England is the birthplace of the beautiful game. The English Premier League is often touted as the world's best league yet the national team rarely tastes success at major championships. You have to go back to 1966 to find the only major championship victory. Their best finish since then was a semifinal loss in both the World Cup and Euros. For many years the England team has looked fantastic on paper, capable of beating anyone on their day, but rarely fulfilling their potential for a litany of reasons.
A major criticism of the English national team over the years has been team selection. Managers of the past have often went with very experienced players who have perhaps been at the end of their careers. But current manager Roy Hodgeson is starting to steer away from that.
Hodgson has chosen players on form rather than history and it has been wonderful to see. England have one of their most exciting line-ups in recent memory and performed fantastically with a perfect record in qualification. They find themselves in a group with Wales, Slovakia and Russia. Not the easiest group ever, but certainly not the toughest and one that they are more than capable of winning, setting up a favorable tie in the knockout stages.
England Soccer Team Betting Lines Today
Below you will see England's next fixture. This will change for every game and display current betting lines so referencing it will give you a good kickstart for prospective bets.
Make sure that you check back here regularly to keep up to date with the current odds. They are always changing and being up to date stops you getting burned at the sports books.
Sometimes the next game is just not enough. A comprehensive schedule, showcasing all of England's games in the competition is below. This is ideal for those of you wanting to make selections early.
Once a game has been played out it will remain in the calendar and display all of the key information such as score, injuries and bookings.
This will help you determine current form and stay on top of suspensions. Knowing this ahead of time means you will not be caught out by surprise selections due to injury or suspension.
England Soccer Team Standings Right Now
Below is an up to date version of England's standings. Here you can find out if they are on track to advance to the group stages as well as their current goals for and against.
How To Win At England Soccer Team Betting
Long futures are out of the question for this tournament. Yes, they have an exciting team who are capable, but their defense is not great and overall experience in the team is low. We expect them to play with freedom and confidence, but as is often the case, England will be overcome by one of the giants in the latter stages of the competition.
Your best bet for England is on a game-by-game basis. Both teams to score is often a good bet. They have a great keeper in Joe Hart, but their mediocre defense will be found out in this competition. At the other end, though, is a completely different story. We England to score more goals than ever. They have one of the most potent attacks in the competition and great chemistry due to a number of players playing together week in week out.
Harry Kane will lead the line and Kane is real number nine, something England have been lacking for a long time. Vardy enjoyed a dream season, scoring goals at will and winning the most unlikely of Premier League cronws.
Players like Delli Alli, Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley are all young, super creative and brimming with confidence. Based on what we seen in qualifying, England could cause some upsets if they carry that form into the championships.
Roy Hodgeson still has the problem of Wayne Ronney, too. Rooney is England's all-time top scorer, captain and Manchester United legend. Somehow he still struggles to get his place in the national team this year. What a great problem to have.
Keep an eye on the odds for both teams to score and try steer clear of the spread due to England's inexperienced defense. If they make it through to the knockout stages, as we suspect, keep a close eye on the draw. A favorable draw could see England go all the way to the semis this year and who knows at that stage of the tournament.
One game we are all hoping for at some stage is England vs Germany. The two nations are the fiercest of rivals on the football pitch and when they clash they usually don't disappoint.
If you do want to play some futures, then take England as the group winner. The line is currently -130, which given England's history, is not amazing. Perhaps see a few games out and then re-evaluate that one.
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