WHEN it comes to qualifying England never have any problems – they only occur when they get there.
Once again Gareth Southgate's men have made a perfect start with convincing wins against Czech Republic and Montenegro.
Six points from their forthcoming double header against Bulgaria and Kosovo will almost seal the deal and a squad packed with talent is unlikely to slip up.
First up at Wembley tonight are Bulgaria who lie bottom of Group A after two draws and two defeats.
England beat their rivals 3-0 and 4-0 in qualifying for 2012 and a similar result is expected.
Southgate's side are no bigger than 1-10 at Ladbrokes so we need to look at the handicaps with England backable minus two at 10-11 with Ladbrokes. The brave could go minus three at 23-10 with Paddy Power.
The home men are unlikely to concede against a side with no stars and plenty of domestic-based players. To win to nil England are 2-5 with boylesports which is fine on accas.
Skipper Harry Kane is set to lead the line and the Spurs star is 11-5 with Betway to score first.
He's rightly favourite but Southgate has so much firepower it might be better going with an anytime scorer at a better price once teams are confirmed.
Options include Norwich midfielder James Maddison at 2-1 with Coral or even Liverpool wing-back Trent Alexander-Arnold at 9-1 with sportingbet.
The other match in England's group is Kosovo v Czech Republic and there should be goals. Both to score pays 19-20 at Marathonbet.
European champions and Nations League winners Portugal have all their big guns available and I fancy Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva, Joao Felix and Co so shoot down Serbia in Belgrade.
The Serbs have blown hot and cold in Group B and changed boss after a 5-0 defeat to Ukraine.
Portugal started with home draws against Ukraine and Serbia so it's time to get going and they are 6-5 at bet365 to pick up all three points.
Ronaldo will again be the man to watch and is 16-5 at Unibet to score first and 5-4 to net at any time.
Leaders Ukraine travel to bottom feeders Lithuania but an away win pays no bigger than 1-3.
Tonight's other games are in Group H with leaders France extremely short at home to Albania. Antoine Griezmann has started the season well at new club Barcelona and is 3-1 at Betway to break the deadlock.
Finding value from Turkey v Andorra isn't easy but what about the home side to score in both halves on an acca at 4-11 with Ladbrokes.
Turkey and Iceland both have nine points from four games so it's clear they're fighting for second spot behind France. Iceland are 2-7 to beat Moldova and if you want to add risk try Iceland -1 at 5-6 with betfair.
- England -2 or England -3
- Kane to score first
- Maddison to score
- Kosovo v Czech Rep btts
- Ronaldo to score
- Griezmann to score first
- Iceland -1