online betting logo
Online Betting Best Online Bookmakers Betting Bonus Betting News Betting Tips
jump to content


On this page you find articles on England and sports betting in general.

Euro 2016 Betting

England and Wales are looking set for a berth at France 2016 while Northern Ireland, thanks to a 0-0 home draw against Romania are still well in the hunt as well from their group. Scotland, who earned a positive 1-1 draw in their trip to Dublin to face Ireland on Saturday are also in a decent position to make it through to next summer’s finals.

Scotland still has some work to do in Group D, sitting three points behind group leaders Poland, with Germany sitting in second place two points ahead of the Scots. So Gordon Strachan’s men may have to scrap it out for third place at the end of the day and despite failing to win their home game against the Scots, Ireland are just two points back of third-placed Scotland.

The top two from each group qualify for Euro 2016, along with the best third-placed finisher. The eight remaining third place sides go into a play-off round.

So a lot still to do for Scotland and Ireland, while Northern Ireland sit in second place in Group F behind Romania, with Hungary two points behind them. Worst case scenario for the Irish there will be third place in Group F, so they are still looking in a decent position to at least make it to the play-offs.

Northern Ireland is 1/4 to bank an automatic qualification spot while Scotland are 10/11 to qualify for Euro 2016 while the Republic of Ireland is out at 13/5 with online betting site Skybet.

13th June 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Euro 2016 Betting

Paddy Power

England are running at a quote of 7/1 to make it a perfect ten in Euro 2016 qualification. They are halfway there and Roy Hodgson’s men have a shot at making it six from six as they travel to Ljubljana on Sunday to face Slovenia. England triumphed 3-1 against Slovenia when the two sides met at Wembley last November.

The two sides have only met three times before and England have won all three meetings. The Three Lions have only shipped the one goal during qualification as well and have averaged three goals per game. England are heavy favourites for the win at a price of 10/11, with Slovenia out at 10/3.

Place £20 or more in single bets before kick off on the Slovenia v England Euro Qualifier with online betting site Paddy Power and in return you will get  £10 in free bets to use in play on that match. The free bet will come back to you as two £5 free bets which will be credited to your account within five minutes of action, so there will be plenty of time to use them.


13th June 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Paddy Power

England are running as odds-on favourites to win their Euro 2106 qualifier against Slovenia on Sunday. The industry average on them is at an odds-on 5/6 quote. But if you are a new customer registering an account with popular bookmaker Paddy Power, and register with them through the special links on this page, then you can take some huge enhanced odds.

New customers opening an account with Paddy Power can back England at 8/1 enhanced odds to win in Slovenia on Sunday!

Are England likely to win? Well, yes frankly and with the home side out at 3/1 underdogs, then it’s clear to see where the supremacy is. England have won all five of their group matches in Euro 2016 qualification so far and have posted an average of three goals per game. They’ve also won their three previous games against the Slovenians as well, averaging two goals per game against them.

England have conceded just the one goal in the qualifiers so far and they stand unbeaten in their 24 qualification matches. Superb record and they aren’t likely to be tripped in Ljubljana on Sunday. Adding weight to an England win is the fact that Slovenia have lost three of their last four played, their only positive in that sequence a win over minnows San Marino.

The Paddy Power enhanced odds special offer is open to new customers who use our links to register an account with Paddy Power. Open a new account, place a FIRST BET up to a maximum of £10 on England to beat Slovenia in their Euro 2016 qualifier match at the normal odds on the site. Then, if England win, you will be paid out in cash based on the normal price and then have free bet credits loaded to bring the bet to the cumulative 8/1 payout!

13th June 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


Back last November, England hosted Slovenia at Wembley and the Three Lions managed to pick up a 3-1 win. That made it three wins from three in games against Slovenia and it was, of course, part of England’s 100% record in Euro 2016 qualification so far. It’s been pretty plain sailing for Roy Hodgson’s men so far and they are being heavily backed to make it six wins from six in the group on Sunday.

England have averaged three goals per game in their Euro 2016 qualification group so far and have conceded just the one goal, which came in that match against Slovenia at Wembley. Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson netted an own goal, the only man to have breached the England defence in qualification so far.

Back England at 6/1 enhanced odds to beat Slovenia, just by registering as a new Coral customer. Any winnings from the deal are paid out as cash!

To get the enhanced odds, you must sign up as a new customer with bookmaker Coral using our special links on this page. Once you have done so, go and make your FIRST real money back as a win single of £5 (max bet) on England to beat Slovenia 6/1. The offer runs until 17:00 BST Sunday, June 14th.

There is another angle to the Coral enhanced odds offer too because if England don’t win, then you will get a free £20 bet credited to your account as a consolation.

13th June 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Paddy Power

Eight of the last nine games contested between Ireland and England have all ended under 2.5 goals, which should send punters running towards Sunday’s meeting being a pretty low key affair. The last four games played between them have ended in a 1-1 draw which is another big trend that punters will probably be throwing some money at.

Online betting site Paddy Power are running a great free bet promotion for your Ireland v England betting. It is an offer which is open to both new and existing customers alike and it is one which rewards with a free £10 bet.

Just place £20 or more in single bets before kick off on the Ireland v England International Friendly and get £10 in free bets to use in-play on that match. The free bet will come as two free £5 bets which will be credited to your account within five minutes of kick-off.

England are running as 21/20 favourites win the match, with the draw at 9/4 and Ireland at 11/4. The Irish are unbeaten in their last six games against England, but the English are running in some great form at the moment, having won seven and lost none of their last eight games played.

7th June 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Football Betting

Ireland v England Betting Preview

The Three Lions haven’t beaten Ireland in the last twenty years and so punters may see a bit of value on the hosts to pull out an underdog victory. England are in good form though but both will be looking ahead to their forthcoming Euro 2016 matches, when England take on Slovenia and Ireland go into a huge clash against Scotland. So just a warm up ahead of that, and a game is likely to end in a draw.

Big promotion running for the game at online betting site Boylesports who are offering lost stake refunds if the Irish score. You will get your money back as a free bet on losing first goalscorer, last goalscorer, anytime goalscorer, correct score and scorecast bets if Ireland score in the game against England. The maximum refund in the Boylesports Ireland v England betting promotion is £25.

Ireland v England Betting Tips

Ireland have a good run of unbeaten form going against England, not having been beaten by the Three Lions in their last six meetings. The last time that they met in Dublin was back in 1995, a game which Ireland won, but will long be remembered for crowd troubles. So the Irish have strung together a good six match unbeaten streak then, since they last suffered a defeat against the English which was a 2-1 loss in 1985 during an international friendly at Wembley. The most recent time that they came together was in 2013 at Wembley when the two nations played out another 1-1 draw. Ireland have lost just one of their last seven games played, a run which has included draws against Poland and Germany in Euro 2016 qualifying. Their lone defeat in that spell came against Scotland.

Ireland have scored in all but one of their last seven matches, so they are a pretty good shot to bank, even though Robbie Keane isn’t in this one. That leaves Shane Long who is running at a quote of 5/2 in the anytime goalscorer market for the game. It was Long who netted Ireland’s last minute equaliser in their last match, which was against Poland in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. Ireland’s recent goalscoring stretch of form has added some value to a Both Teams To Score bet which is even money value at online betting site Boylesports. Even though they have won just two of the previous fourteen meetings with England, they may be value for a draw in this one. Ireland trail 5-2 in the head to head stakes from those fourteen games.

They will face a confident and positive England side who have picked up five wins from five in their Euro 2016 qualifiers so far. Their dismal World Cup 2014 is a long way behind them at the moment and they look more energetic and positive. Wayne Rooney is a 2/1 anytime goalscorer quote at Boylesports, which is actually the same quote being offered on new caps Jamie Vardy and Charlie Austin. It has been more than twenty years since England beat Ireland in a game, and a 1-1 scoreline is trending. The last four games between these have ended 1-1 which can be backed as a 5/1 correct score wager for this one. Under 2.5 goals is also a strong probability as eight of the last nine meetings have gone under.

Ireland v England Betting Odds

England evens, draw 12/4, Ireland 11/4

Ireland v England Predictions

There’s really little argument that England have the stronger squad and the Three Lions are in a good winning form. However, a trip to Ireland isn’t going to be that easy as the home side will want to put on a good showing, especially with their tough match against Scotland coming up. Ireland won’t want to lose this one and it is probably worth leaning towards a drawn outcome.

Find the latest results, League Table, Top Scorer and more on our football statistics on (just choose your country & your preferred topic)

5th June 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Football News

Could Jack Grealish be turning out for England at the 2018 World Cup? The likelihood of it happening has increased, with the Aston Villa midfielder deciding to refuse a place in the Irish squad to face England and Scotland next month.

The composed young midfielder has caught the attention of both Ireland and England this season thanks to his mature performances at the heart of the Villa midfield. Some say that they remind him a bit of Gazza at his best, as Grealish has superb ball control and drives forward very well.

Online betting site Coral have made Grealish 4-6 to play for England’s senior squad and 11-10 to choose Ireland and disappointed boss Martin O’Neill said: “Jack didn’t want to make up his mind at this stage.”

Grealish’s own explaining for turning down Ireland was that he just wanted to concentrate on his Villa performances. It is reported that Grealish won’t make up his mind on which way his international career will go until September, a full year after turning out for Ireland’s U21 against Germany.

Had the youngster agreed to play for Ireland against England at the Aviva Stadium in June, he would still have been able to switch allegiances, because it’s just a friendly. However, if he had faced Scotland in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, then his Irish future would have been confirmed.


13th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football News

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.

If you back a first goalscorer selection in a match at online betting site William Hill, and that player doesn’t open the scoring but nets the second goal of the game, then the bookmaker will refund your lost stake for your as a free bet. William Hill also offers 0-0 Bore Draw Insurance on selection markets as well, with refunds up to a free £50 bet.

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.

Find the latest results, League Table, Top Scorer and more on our football statistics on (just choose your country & your preferred topic)

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

Injuries and Suspensions
Our EPL injuries & suspensions - always up to date!
Sports Betting Strategies
Sports betting strategies - winning bets with strategy!
Betting Explained
Betting terms explained - understand the terminology!
System Bets Calculator
Bet successfully with the best system bets calculator!
  Online Betting Free Bet Details Betting Articles Betting Companies Sportingbet Bet365  
  In Play Betting Betting odds explained Sitemap Paddy Power William Hill  
Great success with your Online Betting - 2005-2015 online - betting