December 29, 2021 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Southgate's men have scored most of their goals after the break in recent matches, and Al Hain-Cole expects more late action in Andorra la Vella
England look set to get back to winning ways when they travel to the Estadi Nacional to take on Andorra in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier.
After four wins from their opening four Group I matches, the Three Lions were held to a 1-1 draw away in Poland last time out.
Andorra vs England latest odds
Having won all five of their previous encounters against this opposition – scoring 20 goals and conceding none – England are overwhelming 1/50 (1.02) favourites with bet365 to return to form by coming out on top in Andorra la Vella.
Koldo Alvarez’s Andorra are actually unbeaten in their last two home games but remain huge 40/1 (41.00) outsiders to pull off a shock victory against the Euro 2020 runners-up, or priced at 16/1 (17.00) to even earn a point.
Andorra vs England team news
Moi San Nicolas, Albert Alavedra and Marcio Vieira are all unavailable due to suspension for the home side, meaning 41-year-old captain Ildefons Lima is likely to start in the centre of defence.
Reece James and Kalvin Phillips have both withdrawn from the squad due to injury, with Ben Chilwell and James Ward-Prowse called up in their place.
Andorra vs England preview
While they eventually ran out comfortable 4-0 winners in the reverse encounter, Gareth Southgate’s side were made to work for that result by their underdog opponents.
Indeed, the scoreline remained at just 1-0 until the 72nd minute, when Harry Kane eventually doubled the advantage from the penalty spot.
This has been quite a recurring theme for England, who have scored just two of their last 12 goals in World Cup qualifiers before half-time.
It is likely to be a similar story against the Tricolors, who have only let in seven first-half goals in their last 10 fixtures but conceded 19 times in the second 45 during that run.
Andorra vs England tips & predictions
With Andorra set to dig in and frustrate an opponent that has one eye on the upcoming game against Hungary, odds of 10/11 (1.91) look like solid value on the majority of goalmouth action not taking place until after the break for the fourth encounter in five between these sides.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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