As the first international break of the season comes to close, England are in a dominant position as they face Poland in Warsaw on Wednesday night.
In control of Group I after five wins from five in World Cup Qualifying, the Three Lions have scored eight goals in their last two games, with an impressive 4-0 away win to Hungary last Thursday, even if their victory over Andorra by the same scoreline at Wembley this past weekend was less so.
With a five-point lead in the standings, their closest rivals in the table, Poland, now await, and a third win in six days for Gareth Southgate’s men will all but seal their berth for next year’s World Cup in Qatar. The visitors are 4/6 with Betfair, whilst the draw is 13/5 with UniBet. If, however, you fancy the Poles to take a perhaps surprise win, Paulo Sousa’s charges are a full 21/4 with Bet365.
As documented, England have netted eight times over 180 minutes during the last week hitting four in both games, but could the Euro 2020 runners-up make it a trifecta against the Poles? The odds are indeed against them having never scored four goals in a single game over 20 competitive games versus The White and Reds, but to do so here, SkyBet are offering a tempting boost of 33/1 from 28s for it to happen.
In the reverse fixture back in March meanwhile, the teams shared three goals in north London, so perhaps a 2-1 result in the favour of England may be a better punt. With MansionBet and SBK’s odds of 9/1 you could be on to a winner.
Who are the prime candidates to score? After Patrick Bamford failed his audition, Harry Kane is set to lead the line once more, and having scored off the bench on Sunday, has now netted in every game he has played in qualifying. Robert Lewandowski will of course be the hosts’ chief threat in attack, and the Bayern Munich striker has scored in his last four competitive outings in national colours, now tallying five in qualifying. On paper therefore, for both men to score, SkyBet’s boost of 6/1 looks very promising.
Harry Maguire continues to carry a huge threat from set-pieces for England and after scoring on his last trip to the continent in Budapest at 9-1, is again carrying weighty odds in Warsaw. If we also consider the Manchester United skipper scored versus Poland in March at Wembley, Maguire can still be had to score once more at a very generous 11/1 with SBK. To play things a bit safer, Both Teams to Score value of 27/20 with MansionBet and SportNation might be more your thing.
One other anytime scorer who could pique your interest is Adam Buksa. The Polish striker has started his international career in electric fashion and scored a hattrick off the bench versus San Marino last time out. The New England Revolution hitman netted on his debut against Albania last week also and Buksa may start alongside Lewandowski in a front two here. Though his teammate is expected to carry the majority of the threat, Buksa is one to watch at 4/1 to find the target, again with SkyBet.