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England will be aiming to make it three wins from three when they welcome Poland to Wembley for Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier.
The Three Lions are two points clear of the guests after two matches, having beaten San Marino and Albania in their opening two matches.
Unbeaten in their last 16 meetings with this opposition, they are 3/10 (1.30) favourites with bet365 to open up a five-point gap by coming out on top here.
Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka were both sent back to their clubs prior to the Albania game, having failed to recover from minor injuries sustained before the international break.
Robert Lewndowski has returned to Bayern Munich after picking up a knee injury in Saturday’s win over Andorra, while third-choice goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski is also unavailable after testing positive for COVID-19.
As their captain, all-time record appearance maker and top scorer, Lewandowski’s absence can hardly be overstated for the Eagles.
Having managed a fairly modest three goals at home to Andorra even with the Bayern Munich striker up front for over an hour, it is hard to see them putting too much pressure on Nick Pope’s record of six clean sheets in six international appearances in the home goal.
What’s more, they seem unlikely to have much success in keeping Harry Kane and Co. quiet at the other end of the pitch after five way games without a clean sheet - conceding three times away to Hungary in their Group I opener.
Boasting a100 per cent record at Wembley in World and Euro qualifiers since his appointment - scoring 36 goals and conceding just four in 10 matches - Gareth Southgate’s team looks set for another comfortable victory in London.
In fact, odds of 10/11 (1.91) seem reasonable on England winning by at least two clear goals against a Poland side missing their inspirational captain.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.