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Pick yourself up a free bet from Ladbrokes with a bet on England on Friday. The Three Lions entertain Estonia at Wembley with qualification to Euro 2016 already secured, but Roy Hodgson’s men have no excuse for taking their foot off the pedal as they go in search of a perfect qualification record.

With Estonia having totalled just four qualification goals and not having scored in any of their last five competitive away matches, it should be a comfortable night in London on home soil for England, who will be without Wayne Rooney. But still, a good chance for the likes of Harry Kane, Theo Walcott and new boy Jamie Vardy to get a look-in in front of goal.

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8th October 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Euro 2016 Betting

England v Estonia Betting Preview

Can the Three Lions keep themselves on track to round out Euro 2016 qualification with a 100% record? There looks to be a decent shout of at least making it nine from nine as they host Estonia at Wembley on Friday night. England took a scrappy 1-0 win on the road when the two met earlier in the group and the home fans will be looking for a bit more of a convincing victory by the Group E winners.

There is a really good First Goalscorer promotion running for your England v Estonia betting at online bookmaker Betfair (sportsbook). Back a successful first goalscorer selection in the game and if that first goal is scored via a header then you will be paid out at double your original odds. The maximum qualifying stake is £10 and this offer also applies to the Ireland v Germany, Poland v Ireland and Lithuania v England games.

England v Estonia Betting Tips

Wayne Rooney has become a doubt for England’s qualifier against Estonia on Friday. It was a goal by the Manchester United in the 74th minute of the first meeting that gave England a 1-0 win and three points. It has been eight wins from eight so far for the Three Lions and with the goals having flowed freely at Wembley during the qualifiers, the Three Lions will be expected to put a more convincing scoreline on the board. England have scored fourteen and conceded just one goal in their four home qualifiers so far and England to win to nil is a 4/7 quote. You can also snap up the same price on the game going over 2.5 goals. With Estonia having failed to score in any of their last five competitive away matches, there’s a fair chance that England won’t concede in the game.

England have won their last eight competitive matches on the bounce then and Wayne Rooney’s input has been big as he is the group’s top goalscorer and is trading at 8/13 in the anytime goalscorer market. There will be value on Harry Kane at 10/11 and Theo Walcott at even money though, even more so if Rooney doesn’t make the starting line up. England banked a 3-0 home win over Estonia in their only other competitive home meeting against them. That was in the 2008 European Championship qualifiers and Rooney was on the scoresheet on that occasions as well. England have won all three of their previous games against Estonia and all with a clean sheet. It should be a pretty routine and comfortable night for the Three Lions who have a good chance to continue their positive momentum and take one step closer to a 100% record.

Estonia have returned just the four goals during Euro 2016 qualification so far but have managed to put up a W3 D1 L4 record. There is still a chance that they can make it into third spot in the group as they head into the England match just two points Slovenia who are sat in the play-off spot. But Estonia haven’t been any kind of threat on the road so far and are still looking for their first away goal of qualification, their away form including a 0-0 at San Marino. That is how badly they are lacking in attacking flair and power. To their credit though they have only conceded six goals so far in their eight qualification matches. That means that England may need to be patient through the early stages before they get themselves on the board. It may just be about how long Estonia can hold out for.

England v Estonia Betting Odds

England 1/7, Draw 13/2, Estonia 18/1

England v Estonia Predictions

No reason why England can’t put a win on the board unless complacency gets the better of them. This is a perfectly winnable match for the Three Lions and they should be able to pick up the victory to nil given the lack of attacking threat that Estonina have made. It may take a while to break through, but England should get there.

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7th October 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Euro 2016 Betting

Rugby Betting

The pressure is on Rugby World Cup 2015 host nation England now after blowing their lines at Twickenham on Saturday. England simply couldn’t handle the pressure of the occasion and their inability to build a substantial enough lead over Wales, let their opponents back in the game at the death. The glaring failing of England was their lack of discipline in giving away penalties which proved to be costly for their challenge. They are going to have to cut that down against Australian on Saturday.

England v Australia Rugby betting is pretty tight in the match outrights, with England still going as 8/11 favourites to win the match, with the Wallabies at 5/4. The worrying thing for England is that they haven’t dealt with the pressure of being the host nation yet. They haven’t used the crowd support to their advantage and have looked nervous and indecisive. But this is the game where they have to shake all of that off, because if they suffer a loss against the Wallabies, the reality is they are highly unlikely to be in the knockout stages and would be the first host nation of a Rugby World Cup not to make it past the pool stage.

Australia have looked full of dangerous running posting wins over Fiji and Uruguay. Granted they have tough games to come against England and Wales and so that early form could be misleading, but they are still a big opponent for England to try and topple. England do have the head to head form going against the Wallabies, having won four of the last five meetings against them, their most recent victory a 26-17 triumph at Twickenham in November of last year.

England v Australia Rugby World Cup Handicap

You just know that this is going to be tight though and online betting site Paddy Power have the handicap set at England -2 for a price of Even money. Given all the tension that is riding on England this is likely to be a real nailbiter. Online betting site Paddy Power actually run some good insurance on the handicap market. Place a pre-match single handicap bet on any Rugby World Cup 2015 game and if the match ends in a handicap draw, then you will get your lost stake refunded as a free bet.

So, from 43 previous clashes, England trail Australia 18-24 in the head to head win count. England have averaged 15 points per game against the Wallabies, with the Aussies having averaged 21 points per game against the England. That’s just a 5 point average difference between the two nations when they meet in Australia’s favour. It’s a big game for Australia too, because if they lose they will be under big pressure when they meet Wales. So all to play for, what drama will unfold at Twickenham on Saturday in England v Australia Rugby World Cup betting?

29th September 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Rugby Betting

Rugby Betting

It is the most anticipated clash of the Pool stage of the 2015 Rugby World Cup as Six Nations rivals England and Wales go head to head at Twickenham on Saturday, September 26th. It is a huge showdown in Pool A as the two home nations fight alongside Australia for one of the top two spots in the group that will send them through to the quarter-finals. Will England at Twickenham as hosts of the World Cup be able to stand up to the pressure that the unpredictable and injury-hit Welsh will throw at them?

Wales will probably be revelling in the position of being underdogs for the game. That takes all the pressure off of their shoulders. With notable absences from their World Cup squad like Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb, Wales were hit further with injuries to Paul James, Aaron Jarvis, Liam Williams and Samson Lee in their opening victory over Uruguay, Wales putting a 54-9 win on the board against the South Americans. But this is where it gets real now.

England goes as 2/7 favourites in their own back yard and they have lost just one of their last seven matches played. The English had to dig in and work really hard to break down a very stubborn Fijian defence in their opening, England pulling away in the final stages of the game to post a 35-11 win and pick up the bonus point on offer. England may miss centre Jonathan Joseph who has picked up a chest injury.

It’s a huge, huge match and it will probably be an equally huge battle up front. England wasn’t particularly impressive in the forwards when it came to control, handling and scrummaging against Fiji and will have to step that up. Wales will have to try and match England up front to get a foothold in the game. Wales, who are 3/1 for the victory in the match, have lost just one of their last eight matches played but defensively they haven’t looked particularly sound and will be tested at the back.

From 126 previous meetings between England and Wales, England holds a narrow 58-56 head to head lead with 12 drawn matches. England have won the last two between the sides, but the Welsh won the three prior to that, so there seem to be clear momentum swings between these. England have averaged 13 points per game against Wales, while the Welsh have averaged 11 points per game against the England. Online betting site Paddy Power is running an England -8 Handicap for a price of even money.

Paddy Power are also offering some handicap insurance on England v Wales Rugby World Cup betting. Place a pre-match single handicap on the game and if your bet ends in a handicap draw then Paddy Power will refund your lost stake as a free bet! This is it, the loser of the England v Wales clash will be in danger of failing to qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament, the stakes aren’t going to get much higher than this.

22nd September 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Rugby Betting

Rugby Betting

A comfortable opener on home soil for host nation England as they face Fiji in the tournament curtain raiser from Twickenham. The action starts at 8 pm on Friday night and England are 1/80 to bank the win, with the Fijians as 22/1 quote to pick up an unlikely win. This should be a chance for England, once they get past what will likely be a spirited opening ten or fifteen minutes of challenge from the underdogs, to run in a few tries and start building momentum for bigger challenges to come.

Putting a big win on the board is going to be important. They have to show that they can handle the pressure and execute and with tough duels to come against Wales and Australia in Pool A to progress to the quarter-finals, England have to get on the gas early and build confidence. They have only faced Fiji five times before and England have won all five of those previous meetings.

From those previous five meetings, England have averaged 42 points per game against Fiji, while Fiji have responded with just 16 points per game against the English. So huge discrepancies there and England look bold and confident enough to go out and cover a -26 handicap which is a 10/11 quote on the game at online betting site Unibet.

What of Fiji? Well, they beat Canada pretty comprehensively in a recent warm-up match and they did win the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup this year, where Samoa had been favourites. It’s not often you see them taking on any high-quality opposition though and at the back end of last year they lost against both Wales and France. You can expect a good ten minutes or so from them, but seeing them sustain anything longer is pretty hard to see.

In the first try scorer market, Jonny May is a 6/1 market leader with Anthony Watson at 7/1 and Six nations top try scorer Johnathan Joseph at 8/1. It should in the end be all too routine for England if they are serious about mounting a challenge on the title. This is a sounding board for players to really stamp their place throughout the rest of the competition for England and you can back them at 11/2 for a 16-20 point winning margin.

Head over to online betting site Unibet and place an exact £20 bet on the winner of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and then the bookmaker will give you a £10 money back offer to use in-play on England’s second game of the tournament, against Wales on Saturday, September 26th! Huge offer and when you register an account with Unibet you can take advantage of a £20 risk-free bet offer too!

17th September 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Rugby Betting


There is a great England v Switzerland betting promotion running at online betting site Coral. The Three Lions will be aiming to make it eight wins from eight Euro 2016 qualification matches on Tuesday as they host the Swiss. England opened their qualification campaign with a 2-0 win on the road in Switzerland and with qualification to Euro 2016 already secured, this is just a chance for them to continue their positive momentum.

England so far have conceded just the three goals in Euro 2016 qualification while they have scored 24 going forward. Big returns and they are an 8/5 quote to win to nil at Wembley on Tuesday.

However, if you are a new customer opening an account with Coral then you can crush those industry average odds by taking enhanced odds of England 10/1 to win to nil!

Fantastic price boost to take advantage of and the offer is open exclusively to new customers only who register an account with Coral through these links. Just open an account and place a £5 stake on England to win to nil at the 10/1 enhanced odds. The winnings will be paid out in cash and there is even insurance on the bet as well.

If the bet loses, then you will receive a free £20 bet as a consolation on your account. So you can’t lose out here. You’ll either win £50 or get a £20 free bet in your account. Fantastic promotion so jump all over it while the promotional period is open!

17th September 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Football Betting

Well, England’s long standing record goalscoring record set by Sir Bobby Charlton was finally cracked by Wayne Rooney. The Manchester United man tied Charlton’s tally of 49 with a penalty against San Marino recently and then converted another spot kick a few days later against Switzerland at Wembley to be crowned England’s all time leading goalscorer.

Of course there is plenty of time for him to fire off a few more, especially with a couple more easy looking Euro 2016 qualification matches to come in October and the Euro 2016 Championships in France next summer. Now with 50 international goals to his name, how much further can he take the goal tally for the Three Lions?

Pele holds the all time record with 77 goals scored during his career for Brazil, while Stern John posted 70 goals for Trinidad and Tobago. Former Chelsea man Didier Drogba netted 65 goals for the Ivory Coast while Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o fire off 56 goals. Can Rooney catch any of them?

A recent poll by online betting site Ladbrokes suggests that a majority of 41% of people asked, believed that Rooney could go on to beat Drogba’s 65 goal haul, while 32% backed him to beat the 56 set by Eto’o. Only 14% of voters said that he would get past the 70 from Stern John and only 6% believe that he will go on to top Pele’s 77 goals.

Wayne Rooney’s spot kick against San Marino helped secure the points that England needed to qualify for Euro 2016. The Three Lions are a 12/1 poke with Ladbrokes to win the title, with Germany as 3/1 outright favourites followed by hosts France at 4/1, Spain at 11/2 and Belgium at 9/1. France come in just longer than the Three Lions at 14/1 and then it is 20/1 bar.

10th September 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Euro 2016 Betting

England v Switzerland Betting Preview

It doesn’t get much easier than beating San Marino and that is what England achieved by a 6-0 scoreline on Saturday without playing particularly well. Naturally they will have a harder time of things against Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday, especially with the Swiss still scrapping to ensure that they are at Euro 2016. Will Wayne Rooney finally be able to beat Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record? Will the Three Lions be able to march onwards with their 100% qualification record?

There is a massive enhanced odds promotion running at online betting site Coral for your England v Switzerland betting. Open a new account with them and you can back England to win to nil at a 10/1 enhanced odds price! It is a great offer (which is exclusive to new customers only) and its gets even better too, because if the bet loses you will get a £20 free bet back as a consolation!

England v Switzerland Betting Tips

England really have not had a test since they faced Switzerland in the group opener out in Switzerland. It’s been that much of a stroll for them and their 6-0 win over San Marino continued their easy passage to the finals, the victory booking them qualification for next summer’s finals. England beat Switzerland 2-0 in their opening group match thanks to a brace from Danny Welbeck. England have netted 24 goals in qualification and have only shipped the three at the back so are completely backable for the victory at Wembley at Tuesday. They are still on course for ten from ten and this is all about keeping up momentum.

It has been a fantastic 17 match unbeaten streak at home for England in qualifiers and they have recorded victories in fourteen of those seventeen. The Three Lions have picked up nine wins and two draws in their last eleven matches played (competitive and friendly) and are just cruising along. The goals have been coming freely and in five of their last seven they have scored at least three goals. You can back the game against Switzerland to go over 2.5 goals for a price of 5/4 with online betting site Coral. The last three between them in England have gone over the mark. Four of the last five between them all round have gone over too.

The Swiss did take a 2-2 draw on their last visit to Wembley but they have actually failed to beat England at the last nine attempts. They have been surviving with a lot of late goals and in each of their last five qualifiers they have managed to back at least one goal from the 79th minute onwards which should keep live in-play betting interest high. Xherdan Shaqiri is top scorer for them with four goals and he is a 9/2 anytime goalscorer quote, with Haris Seferovic and Josip Drmic at 4/1. Switzerland start the match six point back from England in second place and five ahead of third-placed Estonia. While they don’t look too likley to record a win, they do have it in them to frustrate England to a draw at best.

England v Switzerland Betting Odds

England 4/6, Draw 13/5, Switzerland 17/4

England v Switzerland Predictions

The Swiss have done a lot of battling to secure themselves second place, including a 3-2 win over Slovenia on the weekend thanks to a 94th minute winner. England should be pretty confident about opening them up and securing another victory. Home win.

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6th September 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Euro 2016 Betting

Euro 2016 Betting

England v San Marino Betting Preview

It’s a trip to San Marino for England as they look to make it seven from seven in Euro 2016 qualification so far. It’s been plain sailing so far from them and this is another routine game but it offers them a good chance to get their eye in ahead of a meeting with Switzerland at Wembley on Thursday 8th. It’s such a lopsided international affair that there is no value in the outright market so you’re going to have to go looking around at alternatives and in-play betting.

Bet365 have one of the best in-play betting services around they open up a tremendous amount of active markets after kick off, such as Next Goal, Match Goals, Match Corners, Half-Time Result and the Full-Time Result markets. Great variety and it nestles nicely along with other great features such as 0-0 bore draw insurance, partial cash out options and live streams. Open an account with Bet365 and you can earn a 100% matched deposit bonus to kick things off with as well.

England v San Marino Betting Tips

So no thrills and spills so far for England on the Euro 2016 qualification campaign trail. It has been six wins from six and more likely than not, it is a banker that they will be making it seven from seven when they face San Marino on Saturday. England have already done enough to guarantee third place in the group (which would mean a play-off match) but they return to international duty six points clear at the top of their group over Switzerland. While this is an easy game for them, they face Switzerland on October 8th, so the game in San Marino should give them the chance to sharpen up a little bit.

When England hosted San Marino at Wembley back in October last year they eased to a comfortable 5-0 victory. From their two previous visits to San Marino, England have come away with a 15-1 aggregate score, part of a 31-1 aggregate against the minnows over all from five previous meetings. England have won all five of the previous games against San Marino and they are heavy, heavy odds-on favourites to make it six from six against them.

So with goals expected you can go and have a look at the correct score and goalscorer markets for England v San Marino betting. A repeat of an England 5-0 correct score is up at a price of 9/2 which will probably have some appeal, while a 4-0 and 6-0 result are both trading at 5/1 quotes for the game. Wayne Rooney is 2/11 anytime goalscorer favourite (11/5 First Goalscorer), with Harry Kane at 1/4 to net anytime, with Jamie Vardy and Raheem Sterling at 4/9 with Bet365.

The likelihood of an England clean sheet is high, as San Marino haven’t scored an international goal since 2013. England have shipped just the three goals so far in qualification and have posted a W8 D2 record in their last ten matches played, and already with wins in each of their three road trips, this would be a major, major upset if the Three Lions lost. San Marino did earn a 0-0 draw against Estonia at home but that has been the only match in their last twenty (at least, that’s just going back to 2012) in which they have managed to avoid defeat. The last goal that they scored was against Poland in 2013 and they are actually on a 65 match streak without a win (D1 L64). It’s along 11/2 shot that both teams score in the game.

England v San Marino Betting Odds

England 1/100, Draw 40/1, San Marino 100/1

England v San Marino Predictions

Anything less than a win for England wouldn’t even bear thinking about. Routine victory, great warm up ahead of the Switzerland match back at Wembley. You should be looking around the 5-0 correct score market to come up.

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31st August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Euro 2016 Betting

Sports Betting

It is straight back into action for England and France as they continue their respective buildups towards the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The two were embroiled in a great battle at Twickenham on the weekend, with England coming out on top with a 19-14 victory. England had taken an early 12-3 lead in the match, but the French kept battering away with their pack to keep the game close. What will have pleased England fans though is the incisive tries which they did convert.

Watson’s brace were brilliant strikes and Jonny May also finished a brilliant move as well. England coach Stuart Lancaster had a good look at league convert Sam Burgess and he may well have taken a big step towards earning a place at the World Cup, while Henry Slade also impressive hugely in the centre. Alex Goode was decisive, solid and creative as full back and with the pace of May and Watson, England look as if they are pulling together a good attack and not relying on the weight of their pack to deliver wins.

In fact, the experienced French pack had the better of things up front for large portions of the game and that could be an area in which England need to improve. However, the backs are showing a lot of promise that the World Cup 2015 host nation can make a decent shot at the title. While the English backs were full of running and threat, the French back line looked a bit pedestrian and it continued on from their lack lustre Six Nations earlier in the year when they lost three of their five matches.

It is probably going to be a tight affair again out in Paris on Saturday for the rematch. France are going as 5/6 with England at 20/21 and the draw at 18/1 with online betting site Betfred. Really nothing too much to chose between them and England have lost two of the last three visits to France. Their last visit to Paris was in the 2014 RBS Six Nations, Les Bleus winning a fantastic 26-24 tense battle between the two. Overall though, England have won four of the last five internationals between the two nations.

That is 100 games now played between the two old rivals and England hold a 55-38 head to head record. England have scored an average of around 15 points per game against the French while the French have averaged around 12 points per game against the English. As the game is expected to be narrow, the handicap line is pretty small on this one and an England +1 at 9/11 may have appeal for punters backing the visitors, considering that France have now lost four of their last five international matches played (a 29-0 win over Italy). England have won five of their last five six matches.

Online betting site Betfred have a First Try scorer rugby betting promotion running up for the France v England international on Saturday. Back a first tryscorer selection for the game and if that player then goes on to score a second in the match (as Anthony Watson did last weekend) then Betfred will double your first try scorer odds! This also applies to the Italy v Scotland international on the weekend as well as select Rugby League matches. See the Betfred website for more details.

17th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

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