important role during the modern age. Peter Shilton is the record holder with 125 caps for the national team, while Wayne Rooney surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton as the leading goalscorer in the England national team.