CAN England make it 10 wins out of 10 in their Euro 2016 qualifying group? Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) previews the betting.
Lithuania v England | Monday 19:45 | ITV1
It was frustrating just missing out on the England Correct Score on Friday night but once again they reverted to type by winning to nil. Despite the negativity surrounding the team they really are rock solid and on Monday look to complete a 100% qualifying record in this group.
A trip to Lithuania is the final task facing England in this dull section and bookmakers have Roy Hodgson’s men at 2/5 to get all three points and make it 30 out of 30.
The hosts aren’t particularly good let’s be honest. Two inevitable wins over San Marino were supplemented by a home win over Estonia but the only other point gained in this group was a 1-1 draw in Slovenia.
In their other matches involving the Top 3 in this group they’ve lost by a four goal margin twice, a two goal berth once and by the odd goal once. At home, Switzerland beat them 2-1 and Slovenia 2-0, so how will England fare?
The Win To Nil bet has paid out in seven of England’s nine games in this campaign and it’s available to back at 39/40 on Monday. What concerns me a little about that bet is the fact that Lithuania have scored in three of their four home games so at odds on it’s a little risky.
I’m going to swerve that and opt for a Total Goals bet instead and grab the Evens with Betfair on exactly 2-3 goals in this match. If Lithuania score I think England will score more and so that should help this bet.
England have scored more than once in eight of their nine matches in this campaign so again that does support the bet. I’m happy to back it at evens.
Lithuania v England – Exactly 2-3 Goals (Evens Betfair)
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