Despite a surreal World Cup campaign in Russia, The Three Lions

go into tonight’s game looking to avoid their fourth successive defeat for the first time in their history, following losses against Croatia, Belgium and Spain.

 

STATS PACK

There have been 24 meetings between these two teams with England winning 16 and losing just three and five draws.

The Swiss have won just one of their last 21 games against England (W1 D5 L15), beating the Three Lions 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier in May 1981.

England have found the back of the net in 22 of their 24 previous meetings with Switzerland, failing to score in May 1947 (0-1) and September 1977 (0-0).

The Three Lions are undefeated in 10 games played against Switzerland on English turf (including neutral), winning six and drawing four.

The last time Leicester hosted the England National Team was in June 2003 and Sven-Goran Eriksson’s men beat Serbia and Montenegro 2-1.

England have lost just one of their last 19 home internationals played at venues other than Wembley (W15 D3 L1), a 1-0 home defeat to Spain in February 2007 at Old Trafford.

 

HEAD TO HEAD

This will be the 25th meeting between these teams, in the previous 24 matches played, England have a superior head to head victories over Switzerland with 16wins 5draws and just 3losses.

 

HOME TEAM NEWS

Dele Alli(muscle) and Luke Shaw(head) have both withdrawn from the squad with injuries. Marcus Rashford faces a late fitness test with hamstring complaint.

Leicester City duo Demarai Gray and Ben Chilwell could make their England debuts at their home ground against Switzerland.

 

AWAY TEAM NEWS

Switzerland aren’t expected to make too many changes to the team that thrashed Iceland 6-0 on Saturday.

Albian Ajeti could make the cut ahead of Breel Embolo after scoring within six minutes of coming on as a substitute against Iceland.

 

SUMMARY

Switzerland are coming into this one in high spirit against a crocked England side in dire need of victory to avoid an historic fourth successive defeat.

 

PREDICTIONS

This a tough one to call due to the number and quality of the absentees for England against a fully fit and flying Swiss team.

(BTTS; Over1.5goals or 1-1)

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