England vs Scotland UEFA EURO LIVE Football Score 18 June 2021
England and Scotland meet tonight at Wembley in a repeat of their famous Euro ‘96 fixture 25 years ago, with both sides looking for a key win. Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions kicked off Group D with a 1-0 win over Croatia thanks to a Raheem Sterling goal, leaving them as favourites to finish top of the table.
As for Scotland, Steve Clarke’s men are up against it after losing their opening game 2-0 to the Czech Republic, with one of Patrick Schick’s two goals coming from inside his own half. That defeat means Scotland realistically need a result against the Auld Enemey to stand a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages, but England are odds-on for three points here.
There were plenty of positives aside from the result, though, with Kalvin Phillips excelling in the middle of the park and Sterling finding the back of the net despite his inconsistent form for Manchester City last term.
Gareth Southgate’s side will now be eyeing a second successive win at Euro 2020, which would take the pressure off ahead of their final Group D fixture against the Czech Republic on June 22.
England have actually now been victorious in their last seven matches in all competitions, conceding just once during that run, and the fact that Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho did not even make the bench against Croatia is an indication of the strength present in the current squad.
The Three Lions, who have not made it past the quarter-finals of the European Championship since reaching the final four in 1996, are unbeaten in their last four games with Scotland, although the two nations played out a 2-2 draw when they last locked horns in 2017 during qualification for the 2018 World Cup.