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How to back England at odds against vs Ivory Coast

Updated on 1:50am GMT 29 March 2022
How to back England at odds against vs Ivory Coast

Before becoming a Sports Journalist for Free Super Tips, Aaron spent three years studying Sports Journalism at the University of Sunderland while taking in the Black Cats' 'glory years' under Martin O'Neill. Now back in Northern Ireland he turns niche stats into predictions for FST, while he's one of the few people on this island who is equally comfortable at Windsor Park and the Aviva.

England play their second – and final – game of this international break against the Ivory Coast on Tuesday. The Three Lions have chosen to play two talented sides to kick-off a year which they hope will end in World Cup glory in Qatar.

However, the strides they’ve taken on the international stage since making the last four of the 2018 World Cup means England are heavy favourites going into this clash. Even against a strong Ivory Coast side it’s hard to find them any bigger than 1/2.

Given that, we’ve taken a look at the best ways to back the Three Lions at evens or above.

Best bets for England vs Ivory Coast

Over in my England vs Ivory Coast predictions, I’ve gone for both teams to score as my main selection. England looked vulnerable at the back against Switzerland – conceding the opener at Wembley before going on to claim the win. With Southgate plotting changes to his starting 11, expect their defence to struggle again.

Of course, Ivory Coast bring real threat into this clash. The Elephants boast Wilfried Zaha, Sebastian Haller, Maxwell Cornet and Nicolas Pepe among their attacking options. That helped them to score six times across four games at the Africa Cup of Nations, so they’re certainly a threat.

You can get a decent price on BTTS in this one, which can be backed at 11/10. However, that doesn’t quite get us backing England in this encounter. Going with England to win and both teams to score boosts the odds-on Three Lions’ price significantly, as that one can be found at 13/5 with bet365.

11/1 England vs Ivory Coast Bet Builder

Alongside that win and BTTS tip, we’ve put together an 11/1 bet builder for this clash by backing two of the Three Lions’ in-form players.

While Southgate is expected to ring the changes, it’s hard to see him leaving out Harry Kane. The Tottenham forward moved four goals shy of England’s record scorer Wayne Rooney with a strike against Switzerland, so expect him to push to close that gap on Tuesday.

Kane is in fantastic form for Tottenham and after his strike on Saturday we see him bagging a goal against Ivory Coast.

Mason Mount is another regular who should feature in this one, especially given that he had a hand in five goals across his last four games for Chelsea. The midfielder went into the international break with two assists against Middlesbrough, showing his creative cutting edge.

Mount has nine assists for the Blues this term and he set up two goals during England’s qualifying campaign, so it’s worth backing him to lay on another goal for a teammate in this one.

Backing and England win, both teams to score, Kane to score and a Mount assist clocks in at 11/1 with Betfair, which you can back below.

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