Sam Allardyce’s reign as England manager lasted exactly one game and Gareth Southgate is now in caretaker charge of England for the remainder of 2016.
He has an easy game to begin with as the Three Lions are no bigger than 1/50 to win their World Cup qualifier against Malta and the 1/5 with BetVictor about them leading at half-time and full-time looks nailed on.
Therefore, better value can be found in the Correct Score market and we could see a lot of England goals considering that Scotland won 5-1 away to Malta. We’re going for 5-0 at odds of 6/1 and 6-0 at odds of 8/1.
The First Goalscorer market could also be worth a play, with Marcus Rashford a potential starter and the Manchester United forward is a 16/5 chance with BetVictor to score the opening goal.
Wayne Rooney will relish some first-team football after recently being benched by Manchester United and he’s a 4/1 chance to break the deadlock, with Southgate sure to field someone who will also be on penalties.
A Rooney hat-trick can be backed at 7/1 and it’s worth noting that Robert Snodgrass managed this feat in the last match against Malta.
Meanwhile, Northern Ireland also have a winnable clash when they entertain San Marino at Windsor Park, with there sure to be a feverish atmosphere considering it’s the first match since a heroic Euro 2016 campaign.
The boys in green are no bigger than 1/25 to claim victory against the European minnows and it will be nice for the home supporters to see their team score a few goals.
Paddy Power have a best price 1/25 that Michael O’Neill’s side get the job done, with San Marino as big as 150/1 to win this clash and the draw is 16/1.
Kyle Lafferty might be the player filling his boots and he boasted a tremendous record when helping the Northern Irish to qualify for Euro 2016, with a best price 3/1 about the striker scoring the opener here.
Jamie Ward could be worth keeping onside as he’s looked sharp for Burton in recent weeks and the hard-working forward is an 11/2 chance to score first.
Scotland will look to make it a Home Nations treble on Saturday evening and they actually have the toughest assignment of the lot, with Gordon Strachan’s side 1/2 to win at Hampden Park.
Lithuania are no mugs and drew their opening qualifier 2-2 against Slovenia, with the Scots renowned for often making life hard work in these sort of matches.
Perhaps Snodgrass will follow up that hat-trick against Malta with another impressive performance here and the Hull City winger is an 8/1 chance (Paddy Power) to break the deadlock which looks a nice price considering he could be on free-kicks and penalties.
A Scotland win and both teams to score makes lots of appeal at 3/1 considering the Lithuanians could be good for a goal although we’re expecting the home side to pass this test with flying colours.