Our football match prediction:
There will be fireworks when Scotland and England face each other at Hampden Park in the Group F derby. Scotland sit in fourth place in the standings ahead of the visit of England, but a win over the Three Lions could see them overtake Slovakia in second position in Group F. The Scotts desperately needed a win over Slovenia in their last qualifying match and they managed to get one, but beating star-studded England is easier said than done. Gareth Southgate’s men managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their five qualifying games and the visitors will be looking to build on a 2-0 win over Lithuania when they face Scotland in Glasgow. Harry Kane won the Premier League Golden Boot for the 2016/2017 season and we predict that the Tottenham Hotspur attacker is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition back-line in Saturday’s football game.
Highlighted Player (Chris Martin):
Chris Martin is a powerful striker who was eligible to play for either England or Scotland national team. His father was born in Glasgow, but Martin played four games for England U19 team. However, in May 2014 he was called in the senior Scotland squad and he made his debut in a 2-2 draw with Nigeria. Chris Martin netted his first goal for the Scotland national team in a 6-0 win over Gibraltar in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. The 185-cm-tall attacker plays for Derby County, but he began his senior career at Norwich City. He played 102 league games for the Canaries and he scored 25 goals for the club during his seven-year spell at Carrow Road. It has to be noted that he played for the likes of Luton Town, Crystal Palace, Swindon Town on loan before joining Derby County in 2013. Martin is well known for his brilliant aerial skills and he often scores headers. The Scottish footballer scored 14 goals for the Rams in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign.
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.