England v Slovenia tips
England v Slovenia tips

England v Slovenia tips: Three Lions success to secure World Cup spot in Russia next summer

England v Slovenia tips for qualifying clash

FootyOn outline England v Slovenia tips ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifier encounter at Wembley in midweek.

Live on Thursday, October 5 at 19:45 BST on ITV.

Gareth Southgate’s men will book their place at next summer’s tournament in Russia with three points in their latest outing.

A draw may also be enough, depending on the result from the encounter between Scotland and Slovakia in Glasgow.

But the Three Lions will be seeking another successful showing on home soil in this penultimate qualifying meeting.

They will tackle Lithuania on their travels after this in their last game.

Meanwhile, third-placed Slovenia are still aiming for second spot in Group F, with Slovakia only a point ahead in the standings.

So, read on for our best England v Slovenia tips ahead of this Thursday night match.

England to win and both sides score

Back a home win here in our England v Slovenia tips.

Back a home win here in our England v Slovenia tips.

Southgate’s outfit have been looking strong in recent World Cup qualifying outings.

They dispatched Slovakia last time out with a narrow 2-1 victory, following a comfortable triumph over Malta.

Their next opponents may be in third in the group but they have showed they are more than capable of finding the target.

Slovenia managed to score four past Lithuania and two against Malta in recent outings.

Therefore, back England to win and both nations to score in this clash at a tasty 5/2 with Paddy Power.

Jermain Defoe to get on the scoresheet anytime

Side with Defoe to pounce again in our England v Slovenia tips.

Side with Defoe to pounce again in our England v Slovenia tips.

Interestingly, the Jermain Defoe scored the winner in the first ever meeting between these two sides back in 2009 at Wembley.

Back in the national side and returning to the scene of that maiden fixture strike, Defoe will be keen for further success.

The Bournemouth frontman is therefore a highly promising best-priced 11/8 with BetVictor to dispatch anytime here.

Defoe has been on target once for his new south coast club this season, netting the match-winner over Brighton and Hove Albion in recent weeks.

Draw at half-time, England victorious at full-time

In our England v Slovenia tips there could be close opening stages in this match.

In our England v Slovenia tips there could be close opening stages in this match.

In the last three consecutive World Cup qualifiers, England have gone into half-time level, against Scotland, Malta and Slovakia.

The last two of those outings ended with the Three Lions going on to prevail, though, earning vital three points.

With England making slow starts in these previous games, they will likely do the same against Slovenia in the early stages.

Backing them to prevail at full-time after going into the midway point level is therefore worth backing at 16/5 with BetVictor for this Thursday night.

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