England vs Australia International Friendly Friday 13th October 2023

  • FIFA World Rankings: England 4, Australia 27
  • Played 7 times before, England 4, Draws 2, Australia 1ober
  • Last met (Int Friendly, 27th May 2016) England 2-1 Australia
  • Both teams scored in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads
  • 4 of the last 6 head-to-heads went Under 2.5 Goals
  • 15 of England’s last 23 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS (65%)
  • Both DIDN’T score in 24 of England’s last 35 games (69%)
  • England have lost just 4 of their last 39 games (90 mins) (90%)
  • England have won 19 of their last 37 games ‘to nil’
  • Kane (England) is their current top scorer (59)
  • 5 of Australia’s last 6 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Australia have not won in their last 3 games
  • Australia have won just 1 of their last 5 games
  • Both teams scored in 4 of Australia’s last 5 games

A break from the Premier League this coming weekend with the attention turning to the international scene and more Euro qualifiers to take in.

England are one of the sides in action and first up for them is a friendly at Wembley Stadium on Friday against Australia.

The sides have played 7 times I the past, with England winning 4, 2 draws and one win from Australia – with the last clash coming back in May 2016 in another friendly that England won 2-1.

The match betting sees England on offer at just 1.28 to get a win, with the draw 5.50 and Australia 10.00 as the Socceroos look for just their second win over the Three Lions.

We last saw England in action beating Scotland 3-1 last month, while Australia were most recently on show in a 2-2 away draw at Mexico.

The FIFA Rankings see 23 slots between the sides too, with England positioned at 4 and Australia 27.

Yes, the most recent head-to-head was 7 years ago, but it’s still worth pointing out that 3 of the last 4 clashes saw both teams score, which can be backed at 2.10.

4 of the last 6 meetings also went Under 2.5 Goals @ 2.15, but with 15 of England’s last 23 games seeing 3+ goals and 5 of Australia’s last 6 also having 3+, then the Over 2.5 Goals option at 1.66 looks better value based on recent form of the two sides.

The Three Lions have also lost only 4 of their last 39 games (90 mins), with 19 of their last 37 games seeing an England win ‘top nil’ – this can be backed at 2.00.

In contrast, Australia head here having not won in three and have won just 1 of their last 5 matches.

Finally, with a record 59 England goals and another in their last win over Scotland, Bayern Munich’s Harry Kane can be backed at 4.33 to score first or 1.90 anytime.

With the Three Lions having some injury doubts surrounding the likes of Saka, then team news will be key in the build-up to the game, with Villa’s Ollie Watkins and option at 5.50 (1st) or 2.25 (anytime).

Overall, it’s a game to tread carefully in – being a friendly, but England will want to keep up the momentum of their good form at the moment and with home advantage too can be expected to go well here.

In a game with nothing really but the bragging rights on offer, then fans will be hoping for an open affair and with that the Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.66 looks a fair option.