England vs Scotland by Isaiah
England didn't manage to get a victory last time out, since the team comes from a goalless draw in Slovenia. They were having much more of the ball possession but couldn't create many chances, while the Slovenians looked to threat more via counter-attacks and actually had decent chances. English side didn't show much except ball control which was meaningless this time.
After this performance, the team remained at the first position with seven points out of three games and still without a goal conceded. That's two points more than Lithuania and Slovenia, meaning that the team remains in a must win situation here in order to seal the qualification as soon as possible, since maybe a bit stronger sides (than second and third at the table), Slovakia and Scotland under performed for now a bit and English side should use it properly.
England should be playing in 4-2-3-1 formation with Sturridge as central striker, plus Walcott, Rooney and Lallana as offensive midfielders. Right back Kyle Walker was forced off in Tottenham's draw against Arsenal last time out and remains doubtful for this game. In case he is not ready, his place should be given to Nathaniel Clyne. Daniel Drinkwater and Fraser Forster both remain sidelined with injuries. Jack Wilshere returns to the squad for the first time since Euro 2016. Wayne Rooney should return in the starting lineup with Dele Alli ruled out with a twisted knee.
Scotland suffered quite disappointing 3:0 defeat away from home against Slovakia last time out, exactly a month ago. It simply wasn't their day, since the team tried hard and had some chances, but still suffered heavy defeat and couldn't do many of positive things on the field. The game itself was close to a balanced one, but the Slovaks were so much more efficient and concrete with the ball to their feet.
Mak brought the home side into the lead in 18th minute, while the second goal from him, back in 56th minute completely ruined the chances for the Scottish team that conceded one more, in 68th minute via Nemec. It was second negative consecutive result in these qualifications, since the team previous took only a point in a home 1:1 game against Lithuania. Together with a victory away to Malta, the team stands only at fourth position, having a point less than second and third placed sides and simply needs points here, even though they know it will be hell of a job.
Scottish side should be playing in 4-3-3 formation with Ritchie, Fletcher and Snodgrass as forwards. Visiting team is under pressure and this could very well be the last match of their manager Gordon Strachan in case the team doesn't impress here.
England are undefeated so far in Group F and are two points clear at the top ahead of their game against Scotland. The team will be looking to get a victory here and to impress, since the coach Gareth Southgate sees it as a opportunity to get a full time job here. Scottish side should also be risking a bit more since they can't be satisfied with their start, so I'll be going with a bit of a surprise here, which would be English side to win, but also at least three goals to be scored.