Scotland and England play for higher stakes even than usual while Robert Lewandowski eyes a record as well as another Poland win and Joachim Löw wants a "hungry" Germany against San Marino.
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Lewandowski seeks to extend streak
Robert Lewandowski will attempt to score for the 11th consecutive qualifying game when Group E leaders Poland, six points clear of Montenegro and Denmark, host fourth-placed Romania. The Bayern München forward is third on Poland's all-time list with 43 goals, behind Grzegorz Lato (45) and Włodzimierz Lubański (48). "If we beat Romania, it will be like hitting the road to the World Cup in Russia at speed," said Lewandowski. "I predict a tougher match than the one in Romania as they will be more careful, more defensive, but we must stay calm and do the job in front of our fans."
Poland v Romania, 20:45CET
Germany's fringe men out to make a case
Joachim Löw has asked his Germany side to "be hungry" again, and if they can work up an appetite, there may be a goal fest in store against San Marino. Löw has named a somewhat experimental squad for their Group C European Qualifiers and the subsequent FIFA Confederations Cup, giving some proven stars a rest. Along with nine players still in single digits in terms of Germany appearances, there are seven uncapped players in the fold. Will one of them emulate Serge Gnabry, who hit a debut hat-trick in an 8-0 win in San Marino in November?
Germany v San Marino, 20:45CET
High stakes as Scotland host England
Scotland and England meet for the 114th time, though these British neighbours have not locked horns at Glasgow's Hampden Park since 13 November 1999, when a 2-0 victory gave the visitors what proved an unassailable UEFA EURO 2000 play-off advantage. Scotland's wait for a final tournament since that date goes on, though their late 1-0 success over Slovenia in March kept them within two points of second-placed Slovakia in Group F – a section unbeaten England lead by four. "People are in good form and we must use that, use their enthusiasm and the enthusiasm of the crowd," said Scotland manager Gordon Strachan.
Scotland v England, 18:00CET