England vs Kosovo Match Info
Date: Tuesday September 10 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: St Mary’s Stadium
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)
England vs Kosovo Head-To-Head Record
No previous matches
England vs Kosovo Stats
- England have played two previous matches in Southampton, winning one and drawing one
- The win was a 2-0 friendly victory against Norway in 2011 and the draw was 2-2 with North Macedonia in a qualifier for Euro 2004
- Kosovo are unbeaten in their last 15 matches
England vs Kosovo Match Preview
England take their 100% record in the qualifying campaign for Euro 2020 to Southampton as they face the continent’s new kids on the block who are making a real name for themselves.
The Three Lions could have done little more than they have so far in Group A, winning three matches out of three by a 14-1 aggregate to seize control of the table even though they have at least one game in hand on all of their rivals.
But regardless of moving this home game from Wembley to the south coast, Gareth Southgate’s side may just encounter their trickiest test so far against a Kosovo team with a great chance of reaching a major tournament at only their second attempt to do so.
The Balkan state, FIFA members only since 2016, are undefeated in their last 15 games. They are second in Group A, a point behind England, and even if they fail to finish in the top two, Kosovo would still have a fine chance of getting to Euro 2020 as they are guaranteed a place in the play-offs for those that fared best in the bottom division of the UEFA Nations League.
Just before England won 4-0 against Bulgaria on Saturday with a Harry Kane hat-trick and a Raheem Sterling goal, Kosovo came from behind to beat the Czech Republic in an important victory for their qualification hopes.
The Dardanians will be full of confidence and relishing the chance to take on England for the first time and while a home win is fully expected, it may not be quite as easy for Southgate’s men as it has been in their opening three fixtures in this group.
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England vs Kosovo Betting Tips
Kosovo +3 on the handicap @ 19/20 with Coral
England to win and under 3.5 goals in the match @ Evens with Coral