Kosovo vs England
Date: Sunday, 17 November 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Fadil Vokrri Stadium (Pristina).
Kosovo are one of the only three teams in Group B to boast of an unbeaten record at home. However, with England arguably the toughest of the lot, the hosts have little or no reason to have their hopes up this weekend.
Kosovo vs England Head to head (h2h)
Their only recent encounter was the reverse fixture of this matchup which England won 5-3.
Kosovo vs England Prediction
Kosovo failed to record back to back wins last week on the road after Czech Republic mustered a stellar comeback to post a 2-1 scorecard. Although the margin of defeat suggests otherwise, it needs saying the hosts were much the worse team in that matchup. The home side registered no more than one shot on target throughout the ninety minutes as opposed to their counterparts who managed eight.
Be that as it may, Kosovo have been faring a lot better in the comforts of their home. The squad are on a two-match winning streak here at the moment, with their most recent victory coming against Montenegro by a 2-0 scoreline.
However, their solid form at home does not guarantee them the bragging rights in this one. Their foes for the weekend will be making the trip to Fadil Vokrri Stadium on the back of a staggering 7-0 win over Montenegro at Wembley. It is also worth mentioning that England have been a tough team to take down, even on the road, and have stumbled just once in their last three outings in the qualifiers.
Furthermore, the guests are sporting the best away record in the cluster as well with six points from a possible nine. The maiden h2h clash two months ago, which witnessed England win by a hefty 5-3 scorecard, certainly speaks volumes on the difference in quality between the two sides as well.
Hence, despite their admirable form at home, Kosovo’s chancing of getting the better of the Three Lions are considerably bleak.
In addition, with three goals to their name, it goes without saying that the England frontline have not been disappointing. Twelve of the thirty-three goals for the guests have come from their trips on the road.
Meanwhile, Kosovo have been consistent in scoring two goals each in their last two games in a running here. With their previous meeting also turning into a high scoring affair, brace yourselves for a goal-scoring frenzy come Sunday.
Kosovo vs England Betting tips
England to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).