England vs Slovenia Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
England vs Slovenia | Saturday 15 November, 2014 | Wembley | 17.00
England play host to Slovenia this Saturday at Wembley in their Group E clash. England are currently sitting just above Slovenia on the Group table having won all three of their games and they’ll be hoping for another victory to help pave the way for an easy ride to the Euro 2016 finals.
The Three Lions have already defeated Switzerland, San Marino and Estonia and things are beginning to look up for the team after their dismal World Cup performance.
Roy Hodgson will be looking to give West Brom’s Saido Berahino his first cap as the striker has been sensational so far this season in the Premier League.
Michael Carrick looked set to return to the England squad for the first time in over a year but will now no longer feature due to a minor groin injury picked up in training. He’ll be joined on the on the sidelines by Tottenham’s Andros Townsend who took a knock to his ankle at the weekend and has been unable to train.
The match will mark a special occasion for Wayne Rooney as this will be his 100th international cap. The starting line-up will likely use both Rooney and Danny Welbeck in attack with Berahino an option to come off the bench.
Slovenia lost their opening Group E game to Estonia but come to Wembley on the back of two successive victories against Switzerland (1-0) and Lithuania (0-2).
Manager Srečko Katanec’s men will be boosted by the return of Siniša Anđelković whose 18 month absence has made a noticeable difference in the team’s defence structure. Miral Samardžić is also set to make his return to bolster Slovenia’s defensive line-up at Wembley.
The two sides have clashed just twice before with England winning on both occasions, 2-1 in 2009 and 1-0 at the 2010 World Cup.
England vs Slovenia Betting Tips
England are firm favourites in this pairing but for a good value bet a 2-1 home victory over Slovenia is priced at 8/1 at Betway.
Rooney is a solid choice to score during his 100th game for his country with a brace at 7/2 at Sky Bet.