Date and time: November 12, 8pm
After a friendly match with New Zealand fell through, England will face Republic of Ireland at Wembley on Thursday night. Gareth Southgate will be getting ready for two big UEFA Nations League fixtures next week, but it is a good time for the manager to take a look at his squad.
While we think England will win here, it is difficult to call because it is expected that a scratch side will turn out. In terms of markets like goalscorers, it may be worth keeping away from usual suspects like Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored on his last England start, and could be worth backing here. Back him to score anytime at 6/5 with Bet365.
But we aren’t sure that it’ll be a classic. Back England to win with under 2.5 goals at 11/5 with Bet365.
Why are we backing England here?
England have won two of their last three home games, while Ireland haven’t won in their last six games.
Crucially, each of those games has included fewer than 2.5 goals. An England clean sheet at 8/11 with Bet365 seems a banker given the fact that the visitors haven’t scored in their last four.
What other markets are worth a look?
Back England to win 2-0 at 5/1 with Bet365.
Odds correct as of 10/11/2020