Scotland v England Tips and Betting Offers, Premier League, Saturday 10th June 2017
Can England continue their push for a place in Russia next year with a victory over rivals Scotland? This is the final chance for the Scots to make a push for the tournament, with a tricky run in ahead. They’ll need to see off their old enemy from the south, but can they become the first side to hand England a defeat in World Cup qualifying since Ukraine back in 2009?
England are 8/11 with Betfred to claim three points at Hampden Park on Saturday. Scotland can be backed at 17/4 with Bet365, while the draw is 12/5 with Betfair. Can Scotland get a result to keep their hopes of making the play-offs alive? The Three Lions will be hopeful of adding to their four point lead at the top of the group, especially given their comfortable 3-0 win over the Scots at Wembley.
The Three Lions did manage a 3-1 win away to Scotland in 2014, although that was three managers’ ago, under the reign of Roy Hodgson. Gareth Southgate has had a mixed time in charge of the senior side, having lost 1-0 to Germany in the last international break, they followed that up with a straightforward 2-0 win over Lithuania.
It’s hard to say that Southgate has been a success since taking over, having won just two of his last five games with the Three Lions. His side may be on their way to the World Cup, but on this evidence it’s hard to say they’ll make much of an impact.
England have a strong qualifying record, they’re a side who know how to do just enough to get over the line and make it to a tournament. They should cruise through this group, which is likely to leave them a little short when they arrive in Russia next summer. Things have been tougher for Scotland in the group, after 3-0 defeats to Slovakia and England. In truth, Gordon Strachan’s men just don’t have enough quality to mix it with the top sides in Europe, or even England. We expect the Three Lions to record a victory on Saturday, which is priced at 8/11 with BetFred.
While England have been strong defensively in this group so far, having kept a clean sheet in every game, we can see the Scots getting a goal at Hampden. They’ve scored in their last 12 home matches, and they should be able to build on that against a defence which looked very shaky in friendlies with Spain and Germany. The Scots do have some attacking threat, and they’re likely to push forward, so we think BTTS is great value here at 6/5 with Ladbrokes.
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