England vs Australia Preview 13/10

We are now officially into the second international break of the 2023/2024 season as sides continue their preparation for the Euros next summer. England will welcome Australia in a friendly at Wembley stadium before their biggest group fixture against Italy. Read on to find out everything you need to know ahead of England vs Australia, including team news, injuries, suspensions, and where to watch the live on TV in the UK.

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Match Information

Match:England vs Australia
Kick-off:19:45, Friday 13th October
Arena:Wembley Stadium
Broadcast:Channel 4

Despite the obvious plethora of talent available in that England squad, this Australia side can prove tough to beat at times. They’ve shown that they are no pushovers after giving it their all against Argentina in the last sixteen of the World Cup in Qatar, only losing by two goals to one in the end. We expect them to give Southgate’s side a challenge on Friday night, and it’ll be up to England to bring their A game to win this one.

Squads: England vs Australia

Below are the current squads for England vs Australia, together with suspensions and injuries.

England Squad

Goalkeepers:Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale
Defenders:Levi Colwill, Lewis Dunk, Marc Guehi, Harry Maguire, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker
Midfielders:Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher, Jordan Henderson, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice
Attackers:Jarrod Bowen, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, James Maddison, Eddie Nketiah, Marcus Rashford, Ollie Watkins,
Injuries:Bukayo Saka, John Stones
Manager:Gareth Southgate

Australia Squad

Goalkeepers:Mathew Ryan, Tom Glover, Andrew Redmayne
Defenders:Harry Souttar, Milos Degenek, Alessandro Circati, Kye Rowles, Cameron Burgess, Aziz Behich, Jordan Bos, Ryan Strain, Lewis Miller
Midfielders:Keanu Baccus, Jackson Irvine, Massimo Luongo, Connor Metcalfe
Attackers:Riley McGree, Craig Goodwin, Awer Mabil, Sam Silvera, Martin Boyle, Brandon Borrello, Mitchell Duke
Manager:Graham Arnold

Statistics for England vs Australia

England have been in great form in their last few games. However, this should be taken with a pinch of salt when considering the opposition they have faced. The fact remains that you can only beat what is in front of you, and England continue to do just that with aplomb. They have sailed past North Macedonia by seven goals to nil, tore apart Malta by four goals to nil, and have most recently dispatched of their rivals Scotland in a game which ended 1-3.

Australia have had a mixed bag of results in their last five, winning just once against Ecuador, losing on three occasions, and drawing once against Mexico. Judging purely by form and the difference in class between the two squads, this is going to be a tough ask for Australia. If they can bring their best form and frustrate England, there’s a chance they could get something out of this game.

Form & Latest Results

England’s Recent Results

26/03/23: England vs Ukraine2-0 WIN
16/06/23: Malta vs England0-4 WIN
19/06/23: England vs North Macedonia7-0 WIN
09/09/23: Ukraine vs England1-1 DRAW
12/09/23: Scotland vs England1-3 WIN

Australia’s Recent Results

03/12/22: Argentina vs Australia2-1 LOSS
24/03/23: Australia vs Ecuador3-1 WIN
28/03/23: Australia vs Ecuador1-2 LOSS
15/06/23: Argentina vs Australia2-0 LOSS
10/09/23: Mexico vs Australia2-2 DRAW


What time does England vs Australia kick-off?

England vs Australia kicks off at 19:45 UK time.

Where can I watch England vs Australia?

You can watch the game live on TV on Channel 4 for free in the UK.