England Begin Euro 2020 Qualifying Campaign

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After getting the entire country back on side last summer, England begin the qualification stage of their next big tournament, the Euro 2020 Championships. In between, we have seen England impress once again in the Nations League, and you get the feeling that there is a sense of excitement surrounding this team once again. People genuinely believe that England can win a trophy over the next few years with the squad that they have right now, and everyone loves nothing more than watching a winning team.

Gareth Southgate leads his team into two games over the coming days, with a home game against the Czech Republic to kick things off on Friday night, followed by an away trip to Montenegro on Monday. Both games are winnable, and not only would that get them off to the best possible start in their Euro 2020 qualifying group, but it would also give them a confidence boost ahead of their Nations League games this summer, which take place in June.

Something that fans will be pleased to see is that Southgate continues to give youth a chance in this team and has called up Declan Rice and Callum Hudson-Odoi for these two Euro 2020 games. Fans like to see the next generation coming through, and although we have seen a very young England team for the past couple of seasons now, Southgate is still out there finding the next recruits and giving them the chance to shine on the international stage.

For those looking at placing a bet on the two games, it will be no surprise to see England as strong odds on favourites to win both of their games over the next few days. Punters will still be looking for a way to get involved though, and bets like who will score the first goal and what the correct score will be are sure to be popular with those sitting down to watch the action.

With Harry Kane leading the line for his country, it is no surprise to see him as the favourite on the first goal scorer betting market for both games. He is having another solid season, and after picking up the Golden Boot at the World Cup last summer, everyone is aware of the kind of threat that he poses in front of goal. His odds may be short, but with the double delight/hat trick heaven promotion from the bookmaker Totesport, you can back him to score knowing that if he scores again in the game, your pay out will be doubled. If Kane goes onto score a third, the pay out will be trebled, which would be great news for those backing him in these two games, both of which are covered by this offer.

For fans that want to watch the action, both games are live on ITV and should set us up nicely for the Nations League action which comes in June when the domestic leagues have finished.

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