ENGLAND have exceeded all expectations by reaching the last four – and I expect their adventure to continue until Sunday.
Gareth Southgate's men have reached the semis for the first time since, ahem, 19** and are 11-8 with Betfred to beat Croatia in 90 minutes.
It's bigger than they were against Colombia and Sweden but the Croats are better than those two nations.
This will be England's toughest test but they've looked strong from back to front the whole tournament while their rivals rely mainly on the world-class talents of midfield duo Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic.
England's threat from corners has been well documented and I've been backing centre-halves John Stones and Harry Maguire to score. If you can support our rivals at least make money off their success!
Eight of 11 goals have come from set-pieces and the Croats will have to be alive to the danger. If they stop them legally there is every chance of England winning their fourth penalty of the tournament and one to be awarded pays 7-4 at McBookie.
Harry Kane was quiet against Sweden but the Golden Boot favourite will again be popular at 15-4 with Marathonbet to score first.
England have 30 corners and 18 have been won by Maguire (11) and Stones (8). I'm splitting stakes between Stones (33-1, William Hill) and Maguire (33-1, Sky Bet) to net first.
Ladbrokes offer 6-1 on Stones or Maguire scoring a header and 11-4 on Croatia to grab a headed goal – both were scored that way in their quarter-final against Russia.
England's only clean sheet was against Sweden with Jordan Pickford making some good stops. I can see both sides scoring at 21-20 with McBookie while over 2.5 goals is 31-20 with the Scots firm.
- Over 2.5 match goals
- Stone or Maguire to score first
- Stones or Maguire to score a header