England vs Scotland UEFA EURO LIVE Football Score 18 June 2021
England’s Euro 2021 group fixtures
- Sunday June 13: England 1 Croatia 0
- Friday June 18: England vs Scotland, Wembley, ITV, KO 8pm
- Tuesday June 22: England vs Czech Republic, Wembley, ITV, KO 8pm
England continue their pursuit of Euro 2020 glory today in their second group game against old rivals Scotland at Wembley. This is the oldest international rivalry in the world, with the first meeting between the teams taking place in 1872 in what Fifa has recognised as the first international football match in history.
England already have one foot in the round of 16 after victory against Croatia, while Scotland travel to Wembley in need of a result to progress beyond the group stage following a 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic.
The two sides last met in 2017, when a stoppage-time goal from Harry Kane rescued England from the brink of defeat and secured a 2-2 draw. But England will be feeling confident this week as they prepare for their international derby against a Scotland team that squandered many a chance against the Czechs.
There has been discussion at government level of allowing Scotland fans to attend the game in London. Coronavirus restrictions currently prevent free travel across the border, but both Nicola Sturgeon and Boris Johnson’s road maps seek to open movement up again prior to this fixture, while the PM is hoping to have at least some fans in attendance at Wembley for this summer’s tournament.
What’s our prediction?
Rivalry matches are almost always impossible to predict, but contrasting performances in the teams’ tournament openers point to a strong performance from England. Though Scotland’s tenacity was incontestable against the Czechs, an inability to convert their chances could prove fatal, particularly amidst the wealth of attacking options at Southgate’s disposal.
This is the first tournament Scotland have qualified for since the 1998 World Cup, and captain Andy Robertson will be desperate to lead his team back after they stumbled at the first hurdle. But getting a result against an England team packed with quality and playing on home turf at Wembley will be a very big task indeed for the Scots.