Kick-off: 1945, 10/09/2019
Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium
Kosovo will arrive in Southampton on a 15-match unbeaten run but England are expected to put an end to that impressive record in their Euro 2020 qualifier.
The Three Lions have been outstanding in Group A so far, picking up maximum points from three matches, with 14 goals scored and just one conceded.
We’re backing Gareth Southgate’s side to win 3-0 at 4/1 for our first England vs Kosovo prediction.
A Look At England’s Betting Odds
Having opened with a 5-0 demolition of the Czech Republic and a 5-1 romp in Montenegro back in March, England picked up where they left off when brushing aside Bulgaria 4-0 at Wembley.
The Three Lions were just 1-0 ahead at the interval on Saturday after a tame first period, but cut loose in the second half, as Harry Kane completed a hat-trick.
Raheem Sterling was also superb, setting up the important opening goal and later netting himself, helping to give us three successful selections on the match, including a 6/1 correct score pay-out.
Southgate commented: “I think it improved as the game went on, we didn’t need to over-complicate things really.”
The hosts have become clinically efficient in qualifying for major tournaments and should again do the business here.
Kane is an obvious favourite to net first, but Sterling could also have had a treble versus Bulgaria and 23/2 for him to break the deadlock in a 3-0 triumph takes the eye from the England vs Kosovo odds.
A Look At Kosovo’s Betting Odds
Kosovo cruised through a weak Nations League pool last year and have carried that momentum into this campaign.
After starting out steadily with a couple of draws, they grabbed a stoppage-time winner when prevailing 3-2 in Bulgaria over the summer.
However, Bernard Challandes celebrated his most notable triumph to date when edging out the Czech Republic 2-1 in Pristina on Saturday.
Despite being hampered by injury problems and going behind early on, Kosovo hit back through goals from Vedat Muriqi and Mergim Vojvoda.
This is clearly a solid outfit on the crest of a wave, but we just fear they lack top-quality individuals and will have their limitations exposed by an elite-level team like England.
It should be noted that they needed two goal-line clearances and an inspired display by Nottingham Forest keeper Arijanet Muric to hold on against the Czechs.
Kane believes the Three Lions must “press better” here, but added: “We are full of confidence and feeling good, so hopefully we can start well, get ahead and try to finish it off like we did on Saturday.”
Let’s finish off our England vs Kosovo betting tips by taking 2/1 for the hosts to be 1-0 up at half-time again.
ENGLAND 4-0 Bulgaria – Kane (3), Sterling
KOSOVO 2-1 Czech Republic – Muriqi, Vojvoda
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