England will be looking to round off a perfect week of Euro 2012 qualifiers with three points against Wales on Tuesday at Wembley.
Not only did Fabio Capello’s men dispatch of Bulgaria in Sofia on Friday but Gary Speed’s side lent a helping hand themselves as group rivals Montenegro succumbed to a 2-1 defeat in Cardiff three days ago.
That left England on their own at the top of group G, and a win in Wembley would mean that they would only have to avoid defeat when they come up against Montenegro in October to be sure of their qualification for Euro 2012.
Capello has hinted he may make changes to the side the comfortably beat Bulgaria, but will be unable to call upon Darren Bent, Leighton Baines and Micah Richards, who have all returned back to their club sides with injuries.
With no additions made to the squad after the departure of that trio, Capello will likely use Chris Smalling at right-back once more after an assured game in Sofia, while Wayne Rooney is likely to play up front on his own with Ashley Young in support behind him.
Wales meanwhile will be flying high after their outstanding performance against Montenegro, and having picked up their first win under Speed since the former Newcastle manager took charge last year, they will hope for a closer game than last time at the Millennium Stadium.
Frank Lampard and Darren Bent were on the scoresheet as England picked up a 2-0 win over Wales back in March, but the home side have now gone four games without tasting victory at the “home of football”, and with Wales on a high it could be an altogether different affair this time round.
England will be watchful of Tottenham’s Gareth Bale and Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey, who combined well for Wales’ second against Montenegro and have been heralded as the future of Welsh football.