England Euro 2016 Betting
The strength of England’s squad would suggest that they have the ability to go a long way in the competition, and although the standard of football hasn’t been spectacular, their recent form has been impressive. Roy Hodgson has seen his side win 17 of their last 21 games, losing only two, including victories over both Germany and France, the two favourites heading into the Championship. England also won all ten of their qualifying games, the only team to achieve such a feat, whilst scoring 31 goals and conceding just three in the process.
The Three Lions won all three of their tournament build-up friendlies, earning victories over Turkey, Australia and Portugal. All three performances showed signs of promise, however England lacked a real cutting edge and Hodgson’s best formation is still unclear.
Likely team to face Russia on June 11:
Hart, Walker, Smalling, Cahill, Rose, Dier, Henderson, Lallana, Rooney, Alli, Kane
With Russia, Wales and Slovakia making up the rest of Group B, England should easily make it through to the first knockout round, hopefully as group winners. Topping the group would mean England would most likely face a team who qualified as one of the best third-placed finishers, but with a potential quarter final meeting with Portugal or Italy, England will struggle to make it to the last four.
Back England to be eliminated at the quarter final stage at 9/4.
Top Goalscorer: Harry Kane 15/8
After yet another superb season at Tottenham, Harry Kane heads into the Euros as England’s first choice centre forward. He scored 28 goals in all competitions for Spurs, and currently has five goals in 12 appearances for England. After the decision to play two strikers against Portugal didn’t pay off, Hodgson may well revert back to his original formation of 4-2-3-1, with Harry Kane starting as the lone striker.
Despite coming in a friendly, Harry Kane’s fine solo goal against Germany back in March proved that the 22-year-old has the composure and talent to outplay even the strongest of opposition, and England will require his precise finishing to give them a good chance of progressing in the competition.
You can back Harry Kane to be England’s top goalscorer at the Euros at 15/8.
Group B: Winners 5/6
England will feature in one of the easier groups at the tournament in France where they face Russia, Wales and Slovakia. Given the local rivalry between England and Wales that should naturally be their toughest game, however England have won their last four matches against the Welsh, and I’m backing England to win the game.
Back England to beat Wales at 8/13.
England have won their previous three meetings with Slovakia, scoring eight goals and conceding only two in the process. This game falls as their final group match, and although qualification may well have already been confirmed, England should ease to victory.
Back England to beat Slovakia at 13/20.
England’s toughest test will be against Russia in their opening game of the competition on June 11. The Russians have scored in their last nine international fixtures, and their 2-1 win over England back in 2007 was partly responsible for England’s failure to reach the finals in 2008. Roy Hodgson’s men will be wary of the threat Russia pose, and I’m backing England to draw their opening game.
Back England to draw with Russia at 23/10.
Betting on the Euros will be exciting for those who are used to having to settle for playing pokies at Pokies Paradise during the Summer whilst the football season is on a break. This year however there is no need to settle for pokies as there is plenty of elite football action to enjoy.
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