Former Sky Sports presenting duo Richard Keys and Andy Gray believe England can do well at the World Cup in Brazil, but they won’t win in.
Speaking in a special video diary on YouTube, the outspoken pair offered up their opinions on the upcoming football extravaganza, touching on the Three Lions and who they think can go all the way.
Asked by Keys to sum up England’s chances of winning it, Gray admitted they were "slim" though he was quick to add that their chances of qualifying for the second round were "fairly good".
“I don’t believe Italy and Uruguay are as good as many people believe,” he said.
“They’re decent sides and obviously [because of] the likes of Suarez, because we know him, because we've watched him all season, there’s a fear factor there ... but there shouldn’t be."
Gray was keen to point out that while the rest of the Uruguay team was solid enough, they remain far from world-beaters going into the World Cup.
The Scot was similarly dismissive of the Azzurri noting that, while they made the final of Euro 2012 two years ago, they remained far from impressive when compared with Italy teams of the past.
He called on England to approach both games "with confidence and belief" though he questioned whether they had the depth and quality required to go all the way in Brazil, instead backing Roy Hodgson’s team to have a "successful" World Cup with an quarter-final exit.
Gray, instead, backed Argentina to win the World Cup, while Richard Keys predicted that a European team would take home the trophy, with Germany his pick for the top prize.