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England will be aiming to maintain their flying start to their Euro 2020 qualification campaign on Saturday evening, when they put their perfect Group A record on the line against Bulgaria at Wembley Stadium.
Having blitzed their way to the top of the Group thanks to a brace of convincing wins against the Czech Republic and Montenegro in March, England are odds on favourites to complete a hattrick of early wins this weekend.
Understandably, there is little value on offer in the full-time results market, however, there is still a wide range of exciting betting options and avenues well worth exploring for Saturday’s game.
Over at bet365’s, you can make full use of their terrific Bet Builder service to combine many of those markets to create a unique bet.
Read more about Bet Builder and our suggested selections for Saturday’s Euro 2020 Qualification Group Stage contest below.
Remember to check out our detailed match preview for England’s game with Bulgaria for more exclusive betting tips and predictions.
What is bet365’s Bet Builder?
Bet Builder allows you create the bet YOU want on any football match. You can choose from a list of the most popular markets and once you have added them to your bet, you can calculate the odds from your customised selection.
For example, you could combine first goalscorer, both teams to score, the total number of corners and the full-time result to create one single bet with the price for your multi-part selection.
You can add up to 6 separate markets to your Bet Builder selection, and your odds will update automatically each time you add a new selection.
Once you are finished and happy with your selections, select the price displayed on the Bet Builder slip and your unique bet will be added to your bet slip.
We’ve picked out a range of selections from England’s clash with Bulgaria on Saturday, that we think are well worth considering for your Bet Builder this week. Check them out below.
England vs Bulgaria Bet Builder Tips
Raheem Sterling to score anytime & Harry Kane to score anytime
With bet365’s Bet Builder, adding multiple anytime goalscorers to the same customised slip is a simple process, and we think two English players are worth backing in that market this week.
Raheem Sterling has started the 2019/20 club football season in breath-taking fashion for Manchester City, rattling the net 5 times in his first 4 Premier League appearances for the defending champions.
Sterling has also been in wonderful Group A goal-getting form for England, notching 4 goals in the Three Lions’ meaty opening wins against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.
Tottenham’s Harry Kane also etched his name onto the scoresheet in both Group A fixtures, and fresh from netting his 3rd Premier League goal of the season in the North London derby, the 26-year old looks a great bet to register again against Bulgaria.
Want more anytime goalscorer betting tips? Check out our international anytime goal-scorer tips with huge 56/1 acca here!
Both teams to score
While England’s home form continues to both impress and improve, Gareth Southgate’s defence have developed a frustrating habit of leaving the door open at the back.
England have kept a clean sheet in only half of their most recent 8 international fixtures at home, and this weekend they pit their wits against a Bulgaria side that rarely fail to register.
Krasimir Balakov’s men rattled the net at least once in 10 of their last 11 attempts in total since March 2013, and the Bulgarians haven’t just been knocking them in against international minnows.
Bulgaria scored against Portugal, Japan, France, Netherlands and Czech Republic over the past 12 months, and we think there is every chance that they can snatch another this weekend – even if it does turn out to be little more than a consolation goal.
We publish fresh both teams to score betting tips with new fixtures and matches to choose from every day on our dedicated BTTS page. Make sure to check it out!
Anton Nedyalkov to be booked
Tough-tackling Bulgaria left-back Anton Nedyalkov will have his work cut out to keep Jadon Sancho quiet down England’s right flank on Saturday.
Although Nedyalkov has only been booked once in 3 Group A fixtures so far, the 26-year old Ludogorets’ employee has actually committed more fouls per game on average (2.7) than any of his Bulgarian teammates.
Against Sancho’s blend of close control and explosive pace, Nedyalkov is almost certain to have an uncomfortable evening at Wembley, and we think he looks an excellent choice in the individual bookings market.
England winning at half time & full time
England are expected to make short work of a decidedly ordinary Bulgaria outfit at Wembley this week, and we’re tipping Southgate’s Three Lions to be winning at half time and at full time in the capital on Saturday.
A star-studded England team led at half time and full time in each of their opening Euro 2020 Qualification Group fixtures against the Czech Republic and Montenegro, and we think history will repeat itself when England take on a Bulgaria team that are at a similar level to the aforementioned nations in terms of quality.
England were leading at hall time/full time in 4 of their last 5 victories overall since October last year, and they should have little trouble establishing, holding on to and enhancing any early advantage they get against Bulgaria this weekend.
England vs Bulgaria Bet Builder Odds
Our picks from England’s Group A fixture against Bulgaria are only small selection of the many options available with bet365’s Bet Builder for Saturday’s Wembley contest.
If you choose to add our 5 individual selections to your customised Bet Builder slip, you’ll get mammoth 50/1 odds for this weekend’s match-up.
Conversely, if you remove the match result related bets (both teams to score & England HT/FT) from your slip and opt for a 3-part selection using our card and anytime goalscorer predictions, you can grab odds of 10/1.
Click the banner below to view bet365’s Bet Builder section for Saturday’s Euro 2020 qualifier between England and Bulgaria now!
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