England - Lithuania the highest betting odds are: England 3/20, Draw 6/1, Lithuania 12/1. The early betting odds for England – Lithuania suggest England will take this Group E clash in their stride but, with no previous head-to-heads between the two teams to scrutinise, we’ll have to delve a little deeper into the formbook to find our best bets for the match.
1. England - Lithuania Winners Betting Odds
England currently stands atop of Group E with an impressive four wins from 4 games. Even more impressive is the fact they’ve scored 11 goals and conceded just one. Meanwhile, Lithuania sit 4th of 6th having registered two wins and two defeats. However, they have a goal difference of -3. England’s four victories consist of away wins against Switzerland (0-2) and Estonia (0-1) whilst they have been even more impressive at home, beating Slovenia 3-1 and San Marion 5-0.
England’s results also compare very favourably with their opponents who have lost to both Slovenia and Switzerland. Lithuania’s 1-0 victory over Estonia was also achieved at home, compared to England’s away win, and they netted 3 goals less than England in their win over San Marino.Despite two victories from four games, Lithuania also has the added pressure of never having qualified for the final stages of a major tournament.
England have also managed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four home games, whilst in their six matches Lithuania have failed to score four times, all against teams with the pedigree to qualify for major championships. This suggests that rather than back England at odds of 3/19 for a win, backing them to win to nil may prove a better value bet.
2. England - Lithuania Betting Tips
Correct Score betting
England have notched up an impressive 8 goals in their last two home games, and Lithuania are a much worse side on paper than Slovenia, though better than San Marino. It may be as simple as finding the mid-point between the 3 goals England put past Lithuania and the 5 goals they scored against San Marino, so we’ll go for 4-0 England.
First Or Last Goalscorer
Lithuania’s current squad is goal shy to say the least, with only 6 of their current players having notched an international goal. However, if a Lithuanian is to score the first or last goal then it is likely to be either striker Deivydas Matulevicius (5 goals in 18 appearances) or midfielder Arvydas Novikovas (2 goals in 19 appearances), who both scored against San Marino.
It is much more likely that England will score first though, and both Wayne Rooney (4 goals) and Danny Welbeck (5 goals) have been rampant in qualifying. With Daniel Sturridge yet to make a full-return for Liverpool, Welbeck may well be picked ahead of Sturridge for this match and could represent a bit of value to open the scoring ahead of his ex-Manchester United teammate Rooney.
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