England v Slovenia predictions, team news, live stream and TV info – World Cup 2018 qualifying preview


England return this week with a World Cup qualifying clash against Slovenia at Wembley.

The Three Lions were held to a goalless draw in Ljubljana 12 months ago, but know that victory on Thursday night will secure their place at the finals in Russia.

Gareth Southgate will be hoping that Tottenham’s Harry Kane can maintain his impressive streak during the break, having scored 13 goals for club and country last month, while Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford is also in impressive form.

Scroll down for Standard Sport’s comprehensive preview…

Start time

Kick off at Wembley is 7.45 on Thursday October 5.

TV and live streams and online coverage

The match will be televised live on Sky Sports’ Main Event, with coverage starting from 6:30pm. The game is also available online via the SkyGo app.

Alternately, you can follow all the action with us LIVE from Wembley with Standard Sport’s live score blog.

Live Updates



Welcome to the London Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of England’s World Cup qualifier against Slovenia. Our coverage will begin from 6.30pm on Thursday October 5.

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Team News

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli will miss the match after Fifa handed him a one-match ban after TV cameras caught him making an offensive gesture during England’s 2-1 victory over Slovakia last month.

Dele Alli included in England squad despite threat of Fifa ban

The England squad in full:

Joe Hart (West Ham, on loan from Manchester City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton); Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester), John Stones (Manchester City), Michael Keane (Everton), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham); Eric Dier (Tottenham), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Jake Livermore (West Brom), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Dele Alli (Tottenham); Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jermain Defoe (Bournemouth), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool).

Head to Head


Betting Odds (provided by Betfair)

  • England to win priced at 1/3
  • The draw is priced at 4/1
  • A Slovenia win is priced at 9/1

Odds correct as of 8.20pm on October 1. Click here to place a bet.

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