Bet England – Russia Euro 2016
England’s Euro 2016 campaign kicks off in Marseille against Russia.
Here is our guide to betting to bet on England vs. Russia match of Euro 2016
Bet England – Russia Euro 2016 : Head to head
Russia and England have only met twice since the fall of the USSR, in the group qualifying stage for Euro 2008. England were the only seeded team not to qualify for the finals, while Russia were the only unseeded team to qualify. It was the first time since 1984 that England did not make the European finals.
Under Steve McClaren, the Three Lions won 3-0 at Wembley, but lost 2-1 in Moscow.
Bet on Anytime scorer for England – Russia Euro 2016
Depending on how England line up, any of Rooney, Kane or Vardy is a strong choice for an anytime scorer wager.
Vardy’s rise to prominence will almost certainly guarantee him the number 9 role, as he looks to finish the season as the Premier League top scorer. While Rooney has only just rediscovered the back of the net, the only football saying ‘form is temporary, class is permanent’ could not be more applicable, and the United skipper will always be a threat to the Russian defence.
Zenit St. Petersburg striker Artyom Dzyuba was the surprise package for Russia in the group stages. Despite only a handful of caps he finished qualification as joint 4th top scorer.
The former Spartak forward, who has spent much of his career on loan across Russia, averages a goal ever other game and was their main source of goals in the build up to the finals.
Russia’s other goal scoring threat comes in the form of highly rated Aleksandr Kokorin. The winger / forward is frequently linked with a switch to Arsenal, and offers a more dynamic threat than Dzyuba. Playing off the main striker, Kokorin netted three times in qualifying.
Final result England – Russia Euro 2016
England have only conceded two goals in their last five matches, both coming from the Spanish, and found the net an impressive nine times. Russia, who beat Lichtenstein 7-0, are also no strangers to the back of the net, and haven’t failed to score since last summer.
The Russians were also solid at the back throughout qualifying, never conceding more than a single goal per game.
On paper an English win looks the most likely outcome, as Russia have succumb to a recently friendly defeat against Croatia, while England have only been beaten by a marauding Spain.
Correct score betting
Both teams defended excellently in qualifying, and with no recent meetings between the two sides, this seems like one of the clearest indicators of a low scoring game as you can read in our article.
On average both teams score two goals per game, the only significant outlier being Russia’s 7-0 demolition of Lichtenstein, but the Blues-Reds are far from one of Europe’s elite.
Backing both teams to score seems like a safe bet, with an outright score prediction of 2-1 in favour of the Three Lions. At 17/2 this gives punters a £95 return on a £10 stake.
Specials bet on England vs Russia
England rarely score early on into a match, and are known for being slow starters. Punters who enjoy wagering on the time of the first goal would be wise to bet on a goal late into the first half, or after half time all together.
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