England boss Gareth Southgate says his team have no worries about playing on an artificial pitch as they prepare to face Andorra at Estadi Nacional (11/8 – Over 4.5 Goals).

The Three Lions resume their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign on Saturday night, and they are four points clear of Albania at the top of Group I.

In September, England beat Andorra 4-0 at Wembley, but they had to show patience, with three of their goals coming in the final 20 minutes.

Right-back Kieran Trippier will captain the side in Andorra, who play on an artificial pitch. Concerns have been made in the past, but Southgate expects his team to deal with the task at hand.

He told the BBC: “A lot of those interviews were from when Wales played here [in 2014], and it’s been re-laid.

“We’ve played on difficult grass pitches where teams have left the grass long. To have a surface where the ball can move quickly is good.”

England’s clash starts at 19:45, but the Republic of Ireland and Scotland are both in action at 17:00.

The Republic of Ireland travel to the Baku Olympic Stadium to face Azerbaijan, and they will do so without captain Seamus Coleman (Azerbaijan 3/1, Draw 21/10, ROI 11/10 – Match Betting).

Neither side has won any of their four previous matches, but Ireland are in better form, with Stephen Kenny’s side drawing three of those games, while Azerbaijan have tasted defeat on three occasions.

Scotland boss Steve Clarke says he cannot wait to see his first full house at Hampden Park as his team face Israel (Scotland 17/20, Draw 5/2, Israel 18/5 – Match Betting).

The Scots are second behind Denmark in World Cup qualifying Group F, one point ahead of Israel with four games remaining.

Clarke’s side are winless in their last four against Israel, but they have been boosted by Scott McTominay’s return from injury.

Ian Baraclough’s Northern Ireland are also in action as they travel to Switzerland. The fixture at Stade de Geneve could prove crucial in who takes a probable playoff spot, with Switzerland three points better off than Northern Ireland, who sit third in Group C (Switzerland 1/3, Draw 19/5, Northern Ireland 10/1 – Match Betting).

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