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Harry Kane (England)

Little doubt about England’s man of the moment. It’s all about that Kane right now, and the Tottenham youngster marked his full international debut with a goal against Lithuania on Friday night. Now he will be thrown into England’s starting eleven for the first time as the Three Lions take on Italy in a friendly in Turin on Tuesday evening.

Kane will be unleashed against the Azzurri from the start, and following his goal on his just his third touch 80 seconds into his international debut, attention has raised on him even higher. The 21 year old is now 14/5 with online betting site Ladbrokes to net a goal (anytime) against Italy on Tuesday.

It has been a fantastic season from Kane already, and he is a 10/1 quote to score more goals than Italy in the game, while you can take the 40/1 option of Wayne Rooney and Kane to combine for at least three England goals on the night. England are 4/6 to come away from the international friendly with no goals.

After scoring 19 goals in the Premier League this season (joint top scorer alongside Chelsea’s Diego Costa) the hype surrounding Kane isn’t dying down. Roy Hodgson has had to deal with that and the youngster can raise his stock even further if he strikes on Tuesday. He is already 1/8 odds on favourite to win the PFA Young Player of the Year and back be backed at 5/2 to win the main PGA award. He was 66/1 when he hit the market just last month.

31st March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting


England v Italy Betting Preview

After a successful return to Euro 2016 qualification on Friday night, the Three Lions move on to a friendly out in Turin on Tuesday night against Italy. Roy Hodgson’s World Cup 2014 campaign got off to a losing start against the Azzurri, so can they gain some revenge by keeping their current winning streak going? Taking out Italy at home though is never an easy task.

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England v Italy Betting Tips

Well, it is cruise-control for England in their quest to reach Euro 2016. A 4-0 win over Lithuania at Wembley on Friday saw England rack up their fifth win from five qualification games so far. Great form from the Three Lions and Roy Hodgson’s men are currently running on a seven match winning streak since they unceremoniously bowed out of the 2014 World Cup. Things do have to be taken into context though, because they haven’t faced a high level of stiff opposition since the World Cup, really only an away game at Switzerland tested them. England won that Euro 2016 qualifying fixture 2-0, but a trip to Italy is going to be a much sterner test for them.

Still, England are unbeaten in their last seven away fixtures and this is a chance to make some amends for that 2-1 loss they suffered against Italy at Brazil 2015. Three of last four matches played between England and Italy have ended up as a 2-1 scoreline, Italy winning two of those three. There are changes to the England squad from the Lithuanian game, with Danny Welbeck, Raheem Sterling, Leighton Baines and James Milner all missing the trip. It will likely mean a start for Harry Kane who netted on his full international debut on Friday. Kane is a 2/1 anytime scorer quote at William Hill, the same mark as Wayne Rooney. Roy Hodgson has said that he will put out an experimental side.

Italy will probably experiment as well with their starting  eleven. They will be without the experienced hands of Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi. Not only that, there is a sense of things being unsettled, as coach Antonio Conte received death threats from Juventus fans over an injury to Claudio Marchisio. Italy played over the weekend in Euro 2016 qualifiers, and needed a late fightback to earn a 2-2 draw against Bulgaria in Sofia. That has left them two points back of group leaders Croatia. Italy are in general good form, with a W5 D2 record in their last seven, with four clean sheets in that sequence.

England v Italy Betting Odds

Italy 6/5, England 9/4, Draw 12/5

England v Italy Predictions

It’s never easy trying to beat the Italians on home soil at the best of times. A friendly so soon after competitive action on the weekend, combined with changes to both starting elevens is likely to contribute to the game ending up as a low scoring draw.

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30th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Harry Kane (England)

What a fantastic full international debut it was from Tottenham’s Harry Kane as he struck for England in their 4-0 win over Lithuania on Friday. Kane came on in the 71st minute as a substitute and needed just 80 seconds of action before he popped up at the back post to head past the keeper. That’s a man in goalscoring form for you.

The strike grabbed all the headlines in the game, despite Wayne Rooney bagging himself another international goal which saw him move closer to becoming England’s all time record goalscorer. Everything is about Kane at the moment.

The young Tottenham star, who is joint top scorer in the Premier League this season, is likely to get his first full international start on Tuesday night as England travel to Turin to face Italy in an international friendly.

But looking further ahead, online betting site Bet365 have odds of 7/4 on Kane to be in England’s starting eleven for their first game of Euro 2016. The bookmaker has also offered up odds of 7/2 that Harry Kane will be England’s top scorer at the 2016 European Championship and 33/1 that he is the top goalscorer overall at the tournament.

That same quote of 33/1 can be banked on Kane becoming England’s all-time record goalscorer. The record currently stands at 49 by Sir Bobby Charlton, but Wayne Rooney will likely break that soon and with miles left in Rooney’s international career, topping whatever the Manchester United man gets is going to be hard.

Rooney is still 4/7 odds on favourite to be England’s top goalscorer in the 2015 calendar year, with Kane at 5/2.

29th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Euro 2016 Betting


England made it five wins from five in the Euro 2016 qualification process as they bagged an easy 4-0 win over Lithuania on Friday night. The Wembley victory saw debutant Harry Kane grab his first full international goal, as England actually won their seventh game on the bounce since the end of the 2014 World Cup.

So Roy Hodgson’s men have been building the foundations of a good response from their Brazil 2014 disappointments, and they are current trading at a price of 1/2 with online betting site Skybet to remain unbeaten through Euro 2016 qualification. There is obvious looking value there, with the Three Lions having already gotten their toughest qualification match out of the way.

That was their away trip to Switzerland at the start of the group, a game which England won, so things should be plain sailing from here on out for them. If you wanted to go one better and back England to win every match in Euro 2016 qualifying, then you can snap that up at a price of 10/3 with the bookmaker.

England will next be in competitive action in Euro 2016 qualifying in mid June when they face a trip to Slovenia. Then it is a wait until September when they face San Marino on September 5th before hosting Switzerland at Wembley on the 8th. All that will remain for them then is a home match against Estonia and a road trip to Lithuania.

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29th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Euro 2016 Betting


England return to Euro 2016 qualification duties on Friday night as they host Lithuania at Wembley. This is the first time that the two nations have met and the Three Lions will be hoping to continue their 100% record in qualification so far, having won their opening opening group games. England, who have scored 11 goals and conceded just one so far, should find the going easy against the Lithuanians, who have failed to score a single goal in their last three matches played (D1 L2).

After their World Cup 2014 horror show, Spain are a nation in transition, but with thirteen goals scored so far in their four qualification matches (eight of them at home), they will be confident of picking up maximum points against the Ukraine. The two are locked on nine points, three back of surprise group leaders Slovakia heading into the weekend. But Spain have won each and every one of their last 14 European Championship home matches, and will be expected to break down the Ukraine’s solid defence.

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27th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Euro 2016 Betting

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For the first time since a friendly win in Scotland at the back end of last year, England will be back in action this week. The Three Lions face Lithuania in a Euro 2016 qualification match at Wembley on Friday night, the first time that they have ever faced these particular opponents. England are running at 1/8 odds on favourites for maximum points in the game.

England have scored eleven goals and conceded just one in posting four wins from their opening four qualification games. So a hugely positive start for them, and it should make this game pretty routine. Lithuania have started to slump with a D1 L2 record in their last three matches played and not having scored a goal in that trio of games either.

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24th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

Euro 2016 Betting

England v Lithuania Betting Preview

There should no alarms and no surprises on England’s return to the international scene. They entertain Lithuania in a Euro 2016 Group E qualification match, and with Roy Hodgson’s men having already taken four wins from four, a game against a slumping Lithuania side shouldn’t snap their 100% record so far.

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England v Lithuania Betting Tips

It is England’s first game back together since their friendly in Scotland towards the back end of last year. It is a comfortable fixture for them to return too as well after having made such a positive start to Euro 2016 qualification, winning all four matches played so far. This should be another maximum points haul for them. England have actually won their last six games in a row, their four Euro 2016 qualifiers sandwiched in between friendly triumphs over Norway and Scotland. The Three Lions have scored eleven goals in their four qualifiers so far, and have conceded just the one.

England’s two games at Wembley in the group produced a 3-1 win over second placed Slovenia and a 5-0 win over San Marino. Daniel Sturridge misses with an injury, but England still have great options with Raheem Sterling, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and new call up Harry Kane. If Hodgson can get all of them clicking, then England’s attacking future is in good hands, especially when Sturridge is back too. Would run with Rooney as a 3/1 First Goalscorer option as he has scored seven in his last eight England games. With Harry Kane unlikely to get the start, he is better value at 4/5 in the anytime goalscorer market.

As for Danny Welbeck, he is the Euro 2016 qualifiers joint top goalscorer with five goals so far and heavily trusted by the boss. England and Lithuania have never met before, and it was Lithuania who along with England, came out of the blocks firing with two wins in their opening two qualification games, beating San Marino and Estonia. However, defeats against Slovenia and Switzerland and then a 0-0 draw in a friendly against the Ukraine has seen their bubble burst. They have failed to score in any of their last three matches played and shouldn’t pose too much of a threat to the Three Lions at Wembley.

England v Lithuania Betting Odds

England 1/10, Draw 9/1, Lithuania 22/1

England v Lithuania Predictions

Should be all fairly routine for England. There are an easy three points on offer for them here and being such a solid qualification side, you wouldn’t expect any upsets here, not with England’s attacking option. Back England to win to nil for 1/2 and Wayne Rooney is hard to ignore as First Goalscorer.

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24th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Euro 2016 Betting

Euro 2016 Betting

After earning his first senior call to the England squad, Tottenham’s Harry Kane is being quoted at a price of 5/6 with William Hill to find a goal in either of England’s next two games.

The Three Lions head back into France 2016 qualification when they take on Lithuania on March 27th at Wembley and then take a break from competitive action when they head to Italy on March 31st for an international friendly.

It has been a  phenomenal breakthrough season for Kane, who netted a hat trick on the weekend against Leicester. That was his first top flight hattrick and moved him on to 19 league goals for the season, putting him level with Diego Costa and ahead of Sergio Aguero. Kane is 11/8 to win the Premier League Golden Boot this season.

But will he fire for England? This is his big step up from the Under 21 squad and he is a 5/2 quote to net against Lithuania, where he is even money to make the starting eleven. That may be a step too far with Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Roy Hodgson’s favoured Danny Welbeck likely to be in the pecking order ahead of the Tottenham man.

William Hill are also offering a price of 5/6 for Kane not to score against either Lithuania or Italy.

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Rob Green (Queens Park Rangers), Jack Butland (Stoke City).

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Fabian Delph (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Manchester City), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Theo Walcott (Arsenal).

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).

24th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Euro 2016 Betting

Sports Betting

Can England get their Cricket World Cup on track as they head into their second match of the tournament, taking on joint hosts New Zealand in the early hours of Friday morning? England were taught a harsh lesson by tournament outright favourites Australia in their opener, and they really need to play with some better intensity if they are going to compete in Pool A.

England were always really going to have to write off that opener, because they aren’t at the level to compete with Australia at the moment. England are 13/8 underdogs at online betting site 888Sport against the Kiwis, who are 1/2 odds on for a win.

While England lost their first World Cup game by over 100 runs against Australia, New Zealand dealt with the awkward challenge of Sri Lanka in the tournament’s opener, taking a 98 run victory. They followed that up as well with a cruise to victory over Scotland in their second pool match.

So it’s just about the toughest start to the competition that England could have faced, and while there are easier games to come, they really have to start proving themselves against good side.

A win against the Kiwis would put England in pretty good standard. Were England just having an off day in the intimidating atmosphere against Australia? Have England figured out how to bowl at the end of an innings?

In the Top England Batsman market for England v New Zealand cricket world Cup betting, Ian Bell is 7/2 favourite, flower by Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Alex Hales and Gary Ballance at 9/2. You have a three way split between James Anderson, Steven Finn (who took a hat trick against Australia and Stuart Broad who are all 3/1 quotes in the market.

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19th February 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Cricket Betting

England are heavy underdogs in their Cricket World Cup 2015 opener, as they take on Australian at the MCG on Valentine’s Day.  England go as 9/4 underdogs for the match, against the 4/11 quote on Australia for the Pool A fixture which starts in the early hours of Saturday morning in the UK.

Australia are 2/1 outright favourites to land the title and given England’s pretty poor record in ODI’s against their old enemies, it is hard to back Eoin Morgan’s men to cause an upset. Even though Morgan insists England are not going to be intimidated in Melbourne, it’s going to be an intimidating atmosphere under the eyes of the 90,000 crowd for them.

Morgan is under some scrutiny with his form with the bat and is a 5/1 quote to finish the game as England’s top batsman, a market lead by 3/1 shot Ian Bell, with Joe Root, Moeen Ali, James Taylor and Alex Hales all 4/1 quotes. The top Australian Batsman market is split between joint favourites David Warner and Steve Smith who are 3/1 options at the head of the market.

England played Australia in the International Triangular Series as a warm up and lost all three encounters with them, the Aussies winning by 3 wickets in the first two meetings, and then cruising to a 112 victory in the final.

That run of form against Australia has made it thirteen defeats for England in their last 15 one day international clashes against Australia on Australian soil. England’s overall form in one day internationals is pretty shocking, having won just 10 of their last 29 ODI’s.

Despite England being the 5th best ODI side in the world at the moment, they have just a 34% win percentage running, and that is going up against Australian’s 77% win percentage in the format and only Zimbabwe have hit a lower average of fours per ODI game than England have done. Of the Test nations, England are 8th in the lowest run rate per over in the format of the game.

Australia captain Michael Clarke isn’t back to full fitness in time to face England the host nation is expected to cruise to another win over England and are a 5/1 quote to win by 10 wickets or 90+ runs.

Tough to see how England can dig deep enough to really get close to Australia in what will be in front of a hugely partizan and passionate crowd. England haven’t proven that they handle the rigours of the one day format well enough yet, let alone beat the best side in the world at the moment in their own back yard. England should enjoy the day, scratch the game off before it starts and just look forward to more winnable matches in Pool A.

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13th February 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Cricket Betting

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