ENGLAND’s Euro 2020 challenge hit the buffers slightly with a 0-0 draw against Scotland.
But despite the disappointment of not getting one over the Auld Enemy, the Three Lions are all but guaranteed a place in the knockout stages.
Fans are back in the stands and the country is right behind Gareth Southgate’s men, who are looking to end 55 years of hurt by winning a major trophy.
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The Three Lions were one of the ante-post favourites to lift the cup and SunSport is on hand to bring you the very best England bets ahead of a jam-packed month.
England top scorer
There’s plenty of attacking flair in this Southgate side, even if he’s sometimes criticised for blunting it to shield a shaky defence.
All of England’s play is garnered towards providing for their main forward.
But Harry Kane is failing to fire at the moment and looks jaded – he might even be given a rest against the Czechs.
If you want something a bit longer for your money, it’s definitely worth a punt on Sterling now the Man City man has shaken off his recent troubles infront of goal.
He absolutely loves it at Wembley – where England are playing the majority of their games – and can now be backed at a lengthy 4/1.
Should Southgate stick by his man and trust Sterling again against Czech Republic, that price could be a lot shorter come Wednesday morning.
How far will England progress?
Let’s face it – we’re all going to get giddy now that England have made a decent start.
After the year we’ve all had, you’re allowed to get a little bit excited.
But the way this tournament is set up, with Wembley front and centre of the schedule, England have arguably never had a better chance.
There’s real value elsewhere though and we’re happy to take the price on England reaching the semi-finals.
That’s an excellent 13/8 and is a safer bet with the potential schedule looking favourable should the Three Lions get past the last-16.
Winning the group would put them on a collision course with the so-called Group of Death and a probable clash against Portugal, Germany or France.
Negotiate past that game and the competition really opens up – so don’t miss out on those early prices.
Third game – England vs Czech Republic (Tuesday, 8pm)
It might be time for Gareth to ring the changes.
England looked lethargic and lacking in ideas against the Scots, failing to score and worryingly having just ONE shot on target all night.
The Czechs have been superb so far and in Patrik Schick have a striker bang in form.
Sadly the same can’t be said for Harry Kane, who was hauled off on Friday night and could miss out here.
Marcus Rashford or Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be entrusted with leading the line as England look to take some momentum into the knockout stages.
But the Czechs have proved themselves to be tough nuts to crack and won’t go down easily.
They’ve netted three in two matches and we expect them to do so again, at healthy odds of 10/11.
Scotland had a hatful of chances on Friday night and England just weren’t at the races.
If they let Schick have the chances Che Adams did, expect him to punish Southgate’s side.
Goals could be back on the menu on Tuesday and we’re happy to back three or more at a very generous 11/10.
Schick is the man in form and a real threat – everything he touches turns to gold at the moment and he’s 7/2 to score anytime.
That is huge and not to be missed – especially as he’s on penalty duty.
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