The England–Scotland football rivalry is the oldest international fixture in the world, first played in 1872 at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow. The history of the British isles had led to much rivalry, one reason due to Scottish nationalism which has been a factor in the Scots' desire to defeat England above all other rivals, with Scottish sports journalists traditionally referring to the English as the "Auld Enemy. This time round will be held on Scottish soil. This will be the biggest atmosphere in the sporting calendar.
Posted: 06/06/2017 - 14:30
England have beaten Scotland 8 times in their past 9 meetings. The last time Scotland managed to defeat England was back in 1999 in the UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying playoff when they were beat their rivals 1-0 in Wembley stadium, England winning 2-1 on aggregate. F. They lie in 4th place, 6th off first place England. Scotland will not want to be reminded of their last 3 meetings with England, where they conceded 3 goals in each match. Scotland have also conceded 8 goals in their last 3 games. Without a result here will mean that Scotland's qualifying hopes are very slim.
Southgate was in charge of the senior England team on 27 September 2016, when Sam Allardyce resigned after one game due to an ongoing scandal. After winning his first game in charge 2-0 against Malta, under Southgate's leadership, England went on to draw 0-0 with Slovenia, beat Scotland 3-0, Despite leading 2-0 and conceding goals in the 89th and 96th minutes. If you bet on under 2.5 goals in this game, that's 3 / 5 at Bet365. Bet365 and the match ends 0-0, then you will receive your pre-match on a correct score, Half-Time / Full-Time or Scorecast bet back as a free bet.
Southgate has decided to put Marcus Rashford into his squad. Jermain Defoe (Sunderland), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jamie Vardy (Leicester) are the other strikers, all in great form at the moment. Harry Kane is likely to start with either Defoe or Vardie . Jermain Defoe scored in England's last outing against Lithuania so he's likely to start. A bet on him being the first goal scorer in this game is 7 / 2 at Bet365 and he's only 5/4 to score anytime.
With 1X2, England is the bookies' Favorite to beat a struggling Scottish side. The best odds for England victory is 1.73 with William Hill. Bet £ 10 and you can win £ 17.3. The best odds for a Scottish win is 5.50 with Titanbet and a draw would be better with Bet365 at 3.50.
Ladbrokes have now enhanced odds for the game. They are offering money back as a free bet if you lose . It was 1.70, now 26.00 ! Packs are now up right up until kickoff. Discover all conditions here.
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