England vs. Poland: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview
England will look to secure an automatic qualifying bid for the World Cup finals on Tuesday against Poland at Wembley Stadium.
The side currently leads Europe's Group H with 19 points in nine matches (5-4-0), coming off a 4-1 victory over Montenegro last week.
While Poland (13 points, 3-4-2) is already eliminated from participating in the World Cup finals, don't expect England to take the Polish lightly. Poland managed a draw against England the last time the two sides met last year in Warsaw.
Let's take a look at the World Cup qualifying clash on Tuesday.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. ET
Where: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Watch: Fox Sports HD, Fox Soccer 2Go
Betting Line (via OddsChecker.com): England (2/7), Draw (11/2), Poland (14/1)
Top Storyline: Will England Automatically Qualify for World Cup Finals?
England can still make the World Cup playoffs if the side somehow loses to Poland on Tuesday, but Roy Hodgson and Co. would much rather automatically qualify with a win at Wembley.
The current Group H leader hasn't lost a competitive match since its 4-1 loss to Germany in the 2010 World Cup. It hasn't lost at Wembley since the 3-2 loss to Croatia in November 2007.
And while England will be without Tom Cleverley (calf), Ashley Cole (rib) and the suspended Kyle Walker—according to Alex Fisher of Goal.com—Poland will be without defender Lukasz Szukala.
Hence the betting line, as England is expected to roll over Poland on Tuesday. But a lot can happen in the game of football; taking anyone for granted is asking for disaster.
One thing's for sure: If England loses to Poland, it will be a big disappointment.
Prediction: England 2, Poland 1
What will be the outcome on Tuesday?
England should ultimately win this match, and thus qualify for the World Cup finals.
The side has not only posted the most goals in Group H, it has also allowed just four tallies in nine matches. England held world No. 26 Ukraine scoreless in the 0-0 draw on Sept. 10 at Olympic Stadium in Kiev. Roy Hodgson's men disposed of Moldova and Montenegro by a combined score of 8-1.
Poland has scored the third-most goals in the group thus far (18), but is coming off a 1-0 loss to Ukraine. I don't see it being any easier for the Polish at Wembley Stadium as England's faithful rain down support from the rafters.
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