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This is the start of England’s countdown to the European Championships. They open their warm ups with a home game against Turkey and this should be a really good contest for Roy Hodgson’s men. Turkey will be heading to Euro 2016 as well as the Three Lions and can be difficult opponents. The Turks have won five of their last six international friendly, including wins over Sweden and Austria. So England will have to put some good work into this to come away with a confidence-building win but they haven’t conceded a goal in any of their ten previous competitive matches against the Turks.

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England v Turkey Betting Tips

As frustrating and pointless as friendly matches can be, England will want to go out and put on a decent show here. It’s going to be quite important to keep energy and confidence high ahead of Euro 2016 and they can to take by taking a win against Turkey, who are in some good form. England have great history against Turkey in international meetings, all competitive, as the Three Lions have posted a W10 D0 L0 record in their previous meetings with the Turks. So that suggests that this is a decent opportunity to put a win on the board for the home side at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium. The last time that England and Turkey came together they played out a 0-0 draw in Euro 2004 qualification. It will be interesting to see what Roy Hodgson goes with for the starting eleven and which squad members will end up finishing the match. It is a little hard to get a read on international friendly matches because of the lack of competitiveness and they usually die off in the final third of the game.

England will probably go with a strong starting line up and Harry Kane is trading at 8/11 in the anytime goalscorer market for England v Turkey betting. Jamie Vardy, who can stake a great claim for a place is trading at 6/4 to net. Big opportunity for both of these coming up over the summer. England’s record over their last eight matches played is W6 D0 L2 and the losses in that sequence happened against Spain and the Netherlands. However, during their recently friendly excursions, England have also beaten France and Germany. England’s qualification for Euro 2016 was perfect, winning all ten games and conceding very few goals and the Three Lions have taken five clean sheets in their last eight international matches. England are a price of 8/11 to take a clean sheet away from the game against Turkey while they are at a quote of 21/20 to win to nil in the match. Given the fact that England’s record against Turkey is so good, seeing them win to nil on the weekend is a decent looking option. An England 1-0 and an England 2-0 correct score is running at a price of 9/2.

However, Turkey are a side in pretty good form at the moment. They came good at the end of Euro 2016 qualifying to make it through to the summer Finals and they have beaten both Sweden and the highly rated Austria recently in international friendlies. Turkey have posted a very solid W6 D2 L0 record over their last eight international matches. They aren’t a particularly high scoring outfit though, but they have managed to hit the back of the net in all but one of their last dozen international matches. Also they scored two goals in each of those victories over Sweden and Austria recently, both 2-1 victories. So perhaps, given that this is just a friendly, you could take a both teams to score bet for a price of 5/4. Will this be the day they get a goal on the board against the Three Lions. Turkey have scored none and have conceded 31 goals in their previous ten against England.

England v Turkey Betting Odds

England 4/9, Draw 3/1, Turkey 7/1

England v Turkey Predictions

This is a game that England should be winning, especially if they want to head to the summer finals with confidence. However, Turkey are in decent form and are worth backing to put a goal on the board because England’s defence hasn’t looked top quality against better opposition. The Three Lions should still win out but look for both teams to score in the match.

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19th May 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Euro 2016 Betting

Who will Roy Hodgson be taking to Euro 2016? The England boss has delayed the naming of his squad for the summer championships, but the final announcement will be made on Monday. The Three Lions have some friendly matches coming up this month in preparation for Euro 2016 as they face Turkey, Australia in May and then Portugal in early June.

England fans will want to see a young, dynamic squad picked to head over to France for the tournament and a lot of the places in the 23 man squad looked locked in. But the biggest decisions that remain up in the air really is whether or not Jack Wilshere goes and whether or not he will take a fifth striker after Danny Welbeck’s injury.

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart and Fraser Forster are pretty much guaranteed to be on the plane over the Channel, but will it be Tom Heaton at 1/4 or Ben Foster (3/1 with Unibet but 5/4 at Sky Bet) who get the third spot?

Defenders: We would assume that Chris Smalling, Gary Cahill, Danny Rose, John Stones, Nathaniel Clyne, Ryan Bertrand and Kyle Walker will all be going, along with Phil Jagielka, who is a little longer priced that the other mentioned there. But then it gets murky because then you would be looking at big risks of Phil Jones at 7/2 and Luke Shaw at 9/2 to get in the mix.

Midfielders: Will Jack Wilshere make it to Euro 2016? That’s probably the biggest question in the race for selection for England’s Euro 2016 squad. He hasn’t put much time in for club or country over the last year, but he remains one of England’s most talented players in the middle of the park. Dele Alli, James Milner, Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling, Eric Dier, Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson are all odds-on prices to go. Wilshere is in as well at 1/3 odds while Leicester’s Danny Drinkwater comes in under evens at 1/2. Theo Walcott is 11/13 to go. There have been many calls for Mark Noble to get a call but the West Ham man is out at 12/1 to make it. If anyone from the outside ranks deserves to make it, it is him.

Forwards: Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge – check all of them. They’ll be there. This would have been settled already if Danny Welbeck hadn’t have gotten injured so what will Hodgson do? Perhaps take an extra midfielder or draft in a replacement striker? Andy Carroll is 6/1 to join up with the squad, while Jermain Defoe is out at 10/1.

England Euro 2016 Squad Prediction

GK: Joe Hart, Fraser Forster, Tom Heaton

DF: Chris Smalling, Gary Cahill, Danny Rose, John Stones, Nathaniel Clyne, Ryan Bertrand, Kyle Walker

MF: Dele Alli, James Milner, Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling, Eric Dier, Adam Lallana, Jordan Henderson, Danny Drinkwater, Jack Wilshere

FW: Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge

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With Hodgson’s favourite Welbeck out, there doesn’t seem to be a big need to replace the Arsenal man in the forward ranks really. Instead, his absence may well do Jack Wilshere a favour because then he becomes worth the risk in taking instead of sacrificing anyone else from the midfield ranks. The other option would be Theo Walcott who can be used as a back up forward or on the flanks, but look for Hodgson to resist taking a fifth striker and go for midfield reinforcements for what hopefully will be a long campaign.

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

Football Betting

England v Netherlands Betting Preview

The Three Lions put themselves to the test again on Tuesday night to close out the current international break. What’s more important at this stage in the build up to Euro 2016, getting a look at the squad players or not losing matches? That’s the fine balance for Roy Hodgson’s to figure out but still there should be a good chance to beat the Dutch who have lost four of their last six games played and look a bit of a mess at the back.

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England v Netherlands Betting Tips

So England went with a young side out in Germany on Saturday night, so it will be interesting to see if the Three Lions still stick with that on Tuesday when they host the Netherlands. At this point you may as well, quite frankly. England will really want to finish this international break on a high before they get back to their Euro 2016 warm ups in May. The first look in this one is that there probably will be goals in it and therefore over 2.5 goals is worth having a punt on at a price of 10/11. England’s back line didn’t look good against Germany at all on the weekend and the Netherlands certainly aren’t in any great form defensively, it has to be said. So goals should be on the cards at Wembley and Harry Kane, Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vary are all around the 6/5 price to net in the game for England.

Kane slotted a brilliant goal against Germany, it has to be said. The last time that these two met there was five goals in a 3-2 victory for Holland which followed a 2-2 draw between. England have failed to beat the Dutch at the last six attempts (all international friendly matches) and four of the last five between them have been settled in a draw. So not the greatest of records against their opponents going into this one and if you want to go back further then England have won just one of their last eleven games against the Dutch. England have won their last three matches at Wembley, each by a 2-0 scoreline and that would a great result for Hodgson. An England 2-0 correct score returns odds of 7/1 in the correct score market with Boylesports.

So the Netherlands aren’t in great shape at the moment at all. They are out of Euro 2016 and looking a bit direction-less at the moment. They have lost four of their last six (W2) and those two victories in that sequence did happen to come on the road. They played out a 2-3 loss against France on Friday after being 2-0 down in the match. But France just totally switched off when they went 2-0 up allowing the Dutch to fight back for something, but as soon as they were level, France swept down the other end of the pitch and slotted home the winner. Holland’s last three games have been settled by a 3-2 scoreline (W1 L2). So yes, except goals. Holland have now conceded twelve goals in their last five internationals.

England v Netherlands Betting Odds

England 4/5, Draw 5/2, Netherlands 7/2

England v Netherlands Predictions

This is the kind of game that England should be winning on home soil against a side that are defensively all over the place at the moment. A positive performance England will want to finish with and it may be worth having a punt on them to deliver the win. Look for a game which goes over 2.5 goals though. Home win.

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28th March 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

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It is one of the most highly anticipated rivalries in international football when England and Germany come together. It’s happening again on the weekend as the two old foes meet in Berlin with one eye on the summer’s Euro 2016. It should be a great match up with both wanting to gain some bragging points over the other.

World Champions Germany have been a little shaky at the back and have only kept the one clean sheet in any of their last seven games played. So perhaps England will be in with a chance of taking a win in Germany. The Three Lions did bank a win in their last trip to Germany, which was back in November 2008. That followed on from that famous World Cup 2002 qualifier there when England won 5-1.

So that’s back to back wins in Germany for England over their rivals and they are a massive 14/1 enhanced odds price at Paddy Power to take another victory.

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25th March 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


The chances of England getting on the scoresheet in Berlin on Saturday evening look pretty good actually. Germany have only kept one clean sheet in their last seven internationals and both teams have scored in each of their last ten internationals played on home soil. So with England’s enthusiasm and scoring threats through the likes of Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy, the Three Lions may well strike.

England have won on their last two visits to Germany as well and the Three Lions have scored in all but one of their last five games against their old rivals. England scored at a rate of over three goals per game during qualification and will be keen to keep that goalscoring form rolling along as they continue their build-up to Euro 2016 in the summer.

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25th March 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

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There are some star strikers on display on Saturday in the round of international friendly matches. In the Germany v England match alone you have Thomas Muller, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy. That is the big match of the day without a doubt between two heavyweight candidates for the Euro 2016 title in the summer.

But you will also have Poland’s Robert Lewandowski in action as the Poles take on Finals on Saturday, while Russia’s Artem Dzyuba is an odds-on favourite in their game against Lithuania to net while Marc Janko is also on odds on price for Austria as they take on Albania in a friendly on Saturday.

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25th March 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Football Betting

Germany v England Betting Preview

Big game for England and their momentum ahead of Euro 2016. After coming through a pretty easy qualification campaign to reach the finals, they have already lost a friendly against the reigning European Champions Spain in their warm ups and now face the World Champions in Berlin. Can the England youngsters take a great confidence-building win on the road on Saturday and confirm themselves as one of the front runners for the Euro 2016 title, or will the Germans show their class and power?

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Germany v England Betting Tips

England could be in with a great shot of winning Euro 2016, at least that is what Germany boss Joachim Low seems to think as he has pegged the Three Lions as one of the front runners for the summer. Germany have won the last two matches played against England, the most forgettable one of those being the World Cup 2010 clash when England limped out of the tournament 4-1 and put fans out of their misery. The last time the two old rivals played was in 2013 which was an international friendly meeting that Germany won 1-0. England didn’t manage to get a shot on target during that match. Germany, to some surprise, have lost two of their last three games played. One of them was in Ireland at the end of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign and then they took a loss against France in a friendly last November, on the night of the Paris attacks.

But at home, they have won their last two games, beating Georgia and Poland on home soil. But both of those games highlighted some issues that Germany have at the back. Germany haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last five games and only on one occasion in the last year have they done so, which was against Gibraltar. So not great from them at the back that’s for sure so England should have some chances out in Berlin on Saturday. Germany are a strong attacking side though of course and have more genuine scoring potential than England do. They have Thomas Muller for starters who is 6/5 in the anytime goalscorer market, with Mario Gomez at 7/5 and Marco Reus at 2/1 along with Kevin Volland and Andre Schurrle.

England have won two of their last five games against the Germans. Their last win came on their last visit to Germany which was for a 2008 friendly, when John Terry scored a late winner in a 2-1 win. England had an easy time of things in Euro 2016 qualification and since then, they lost 2-0 against Spain in a friendly but then beat France by the same scoreline, which was hard to read because of it being such an emotional night in the first game for the French after the Paris attacks. England are a team in form having won five of their last six played then (L1) and then took a clean sheet in each of the five wins in that sequence. Tottenham’s Harry Kane is an 11/4 anytime goalscorer for the game and with the German defence leaking goals at the moment it has to be worth going over 2.5 goals for a price of 10/11 with Betfred.

Germany v England Betting Odds

Germany 8/13, Draw 11/4, England 9/2

Germany v England Predictions

Hard to say which way this one will swing because Germany are having a few issues at the back whereas England have been pretty sound. Germany have more firepower than England do so it all could a balance out to a draw at the end of the day. It’s well worth having a punt on both teams to score though. A 1-1 Correct Score may have appeal at 6/1.

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22nd March 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Rugby Betting

Can England deliver the Grand Slam? They have already won the Six Nations title this season thanks to France losing against Scotland last weekend. England have posted four wins from four on their campaign under Eddie Jones and are on the brink of landing the big one, the Grand Slam. The last time that England did that was back in 2003 so it has been a long, barren spell.

Now France are the only thing standing between themselves and the Grand Slam in the Six Nations. However, the last five times they have been within touching distance of the Grand Slam title, they have failed to deliver and all of those occasions were away from Twickenham. So recent history isn’t on their side, but they have the form going against France and have looked head and shoulders the best team in this season’s competition.

England though have lost three of their last four visits to Paris to take on the French, but the losing margin has been within three points in each of those three defeats. It’s not too likely that France will be able to keep it that closer this time around. Back at twickenham last year, England crushed the French and they are rightly running as odds on shots to go out and take the win on the weekend against Les Bleus.

France haven’t been at the races at all in this season’s competitions. Under new coach Guy Noves they have yet to establish any kind of style or direction in which they want to go. That’s in stark contrast to Eddie Jones who has England improving in all departments and going out with a clear plan of clearing ball quickly and getting it through the hands. France really should have lost against Italy, struggled past Ireland then lost in Wales and were terrible against Scotland last time out in defeat, looking directionless.

England have taken wins in seven of their last nine against France, but both of the losses in that sequence were in Paris. Meetings between the two in France have been tight affair, with six of the last eight being settled by a margin of seven points or less. Online betting site Paddy Power have an France +8 handicap at even money.

This will be the 102nd meeting between the two nations, with England holding a 55-39 head to head lead. England have averaged 15.7 points per game against France, while the French have averaged 12.5 points per game against England, so yes, tight margins. England have won four of  the last six meetings between the two side, but have lost on their last two trips to Paris. England are 1/3 for the win, with France at 13/5 and the draw at 28/1.

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18th March 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Rugby Betting

Rugby Betting

This is pretty much going to be the Championship decider then, the crucial battle between the top two in the RBS Six Nations 2016. England lead the way in the Championship with six points and Wales just the point behind. England have to take on France in their final match of this season’s Six Nations while Wales’s get to go against France. So a win for England would all but wrap up the title for Eddie Jones in his first tournament in charge of the English.

There has already been a massive war of words between England and Wales head of the game, with Eddie Jones citing that Wales scrummage illegally, while naturally the Welsh have been responding with their own claims of unfair play by the English. It just adds a nice bit of extra spice to the game at Twickenham. England still have a shot at the Triple Crown and the Grand Slam of course if they continue their winning streak on Saturday.

They put in a controlled performance against Ireland last time out at Twickenham, putting a 21-10 win on the board against the reigning champions. England will be going into the game of course with some revenge on their mind. They looked in control against the Welsh at Twickenham in their Rugby World Cup fixture against Welsh but failed to press home their advantage and allowed Wales to get back in the game and record a win, which helped pushed England out of the tournament which they were hosting. England are price of 1/2 with Boylesports to make amends with a win on Saturday.

That has actually been two wins for Wales in their last three visits to Twickenham. That prompted big changes at the top and the eventual appointment of Eddie Jones. England have won their last 10 home matches in the RBS Six Nations since losing against Wales back in February 2012. If they can beat the Welsh on Saturday then they would land their 25th Triple Crown title. England have beaten Wales in their last two Six Nations meeting and are out to try and make it three in a row against them for the first time since back in 2004.

Wales can take full control of the Championship with another win at Twickenham on Saturday. That would put them one point clear at the top of the table with a game to come against Italy. Wales are running on a seven match unbeaten streak in the Six Nations and have taken a draw against Italy and wins over Scotland and Ireland so far in this campaign. So a win for them gives them the Triple Crown too and are shooting for their fourth Six Nations title since Warren Gatland took charge back in 2008. Wales are 2/1 to land the victory at Twickenham.

There have been 127 international matches between these two and England narrowly lead the head to head 58-57. It has, by and large, been Wales on top in recent meetings, the Welsh having won four of the last six against England but they will be taking on an England side who look a bit more streetwise under Eddie Jones than when the two met at the World Cup last year. England have averaged 13.21 points per game against Wales while the Welsh have averaged 11.76 points against England.

That leaves a narrow points margin for a handicap and that is what Boylesports have gone with. An England -5 handicap will return a price of even money with Boylesports. England’s Anthony Watson has ran in eight tries in his last ten games and is running at a price of 9/4 in the Anytime Try Scorer market, with Wales’ George North at 5/2.

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11th March 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Rugby Betting

Rugby Betting

What a cracker of a game it should be at Murrayfield on Saturday. It is a big season of change for England with new head coach Eddie Jones coming in and Dylan Hartley taking over the captaincy from Chris Robshaw. It’s a new era for England and they open it with a really tough game at Murrayfield, where they know the Scots will be keen to stop them getting off to a strong start in the campaign.

England go with Danny Care at scrum half over Ben Youngs while Joe Marler has come into the starting fifteen ahead of Mako Vunipola. The England set up is one of young and experience according to Jones as they go in search of a Calcutta Cup defence, the trophy they have held since back in 2009 over Scotland. There is a rich vein of experience running through the England side and that appears to be the right way to go in order to take on the challenge of the Scots on the road.

Scotland will be out to prove that they have learned from recent campaigns and not only that have developed a stronger game to compete for the Six Nations crown. There appears to be a lot of energy running through the Scottish came and not only that, their back row appears to have plenty of versatility to adapt and switch between the territorial and attacking game. But of course it all starts up front for them and that is where they have to get at England and stop the visitors getting a foothold in the game.

There have been 133 previous encounters between England and Scotland and it is the English who hold a 73-42 head to head lead. England have won the last six matches in a row over Scotland and are unbeaten in eight against them (W7 D1). The last time that England went to Murrayfield they came away with a 20-0 victory in February 2014. England have averaged 11.92 points per game against Scotland while the Scots in return have averaged 8.71 points per game against the English.

That leaves you with a points difference of 3.21 on average per game for England over Scotland. You can imagine that the scoreline is going to be pretty tight but it could be worth stretching out to an England -5 Handicap for a price of even money with online betting site Boylesports.

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5th February 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Rugby Betting

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