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England’s last Group B match is against Slovakia in Saint Etienne. The Three Lions’ qualification to the second round could hinge on this match, depending on previous results.
Let’s take a look at the main betting opportunities for this match with NetBet, who have over 100 markets to choose from.
England vs Slovakia: Betting Preview
As we said, NetBet have a wide variety of markets to bet on pre-match and in-play. These are divided up into the following categories to help you find your bet and get on as quick as possible:
- All markets
This betting market refers to the result of the match after 90 minutes. Currently, England are priced up as odds-on favourites to win the match at 20/33. Meanwhile, Slovakia are a longer shot at 9/2 and the draw is available at 27/10. These odds may fluctuate as the group stage progresses.
Another popular betting option is to try and predict the exact score of the match. With England seen as favourites to win, of course the odds on scores like 1-0 to England and 2-0 to England will be shorter than the same score in favour of Slovakia.
Our tip is to consider a couple of score options which are close together and place a bet on both of them. That way, if either of them come in you will still make a profit and you are less susceptible to a lucky fluke or a late consolation goal!
England’s attacking players come into Euro 2016 in fine form, with the likes of Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy having topped the Premier League goalscoring charts in 2015/2016. Along with captain Wayne Rooney, the pair are sure to feature at the top end of the first goalscorer listings.
The Slovakians will be a little bit further down but you never know, they might nick the first goal in this one. They famously beat Italy at the 2010 World Cup so they know what it takes to cause an upset. Look out for their vice-captain Marek Hamsik of Napoli – he’s the top goalscorer in their current squad and could be a decent outside bet.
Confident about your correct score and first goalscorer picks? Try a scorecast which will give you increased returns if both of them come in.
Both teams to score
With the BTTS bet, you tend to see that when one team is a strong favourite, “No” is seen as the more likely outcome because that team is expected to keep a clean sheet. On one hand, England’s defence is not the most solid, so it wouldn’t be that surprising if Slovakia managed to put one past Joe Hart.
However, games at major tournaments (England games in particular!) are often low scoring affairs, decided by the odd goal. With that in mind, we would back “No” for this match.
The exact number of total goals is usually pretty difficult to predict. If you have a feeling the game will be either high-scoring or low-scoring, but are feeling too hesitant to pick the exact number, why not try one of the over/under total goals offered by NetBet? They go from over/under 0.5 all the way up to over/under 5.5.
Somewhere in the middle is of course the most likely, with over/under 2.5 usually being the closest in terms of odds range. It’s rare to see England thrash the opposition, even when they are much lower ranked, so under 2.5 could be the way to go here.
Why use NetBet?
In addition to the wide selection of markets highlighted above, there are a few extra reasons why you should place your England vs Slovakia bets with NetBet.
Free bet for new players
If you’re new to NetBet, you can receive a free bet of up to £50 when you sign up, a great way to enhance your Euro 2016 betting adventure. For more free bets, check out our guide to the best offers of the Euro!
If you need to get your bets on while on the move, you can use your mobile browser or download the NetBet app for iOS or Android devices.
When you place a mobile bet for the first time, you can also get a £10 free bet.
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