Minnows face the Three Lions at the home of football hoping to avoid an embarrassment.
Moldova head coach Ion Caras says that his team have no chance of causing an upset when they take on England in their Fifa World Cup Group H qualifier at Wembley Stadium on Friday night, according to reports on Skysports.com.
The East Europeans currently sit second from bottom in the table having collected five points from their seven fixtures so far, and when the two sides last met in Chi?in?u in September 2012, Roy Hodgson’s men convincingly win 5-0.
And with this being a tie that the home side have to win if they wish to keep qualification for next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil within their own hands, the 62-year-old knows just what a long night is in store for he and his players at the home of football.
“I am very happy to be here,” Ion Caras said. “There have been a lot of great players and great teams in this world who have never had the luck to play in this stadium but we are now amongst the lucky ones to play an official game in this stadium.
“I was talking about the lucky parts of the draw but the bad one is that the other team, England, are far too good for us, unfortunately. In football a lot of things are possible and both teams have their chances.
“I do realise that our chances are very, very small – that is hard to accept but it is like this. We will try very hard, I will tell you that, but we will see the outcome on the pitch.”
Meanwhile, Caras was also quick to play down suggestions that the hosts will be hampered by a spate of recent injuries that sees first-choice players of the calibre of Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Glen Johnson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Phil Jones all ruled out against his men.
“We know that the England manager had a great squad, I know there are a lot of injured players but they can be replaced quite well in such a squad.
“Maybe some other teams, the ones who are a bit closer to the level of England, would be able to cause them trouble but I don’t think we will be able to do this.”
And, if results go England’s way this evening, then Hodgson and Co could be top of the table come the full-time whistle heading into Tuesday night’s tricky looking fixture in Kiev against group rivals Ukraine.