PREVIEW: England v Slovenia
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he preview column continues to be the gift that keeps on giving (well, in November anyway !)
Walsall obliged at 7/4 for a profit of 17.5 points for us on Wednesday.
Back to the Euro 2016 Qualifiers. More qualifiers than ever more and more teams qualifying, but that’s a subject for another day.
At 5pm on Saturday England take on Slovenia at Wembley and England are around 1/3 for the win which certainly looks on the short side.
Although England have beaten Slovenia in their two previous matches, they were both only by single goal margins and England remain without Sturridge.
England were dealt a further blow yesterday with the news that Andros Townsend is also out of the squad through injury. He joins fellow midfielder Michael Carrick in the stands.
In any case, I’m by no means convinced that this is ‘new’ England yesterday after their disaster in Brazil in the summer.
At face value Hodgson has seen better results since then with England topping Group E but they struggled to get past 10 man Estonia last month and will find Slovenia, who have won their last two Group E games, no push over.
England v Slovenia
UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifier
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Max 10 matches)
Jun 2010 World Cup Slovenia 0-1 England
Sep 2009 International England 2-1 Slovenia
The draw looks the value play for me at around 4/1.