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There could be a number of changes for England on Tuesday night. Tom Carnduff has found value in 13/2 and 14/1 goalscorer bets.


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England v Switzerland (King Power Stadium, Tuesday, 2000 BST, Sky Sports Main Event)

England will be looking to bounce back from an angry defeat to Spain when they take on Switzerland at Leicester City's King Power Stadium.

The Three Lions felt that they had a late equaliser wrongly disallowed by the referee in Saturday's UEFA Nations League loss to the 2010 World Cup winners, and they'll be out to end this international break on a high here.

Gareth Southgate is thinking about making up to nine changes to his starting XI for this one, which could see the likes of James Tarkowski and Ruben Loftus-Cheek get minutes.

Tarkowski has been in good goalscoring form as a centre-back for Burnley this season, netting twice in four Premier League games.

England's reliance on set-pieces at the World Cup was evident. Southgate's men scored six goals from set-pieces in total at the tournament, more than any of the other 31 nations.

They will look to play to their strengths, which is why corners could be key for England going forward.

Someone like Tarkowski has already proved this season that he can get himself in the right position to find the net. It does come down to team selection, but if the England boss does elect to give the Clarets' defender a start then the 14/1 price on his to score anytime looks overpriced.

On that topic of team news, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is another player who could be named in the starting side after appearances at the summer's tournament in Russia.

The 22-year-old may have struggled for game time with Chelsea so far this season, but his performances on-loan at Crystal Palace during the last campaign more than warrants his place in the England set-up.

Despite missing parts of that season with differing injuries, the 22-year-old still managed to play a part in seven goals for a Palace side who endured a slow start before eventually finishing just outside of the top-half.

Loftus-Cheek seems the natural replacement for Dele Alli if changes are coming, and he is someone who is capable of finding the net.

He added to England's attacking threat during the World Cup. He was someone who was eager on driving at the defence with the ball, looking to get his side in better positions for goal.

You imagine it will be more of the same from him on Tuesday night, in a game that England will be confident of winning.

Score prediction: England 2-0 Switzerland (Sky Bet odds: 6/1)

Best bet: James Tarkowski to score anytime at 14/1

Best bet: Ruben Loftus-Cheek to score anytime at 13/2


Opta facts

  • This will be the 25th meeting between these two teams with England winning 16 and losing just three (D5).
  • Switzerland 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 matches against Switzerland, drawing a blank in May 1947 (0-1) and September 1977 (0-0).
  • The Three Lions are undefeated in 10 games played against Switzerland in England (inc. neutral), winning six and drawing four.
  • This match will be just the second time Leicester has hosted an England international having only previously done so at the stadium in June 2003 when Sven-Goran Eriksson’s men beat Serbia and Montenegro 2-1 in a friendly.
  • England have lost just one of their last 19 home internationals played at venues other than Wembley (W15 D3 L1), a 0-1 friendly defeat to Spain in February 2007 at Old Trafford.
  • It took second half substitute Harry Kane just 10 minutes to score England’s opener against Switzerland when the sides last met in a Euro 2016 Qualifier back in September 2015 in a game that also saw Wayne Rooney score his 50th England goal to overtake Sir Bobby Charlton as England’s all-time leading goal scorer.
  • England’s Harry Kane has failed to score in each of his last four Internationals having scored in nine of his previous 10 prior to this run (14 goals in total) – only once has the England striker gone longer without finding the back of the net for his country (six games between June and September 2016).
  • Eight of England’s last 13 goals have been scored by Tottenham players (Kane 6, Alli and Trippier).
  • Luke Shaw has provided assists in back to back starts for England with the first of those assists coming against Switzerland in September 2015.

Odds correct at 1000 BST (10/09/18)

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