ENGLAND have had it easy in their fight to reach France 2016 and Roy Hodgson’s men will make it seven wins out of seven today.
They were handed the kindest of draws and have duly won their first six games, scoring 18 goals. It’s what happens when they get to the finals that may concern boss Roy Hodgson.
Victory against San Marino away is no-brainer and I actually saw someone tipping England at 1-80 on the basis it was free money – but you’d need a hell of a stake to make it worthwhile.
Man United star Wayne Rooney needs one goal to equal Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 49 and two to reach the magic mark of 50.
Rooney hasn’t netted in the Premier League this season but bagged a hat-trick when it mattered most in the Champions League qualifier against Bruges.
He should get at least one today and is just 2-9 at Hills to score, 23-10 at Hills to score first and and enhanced 2-1 from 4-5 at Ladbrokes to break the record with two or more.
San Marino lost 5-0 at Wembley and 8-0 at home in their last meeting so pick a number between five and eight. The minnows have improved defensively this campaign – their biggest home defeat was 4-0 to Switzerland – but I’ll be looking at England minus four at 8-13 with bet365 and maybe minus five at 5-4 with Coral.
The Group B clash between Switzerland and Slovenia is much more interesting and I’m on the home men to almost seal the deal by winning to move six points clear of their nearest rivals.
Switzerland are a best 8-15 with Ladbrokes and consider over 2.5 goals at 23-20 with BetVictor as that’s come up in five of the Swiss nation’s previous six.
In Group G Austria should take care of minnows Moldova but are no bigger than 1-5 at Ladbrokes and same goes for Montenegro (2-11, Coral) at home to Liechtenstein.
Sweden are in good form and could win in Russia if Zlatan Ibrahimovic is fit to start after missing a run of PSG games. Sweden are 16-5 with McBookie and Ibra, who has scored five of their 10 goals in qualifying, is 40-17 at 888sport to net.
Rooney to score 2+
Switzerland v Slovenia btts
Ibrahimovic to score