England alive after Russia loses on Euro Cup Betting

Betting on soccer on England can be interesting, since they can still qualify for next year’s Euro Cup betting after Russia choked away their chance, losing to Israel 2-1 on Saturday night.

England can qualify with a tie or victory on Wednesday’s soccer betting game against Croatia at Wembley.The English will be heavily favored to do so because the soccer betting game means nothing to Croatia who clinched a berth with Russia’s loss.

Croatia leads the soccer betting group with 26 points followed by England with 23 and Russia with 21.  England has the tiebreaker against Russia so all they need is a tie on this soccer betting game to advance.

Betting on soccer on Russia can be complicated, since they must now win at last-place Andorra on Wednesday’s soccer betting match-up and hope England loses.  “Of course we are very, very disappointed”, Russia coach Guus Hiddink said.  “We were close.  We were the team who was dominating the game”.  England will play a soccer betting game on Wednesday without Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen and John Terry who are injured.  They will also be without Rio Ferdinand due to a suspension.  England coach Steve McClaren is hoping the soccer betting fans get behind the team on Wednesday.  “I have believed from the beginning of the tournament that we would need a result from the Croatia game to go through”, he said.  “But there is absolutely no way we can give this chance away.  This is it.  This is the last game.  There are no excuses.  We have got ourselves into this position.  We are in control.  There are no excuses now.  We have to get the job done”.

SBG soccer betting Line:  England -1 (-130), Croatia +1 (Even), Total 2.5 under -140

Betting on soccer on the English team can be a good thing, since they only need a tie to qualify but McClaren wants his team to go into the soccer betting game against Croatia with an attitude of winning.  “If we keep a clean sheet, we will go through but we have to be positive and we have to try and win.  That is what has got us results during the second half of the campaign and we must continue that way. It is not in England’s nature to play for a draw”.

In other Euro 2008 qualifying action on Saturday it was World champion Italy qualifying with a 2-1 win over Scotland.  That soccer betting win also got France into next year’s tournament.  Spain, Croatia, Poland and the Netherlands also advanced to next year’s tournament.  Defending champion Greece, three-time winner Germany, the Czech Republic, Romania and hosts Austria and Switzerland had already qualified for the 16-team event.  The final four spots are still up for grabs.