Andorra vs England prediction, preview, team news and more | World Cup 2022 qualifiers
On Saturday, England will travel to Andorra La Vella to face Andorra in a qualifier for the 2022 World Cup.
England are so far undefeated in Group I with 16 points to their name, while Andorra has three.
Is this match expected to be an easy win for England, or will Andorra cause the Three Lions some headaches?
As one of Europe’s true minnows, it should come as no surprise to find that Andorra has struggled in this qualifying campaign.
However, although they have lost five of their six matches so far and boast a goal difference of -10, they managed at least a single win.
That victory came over the San Marino minnows in September, and Andorra lost 2-0 winners.
Meanwhile, England have behaved as usual in this qualifying group.
Gareth Southgate’s team is in pole position, having claimed 16 points out of a possible 18 so far. They have also scored 18 goals and conceded just two.
However, in their last match, Poland managed to draw thanks to a late draw that meant the game ended 1-1.
Andorra vs England Head-to-Head
England have beaten Andorra numerous times in the past, including victories over them in qualifying for Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup.
Most recently, they defeated them 4-0 in September in their previous encounter in these World Cup Qualifiers.
Andorra form guide: L-L-W-D-L
England Form Guide: D-W-W-L-W
Andorra vs England team news
Three of Andorra’s players are not available for this match due to the suspension of Albert Alavedra, Marcio Vieira and Moi San Nicolas.
Suspended: Albert Alavedra, Marcio Vieira, Moi San Nicolas
Reece James and Kalvin Phillips have withdrawn from the team due to injury, while Harry Maguire and Trent Alexander-Arnold have also been ruled out. Gareth Southgate can also play some of his fringe players in this game.
Wounded: Reece James, Kalvin Phillips, Harry Maguire, Trent Alexander-Arnold
Andorra vs England XI scheduled
Andorra predicted XI (4-5-1): Josep Gomes, Jordi Rubio, Emili García, Max Llovera, Marc García, Alex Martínez, Marc Pujol, Marc Rebes, Sergio Moreno, Joan Cervos, Cucu
England Predicted XI (4-3-3): Jordan Pickford, Kieran Trippier, Fikayo Tomori, Tyrone Mings, Ben Chilwell, James Ward-Prowse, Jordan Henderson, Phil Foden, Ollie Watkins, Tammy Abraham, Bukayo Saka
Prediction Andorra vs England
Even though England is likely to rest key players, this should be a largely one-sided game due to the talent gap between the teams.
Andorra’s plastic field may give England some trouble but expect a goal festival later on once the Southgate players find their groove.
Prediction: Andorra 0-5 England