17th February 2019



18th June 2018

England face Tunisia in what looks a winnable opening group game for England. But be warned, England haven't won an opening tournament game since 1990.

Of the top six in the tournament betting, Spain, Argentina, Germany, Brazil have all failed to win at long odds-on, France were very lucky to beat Australia and likewise Uraguay beating Egypt. There are no easy games.

We make England no bigger than 4/5 shots and they are 2/5 generally which insults Tunisia really.

The African nation have no real stars but have a had a good run of games recently since qualifying and main striker Wahbi Khazzri has been in great form in the French top flight this season.

England need to be wary - but Southgate seems to be doing all the right things and he has already told he players who will start - which is great man management in our view.

The system of Harry Kane with Raheem Sterling sat behind has worked well - but Kane is no value at evens to be England's top scorer at odds-on - or for that matter to win the Golden boot at 20s!. You have to go back nearly 30 years - and Gary Linneker for the last time and English player scored 4 in a tournament.

We expect a narrow England win, but under 2.5 goals and 1-0 and 2-0 correct scores have all been clipped.

The best valu is to put patriotism aside and back Khazzri ew with BET365 to score 1st at 14s.

Elsewhere, Belgium are 1/8 to beat Panama in Group G and its hard to find a bet.