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Starting Eleven

Pickford

England were hosts to Germany in their International friendly and due to solid defensive showings from both sides the game ended 0-0. Pickford was impressive with 4 big saves and a clean sheet overall.

Alba

Spain were hosts to Costa Rica for their friendly and a dominate performance secured a comfortable 5-0 win. Alba was the first name on the scoresheet and with a clean sheet on top, it just might be enough in this lacklustre week.

Benatia

Morocco travelled to Ivory Coast for their World Cup Qualifying game, and a big performance could see them qualified. Benatia was ready, scoring the second in a 2-0 victory and keeping a clean sheet.

Marcelo

Brazil were away to Japan for their friendly and everybody expected the same outcome. Brazil delivered, cruising to a 3-1 victory. Marcelo scored the second with an absolute screamer of a goal and while usually this wouldn't be enough, this week, well who knows.

Rodriguez

Northern Ireland played Switzerland over two legs in their World Cup qualifying playoffs and thanks to a single goal from Rodriguez, it was Switzerland who progress. With 2 clean sheets and a goal from the spot, hopefully he has done enough.

Joao Mario

Portugal were hosts to Saudi Arabia in their friendly and left as comfortable 3-0 winners. Joao Mario scored the third goal of the game in a solid performance from midfield, including him here is a bit of a stretch, but we are surely going to see some surprises.

Silva

Another standout player in Spain's friendly was David Silva. With 2 goals and an assist in their 5-0 win, it could be time for his second inform already.

Forsberg

Sweden were hosts to Italy in the first leg of their World Cup playoff, and due to a solid performance from the team they left as 1-0 winners. Forsberg was the standout player for Sweden, the question that remains is can they do the same again tonight?

Mkhitaryan

Armenia were hosts to Belarus on Thursday and after a dominating show they left as 4-1 victors. With goals spread evenly across 4 players and the lack of options elsewhere, Mkhitaryan has as good a chance as anyone. He also scored from the spot today in a 3-2 victory over Cyprus!

Lukaku

Belgium were hosts to Mexico on Friday and after fielding a weaker team managed only a 3-3 draw. Lukaku scored twice for Belgium in this game and once again, due to the lack of options, this could very well be enough.

Son

South Korea hosted Colombia for their friendly and it was the hosts who left as 2-1 victors. Son scored both goals for Korea and while some picks in these predictions are complete guesses, this one looks nailed on.

 

Substitutes

Lod

Finland were 3-0 winners when they hosted Estonia for their friendly. Lod scored twice during this match, and again with the options we have this week, 2 goals feels like a lock.

Grozav

Romania were hosts to Turkey for their friendly and Grozav was the star of the show. In a 2-0 win, he scored both goals ensuring Romania left as the victors.

Vrsaljko

Croatia played Greece over two legs in their World Cup Playoff. A superb defensive performance in both legs ensured Croatia only conceded once, and with 2 assists in the first 4-1 victory as well, Vrsaljko really stands out.

Lozano

From the same match that brought you the Lukaku prediction, we swap sides and find ourselves looking at Mexico. In a 3-3 draw against the odds, Lozano managed to strike twice and along with it broke into our predictions.

Sakho

Senegal were away to South Africa in their World Cup Qualifier where luckily for them, the journey payed off. In a 2-0 victory that included an own goal, Sakho was the player who found the back of the net. Is one goal enough?

Anderson

Lincoln travelled to Crewe for their League fixture this weekend and left as dominant 4-1 victors. Anderson scored twice in this performance and with it has hopefully done enough.

McGing

Central Coast Mariners were hosts to Sydney FC in their league game on the weekend. In a convincing 2-0 victory, it was McGing from the back who both scored and ensured a clean sheet.

Grainger

Carlisle were hosts to Yeovil this week and once again they were ready for the challenge. Emerging as 4-0 winners, it was Grainger who scored twice and put in a top performance to secure the points.

Camporese

Foggia were 2-0 victors in their away game this week and a large reason for this was the dominant performance from their defender, Camporese. With a clean sheet and a goal, hopefully he has done enough to find a spot in the team of the week.

Pandev

Macedonia were hosts to Norway and it was the hosts that provided the surprise win. In a 2-0 victory it was Pandev who scored the first and really gave them the momentum going forward.

Randolph

In the first leg of this World Cup Qualifier, it was Ireland's goalkeeper Randolph who ensured the playing field remained even. Despite Denmarks best efforts a couple of fantastic saves kept them out and left everything to play for in the second leg tomorrow.

Robin Olsen

Sweden managed to qualify for World Cup after keeping the italiens away from scoring in the second play-off in Milan. Robin Olsen had several good saves towards the end of the match and played an important part in keeping the zero.