England and Wales predicted lineups for Tuesday’s crunch World Cup Group B match

Decisions, decisions...


England and Wales are set to go to battle as the two teams bid to reach the World Cup 16.

There have been calls for Gareth Southgate to make changes to his Three Lions team in the wake of last Friday’s dire draw against the USA, with fans clamouring for the likes of Phil Foden and Jack Grealish to start.


Wales need all three points to stand any chance of reaching the next stage of the tournament and Rob Page could be tempted to shuffle his pack after the disappointing defeat to Iran.

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England predicted lineup

Jordan Pickford will remain between the sticks after keeping his first clean sheet of the tournament against the USA.

Kieran Trippier has struggled to replicate his fine form for Newcastle at the World Cup and there have been calls for Trent Alexander-Arnold to take his place in the XI, but Kyle Walker is back in training and could return to the team in a bid to get up to speed.

The rest of the defence – Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and John Stones – is likely to remain the same while there will reportedly be a switch in the engine room with Jordan Henderson replacing Jude Bellingham alongside Declan Rice.

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Southgate could opt to make changes in attacking midfield as Mason Mount, Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling failed to create much against the USA. Jack Grealish has impressed in his two cameos off the bench and could be elevated to the XI, Phil Foden is in contention to nab Mount’s place as the No. 10, while Sterling’s experience might see him get the nod.

Skipper Harry Kane is likely to continue leading the line, despite suffering a knock to his ankle against Iran and looking sluggish in the draw with the USA.

England predicted lineup: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Henderson; Sterling, Foden, Grealish; Kane

Wales predicted lineup

Danny Ward will start in goal because Wayne Hennessey is suspended after seeing red in the dying stages of the defeat to Iran.

The back three of Chris Mepham, Joe Rodon and Ben Davies is set to continue behind the midfield pairing of Ethan Ampadu and Aaron Ramsey, despite the former Arsenal ace attracting criticism for a poor performance last time.

Connor Roberts and Neco Williams are likely to provide the width once again and they will be tasked with providing balls into the box for the big man Kieffer Moore.

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Gareth Bales, Wales

It would be a shock for Rob Page to drop Gareth Bale, while Daniel James could be restored to the XI in place of Fulham team-mate Harry Wilson to provide the pace needed for the counter.

Wales predicted lineup: Ward; Mepham, Rodon, Davies; Roberts, Ramsey, Ampadu, Williams; James, Moore, Bale

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