Southgate’s Three Lions need to get off to a good start against Tunisia on Monday night to enhance their chances of success in Russia.
With Belgium vs Panama being just three hours earlier England have to react to whatever the group favourites, Belgium, do.
Tunisia aren’t going to be easy to beat, as they were undefeated in their qualifying group, winning 4 and drawing 2.
They also only conceded four goals in qualifying, compared to England whom conceded three in a total of 10 games.
Southgate’s men will line up with three central defenders for sure, and this is TheWhyInSports’ line-up prediction:
Pickford Walker Maguire Stones Trippier Dier Lingard Rose Loftus-Cheek Sterling Kane.
The England squad have a nation of fans who have suffered for years of mediocrity and missed penalties, and if this isn’t the tournament that England’s luck changes, then when will it?
There is the usual sense of optimism around this England squad, and can be considered the real dark horses of the competition.
There are some predicting a shock Tunisia win, but the motion has been carried that England are most likely going to win this one.
Tunisia did though lose their latest friendly vs the 2010 World Cup winners Spain 0-1 in Krasnodar just a over a week ago.
A good start is what England desperately need to get the ball rolling, and we at TheWhyInSport predict an England win, specifically a 2-1 win for The Three Lions.