Harry Kane To Fire England To A Friendly Win Against Costa Rica

Thursday night's match involves two teams who want to follow up on recent wins in friendlies as Costa Rica travel to Elland Road for the first England international match at Leeds’ home ground in 17 years. A sold-out fixture awaits and Costa Rica come into this game on the back of a 3-0 thrashing of Northern Ireland. Whilst this marks England’s last game before attention turns to the World Cup, with Costa Rica follow up this game with one final friendly on Monday against Belgium.

Thursday 7th June - 8.00pm OddsWon/LostBet
England v Costa Rica    
Tips Harry Kane to score and England win    Best Bet @ 5 / 6  

England v Costa Rica Match Betting

England are now undefeated in nine games. If England avoid a loss against Costa Rica, they will go into this year’s World Cup without a loss in over a year, the last being in a 3-2 defeat to France.

This is also the last time a team managed to score more than one goal against the Lions. Therefore, to support a low-scoring game, under 2.5 goals at Evens (betfair) is sensible. Backing a draw with a -1 handicap to England is 11/10 with Coral, as this has been the result of each of England’s last five wins.

England are the overwhelming favourites to win on home turf, at 2/5 with BoyleSports.

However, seeing as England have drawn three of their last five, backing 17/4 (bet365) for a tied score might be tempting. Two of these results have been 0-0, and this repetition is seen at 11/1 with Ladbrokes.

The Lions recent matches have been notoriously low-scoring affairs; their 2-1 win over Nigeria on Saturday was the first time more than 2 goals had been scored within a game since September. Gareth Southgate has been focusing on solidifying a defence with a three man back line and two wing backs, with Ashley Young and Kieran Trippier preferred. England have managed to keep five clean sheets in their last seven, and therefore to win to nil is supported well at 5/4 with BetVictor. Despite Costa Rica’s win at the weekend, they have failed to score in three of their last four outings, resulting in losses to Spain, Hungary, and England’s Group G rivals Tunisia.

Harry Kane has been the man to rely on in three of England’s last four wins, and to expect him to score again with an England win again is a very tempting bet at 5/6 (BoyleSports). If he starts, so close to the World Cup, look no further as the best bet to back within this match.

Posted: Wednesday, 6th June 2018
Author: Jack Porter

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