England v Wales Tips, Odds Comparison and Betting Offers, Euro 2016, Thursday 16th June 2016
An injury time equaliser saw England drop two points on Saturday, and they’re now facing a crucial game against group leaders Wales. These two rivals will be desperate to win this historic clash, but will Gareth Bale be enough to upset the odds and put Wales in to the next round? Roy Hodgson needs to find a way to stop the Welsh forward, while sorting out the problems in his own team.
England v Wales Betting Tips and Offers
- Both teams to score at 21/20 with Coral
- Draw at 3/1 with Betfair
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Wales may be two points ahead of England right now, but the bookies aren’t expecting that to last long. They make the Three Lions 4/7 favourites with Betfair to win this clash in Lens, with Wales massive 6/1 outsiders. They also price the draw up at 3/1, a result that really wouldn’t suit England. After their opening result, they desperately need a win. Can they claim three massive points here?
In the last 10 years, England have won just three group stage games at tournaments. Two of those came in the Euros in 2012, but that side was a lot more experienced and strong enough to hold a lead. This team isn’t a match to that, even though there is more firepower going forward. Hodgson seems reluctant to give his attackers the chance to roam, which really harms the Three Lions.
They’re an attacking side who look to be playing conservative football. England had a lot of the ball against Russia, as the Russians just wanted to play for a point. Despite having control, they didn’t create that many clear cut chances on their own. For all that control, their opener came from a set piece.
England v Wales Betting Odds Comparison
Wales have opened up at the back in the last few weeks, conceding four goals in their last two games, so England should be able to score. You have to question their defence too, as it looked far too open when protecting a lead against Russia. This Welsh side should be able to get on the scoresheet too. With Gareth Bale distracting England’s inexperienced defence, there will be space for someone to take advantage. That’s why we’ve gone for both teams to score, which is priced at 21/20 with Coral.
After an opening day win, Wales would probably take a draw right now. While they’d love to beat England at a major tournament, they should be focusing on making the last 16. A point here would put them close to doing that, and it should keep them top of the pile heading in to their final match against Russia.
A draw might not suit England, but we struggle to see them going out and putting Wales to the sword. They aren’t clinical enough, and the Welsh should be able to take a point out of this one. We’re backing a draw at 3/1 with Betfair.