|Eric Dier (ew)||First Goalscorer||18/1||Bet365|
England won the reverse fixture in Trnava 1-0 with a 95th minute Adam Lallana goal, despite captain Martin Skrtel being sent off after 57 minutes for the hosts.
Slovakia also shut England out 0-0 in the group stage at Euro 2016 and few who saw England labour against Malta on Friday night will expect an easy game here.
Three late goals gave Gareth Southgate’s side a very flattering 4-0 victory in that match and we expect them to struggle to break down the Slovaks once more.
Indeed, despite that 1-0 defeat to England last September, Slovakia are sitting just 2 points behind Gareth Southgate’s side in Group F, having won their last five games.
All things considered, a bet on the draw looks reasonable here – but we will suggest backing Draw/Draw in the Half-Time/Full-Time market at 11/2 with BetVictor.
Harry Kane is the 3/1 favourite with Bet365 to score first – but given that he has yet to score for Spurs this season, including two games at Wembley, that looks no value.
Instead we suggest an each-way bet on his club teammate, Eric Dier, at a stand-out 18/1 with Bet365 – who offer 1/3 odds for the ‘place’ in this market (if he scores).
The Tottenham man has already scored twice for England and is a real danger at set-pieces – which could prove to be crucial in a tight looking game such as this.