Scotland vs England: TV channel, free stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

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The Three Lions will travel north of the border to take on their rivals at Hampden Park on Saturday as qualification for the World Cup resumes

England and Scotland will renew acquaintances in World Cup qualification on Saturday when they clash at Hampden Park.

The Three Lions were 3-0 victors when the two countries met at Wembley last year and currently sit top of Group F with 13 points from five matches, four ahead of second-place Slovakia.

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Scotland, meanwhile, lie fourth on seven points and are fighting to keep their hopes of reaching Russia 2018 alive heading into the second half of the qualification campaign.

Game Scotland vs England
Date Saturday, June 10
Time 17:00 GMT, 12:00 ET

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


John Stones England World Cup qualifying

In the UK, the match will be available to watch live and for free on television on ITV as well as on Sky Sports 1 and 5. It can also be streamed for free on the ITV Player and by Sky subscribers on Sky Go.

UK TV channel Online stream
ITV / Sky Sports 1 & 5 ITV Player / Sky Go

In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on FS2 and by stream via Fox Soccer 2Go.

US TV channel Online stream
FS2 Fox Soccer 2Go

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Scotland players
Goalkeepers Gordon, Hamilton, Marshall
Defenders Anya, Berra, Kingsley, Martin, Mulgrew, Reynolds, Robertson, Tierney
Midfielders Armstrong, Bannan, Brown, Cairney, Fletcher, Forrest, Fraser, McArthur, Morrison, Snodgrass
Forwards Griffiths, Martin, Naismith

Scotland cut Steven Fletcher, Jamie Murphy, John McGinn, Kenny McLean and Jack Hamilton from their initial squad but Hamilton was called back up after goalkeeper Allan McGregor dropped out due to a thumb injury.

Hearts stopper Hamilton is one of three uncapped players in Gordon Strachan's group along with Aberdeen defender Mark Reynolds and Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser.

Potential starting XI: Gordon; Tierney, Martin, Mulgrew, Robertson; McArthur, Brown; Forrest, Armstrong, Snodgrass; Griffiths.

Position England players
Goalkeepers Hart, Forster, Butland, Heaton
Defenders Cahill, Smalling, Walker, Jones, Stones, Bertrand, Cresswell, Gibson, Trippier
Midfielders Lallana, Sterling, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Dele, Dier, Lingard, Livermore
Forwards Defoe, Kane, Vardy, Rashford

Ben Gibson and Kieran Trippier are looking to win their first caps for England, who have Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Rose, Jordan Henderson and Ross Barkley among their absentees.

Adam Lallana is likely to start in central midfield as a result of Henderson's unavailability, though Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dele Alli could also fill in there as well as relative newcomer Jake Livermore.

Potential starting XI: Hart; Walker, Cahill, Stones, Bertrand; Lallana, Dier, Dele; Lingard, Kane, Sterling.


BETTING & GAME ODDS


Chris Martin Scotland World Cup qualifying

England are 8/11 favourites to win at Hampden Park, according to Oddschecker, with Scotland priced at 9/2 and the draw available at 13/5.

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Harry Kane is the 15/4 favourite to score first, with Jermain Defoe rated at 17/4 and Leigh Griffiths the top choice for the hosts at 9/1.


GAME PREVIEW


Kyle Walker England World Cup qualifying

England are yet to concede a goal in qualification for the World Cup finals in 2018 and their passage to a place at the tournament in Russia looks fairly secure.

Gareth Southgate's men have already played Slovakia and Slovenia, their two main rivals in Group F, away from home and once they have taken on Scotland on Saturday, only Lithuania and Malta are on the fixture list at venues other than Wembley.

Dealing another blow to the beleaguered Gordon Strachan, then, would give Southgate plenty of breathing room and an opportunity to take a few more risks in the remaining games as he looks to build around the young talent at his disposal.

The squad currently looks light on midfielders, especially with Jordan Henderson sidelined, but the defensive record is good and there are goals to be had between Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford.

The problem for Southgate is that his team looks designed to play at speed on the counter-attack, but the nature of the challenge they face in qualification - against weaker sides than themselves - does not allow him to set up to play that way.

So the England manager must complete this task and then ask his team to play somewhat differently in Russia, where they are not yet ready to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Germany, Spain and Brazil.

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