England vs Scotland: History of The Two UK Teams

England is going to play against Scotland in the Euro 2020 match of Group D. This clash is at Wembley Stadium on Friday.

England will try their best to make it two wins from two matches.  They welcome Scotland to Wembley on Friday, June 18th. England opened their Euro 2020 campaign with a 1-0 win over Croatia on Sunday. Also, Scotland suffered a 2-0 defeat against the Czech Republic. However, the long-standing rivalry between the two United Kingdom teams is only bound to make Friday’s encounter a mouthwatering contest.

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England vs Scotland history: England vs Scotland rivalry explained

England vs Scotland is the oldest international fixture in the world. This match was first played in 1872 at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow. The history of the British Isles has led to much rivalry between the nations in many forms. 

There have been countless historic matches between the two nations. Scotland humbled England’s 1966 World Cup winners at Wembley in 1967. Also, Scottish fans ripped up Wembley’s turf after victory in the 1977 Home Championship. However, the footballing rivalry between the two UK teams diminished somewhat since the late 1970s, particularly since the annual fixture stopped in 1989.

 England and Scotland meet in their second game of Euro 2020. The last time these two sides met at a major tournament at the European Championship in 1996. Alan Shearer gave England the lead in the first half in that match. Also, a stunning goal from Paul Gascoigne sealed a 2-0 win for the three lions. It was the group stage encounter.

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Euro 2020 Group D game: England vs Scotland prediction

The three lions earned a narrow 1-0 win over Croatia in their opening game of the tournament. Also, England had control of the game for most periods. On the other hand, Scotland looked not so comfortable, and also they are not at their best against the Czech Republic. They fell to a 2-0 loss on matchday 1. The three lions will enter this game as favorites. Also, our prediction for the contest is a 2-1 win for the Three Lions.

England vs Scotland head to head record

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These two teams have faced each other 114 times. In that, the three lions have won 48 games. Also, Scotland earned 41 victories over the Three Lions. They have played out 25 draws.

Team line-ups

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England possible starting lineup: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Mings, Shaw; Phillips, Rice, Mount; Sterling, Kane, Foden.

Scotland’s possible starting lineup: Marshall; Hendry, Hanley, Tierney; O’Donnell, McTominay, Armstrong, McGinn, Robertson; Dykes, Adams.

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