England face their second big test in a week on Tuesday when they take on Brazil at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s squad has been heavily depleted due to injury and there have been a number of call-ups from England’s successful U20 World Cup winning squad from earlier on this year. It gives Southgate plenty to experiment with ahead of next summer’s World Cup.
Germany travelled to Wembley on Friday and the young England side came away with a creditable 0-0 draw, however the defence was rarely tested by the opposition. It seems unlikely that this will happen again when they take on the likes of Neymar and Gabriel Jesus on Tuesday.
Brazil, meanwhile, overcame Japan in Lille on Friday afternoon after scoring three goals in the first half, courtesy of a Neymar penalty and strikes from Marcelo and Gabriel Jesus. It was a comfortable victory for the Brazilian team who are playing with flair and are justifying their favourites tag ahead of next summer’s World Cup.
England vs. Brazil Predictions
This will be a much sterner test of England’s credentials as Brazil are unlikely to play at the ponderous pace that Southgate’s side are accustomed to. Brazil to win and both teams to score could be a good bet here.
England vs. Brazil Betting Tips
Head to Head
- England are unbeaten in their previous five matches, with four wins and a draw.
- The Three Lions haven’t lost at Wembley since March 2016.
- Brazil have lost just one of their last eight games, a 1-0 defeat to Argentina in June.
England Team News
Gary Cahill could return to the side after missing the draw with Germany on Friday evening. He reported for international duty late last week and is likely to return to the starting line-up and might even wear the captain’s armband.
Phil Jones is definitely out with a thigh injury, but there could be debuts handed out to a number of young players including Dominic Solanke and Lewis Cook.
Confirmed Squad: Tammy Abraham, Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Lewis Cook, Jack Cork, Eric Dier, Joe Gomez, Angus Gunn, Joe Hart, Michael Keane, Jesse Lingard, Jake Livermore, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Harry Maguire, Jordan Pickford, Marcus Rashford, Danny Rose, Dominic Solanke, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Jamie Vardy, Kyle Walker, Ashley Young
Brazil Team News
Philippe Coutinho could return to action, having missed Friday’s victory over Japan and the previous three Liverpool games. Alisson and Cassio played a half in goal each against Japan, meaning that Ederson is likely to play at Wembley, while Casemiro and Fernandinho might be rested after playing all of Friday’s game.
Confirmed Squad: Alisson, Ederson, Cassio, Dani Alves, Danilo, Marcelo, Alex Sandro, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Jemerson, Casemiro, Paulinho, Fernandinho, Renato Augusto, Giuliano, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Diego, Douglas Costa, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar, Diego Souza, Taison