Thank you for signing up. 

We've sent you an email to verify your account. Please click on the link to receive our tips emails.

FREE Euro 2016 tips, analysis + more

Get professional tips + analyses mailed direct

England v Russia betting tips - Three Lions to grind out three vital points

Dean Smith 11 Jun 2016
  • England take on Russia in their opening Euro 2016 fixture
  • Get our tips for the Stade Velodrome showdown right here

England will kick off their European Championship campaign with a potentially tricky tie against Russia in Marseille on Saturday 11th June 2016. 




Date: 11th June 2016
Time: 8pm (GMT)

MORE TIPS: Get our England v Wales betting tips here

The two year wait for a return to tournament football for England ends on June 11th in Marseille on the South Coast of France, where the Three Lions will take on Russia in their opening fixture of the 2016 European Championships.

England were the only team in qualifying to not drop a single point as they eased their way past the likes of Switzerland and Slovenia to secure and that will fill boss Roy Hodgson with confidence heading into the first match of this tournament.

For travelling Three Lions fans of an older vintage, Marseille's Stade Velodrome will hold happy memories, as this ground is where England's 1998 World Cup campaign began with a 2-0 win over Tunisia thanks to goals from Alan Shearer and Paul Scholes. Can the current crop of players give those supporters some more good memories with a win here at 17/20 with BetStars.

Russias Artem Dzyuba (right) celebrates with team-mate Alan Dzagoev (Getty Images)
Their opponents at the redeveloped ground this time are a Russian outfit that can take some heart from the fact that they managed to finish above strong teams in qualifying including Zlatan Ibrahomivic's Sweden and a handy Montenigrin outfit.

The likes of Artem Dzyuba and Alan Dzagoev have the quality to hurt England, so the Three Lions will need their key men to turn up the heat in Marseille if they're to gain a vital opening three points. Alternatively, you can back Russia at odds of 18/5 with BetVictor.

So can England kick off their Euro 2016 campaign with a victory, or will Russia spoil the Three Lions party and put the pressure on ahead of the matches against Slovenia and Wales?

England's defence was key to their excellent qualifying campaign and Russia have sometimes struggled to find the breakthrough against stronger opposition, including in their two defeats to Austria in qualifying. Although England conceded in their three warm-up friendlies, Joe Hart and company will be looking to put in stronger performances having no doubt worked on their defensive shape in training of late. As such England to win to nil at 15/8 with BetVictor looks like decent value here.

This game is absolutely vital for England. If the Three Lions can pick up the victory they're expected to pick up in Marseille, the pressure will be off slightly coming into second game against rivals Wales. Russia however will provide them a difficult opening fixture and Leonid Slutsky's men will be keen to make an impression in this opening fixture.

Recommended bets: England to win to nil @ 15/8 with BetVictor

MORE: Group B betting tips - Can England AND Wales progress?



Tips Offers

Sport Offers (187)

Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

England v Russia betting tips - Three Lions to grind out three vital points

England will kick off their European Championship campaign with a potentially tricky tie against Russia in Marseille on Saturday 11th June 2016.

Read more »

You have unread messages

You have unread messages