England top Euro 2020 qualifying Group A with two wins from a couple of starts and are expected to complete the hat-trick and strengthen their cause when hosting Bulgaria at Wembley Stadium on Saturday from 5.00pm GMT. You can follow the play live on BBC and bet on over 100 markets with your favourite online bookmaker. Here are our England v Bulgaria betting tips.
A Closer Look
The Three Lions were last in competitive action when beating Switzerland on penalties to end as third-place finishers in the UEFA Nations League on 9 June. That narrow victory followed a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Holland in the semi-finals, a match England came painfully close to winning, although you wouldn’t guess that from the final score.
Rashford broke the deadlock that day from the penalty spot with 32 minutes but that advantage was cut out by de Ligt on 73 minutes. The scores were locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes and that forced the game into extra-time. That’s when Holland took charge, scoring through a Walker own-goal on 97 and a Promes winner on 114. A case of close, but no cigar for this ambitious young England side who continue to knock on the door of a major trophy under Southgate.
Take a Bite out of Bulgaria
They are expected to get the job done against Bulgaria with a bit to spare and the betting prices a home cheer up as no better than the 1/8 currently available at Bet365. You’ll get 10/1 on the draw or 35/1 (Unibet) if you’re bold enough to shoot for the away win upset. Follow the predictions of traders and back England for a comfortable win, we’re taking -2 on the handicap for a lively interest at a decent return.