Blue isn’t the colour for England’s match against Germany
Expect goals on Friday when the Three Lions face Germany in their navy away strip, which is traditionally their leakiest colour. The Three Lions have conceded the most number of goals when playing in blue, compared to their other away kit colours, leaving a clean sheet against Germany looking unlikely.
While England have traditionally worn a red away strip, they have also donned blue, yellow and grey shirts – conceding 0.93 goals-per-game when wearing blue, the worst of their away kit colours.
However, they do have a slightly better win rate of 53% in the current strip, compared to 51% in red, which could bode well against the world champions on Friday evening.
The Three Lions’ best away kit win percentage of 66% is in grey – a shirt most famously associated with Euro 96 heartbreak.
England won two of their three matches in the grey shirt, conceding just 0.33 goals-per-game – though the kit is mostly remembered for current boss Gareth Southgate’s penalty miss against Friday’s opponents, Germany.
The current blue kit made its debut in March of this year, also against Germany, in a match that ended with England on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline.
With fans having already been up in arms about the current away kit’s similarities to Scotland, the fact that blue is the England defence’s worst colour is yet another blow to the shirt manufacturers.
England’s blue away strip has already been met with plenty of opposition, and the Three Lions’ struggles in the colour means it’s the worst possible choice.
It might bring back bad memories for Gareth Southgate, but a return to grey would be the best option for England – though you still wouldn’t back them on penalties.