Is The Heart Ruling The Head?
The last World Cups in which England won their first two group matches were 1982 and 2006. Twelve years ago England won both opening fixtures without conceding a goal. England have never won a match in the European Championships or World Cup by more than four goals. It’s always a struggle against even the relatively poor opponents but that could all change against Panama today. England persevered and finally got the winner against Tunisia but there could be less drama today. Panama have played opponents from Europe 10 times and never won a match. ENGLAND can win today’s match 4-0 and that outcome is 10/1 with William Hill.
The last player to score for England in their first two matches in the World Cup was Ron Flowers in 1982. Harry Kane has scored in his last four internationals and that run can continue against Panama. He hardly had a kick against Tunisia but scored twice. Instinct took him to the positions from where he could find the net and the ball ran for England. They can’t miss clear chances against a weaker and Panama and KANE is 9/1 with Paddy Power to score three goals or more. The other matches between Japan and Senegal and Poland and Colombia are difficult to call and the DRAW DOUBLE pays 9/1 with Ladbrokes.
Pontefract stages a decent Flat meeting and the richest race of the day is the Listed race for fillies at 3.30pm. Titi Mafki has the form and ratings to win the contest over one mile and four furlongs. However, ALWAYSANDFOREVER is a progressive horse who has won in handicaps and now goes up a level. Ridden by Ryan Moore the horse can prevail at 7/4 with Betfair.