Slovenia v England tips – Another three points for undeserving Three Lions
Another England win won't be setting the pulses racing in Slovenia tonight.
October 11th, 2016
The Three Lions have a habit of flattering to deceive and tonight’s offering promises to be no exception. They impressed in their Euro 2016 qualifiers but fell flat on their faces when asked to do some real work and the 2018 World Cup promises more of the same for the underperforming England side, assuming of course that Gareth Southgate’s men actually make it that far.
OK so England sit in pole position in their qualifying group but they have given us no reason whatsoever to believe that they can take on the best that Europe has to offer, never mind the rest of the world. The talent is probably there but one feels that the passion is definitely not.
We don’t want to feel this way about the England side but it is pretty hard to find positives from their unconvincing wins over Slovakia and Malta and even harder to write positively about what we feel will be another lacklustre England performance this evening.
Has it been so bad? Perhaps not and we might be being a tad unfair, however Southgate’s men are offering little which could lift us from our seats and whilst one doesn’t wish to appear negative, it is perhaps easy to sympathise with the frustrations of the long suffering supporters.
Is there actually a need to watch England play at all? We all know what’s going to happen don’t we? The players, coaches and pundits will build the game up and offer the usual predictions of a free-flowing attacking approach whilst in reality what we will be served up is a passion-less and laboured display which results in the viewer caring less and less about the eventual outcome.
Why is this? The players should be capable of playing to the level expected of them surely. Unfortunately we’re expecting more of the same tonight and it is pretty hard to get too excited about the 4/6 available on an England win and even harder to be tempted to part with hard-earned cash at this price.
One could be tempted to back England to edge this clash and keep the hosts at bay with a win-to-nil for the visitors up for grabs at a less-than-mouthwatering 7/5 with BetVictor, however much better value is available with Paddy Power’s 4/1 for an England 1-0 win and BetVictor’s 13/2 on a 2-0 away win. Put your hard-earned cash on these scorelines and we believe that you will grab yourself a bit of profit on a match which looks set to offer the usual England performance.