England v Croatia สล็อต 888 Betting


After my mini break to review my สล็อต 888 tactics after a disappointing period I am back today with a tip which hopefully will get me back on the road to profit again.

I am going to have an investment on the England v. Croatia game tonight and before anyone thinks it is from some sort of nationalistic pride I can honestly claim neutrality being of Irish/Italian stock!

England for me have received a lot of unfair criticism recently, I would be the first to admit this campaign has not been one of their best but the only game they were outplayed in as far as I am concerned was the game in Croatia when they lost 2-0.

The game in Russia was one of those results that happen from time to time and if it was not for a penalty that should not have been awarded and a moment of diabolical defending from Rio Ferdinand England would have already qualified.

The English team has a horrendous injury list and those that say there is not enough talented English players should look at the players McLaren can still call on despite the absence of Rooney, Owen, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Cole and John Terry.

The line up tonight will include the likes of Micah Richards, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole and Gareth Barry all quality players all of whom would not look out of place in any top flight national team.

The qualification scenario is that England’s fate is back in their hands.

Russia’s loss to Israel on Saturday means England will qualify if they avoid defeat tonight.

If England do lose, they are all but certain to go out as Russia’s final match is against Andorra – currently on a run of 29 successive Euro qualifying defeats. An England draw coupled with a Russia win means both teams finish on 24 points. England will qualify because teams which finish level on points are divided according to their head-to-head record.

England has the edge on goal difference after their 3-0 win at home in London was followed by a 2-1 defeat away in Moscow.

Croatia have qualified as a result of Russia’s defeat to Israel, but their defeat to Macedonia on Saturday has opened up the possibility of England winning the group.

If England beat Croatia by a three-goal margin they will finish ahead of Croatia. A 2-0 win will also be enough as the head-to-head record between the sides will be level and so the group standings will be decided on goal difference – which will be superior for England.

A two-goal win in which England concede a goal (i.e. 3-1 or 4-2) will mean Croatia finish top by virtue of scoring an away goal in the head-to-head record.

If Croatia lose by a single goal at Wembley, they will still finish top of top Group E (is everyone still with me!).

I fully expect an England win tonight in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley as Croatia have little to play for and though they will want to show they are a better side than the one that lost to Macedonia at the weekend motivation will I feel be lacking.

At 4/7 and England win though not the greatest of prices it is one that I will take advantage of.

The two sides have only met twice before the first time was in the finals of Euro 2004 in Portugal when England won 4-2 with Rooney scoring 2, Scholes and Lampard getting the others and England coming back from a goal down, and the most recent encounter the 2-0 defeat in Croatia last year.

Croatia have done well to bounce back from a disappointing World Cup to qualify so comfortably from a tough group, when the draw was made many said this group would be an easy one for England but I was not one of them, Russia, Croatia and Israel were never going to be easy places to get results and this has been proved in no uncertain terms.

Croatia have come through this group with a lot of credit and in Eduardo they have a striker of real class and as an Arsenal fan I am looking forward to when he brings his international form to the club as when he does I believe he will be a goalscorer in the Henry class. They also have the likes of Luka Modric and Niko Krancjar in their ranks and so are not to be underestimated, however England raise their game when the chips are down and that is what I expect them to do tonight.

I will be having two other side bets for small stakes tonight in this game and that is England to win 2-0 at generally 11/2 and for Steven Gerrard to be first goalscorer at best price 9/1 I just think Gerrard is made for games like this and I will not be surprised to see one of his trademark shots nestle into the Croatia net.

So England to win 2-0 with Gerrard first goalscorer for me tonight though I like so many will be have to take an England win.

Good Luck

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