Russia are the adversaries in England’s opening Euro 2016 encounter, with the bookmakers not envisaging an especially difficult evening for the Three Lions.
Yes, the underdogs springing a surprise in Marseille is not entirely out of the question, but the legions of optimistic England fans who have invested their hard-earned in a first match win needn’t fear losing their money if they’re bested.
Should Russia beat England, any match-betting wagers placed on the latter to win will be refunded up to £50 as a free bet. Click here for full details on the offer.
Obviously, if the opposite outcome occurs, you’ve won your bet.
The only way punters can come a-cropper with such a sturdy insurance policy is if honours are even in the Stade Velodrome.
However, neither of the two meetings between these countries has ended in a draw, while England haven’t shared the spoils in a competitive match since they played out a goalless contest with Costa Rica in the final group game of the 2014 World Cup.
Meanwhile, of their last 11 outings at the European Championship, just three games have ended in stalemate.
Russia may have tied their final pre-tournament friendly with Serbia, but their last competitive clash that finished with laurels level was, akin to England, back in 2014.
Theirs was a qualifier for this competition and came in shock circumstances against Moldova, who nabbed a 1-1 draw from their trip to Moscow.
Looking specifically at previous editions of this competition, Russia have only ever drawn two matches from 14 since they ceased operating as the Soviet Union.
The danger of a draw here, it seems, is minimal, so back England to win safe in the knowledge that your funds are pretty much secure regardless of who the victor is.