The international break is perpetually despised by football fans up and down the country but tonight's clash between England and Slovenia at Wembley Stadium has added spice with victory in the contest guaranteeing the Three Lions a place at next summer's World Cup finals in Russia.

Our man Danny Archer is in fine form at the moment and here is his analysis of the big game...

Archer's Selections -

England/England (Half Time/Full Time) - 10/11 Unibet £Get 30 Risk Free on your first bet

Both Teams To Score No - 13/20

England Half Time - 3/4

Over 2.5 Goals 41/50

Harry Kane First Goalscorer - 43/20

Harry Kane to score Anytime - 7/10

England - England are five points clear at the top of Group F and a victory tonight will ensure that Gareth Southgate and his coaching staff will soon be jetting off to Russia to find a suitable base for next year's World Cup finals. England have taken 20 points from a possible 24 during a qualifying campaign which initially saw the team managed by Sam Allardyce, before a newspaper expose resulted in his dismissal and the appointment of former Three Lions defender Southgate.

England have been tested in their last couple of qualifiers with Harry Kane saving England's blushes to snare a 2-2 draw against Gordon Strachan's Scotland before Southgate's men came from behind to beat Slovakia at Wembley in September. That showed the grit of this team who were able to overcome a dangerous if limited Slovakian side. An exaggerated 4-0 win over Malta last time out helped boost confidence and England should prove a tough nut to crack tonight.

Harry Kane captains the side for the third time tonight as Southgate continues to rotate the captaincy notably between Jordan Henderson, Kane, Gary Cahill and Joe Hart. Kane is also in fine form in front of goals, scoring 13 goals in September alone for Tottenham and England. He has scored five goals under Southgate and now forms the apex of England's youthful attack. With Dele Alli suspended for a hand gesture during the win over Slovakia, Raheem Sterling could play alongside teenage superstar Marcus Rashford and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has struggled at Liverpool since his £35 million switch. This is a big opportunity for Sterling who will play in the No.10 role against a side who frustrated England with a 0-0 draw in Ljubljana last year.

England have beaten Slovenia in two matches at Wembley and have lost just one of their last 18 matches at Wembley. England have also been solid defensively, conceding just three goals in this qualifying campaign and they should prove too strong tonight.

Jan Oblak
Jan Oblak

Slovenia - One of the youngest European nations, Slovenia was created having split from Yugoslavia in 1991. They have reached three major finals including the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where they lost to England 1-0. Their gaffer Srecko Katanec won the Serie A title with Sampadoria in 1991 and is having his second go at the National team job having previously managed the country from 1998 to 2002.

They've taken 14 points from their game in qualifying, which included a creditable point against England in Ljubljana last year. They remain in with a shout of reaching a play-off but 1-0 defeats to second place rivals Slovakia and Scotland have cost Katanec's side dear. They are solid defensively though, conceding just four goals in eight games with Atletico Madrid stopper Jan Oblak a key part in that excellent defensive record.

They will hope for a good result in the huge clash between Scotland and Slovakia tonight before they host Scotland in the final qualifying game on Sunday but tonight should be a tough ask for Katanec's men.

Slovenia have lost just two of their last 11 matches and their frontline is led by Atalanta forward Josip Ilicic who played against Everton in his side's 3-0 victory in the Europa League earlier this season.

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