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Scotland v England: Arsenal star to continue scoring streak

| 17.11.2014

After a winless June, when England scored just four goals in their six games both preparing for and at the World Cup, Roy Hodgson has repaid the Three Lions fan base with a 100 per cent record since, stringing five triumphs together and scoring 12 times.

That run gets put on the line against an improving Scotland outfit under Gordan Strachan, who made Group D the most intriguing Euro 2016 qualifying mini-league when beating Republic of Ireland 1-0 at home last time out.

England are cautious 1/1 favourites with Ladbrokes, with the draw at 23/10 and Scotland available at 12/5, but three better bets can be made below:

Under 2.5 goals @ 7/10

Six of the past seven meetings between these two great foes have seen the game fall short of the 2.5-goal mark.

All of Scotland’s last five home internationals have seen a bet on the “unders” land, while England have been involved in a game containing at least three goals just twice in their last six matches away from Wembley.

Danny Welbeck to score at anytime @ 19/10

It’s likely that Welbeck won’t be among the starters at Celtic Park, but his England form is so strong that backing him to score at anytime is still a viable strategy.

The Arsenal line-leader bagged a brace in the qualifier against Slovenia, taking his tally to five strikes in the last four international games.

He also hit the back of the net when these two battled it out at Wembley last August.

Both teams to score: No @ 17/20

This bet has landed in all bar one of the last seven home games involving Strachan’s side. The same punt would have copped in five of England’s last six outings at any venue, and in three consecutive away matches under Hodgson.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.