Albania vs England, World Cup 2022 qualifier: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

Telegraph SportFri, 26 March 2021, 1:14 pm

Albania vs England, World Cup qualifying: What time is kick-off , what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction? - GETTY IMAGES
Albania vs England, World Cup qualifying: What time is kick-off , what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction? – GETTY IMAGES

What is it?

England’s second of three World Cup qualifiers during this international break. Gareth Southgate’s side face Albania at the Arena Kombëtare stadium in Tirana.

When is it?

The game is on Sunday, March 28.

What time is kick-off?

The match gets underway at 5pm GMT.

What TV channel is it on?

Live coverage is on ITV1 and ITV1 HD. Alternatively, you can bookmark this page and return on Sunday to follow all the action in our dedicated live blog.

What is the team news?

Captain Harry Kane is likely to return to the starting line-up after being rested for the 5-0 win over San Marino.

Harry Maguire and Declan Rice are also expected to play while Luke Shaw could replace Ben Chilwell in the starting XI.

What are they saying?

Southgate said following the win over San Marino: “Of course it’s not the level of game that is going to dictate how well we can do in the summer,” Southgate said of the win against San Marino.

“It’s not the right level of comparable but you’ve got to respect the game that’s in front of you and approach it in the right way.

“And within that, it was an opportunity to work attacking patterns and it was an opportunity to produce consistent habits that need to happen in every single game.

“So, there are things we’ve taken from it, from the training in the week, which beds through to the next couple of games as well.

“But also individuals who’ve given good performances that can be very pleased with their evening’s work.

“So, we managed to keep freshness in the team, which was very important for the three games this week.”

What are the odds?

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Albania – 10/1

England – 2/7

Draw – 4/1

What’s our prediction?

After an emphatic display against San Marino, those pushing for a place in the England squad for this summer’s Euros will want another chance to impress against Albania.

Expect Kane to start and get on the scoresheet as he continues his bid to overtake Wayne Rooney as England’s all-time record goalscorer.

Verdict: Albania 0 England 4

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