England vs Australia:
Date: Friday, 27th May 2016,
Venue: Stadium of Light (Sunderland).
England will look to pass their second litmus test after beating Turkey last weekend thanks to goals from Kane and Vardy, this weekend they face Australia as they travel the road to Euro 2016.
The Three Lions seem to have a good team now filled with youngsters like Kane, Rashford, John Stones, Sterling. Hodgson will try to test the handful of young players he has at his disposal. England are in a good form, they have won 2 of the last 3 matches played within the last 2 months, they have lost 1 at home, won 1 at home and won 1 away. Their attacking power in the last 3 games have an average ratio of 2 goals per game.
Australia have a huge task in this game as they look to give many players as possible playing time to assess their team having won 2 out of their 2 games within the last 3 months, but my place of interest is in their GOAL SCORING FORM, they have scored 12 GOALS in the last 2 matches and conceded only 1 goal. They have also scored at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 games. They have lost only 1 game in their last 8.
England: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Hart – Cahill, Smalling, Walker, Rose – Drinkwater, Dier – Sterling, Alli, Barkley – Kane.
Australia: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Ryan – Wilkinson, Behich, Wright, Smith – Jedinak, McKay, Luongo, Rogic – Kruse, Juric.
England vs Australia: Head to Head
Both teams haven’t played a lot games against each other, they have played only twice in 1991 and 2003.
The last game ended in 3-1 victory for Australia while England won their first game, making the head-to-head 1-1 from 2 matches.
England vs Australia: Prediction
It’s difficult to predict clear winners in this game although Australia are on winning streak, but England’s recent form and team spirit shows they are equal to the task.
I think there is a 90% chance of the game to see 3 or more goals considering the goal scoring form of both teams involved.