Finding Generous Odds For England v Montengro

Premier League legend Matt Le Tissier previews the crucial upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Jack Wilshire has been a man making headlines of late and it seems crackers that one statement has turned into a three-day debate. His assertion that only those born in England should play for the national team has stirred emotions but he’s entitled to his opinion.

Roy Hodgson is right; players shouldn’t be knocked for having a view on the game. I partly agree with Wilshire. The rules are a bit loose at the moment. I think you should be born in the country or qualify through your parents to represent the team.

Anyway, England have a massive game tonight against Montenegro but the visitors to Wembley have a whole host of injuries and that’s why the Three Lions are generally 4/11, but as short as 1/3 in places, with bookmakers on Freebets.com.

Here’s a stat for you. Montenegro are the only team England have played more than twice and never beaten – the previous three meetings have all been draws. So we’ll have to break that later and we’ve got a great chance.

They’ll be a full house and, with what’s on the line, the crowd can help roar us home. There’s no value in the 4/11 with bet365, though, but there is in the draw half-time/England full-time. That’s 16/5 with BetVictor and looks a fair bet as it often takes a while for us to break teams down.

Wayne Rooney came out this week and said he thinks the side has the best forward line in a decade. There’s no doubting that 30 goals from the five strikers in the squad so far this campaign is impressive, but Daniel Sturridge is the real man in form. Whether we have the strength in depth when a couple of injuries come into play is another matter.

I imagine both Rooney and Sturridge will start and first goalscorer bettors will probably think the 9/2 with Ladbrokes on the former, and the 5/1 with Sky Bet on the latter, to net first are generous.

If I was going down the correct score route I’d be backing the 1-0 England win at 11/2 with William Hill  and the 2-0 England win at a big-looking 13/2 with Coral.

Looking ahead to Tuesday’s finale against Poland and obviously a lot will depend on tonight’s result. Some of the older England fans will be hoping to avoid a repeat of 1973 when the Poles came to Wembley and England needed a win to go to the World Cup the next year.

It finished 1-1 that day and we missed out thanks to some unbelievable goalkeeping from Jan Tomaszewski. If history repeats itself it will be Southampton keeper Artur Boruc doing the business. He’s been in great form for Saints but, again, we should have enough quality on home turf.

Wales have had a shocking campaign and will miss Gareth Bale again dearly against Macedonia. The fact Wales are only narrow favorites for this home game underlines how poor they have been of late.

In truth, it’s one of those games where no-one deserves to be favourites and I’d be looking down the draw route at 11/5 with Sky Bet.

Ireland started off promisingly but it’s gone downhill of late and a trip to classy Germany, who thrashed Ireland 6-1 in the reverse fixture, is unlikely to improve their fortunes.

The Irish have pulled out some unbelievable results in the past, but I’m expecting a comfortable German win later. You’re probably looking at a 3-0 or 4-1 win. Those scenarios are available at 7/1 with 888Bet and 15/1 with BetVictor.

Tweet @freebets your correct score predictions for tonight’s England game, and the Wales v Macedonia match, using the hashtag #challengeMatt and if you’re right you could win a £20 free bet from Coral. I’ve gone 2-0 and 1-1.