The Premier League takes its first respite of the season to make way for an international break that brings with it a host of European Championship qualification matches.
At this early stage in the competitions, some odd match-ups are expected, and the calibre of fixtures range from Germany v Netherlands right through to Israel v Macedonia.
Gareth Southgate’s England side return to action for the first time since their third-place finish in the Nations League.
Our football betting expert runs you through some of the best football bets for the Three Lions encounter with Bulgaria.
Goals expected at Wembley
Wembley Stadium is the venue for the 5pm kick-off on Saturday, with the home side already sitting pretty in their bid for Euro 2020 qualification, having demolished Czech Republic and Montenegro 5-0 and 5-1 respectively.
It could be another goalfest for The Three Lions seeing as their previous encounters with Bulgaria have seen them score an average 3.5 goals to Bulgaria’s zero. You can back a 3-0 home win at 4/1 with Grosvenorsport.com.
It’s easy to see why Gareth Southgate’s side are fancied at a very short 1/14 to take the game.
Raheem in Sterling form
Raheem Sterling registered a hat-trick against the Czechs and added another goal when facing Montenegro in the previous qualifiers. When coupled with his fantastic form for Manchester City, it’s hard to look past him scoring again here, especially with Trent-Alexander Arnold registering two assists already this season for Liverpool. Sterling is 11/4 to score the opener on Saturday and 4/1 to score a brace.
Meanwhile, Bulgaria haven’t won any of their four qualifying games, with their morale taking a particular hammering when losing at home to Kosovo along the way. It’s easy to see why the visitors are a paltry 1/4 to register under 0.5 goals.
England will be out to entertain the Wembley crowd and, with the Premier League well and truly underway, most of the players will be in full swing and raring to go.
The home outfit will certainly be in the driving seat for this encounter, which makes the 9/2 on offer for them to win by four goals fairly tempting.
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