England vs Australia - International friendly: TV channel, team news, lineups and prediction

  • England host Australia in an international friendly at Wembley on Friday night
  • Historic sporting rivals have met just seven times
  • Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has withdrawn from Gareth Southgate's squad
England take on Australia in a friendly on Friday night /
England take on Australia in a friendly on Friday night / /

There will be no Stuart Broad vs David Warner duel in this iteration of the Ashes as England and Australia do battle on the football pitch on Friday night.

The historic sporting rivals have rarely matched up in the footballing realm, with this encounter just the third time the Three Lions and Socceroos have met this century. England prevailed 2-1 in their most recent encounter seven years ago, although Australia did taste success back in 2003 when Francis Jeffers scored his only England goal in a losing effort.

Nevertheless, the upcoming friendly will give Gareth Southgate the opportunity to offer his fringe squad players a run out ahead of next Tuesday's Euro 2024 qualifier against Italy.

Here's 90min's preview of England's upcoming friendly against Australia at Wembley.

What time does England vs Australia kick-off?

  • Location: London, England
  • Stadium: Wembley
  • Date: Friday 13 October
  • Kick-off Time: 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET / 11:45 PT
  • Referee: Stephanie Frappart
  • VAR: Mathieu Vernice

England vs Australia H2H Results

  • England: 3 wins
  • Australia: 1 win
  • Draws: 1
  • Last meeting: England 2-1 Australia (27 May 2016 - International friendly)

Current Form (Last Five Games)

  • England: WWWDW
  • Australia: LWLLD

How to watch England vs Australia on TV and live stream


TV channel/live stream

United Kingdom

Channel 3

United States

Fox Soccer Plus, fuboTV



England confirmed lineup vs Australia

England confirmed lineup vs Australia (4-2-3-1): Johnstone; Alexander-Arnold, Dunk, Tomori, Colwill; Gallagher, Henderson (c); Bowen, Maddison, Grealish; Watkins.

Australia confirmed lineup vs England

Australia confirmed lineup vs England (4-3-3): Ryan (c); Strain, Souttar, Burgess, Rowles;, Baccus, Irvine, Metcalfe; Boyle, Duke, Goodwin.

England vs Australia score prediction

Australia enjoyed a more than respectable World Cup in Qatar, but their results since have been mixed at best. They certainly don't have the talent to match England, but their tenacity and resilience will give Friday's hosts plenty to think about.

However, even if Southgate deviates heavily from his strongest XI, England should have enough to bypass the Socceroos on home soil. Many will be hoping to impress the boss at Wembley with Italy coming to town a few days later.

Prediction: England 3-0 Australia