Another international break means another England game to sink our teeth into, although tonight’s match against San Marino at Wembley is not one that will require much jaw action, given that the hosts are 1/200 odds-on with Sky Bet!
That is probably the shortest-ever price I have seen in a single football match, but any other result is unthinkable.
The over/under markets suggest that the bookmakers expect there to be six or seven goals in this game. That may happen, but punters are often overly optimistic in these cases and a viable opening gambit would be to back there to be under 5.5 goals at 13/8.
On three of the four occasions England have faced San Marino the tally may have exceeded this mark, but after 69 minutes at Wembley two years ago the score was only 2-0!
Therefore, it might be worth a small punt on draw/England at 14/1 in the half time/full time category.
For a correct scoreline you could back 5-0 at 7/1, while Rickie Lambert represents value at 10/3 for a first goalscorer (and if he doesn’t then stakes will be refunded).