England are one of the favourites to win Euro 2024 and after a comfortable qualifying campaign can look to test new players, formations and styles as they face a very poor Malta side.
Gareth Southgate’s side were so close to lifting the European Championship trophy at Wembley, but a cruel turn of luck in the penalty shoot out meant Italy won the tournament. A few years on and more experience under our belts and England are ready.
With huge talents such as John Stones, Jude Bellingham, Jack Grealish, Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden and Harry Kane, England have a superb starting 7 players who could be considered world class.
So, England can now look to use this game to give others a chance, while still keep the nucleus of the team happy and give them minutes and the attacking players more chances to add to their goal tally.
Malta will hold no threat to England and it could be 3,4 or even more to the home side.
One player who is getting a good run in the Manchester City team is Phil Foden. With Mahrez departing, Foden is now a regular and playing really well. Learning all the time with Pep, Foden is adding goals to his game and will be huge for England next summer.
This is the perfect game for Foden to show once again what a world class young talent he is and with the close dribbling skills and finishing, he can enjoy playing against this poor Malta side.
Defensively England can look to ensure they keep a clean sheet and also give limited, if any chances away. Next year the quality of the attacking play will be higher amongst the top players, so this is a good chance to put in a strong display
Harry Kane may be given the chance to score more goals and add to his tally as England’s record goalscorer, which is now v unlikely to be caught, given he still has a few years left playing at the top level and against poor opposition.
But for England, it’s job done and next year is the big one where they will want to win the tournament having been so close last time and this game on Friday is one England can show their class and score plenty of goals
|England to win 3-0||5/1 Bet365|
|England to win 4-0||5/1 Bet365|
|Phil Foden to score anytime in the match||5/4 Paddy Power|
England are massive favourites on Friday night and will win comfortably. With no value in the win market, or even to pick the handicap market, we’re looking at goalscorers to give us a nice return.
There is one player who is playing really well for his club and very likely to start the game and that is Phil Foden. Under Pep Guardiola, Foden has become one of the treble winners and can light up Friday night by scoring.
Therefore, our punters.pub bet of the day is 5/4 Phil Foden to score anytime in England v Malta.