I reckon Harry Kane will come good tonight and see us through to the last 16 of Euro 2020.
It’s been an interesting yet not particularly spectacular tournament so far, with Belgium and Italy in particular taking my eye.
A lot of the matches have been goalless by half-time, so our odds of 6/4 that it’ll be 0-0 at the break tonight looks tempting.
England, who were right up there with France as tournament favourites before a ball had been kicked, are now as big as 8/1 behind France (7/2), Italy (11/2), Germany (11/2) and Belgium (13/2) following that bitterly disappointing draw with Scotland on Friday night.
The Scots clearly raised their game, with England’s younger players blown away.
It could have been worse but for Jordan Pickford, who was for me our Man of the Match, which quite frankly says a lot.
Every England player struggled to varying degrees, while the Scots were playing themselves – and credit to them, as they fully deserved at least a point on the night.
Kane has struggled in both of England’s group games so far, which has seen his pre-tournament odds of 5/1 at Betfred to be top goalscorer drift all the way out to 25/1.
The big mover has been Wales who, although losing to Italy at the weekend, have qualified for the last 16 and are now 80/1 (from 150/1) to go all the way.
Meanwhile, what a shame that Scotland’s Billy Gilmour will miss his country’s key game against Croatia tonight having tested positive for Covid.
This young fella was rightly compared with his Chelsea teammate N’Golo Kante after his performance against England. His absence is a huge blow to Scotland at Hampden Park tonight.
Meanwhile, on the Betfred Super League front, there were some shock results with Warrington beating St Helens and Hull KR triumphing over Wigan.