Betting. England vs Scotland [11.11.16] : Three Lions to crash Tartan Army

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Betting. England vs Scotland [11.11.16] : Three Lions to crash Tartan Army

2018 FIFA World Cup, qualification

UEFA, Group F


Bet: Total Match Goals Under 2.5

England national football team is currently at the top of the standings in Group F. But as it was predicted by sports betting experts the leapfrog on coach place became more costly for the squad. After frustrating Euro 2016 Roy Hodgson resigned as manager and just under a month later was replaced by Sam Allardyce. But Big Sam was in charge only for one game in Slovakia which was won 1-0 due to late strike from Adam Llalana. After that Allardyce left Three Lions with transfer scandal and October matches were played under Gareth Southgate as a caretaker. As bets say the results were rather sorrowful 2-0 home win over underdog Malta and 0-0 draw in Slovenia.

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As to Scotland national football team is considered by betting people as the weakest squad on British Isles now. Gordon Strachan’s side began very optimistically in September crushing 5-1 Malta in away game. But in October Scotsmen gained only one point in two matches. Firstly they couldn’t overcome Lithuania in Glasgow putting late equalizer into the net (draw 1-1). The third clash was a complete frustrate because Slovakia demolished Tartan Army 3-0 and bets on Scotland pass to Russia rose.

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It is obvious for those who make bets that both teams are not in good mood. Moreover, Gareth Southgate has several issues with injured players. For example, goalkeeper Fraser Forster and midfielder Danny Drinkwater departed from the team camp as they got damaged as defender Chris Smalling and attacking midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dele Alli are not available. At the same time Gordon Strachan has headache of another type. Tartan Army lineup is without losses but players are of low class from Premier League underdogs and Championship clubs and of course from Scottish Celtic. So betting on Scotland may be very risky.

It is not surprised that bookmakers named hosts as a favorite: England – 1.36; Draw – 4.50; Scotland – 9.50. Despite many injuries Three Lions may without any problems defeat principal derby rival. The only issue is tactics and organization in attacking actions. But it’s doubtful that we will see many goals. Both teams prefer not to risk that’s why it’s logically to take bets like Total Match Goals Under 2.5 (1.73) or England Win and Total Match Goals Under 2.5 (2.80). Just to spice things up you may choose Match Handicap England -2 Goals (3.75).