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Euro 2016 Qualifier preview and odds: England vs. Estonia


Published on: 07/10/2015

Euro 2016 Qualifier preview and odds: England vs. Estonia

October 9, 2015 19:45pm – Wembley Stadium

Euro 2016 – Group E

England may have already qualified for next year´s European Championships, but they will still want to maintain their momentum heading into the last round of qualifying games.

England through after stroll through qualifying

Having cruised through their group, England fans will now be hoping that Roy Hodgson`s men do not fluff their lines yet again on the international stage next summer.

This will be Hodgson´s third, and perhaps last tournament in charge of the national team, and he will be keen to prove that the FA were right to retain his services after an abysmal World Cup showing in Brazil.

Despite their impressive campaign, England have hardly been tested by the likes of Switzerland, Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania and San Marino, and have failed to drop a single point so far in Group E.

Estonia looking to make history

Estonia still have a chance of making history by qualifying for next summer’s tournament for the first time, but they are clinging on by their fingernails. Magnus Pehrsson`s side need to get a result at Wembley to give themselves any chance of progressing when they host Switzerland in Tallinn in the final group game.

However, with no away wins to their name and just four goals scored during the entire campaign, things do not look promising for the Estonians.

Team news

Roy Hodgson has handed call-ups to Liverpool`s Danny Ings and Tottenham`s Dell Alli, while Captain Wayne Rooney is once again expected to start despite Hodgson`s insistence that his place is not guaranteed.

Michael Carrick could also make an appearance following his return to fitness, and Theo Walcott is in line for a starting place following his recent good form.

Estonia will welcome back Aleksandr Dmitrijev who was suspended for the last game against Slovenia.

Recent form (Euro Qualifying)

England: WWWWW

Estonia: LWWWD

Betting odds and tips

England have not lost a game since the World Cup finals in Brazil and that trend is unlikely to get broken by Estonia. The bookmakers will not do you any favours if you want to back the home team, but you can get a reasonable price of 13/20 from Betvictor for the Three Lions to Win to Nil.

In the Anytime Goal Scorer market, look no further than Theo Walcott. The forward scored twice against San Marino and has bagged 12 in his last 14 appearances for Arsenal. He can be backed at 11/10 to find the net with Boylesport.

Published on: 07/10/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (07/10/2015 18:28:19) but are subject to change.