England share the first place in group E with Lithuania and surprisingly enough Switzerland is on the last place. Last night the Three Lions won with 5-0 against San Marino, in a match where Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck got to shine in a clash where the hosts had no problems dominating from head to start. On Sunday, England travel to Estonia in an attempt to keep up the winning momentum and keep the first spot away from Lithuania.
Estonia won their opening group match back in September and look solid to challenge Lithuania for qualification rights, a thing which ended in their head to head match. Lithuania won with 1-0 even if both teams had chances, but Sergei Zenjov could not break the deadlock. Estonia’s goalkeeper Pareyko kept a clean sheet up until the 76th minute, but even with this loss England will not get an easy match. The hosts work towards blending in the talent with the experience and perhaps don’t have a long way till the experiment succeeds.
After undergoing criticism for their performance in Brazil, England was off to a good start in this qualification campaign. They will be extra motivated to win a third match in a row, all while keeping the same starting eleven as in the match against San Marino, Roy Hodgson took a leap of faith in Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck, and he delivered with a goal as his teammate Oxlade-Chamberlain assisted two of the goals. Wayne Rooney scored a penalty and the fifth goal was an own one from Della Valle. It would have ended 6-0 had the referee not rule out a perfect goal by Lallana on means of offside.
888sport give England 2.15 odds for a -2 Asian Handicap betting market, while Estonia with a +2 Handicap has 1.68. Among the most popular betting markets are England for an outright win at 1.25, Estonia at 11.00 and both teams to score at 2.28. A potential draw has 6.00, over 2.5 goals in the second half at 3.84 and England to score in the second half has 1.24 odds. A goal to be scored in the first 15 minutes has 2.85 and we’re betting 8 units on England to score in both halves at 2.55 with 888sport, perhaps with another Wayne Rooney’s goal?
Estonia: Team’s Formation
England: Team’s Formation
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England to score in both halves