22nd Jun 2021 | International
Czech Republic v England Tip
Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer both faced droughts and periods of pressure as England's leading striker. They came out the other side in style - and so will Harry Kane.
The tournament couldn’t have gone much more differently for these two so far. But there are reasons to think Harry Kane and Patrick Schick can both score on Tuesday night at a boosted price of 12/1 with Skybet.
Let’s start with the easier case to make which, disturbingly for many Englishmen, is for the Czech Republic striker. With 3 goals and 10 shots over two matches, the Leverkusen man has fired his country to the top of Group D.
The opposite is being said about England’s captain - but it’s got way out of hand. Strikers are allowed to go two matches without a goal and even to go two matches without being effective. Harry Kane has earned his right to be backed to the hilt by both his manager and a Wembley crowd.
Lest we forget, the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot winner was also both the top scorer and top assist creator in the Premier League season just finished. He will be stung by rare criticism, but he has the mentality to answer any doubters tonight.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 04:59 22nd Jun, 2021 but subject to change