England vs Poland predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of World Cup qualifier tonight

England host Poland at Wembley in the third 2022 World Cup qualifier for both nations.

So far it’s the Three Lions who have been flawless, winning twice and keeping clean sheets against both San Marino and Albania so far, though neither side have presented too much of a challenge to Gareth Southgate’s team.

Poland dropped points in a draw with Hungary, before beating Andorra with ease – but the loss of star forward and record goalscorer Robert Lewandowski will be a big blow for their hopes here on Wednesday.

Southgate has rotated his squad this week in the hopes of having players fit and fresh for this match, comfortably the biggest challenge England will face in the qualifying group. A win here will put the Three Lions in a very strong position to top the group and reach the finals in Qatar, even though it’s only three matches in.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

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When is the match?

The game kicks off at Wembley at 7:45pm BST on Wednesday, 31 March.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on ITV, while viewers can also stream the match via the ITV Hub.

What is the team news?

Southgate confirmed that Mason Mount is fit and ready as needed, meaning England have a full squad to choose from – though Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka have already been sent home injured earlier in the week. Only goalkeeper Nick Pope has played all 180 minutes of the two games so far this international break.

Poland are without striker Robert Lewandowski, who has a knee injury and will be sidelined for a month. Third-choice goalkeeper and young defender Kamil Piatkowski have both tested positive for coronavirus and will be unavailable.

Predicted line-ups

ENG – Pope, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Chilwell, Phillips, Rice, Mount, Sterling, Kane, Foden

POL – Szczesny, Bereszynski, Bednarek, Glik, Szymanski, Rybus, Krychowiak, Zielinski, Jozwiak, Milik, Piatek

Odds

England – 31/100

Draw – 51/10

Poland – 25/2

Prediction

It will be far from one-sided, but the Three Lions should have enough to emerge triumphant if the attacking intent is present in their game. England 2-0 Poland.

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