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Scotland v England: Back Three Lions to edge it at Hampden

| 09.06.2017

England head to Hampden Park on Saturday looking to increase their four-point gap at the top of World Cup Qualifying Group F. And we think they’ll do just that…though all the signs suggest it’ll be tighter than the 3-0 reverse fixture.

The Scots have been decent at home of late, drawing three and winning two of their last five at home. And interestingly, they’ve actually scored in 12 consecutive home games.

That means the 5/4 for Both Teams to Score looks a safe bet – though the best value could lie elsewhere.

Having won 15 of their last 16 qualification games, including that 3-0 defeat of the Scots at Wembley, Gareth Southgate’s men have to be fancied to get the job done, meaning we like the 18/5 for England to win and Both Teams to Score.

There are also a couple of excellent – and less obvious – selections on Southgate’s men succeeding in front of goal, including one of our range of specials on this clash.

Two of England’s three goals in the 3-0 reverse at Wembley came via headers, so the 4/1 on offer for any Three Lions player to net a header at Hampden looks very generous indeed.

Meanwhile, with the visitors having opened the scoring between the 21-30 minute mark in three of their five WCQ games so far, we like the 7/1 for England’s first goal to come during that time bracket once again.

As for the hosts, their main goal threat could well come from set-piece specialist Robert Snodgrass.

The West Ham United man has already managed a hat-trick in this campaign (away to Malta) and chalked up nine goals at club level in 2016-17. So the 4/1 on the Glaswegian to net anytime could prove popular.

In the match betting, England are 4/6 favourites for victory, with 17/4 on offer for a Scotland win, and the draw priced up at 13/5.

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



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.