We expected the Three Lions to edge their way to victory when they entertained the Czech Republic in their opening qualifying match for Euro 2020, however we were completely wrong. Gareth Southgate’s men dominated from the outset and completely tore the visitors to shreds, Raheem Sterling scoring three of England’s five goals in what was a thoroughly one-sided display. There remains much football left to play in the qualifiers and the Three Lions will certainly come across far tougher opponents along the way, however the dominant display at Wembley has certainly sent a strong message to the rest of Europe and the side must now be considered serious contenders not just for the Euro 2020 trophy but also for the UEFA Nations League.
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England will look to continue the momentum when they travel to Montenegro for their second Euro 2020 qualifier tonight and we expect another one-sided encounter to ensue. Indeed only the foolhardy would oppose the Three Lions right now, especially since they have gone six games without defeat since their semi-final appearance at the 2018 World Cup. Some high-calibre opposition have been brushed aside along the way and they have triumphed in their last four outings by an aggregate scoreline of 13-3.
As for Montenegro, they avoided relegation in the inaugural UEFA Nations League despite losing all-but-one of their last four matches in the competition. They did manage to hold England to a 1-1 draw in a qualifying game for the 2014 World Cup but the current Three Lions side is a completely different kettle of fish to that of six years ago and we expect England to once again run-out comfortable winners, Paddy Power Bookmakers going 11/4 on England -2 on handicap market.