England are sitting extremely pretty at the top of their qualifying group winning 4 and drawing 1 of their 5 games played so far. England for the first time in many years under Gareth Southgate have decided to pick players based on form rather than on their reputation and experience, which is giving this English side a sense of ruthlessness that they have been missing. They have already scored 8 goals in 4 games without conceding a goal, and managed another 0-0 other than that. England will look to start up front with an attacking group of players led by Premier League Golden Boot winner Harry Kane, well supported by the likes of Sterling and Oxlade-Chamberlain along with a central midfield pairing of Dele Alli, Lallana and Dier. England will look to 3 points here as a top priority as it could potentially stretch their lead to 7 points.
Scotland have been lacking the impetus under manager Gordon Strachan and the team is in dire need to sack him in order to get some inspirational manager to help this Scottish side who were the only GB side not to qualify for the European Championships last time around. They have beaten minnows Malta 5-1 while escaping with an narrow 1-0 win against a struggling Slovenia team have seen them still sit in 4th spot in the table with Slovakia, Slovenia and Lithuania still in the hunt. Scotland have struggled otherwise to trouble the scorers with just 3 goals in their last 5 games which included a 1-1 friendly with Canada. With players like Naismith, Chris Martin up front not having as good domestic seasons and the centre midfield supported by 2 aging players in Scott Brown and Darren Fletcher; you can only count on Snodgrass to provide some pace for this English side.
England look strong on paper, look strong on form and with the team looking to push on for performances and for their place in the team, and based on Scotlands recent struggles.