England face Austria on Wednesday in the first of two friendlies before Euro 2020.
Gareth Southgate has already named his 33-man provisional squad for the summer’s tournament but will have to cut seven players from the list between now and the friendly.
Austria have also qualified for Euro 2020 and manager Franco Foda has already named his squad for the finals.
England’s first game at the tournament will be against Croatia on Sunday 13 June, whilst Austria face North Macedonia in Group C on the same day.
You can expect the Three Lions to be odds on favourites for this match with https://22bet.ng/line/ as they are set to head into Euro 2020 as the bookmakers’ pre-tournament favourites.
Prior to that, here’s our look at England versus Austria:
England have won their last four matches, scoring 13 goals and conceding just one in the process. Three of these were World Cup qualifiers earlier this year.
Austria had been on an eight-match unbeaten streak before being thrashed 0-4 at home by Denmark in their last outing, which was also a World Cup qualifier. They now have four points from their opening three matches in a group that also contains Scotland.
England vice-captain Jordan Henderson has been named in the provisional squad despite being sidelined since February. His manager claims the midfielder is on track to feature at the European Championships.
Harry Maguire picked up an ankle injury earlier this month but is expected to be fully fit in time. Though will likely miss the Austria game. The same goes for Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips.
There are no known players in the Austrian squad carrying injuries or knocks at this time.
England (4-3-3): Jordan Pickford; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Tyrone Mings, Conor Coady; Ben Chilwell; Jude Bellingham, Jack Grealish, James Ward-Prowse; Mason Greenwood, Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho
Austria (4-4-2): Alexander Schlager; Stefan Lainer, Aleksandar Dragovic, Martin Hinteregger, David Alaba; Julian Baumgartlinger, Florian Grillitsch, Xaver Schlager, Christoph Baumgartner; Marko Arnautovic, Saša Kalajdzic
Don’t expect any players from the Manchester City or Chelsea squads to feature as this game comes only four days after the Champions League final. Gareth Southgate will be looking to give his fringe players a run out and probably start with a stronger XI versus Romania on Sunday 6 June.
This game gives the likes of Tyrone Mings, Jude Bellingham and Mason Greenwood to get more international experience under their belt.
Many of the Austrian squad ply their trade in the German Bundesliga. They also have Real Madrid-bound David Alaba and former West Ham United front man Mark Arnautovic.
Expect a lot of rotation and substitutions in this match as the two managers get their respective side’s fitness levels up. That would likely favour the way of goals in the first half prior to lots of disruption with the changes after the break.
The result won’t mean anything to either manager, but you have to fancy England on home soil to outscore the Austrians.
Prediction: England 3-2 Austria