Kick off: Friday, 27 May @19:45 GMT
Venue: Stadium of Light (Sunderland)
Head to Head Record
England vs Australia 1-3 (2003 Friendly International)
Australia vs England 0-1 (1991 Friendly International)
England vs Australia Team News
Arsenal duo Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remain on the sidelines with injury, while Manchester United rising star Marcus Rashford is set to make England debut against Australia despite picking up a knock in the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace. His teammates Wayne Rooney and Chris Smalling return to contention after missing the Turkey friendly due to club commitments. Leicester City star Jamie Vardy is out of contention due to getting married, but Daniel Sturridge should play some part in Friday’s game.
Injured: Danny Welbeck (34/14), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (24/5)
Australia coach Ange Postecoglou welcomes Craig Goodwin back to the squad, while Stefan Mauk earns his first ever call-up. Milos Dejenek is yet another new face in the 23-man squad, whilst the likes of Tim Cahill, Trent Sainsbury, Nathan Burns and Mathew Spiranovic and Apostolos Giannou are all unavailable (club commitments). Bayer Leverkusen attacker Robbie Kruse is likely to lead the line for the visitors against England, but a man to watch in the away team will be Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak, who is likely to earn his 63rd cap for Australia.
- It has been 13 years since England and Australia last met in an international friendly
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in each of England’s last three friendly games
- England recorded eight wins in last nine matches at home
- Australia are on a four-game winning run ahead of the trip to Sunderland
- Over 3.5 goals were scored in each of Australia’s last three games
England vs Australia Prediction
England will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over Turkey when they take on Australia in yet another warm-up game. The Three Lions are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of the Socceroos and given that the visitors head into the match with a severely-weakened squad, there is every chance Roy Hodgson’s men will record their first win over Australia since 1991. Hodgson welcomes Man Utd trio Rooney, Rashford and Smalling back to the squad and they are likely to help the hosts emerge triumphant in Friday’s friendly.
Betting Tip: England/England
Odds: 1.75 (3/4) @Unibet
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