With Petkovic’s men in high spirits after their emphatic win over Iceland, Al Hain-Cole doesn’t expect the Three Lions to have it all their own way
The Three Lions surrendered a 1-0 lead to lose against Spain in their opening Nations League match, bringing them crashing back down to earth after a memorable World Cup campaign.
Having won six and lost none of the last nine games against this opposition, they are 8/13 (1.62) favourites with 888Sport to return to winning ways in this one.
Four of the hosts’ last six friendly fixtures on home soil have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 5/2 (3.50) available on this one also finishing up all square.
Luke Shaw was taken off with a head injury against Spain and is ruled out, while Manchester United team mate Marcus Rashford is also a doubt after suffering a hamstring strain.
Having scored a debut goal within six minutes of taking to the field as a substitute against Iceland, Albian Ajeti could be in line for a place in the starting line-up ahead of Breel Embolo.
The Nati should arrive in Leicester in confident spirits after putting six goals past an Iceland team that has punched above its weight in recent years, as the home crowd will know all too well.
Although usually considered a defensive team, the Swiss have only failed to score once in nine games in 2018, hitting the net against Brazil and Spain among those fixtures.
They will therefore back themselves to score against an English defence with only two clean sheets to their name in 11 matches, making 11/10 (2.10) odds good value on goals going in at both ends.