England and Kosovo face at St. Mary’s Stadium, in a match for this phase of the Qualification for the European Championship (Qualifying Round). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, since they have never met before. Kosovo has considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
After 3 wins, the home team is currently in 1st position, with 9 points won. In the last match, they won by (4-0) at home against Bulgaria, after in the previous match, they won by (1-5) away with Montenegro. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with 25 goals scored and 14 suffered; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 30 goals scored and 8 suffered. In its last 10 home games England records 8 wins and 2 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In the last 14 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 3 of his 7 goals between minutes (46′ ‑ 60 ‘).
England comes to this motivated match, after a 4-0 victory at home against Bulgaria: Kane scored a hattrick and Sterling scored the last goal. Therefore, the home team seems to be going through a good time, with several victories in the last games. The home team generally acts in a 4-3-3, favoring rapid transitions. For that, you can count on the speed of Rashford and Sterling. Keep in mind that one of England’s best players is Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
After 2 wins and 2 draws, the visiting team is currently in 2nd position, with 8 points won. In the last match, they won by (2‑1) at home against the Czech Republic, after in the previous match, they won by (2‑3) away with Bulgaria. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 27 games he has 3 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 14 goals scored and 15 suffered; against 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in his stadium, with 25 goals scored and 23 suffered. In the last 7 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Kosovo won 3, drew 3 and lost 1. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered at least one goal in each of the last 4 games, but his attack has scored regularly, as he scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 games for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: he opened the scoring in 9 of his last 12 games, of these 9 he came to the break in advantage in 7 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 6.
Kosovo arrives motivated to this match, after a 2-1 victory at home, against the Czech Republic: Muriqi and Vojvoda scored the goals of the comeback, allowing their team to conquer the victory. Thus, the visitor formation seems to be going through a good moment, with two consecutive victories. The visiting team generally acts in a 4-3-3, favoring rapid transitions. For that you can count on the speed of Rashani and Zhegrova. Keep in mind that the selection of Kosovar is a team that has some limitations.