England can overcome Dutch test


England to win (90mins) @ 8/5

Since taking charge of the national side in 2016, Gareth Southgate has turned England into a bright, youthful, attacking team and that was evident at the 2018 World Cup as the Three Lions reached the semi-finals.

England, who won their Nations League group that included Spain and Croatia, head into Thursday’s encounter in Portugal on a five-game winning run, and they have not lost since September 2018.

Southgate’s men have scored 18 goals in their last five outings, 10 of those coming in the previous two matches against the Czech Republic and Montenegro, and they looked primed to pick up the win against the Dutch.

Raheem Sterling – Anytime goalscorer @ 2/1

Raheem Sterling, who is reportedly set to be named captain on Thursday, has been in fantastic form for Manchester City this past season, scoring 17 goals from 34 Premier League appearances.

The 24-year-old is also fresh and ready, last playing for City in the FA Cup final on May 18, and he will be looking to continue his good run of form for England.

Sterling has scored six goals in his last four outings for the national side and he looks a very tempting price to find the back of the net at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques.

Both teams to score @ 10/13

It may be a short price for the BTTS market, but both sides are packed with attacking talent and goals are expected. For England, Southgate has the likes of Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Callum Wilson and potentially Harry Kane at his disposal.

As for the Dutch, Memphis Depay, Luuk de Jong, Ryan Babel and Quincy Promes head the attacking options, while Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt are big threats from set pieces.

The Netherlands have scored in all of their previous 11 games while England last failed to hit the back of the net in the 0-0 draw against Croatia in October 2018, five games ago.

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