World Cup Qualifiers: England vs SloveniaPublished October 5, 2017 by Sol FH
Wembley Stadium will come alive tonight at 19:45 GMT, as England hosts Slovenia in the first round.
England is looking to secure its place in next year's World Cup. A win tonight against Slovenia would bring them one step closer to that goal, and if Slovenia loses to Scotland next, the Three Lions will definitely be in Russia. England lead Group F with 20 points, and are unbeaten so far in the qualifying rounds.
The teams met last year in Ljubljana, and Slovenia was able to hold England to a scoreless draw. Gareth Southgate has brought a very strong lineup in for tonight, and Slovenia will have a very tough time at Wembley. Making things worse for the visitors, Harry Kane is in top form, as he has netted 13 goals for country and club over the last month. His impressive form has the ability to destroy opponents, and to add insult to injury, United's Marcus Rashford is also looking excellent lately.
Kane's teammate, and countryman, midfielder Dele Alli is banned from tonight's match, after cameras caught him making an offensive move during the team's match against Slovakia last month. It is a tough loss for England's midfield, but Southgate has an adequate arsenal on his squad.
There is a potential strike on the London underground which could seriously disrupt fans' arriving at the stadium. The match is scheduled to go on as planned, but many fans may still not be able to make it there. There are plans in place to try and ease the disruptions that the underground strike will definitely create, but the match will, of course, be aired live, and there are some very tantalizing odds and betting markets prior to the action.
World Cup Betting
bet365 Sports provides the most competitive odds one is likely to find and tonight, they have done it again. England is favorited at 1.33, whilst Slovenia is at 12.00 for the outright win. Correct Score markets are looking like the best choice and a solid 3-0 win for the home team could be very possible.