England v Wales: Liverpool star plays down Bale impact

England take on Wales on Thursday as they look to get over their injury-time disaster of the weekend.

The Three Lions were leading going into injury time against Russia, only to concede a devastating headed goal, and now have no such comfort in securing their place in the latter stages.

Wales on the other hand have such comfort, sitting two points clear at the top of the group after the first round of fixtures, having beaten a resolute Slovakia side 2-1 on Saturday.

The likelihood is that third in the group will manage to help England get out of the group, with four of the six teams finishing in that place in their respective groups staying in the competition. Euro 2016 tournament facts to be found on Euro Palace.

Gareth Bale will no doubt be key to the Welsh side’s chances of coming away with the win tomorrow, and Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has played down the Real Madrid’s stars impact.

The pressure will no doubt be on England, but Adam Lallana has claimed that his side would not be affected by Bale, claiming they have their own talents to rely on.

He said: “I know that won’t affect me or our team.

“We’ve got plenty of players with that aura and special talent.”

For the pessimistic English fans who think we will not get things all our own way may want to hedge their bets on Wales to win the match at a tasty 6/1 (7.0), or could better those odds with the 7/1 (8.0) available on Gareth Bale to find the net first.

I will not be down on our side however, and will be relying on Harry Kane to set the score straight having failed to net in the previous match. You can get a huge 9/2 (5.5) on the Premier League Golden Boot winner netting the opening goal of the game.

I also expect England to come out with much more impetus from the off, due to the importance of the game, and I expect them to come away with around three goals on Thursday.

I’m going for a 3-1 win at around 14/1 (15.0), and will also be combining Kane into a scorecast for a return of 50/1 (51.0)

Good luck with your bets, but most importantly, COME ON ENGLAND!

Updated: June 15, 2016 — 8:29 am
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