Saturday Betting | Predictions, Betting Tips & Match Previews
Monday 5 June 11:37 Tweet
We pick our best bets for Saturday 10th June with fixtures in the World Cup 2018 qualifiers.
Scotland v England - WCQ2018 - 17:00
In a crucial game for Scotland's hopes of qualifying for World Cup 2018, they need a positive result against rivals England in Glasgow on Saturday afternoon. Gordon Strachan's side sit just one point behind 3rd place Slovenia and two points behind Slovakia who occupy 2nd spot. Scotland suffered heavy defeats away in Slovakia and England, losing 3-0 against Group F's top two. Scotland haven't particularly looked effective on home soil in their last three internationals, drawing 1-1 against Lithuania and Canada but secured an important win against Slovenia as Chris Martin scored the winner with two minutes remaining.
While Scotland need a positive result here, we can't see past a routine win for Gareth Southgate's England. England sit top of Group F with 13 points, four points ahead of nearest rivals Slovakia. England are yet to concede a goal in qualifying in their opening five games, winning four but were mightily lucky to grab a 0-0 draw away in Slovenia with Joe Hart pulling out a man of the match performance. England were impressive in their 3-0 victory over Scotland at Wembley back in November, but are yet to impress on their travels in qualification; leaving it late to win in Slovakia and leaving Slovenia with a decent point after an awful performance.
The Three Lions have won their last three internationals against Scotland, and are unbeaten on their last three trips to their great rivals, winning on each occasion. England have won to nil in four of their five games in qualifying while Scotland have kept just one clean sheet in their five qualifying games. A routine win for England would suit us here, and would put an important step for qualification to World Cup 2018 in Russia with victory in Scotland.
Poland v Romania - WCQ2018 - 19:45
Group E leaders Poland sit six points above Montenegro and seven points above Romania as they prepare to face Christoph Daum's side in Warsaw on Saturday night. Poland remain unbeaten after their opening five qualifiers, after a dodgy start drawing 2-2 in Kazakhstan, Poland have won their last four games, netting 10 goals. Robert Lewandowski is a man in form for his country, netting eight goals in five qualifiers; only Cristiano Ronaldo has a better record in World Cup 2018 qualification.
Poland are unbeaten on home soil in competitive international football (World Cup and European Championship qualifiers) in four years, their last defeat coming against Ukraine back in March 2013 in a World Cup qualifier. They've been solid on home soil ever since, unbeaten in nine home qualifiers. Romania have failed to impress in qualifying thus far, gaining just six points from five games and have failed to score in their last three qualifiers. They've looked a tough side to beat in qualifying, having suffered just one defeat, losing 3-0 at home to Poland, but have looked impotent in front of goal.
We're backing Poland to put in another impressive performance as they look to take one step towards qualification for the World Cup in Russia. Adam Nawalka's men have netted 10 goals in their last four qualifiers, they've struggled defensively, though; keeping just one clean sheet in qualifying so far. Each of Poland's five games have seen over 2.5 goals come in, we like the look of Poland to win with over 2.5 goals at decent value with Coral.