England will be looking to take another stride towards World Cup qualification this weekend, as they travel to Andorra. The Three Lions place in Qatar could be assured during this international break, if they win both of the fixtures that they play.
Andorra vs England Odds
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Three Lions On Verge
The World Cup qualification campaign has been all about getting over the line for England, and they are very nearly there. Gareth Southgate’s side have been near faultless to this point, as they have won five of the six games that they have played, with their only disappointing result coming with their draw against Poland in the last fixture. It was a pretty disappointing performance by the EURO runners-up on that occasion, but they did have a lead to defend after Harry Kane smashed home from 30 yards. However, they were made to pay for switching off defensively, as the Poles equalised in the second minute of injury time.
That draw keeps Poland’s chances of catching England at the top of the group alive, but they remain very slim. England have a four point advantage over Albania with four games remaining, and a five point cushion over Poland. It is even more unlikely when you consider that England’s remaining games after this one sees them take on San Marino, Hungary and Albania at Wembley.
Andorra Unlikely To Qualify
Andorra still have a slim chance of qualifying for the World Cup, but realistically it’s unlikely to happen. They have three points after six rounds of fixtures, which sees them sit in fifth overall. Hungary are the next team above them, and they have ten points. Andorra will need to win all of their remaining fixtures to finish in second, which would mean a place in the playoff round. However, their form doesn’t highlight that stands any chance of happening.
Andorra have lost each of their last two games, which includes a 4-0 defeat against England at Wembley. However, they did claim their first win of qualification in their first match of the September international break, as they beat San Marino 2-0 at home. They were beaten 2-1 by Hungary in their last international fixture. That was a decent performance by the Andorrans on the road, but this will be a much bigger challenge against the Three Lions.
Andorra have never picked up a single point against England in the previous fixtures that have been played. All five previous fixtures have been won by the Three Lions, without conceding a single goal. England have scored 20 goals in the five fixtures against Andorra.
Andorra vs England Pick
The head-to-head record highlights the dominance that England have in this fixture, and it is incredible difficult to look past any other result except a heavy success for the Three Lions. Southgate will give chances to some fringe players in this fixture, but it will still be a comfortable 3-0 victory on the road.