There’s sure to be a rush for goals among England’s competing forwards in their Euro 2016 warm-up against Turkey at the Etihad, with bwin.com’s 21/20 about over 2.5 strikes in the match looking a safe bet.
Roy Hodgson still has plenty of problems on his hands, with question marks over selection pervading most areas of the pitch, bar in goal, while Manchester United and Liverpool’s seven-strong squad contingent’s absence will allow others to stake a claim.
Up front, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy lead the first-scorer market at 15/4 and 4/1 respectively, after the pair combined bagged a mammoth 49 Premier League strikes this term for Tottenham and Leicester.
With those two around this market looks a precarious place to have a punt, and Kane’s fellow Spurs youngster Dele Alli’s return after a three-match domestic ban must be considered before betting in the North West.
Alli’s no fancy price at this point, but 8/5 about the former MK Dons man bagging at some point in the 90 is surely worth a wager considering he fired three in his last three Spurs games before having his season prematurely cut short, following a violent conduct charge against West Brom.
Having barely put a foot wrong in the Premier League since December with Alli in the side, the Lilywhites collapsed to two points in their last four matches, including the 1-1 draw against Tony Pulis’ Baggies, and ended up dropping to third.
No doubt Alli will be feeling the weight of Spurs’ slip, but after three of the four games the 20-year-old didn’t feature in for the North Londoners this season he scored in the next, twice within the first 20 minutes of said fixtures.
Retribution will surely be on Alli’s mind once more, and with ten goals in his first Premier League campaign, and one for England already, the ahead-of-schedule attacking-midfielder looks a nice price at 8/1 to make the scoresheet in Manchester.