Gareth Southgate will be glad to get back in the dugout after a difficult few days off the pitch for England as the Three Lions return to action against Denmark tonight.
Can they make it two wins on the bounce in the Nations League to end the international week on a high?
Here are our latest Nations League betting tips as the international week concludes this evening…
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The Southampton man’s main contribution in an England shirt in his three caps to date might still be that controversial ‘scuffing’ incident in Reykjavik.
However, Gareth Southgate clearly rates the Saints star’s calm head in the middle of the park, and as we’ve seen at Premier League level, he’s only ever one free-kick away from a game-changing moment.
JWP is still waiting to break his duck at international level.
Don’t rule him out from seizing on a set piece opportunity if one presents itself tonight.
The unfortunate timing of these Nations League opening double headers suggests tonight might not exactly see a classic served up in Copenhagen.
That was in evidence in the performance levels in the drab 1-0 win in Iceland, a game that only came to life in added-on time.
Southgate will be expecting to see more signs of life here. With a few fringe players trying to force themselves into the England manager’s thoughts ahead of next summer’s Euros, you might just be able to hit the snooze button until the second half should Southgate start to shuffle the pack.
In any case, with the start of the 2020/21 season surely at the back of players’ minds, this seems likely to be a low-key affair all round.
The Danes boast plenty of physical presence that could prove problematic for an England defence that looks decidedly makeshift in nature.
6ft 5in Andreas Cornelius and 6ft 4in Yussuf Poulsen aren’t necessarily the most prolific of strikers, but they can create their fair share of chaos in the penalty area. England will need to be switched on if this proves to be a game of corners.
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