There's a feast of none stop domestic and International football over the next week and the action started with the Euro 2020 qualifier’s last night and continues tonight and over the weekend, as well as plenty of lower league EFL domestic action.
Euro 2020 Qualifiers
The excitement and fever have been building all week for the start of the Euro 2020 qualifier’s group stages, which got underway yesterday, and tonight’s full of potential excitement as well with seven games and the chance to see what shape England are in, previous winners Portugal and reigning World Cup champions and favourites France.
From a betting perspective I’m going to focus on a couple of the evening kick-offs, firstly England at Wembley against the Czech Republic and finally Portugal at home to the Ukraine. I think England will be clean to get off to a fast and dominant start from and with influential Harry Kane back from injury and scoring and Raheem Sterling on fire at Man City, I think will England dominate from the off, score a few goals and maybe the possibility of a few defensive slips ups and a consolation goal for the Czechs, who still have to be respected a technically gifted side. If you’re looking for a bet on this match you could consider backing England to Win and Over 2.5 Goals match double or if you're searching for a higher return England Win and BTTS is also worth considering.
The Portugal game kick-offs at the same time as the England game and like England Portugal are a strong side at home. I expect this to continue tonight as Portugal will be pumped up to get off to a winning start to and while it might not be an emphatic one, low scoring even, I still expect Portugal to get a narrow win and don't be surprised if Mr Ronaldo plays a significant role at some stage again. If your searching for a bet on this game, you can consider either Portugal Win to Nil or if you're looking for a bigger price Portugal Win and U2.5 Goals match double is also worth considering.
There’s a full programme of EFL League One and Two matches tomorrow and I’ve had a good look through the form and statistics and will hopefully have unearthed a few value priced winners. There’s some big games in League One in terms of promotion and relegation. Leaders Luton taking on sixth place Doncaster at Kenilworth Road, some of the relegation zone teams have tough games like Walsall at home to second place Barnsley, rock bottom Bradford at home to ninth placed Blackpool and Southend face a tough away trip to eighth place Peterborough to name just a few.
From a betting perspective there’s often more upsets between top half and relegation threatened teams towards the end of season’s and as rock bottom Bradford are not out of the survival equation yet and have home advantage, where they’ve experienced some success during the season, I’m willing to take a chance on them recoding their fifth respective win in their last six corresponding home fixtures against the Pool. You can consider backing Bradford Draw/Win in the Match double market or if you’re looking for a higher return Bradford Win & U3.5 Goas Match Double.
Leaders Luton show no sign of slowing up at the top and will want to maintain their five-point lead over nearest rivals Barnsley. With the best home record in the league, an average of over two goals per game and Doncaster’s overall average away form I expect the Hatters should take this one in typically impressive fashion. Bets you can consider are Luton Win and/or if you’re after a better return you can consider Luton & U3.5 Goals match double.
Finally, mid-table Plymouth and Shrewsbury who are fighting hard o break free of the relegation battle have both been difficult to beat at home this year and from a betting perspective you can consider backing both to win as they also have decent respective home record against Bristol Rovers and Portsmouth as well. If you’re looking for a higher return on each match you can consider backing BTTS and Draw match double for the Plymouth game and/or BTTS & O3.5 Goals for the Shrewsbury game.