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Preston have done relatively well in home games this season, while Arsenal are going through a deep slump in form at the moment. On top of that we can expect a young Gunners’ side to take the field at Deepdale on Saturday evening. And many of them will be keen to impress the manager for a place in the first team.
Preston are in no sorts of pressure coming into this tie. But they have a history of failure against Premier League sides in the past few cup games. So, it will be beneficial to back Arsenal to win this tie.
This group is truly coming down to the end, with each side having a chance to progress. England, though, are in the proverbial driver's seat as a win for them will see them go through. But that is going to be tough against the hosts, and could just open the door for these two sides. In order to progress, both sides are very likely going to need to win here. A draw for Sweden will knock them out, but Slovakia could go through with a draw and an England loss by just one goals as they beat Poland. But the safest bet is to win this match and then worry about the tabulations later on. As far as this match is concerned, it is hard to tell who will win. Sweden have more quality, but they haven't shown the ruthlessness to win. They must show it now to move on.
England are very close now to clinching qualification, but they have rarely played well in this tournament as of yet. Four halves of football passed without them threatening very much to score, but they exploded into life in the second half against Slovakia. They need to have that kind of performance from the get-go in order to try and cut the Polish side's legs out from under them early. The Poles will be home, and they won't be all too keen to see the English go through without a fight. They also will want a win in the competition before they almost surely end up going out. But, a big enough win could see them go through if results go their way elsewhere. A win for them here by two goals a draw in the Slovakia/Sweden match would see them incredibly top the group!
Like the game against the Czechs, this match should have a familiar pattern. Germany will once again dominate the ball and will have the majority of the chances again. Even if Denmark are playing well, this is almost surely going to be the case given that they had that kind of match against the Italians. This match will take the same tone, but Denmark will have to work hard to try and get a result. Actually, only a win will do enough to keep them alive. That's just too much pressure when you face the mighty Germans.
The Mexicans are expected to carry on from where they left off in the opener against Portugal. They were some strong displays in midfield, a repeat of which could create a high number of scoring chances against a team like New Zealand. This must be an easy picking for the CONCACAF champions and expect them to win this with a clean sheet.
A win in this match would be huge for both sides, but for Italy it would get them much closer to securing a spot in the semi-finals. Still yet, there is no guarantee for either side without winning the group. That looks beyond the Czechs already, but they still boast an impressive side to call upon. It will not be an easy match for Italy, as they know some of the Czech youngsters very well. But Italy looked good against Denmark, and they should have enough quality to eliminate the Czechs from contention.