Predicting England’s downfall – Even the bookies have a laugh

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We’re here again, another International tournament and another longing heart full of hope that this time it could be different. Or could it?

Patient fans have enjoyed a very similar experience to years gone by. There is no real settled formation to speak of, nor a settled team sheet. All very familiar territory for England fans.

Any Roy Hodgson watchers taking an interest in England’s last warm-up game against Portugal will have noticed him sitting head in hands, looking quizzically throughout proceedings – perhaps wondering exactly what he’d got himself into.

Those looking Euro 2016 betting tips for inspiration won’t find much guidance as to England’s fortunes, with most bookies suggesting they only enjoy favourite status because of the amount of money staked on them locally (i.e. in England). Without that weight of bets they would likely be eighth, rather than fourth, favourites.

Some of the enhanced odds around the Euros (and England in particular – 33/1 to win the competition anyone?) show that bookies are not scared to lose money on an England win, safe in the knowledge it is unlikely to actually happen.

If you are thinking of having a bet you could do worse than use KickOff’s betting predictions and accumulator builder, The Acca Smacker, which incorporates a very handy accumulator calculator and odds comparison.