In a few hours England will take on Poland in Warsaw; in a match many have deemed to be their hardest of the qualifiers and Roy Hodgson's real proper test. So what can we predict tonight?
Lets firstly consider the home side, Poland. After many years in the footballing wilderness, Poland have emerged as a footballing force, somewhat. And you can not say this new found status in international football is all down to the country co-hosting the Euros earlier this year. Poland have some real talent and the Euros showcased their attacking flare.
But Poland are unreliable.
Now for England. Riding high of their (not so) impressive 5-0 thrashing of San Marino, our boys should be raring to go. Roy has made some six changes to the team who started on Friday; so many can expect our regulars, such as captain Steven Gerrard, to be fresh and to make an impact. But with Walcott out, will our attack rely too heavily upon the young Oxlade-Chamberlain?
We believe this is going to be a game of control. England will need to try to dictate possession and stay disciplined in defence. But, like we previously mentioned with Poland, England can also be unreliable.
Our prediction, however? 1-2 England.