As England look to move on from last Friday night’s rather laboured showing against the Auld enemy Scotland, the Three Lions seek top spot in Group D against the Czech Republic on Tuesday.
But do they want to?
Permutations aside, Gareth Southgate’s men are under pressure to find a performance but remain strong favourites to win, with MansionBet at 3/5 and SkyBet at around 4/7. The Czechs however, currently sit top of the pile in the standings and have proved a tricky customer for England in recent meetings.
Priced at an intriguing 15/2 with Unibet or 25/4 with MansionBet again, Prague could be turned red with a Czech win at Wembley. The draw meanwhile, can be fetched at 29/10 with Betfair.
Though Harry Kane has struggled in the tournament so far, Patrik Schick has been the star for Jaroslav Silhavy’s men with three goals so far in the Euros, and will look to add to his tally versus England. The Bayer Leverkusen forward has looked in fine form this summer, and at 4/1 to score anytime with SkyBet, Schick may be shrewd value.
With England set to make several changes due to Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell isolating, and as the possibility of Kane being rested arises, goals from set-pieces perhaps look the best threat for the hosts.
As such, with Harry Maguire likely not risked, John Stones, after hitting the bar against Scotland still carries a tantalising 11/1 value to score with SkyBet.
Finally, if we return to the state of play in the Group, a draw would see both teams through, and the visitors will perhaps see their initial first-place qualification as a plus, albeit with a last 16 tie against a Group of Death opponent to play.
A stalemate therefore is a vague possibility, and if a 0-0 draw takes your fancy, MansionBet will give you 6/1 odds for your Tuesday evening.