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Malta v England: Minnows face tough time against Three Lions

| 31.08.2017

Kane value to add to goals tally

Gareth Southgate takes his England team to Malta in this World Cup 2018 Qualifier, looking to extend their lead at the top of Group F.

If the Three Lions do anything well, it’s qualify for major tournaments and put away the smaller nations in group games with minimal fuss.

The game against the Maltese at the Ta’ Qali National Stadium should be no different. Malta sit bottom of the group with 0 points and have only scored two goals.

The Coral News team bring you the best value bets on offer.

Back England to beat the handicap

In these types of games, it’s not a question of whether England will win, it’s generally by how many.

In World Cup and European Championship qualifying away games, they have easily beaten the likes of San Marino, Lithuania, and Moldova.

In those games, they racked up 8-0, 3-0 and 5-0 scorelines respectively – evidence of their ability to put minnows to the sword.

The 6/5 on England to win on the -3 Match Handicap market looks a winner.

That means Southgate’s team must win by four or more goals. That’s more than possible, considering Malta’s leaky defence has been breached 15 times in this campaign.

Three Lions to get off the mark quickly

In the previous away games mentioned above, the Three Lions tore into their opponents from the start.

An early goal is another likely shout here, so backing the 2/1 on England to be leading before 15 minutes looks nice.

They were on the scoresheet after just nine minutes in their recent fixture with France.

With enthusiastic debutants such as Harry Maguire and Nathaniel Chalobah also likely to be involved, a fast start can be expected from new team members keen to impress. 

Kane at the double

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will likely start up top here and that’s enough in itself to be backing the hitman to bag here.

With Wayne Rooney now retired, a lot of the goalscoring burden will lie on the Spurs star’s shoulders.

The frontman has eight goals in 19 games for the national side, including two in his last three games against France and Scotland, respectively.

He’s 13/10 with Coral to score two or more and that’s value considering the opposition.

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