Going into the final games of Group B on Monday night, all four teams can still qualify

Russia v Wales

After a fortunate draw against England and a loss to Slovakia, Russia benefit from the expanded tournament format as they can qualify for the last 16, even as a third placed side, with a win here. Whether they will do so is another matter, having looked slow and unimaginative in both games so far. They won’t find it easy to break down Wales who with three points in the bag already will be happy enough with a point

Wales play with three centre backs, and the wing backs can play narrow if required too. The crative flair of Bale has provided two goals for the team alreay and they know that he can always nick a goal against any opponent

Yet Russia as as short as 6/4 favourites for the game, with Wales over 2/1. Ilike the look of Wales draw no bet at 21/20 with BetVictor

England v Slovakia

England are in pole position here after their late win against Wales where when behind at half time Hodgson made two changes that transformed the cutting edge of the team. Slovakia are well placed to qualify too after the excellent Hanmik led them to a win against Russia. Whether they will have enough to beat England is another matter. I think they will set up to defend and play on the counter and try to make this a cagey game.

England are 4/5 to win the game and Slovakia as long as 5/1 outright. This reflects the paragraph above. England look the better team with more threats. England cannot rely on the draw if they hope to top the group, so have to look to win and i think they will do


Wales Draw no bet 21/20 BetVictor

England to beat Slovakia at 4/5 BetVictor