England will take a break from their EURO 2024 qualifying campaign on Friday, as they play an international friendly against Australia at Wembley. The Three Lions have been in excellent recent form, and they will be looking to continue their winning momentum ahead of the start of the EUROs next summer.
International Friendly Preview
England’s run to the EUROs next summer continues on Friday, as they play host to Australia at Wembley in an international friendly. The Three Lions have performed well throughout their qualification campaign, and they already hold a six-point advantage over Italy with three games remaining.
Their spot in next summer’s showpiece could be assured on Tuesday evening when Italy travel to Wembley. England have been in fine form throughout 2023 since their early exit at the hands of France at the 2022 World Cup. The Three Lions are unbeaten in their last six internationals, with one of their standout performances coming during the last international break, as they controlled proceedings before deservedly landing a 3-1 success in Glasgow against Scotland.
Australia still have a month to go before their preparations for World Cup qualification step up a gear, and they have two standout friendlies in London to look ahead to during this international break. However, they will be looking to get back on track after a number of underwhelming performances since defying expectations to reach the round of 16 at the World Cup.
Australia are winless in their last three international matches, and they have already suffered defeats against Ecuador and Argentina in 2023. They at least avoided a third straight defeat last month, as they secured a famous 2-2 draw in the United States against Mexico.
England vs Australia Head to Head
England have won four of their seven international matches that they have played against Australia, which includes a 2-1 success in the latest fixture in May 2016. Australia’s only win against England came in the form of a 3-1 victory in 2003 on the night when Wayne Rooney made his Three Lions debut.
England vs Australia Prediction
England’s excellent record in this fixture is very challenging to overlook, as is their recent form on the field since the World Cup. The Three Lions will likely rotate their starting eleven for this friendly clash with the Italy game looming, but even England’s second-string should have enough quality to land victory over the Aussies by at least three goals.
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