Seeley’s Selections – England v Slovenia
England v Slovenia
England entertain (don’t think there will much entertainment in this one) Slovenia in their Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley on Saturday and I really can’t see anything other than a comfortably, boring evening for Woy’s Boys.
My advice to anybody planning a bet in this one is to get it on early and then switch over and watch Strictly Come Dancing rather than put yourself through this one. The Three Lions are sitting pretty at the top of Group F after three straight wins and they will be fully confident of continuing their winning.
However, they are no real value at the 1/3 chalked by Boylesports and not even the most patriotic of punters will want to but his readies down at that price. England, will win this game, of that have no doubt, but instead of backing them at the heavy odds on, I’m getting well stuck into the very generous 20/23 with Boylesports on England win to nil.
Roy Hodgson’s men just never concede goals in qualification campaigns especially not to minnow nations.
The last player to breach the back four was Luis Suarez for Uruguay in the summer in Sao Paulo and they’ve now gone 450 minutes without conceding and that looks set to continue in this one.
England are a solid unit at the back, but they aren’t exactly prolific in front of goal with only eight goals scored in qualification so far; they struggled past 10 man Estonia 1-0 in their last outing and they are missing their most potent goal threat Daniel Sturridge who is still ruled out through injury.
Danny Welbeck is expected to lead the line but the goals have dried up for the Arsenal striker of late and he can’t be touched at Boylesports’ 3/1 to open the scoring on Saturday evening.
Wayne Rooney will be making his 100th cap for his country in this one and he’s 11/4 with Boylesports to mark the occasion with the Wembley opener, although it’s not very original I really can’t see past the Man United striker in that market as he continues in his pursuit of Bobby Charlton’s national goalscoring record.
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Slovenia are 19/2 with Boylesports to produce the shock of the group so far, but that isn’t going to happen. Even though I can’t see them causing many problems, I do expect them to keep it very tight though. Every one of Slovenia and England’s qualification matches thus have seen both teams have failing to score and that looks in the bag here at Boylesports’ 1/2.
I can’t see this being a classic by any means and I’m taking England to come through by a typical, professional, workmanlike performance by a 2-0 margin which tempts me at Boylesports’ 17/4.
Wayne Rooney First Goalscorer @ 11/4
England To Win To Nil @ 20/23
England to win 2-0 @ 17/4