England vs North MacedoniaEuro 2024, KO: 19:45 Jun 19, 2023, Old Trafford
ENGLAND will look to take another step towards stamping their ticket to Euro 2024 when they take on North Macedonia to Old Trafford on Monday night.
Gareth Southgate's men marked their return to international duty by strolling to a 4-0 win at Malta on Friday night, with Harry Kane and Co brining up recommended Bet Builder in the process.
That victory means the Three Lions continue to reside at the top Group C with a 100% record and a six point buffer over both Ukraine and Italy, albeit they have played a game more than the aforementioned chasing pack.
Back on home soil on Monday night, England will endeavour to tighten their grip on top spot by taking care of North Macedonia.
After kick-starting their campaign with a 2-1 win over Malta, Igor Angelovski's side suffered a second-half collapse when throwing away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to Ukraine on Friday.
That bruising setback could prove costly in the Lynxes' quest to reach back-to-back European Championships, and they can expect little respite at Old Trafford on Monday night.
As you would expect, England are red-hot 1/7 (Betfred) favourites to maintain their 100% record in Group C by making it four wins from four on Monday night.
North Macedonia picked up point when they last visited England way back in 2006 but the same outcome here is as big as 7/1 (Bet 365) while an away win has been priced up at whopping 25/1 (PaddyPower).
As already alluded to, I successfully formulated a Bet Builder in England win over Malta on Friday and I'm going to follow a similar theme here by coupling up Harry Kane To Score Or Assist and Over 1.5 North Macedonia Cards at 4/5 (PaddyPower).
After notching in Friday's 4-0 win over Malta last time out, England skipper Kane took his tally for his country to 56 goals in 83 appearances to further cement his position as the Three Lions' all-time leading goalscorer.
What's more, that latest strike means Kane has scored in each of England's three Group C contests in Euro 2024 qualifying to date thus far, so I'm more than happy to back him to have direct goal involvement here in the form of a goal or an assist.
North Macedonia crumbled and conceded three second-half goals when losing to Ukraine on Friday, not to mention the visitors failed to shut out minnows Malta on Matchday One, which doesn't augur well ahead of a trip to Old Trafford.
As such, the aforementioned Kane looks among the prime candidates to put the Lynxes to the sword, but to boost the odds up to 4/5 (PaddyPower), I'll also back the landlocked guests to pick up a couple of cards.
Igor Angelovski's charges have already racked up six yellows and one red in just two Group C contests so far, while England have drawn five cards from their opponents across their three pool fixtures to date.
On a similar train of thought to the above, I'll also go with the 5/6 on offer with PaddyPower for England to Win, England Most Corners and North Macedonia Most Cards.
The above-mentioned combination has clicked in each of England's last two qualifiers and I see no reason to oppose the same formula here in what should be another routine win for Gareth Southgate's star-studded side.
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