Football tips: Phil Thompson’s top picks for England v San Marino

Phil Thompson looks ahead to what should be an easy home win for England on Thursday evening


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Thursday 19:45 – England v San Marino
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Everyone comes back to the game in 1993 when England conceded inside seven seconds. It always seems to come up anytime these two are mentioned in conversation, apart from the fact that England usually win these games quite comfortably.

Looking ahead to Thursday night’s game, I highly doubt the home side will be conceding on this occasion.

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I’ll be looking to the five, six, or possibly seven goals here. There should be lots of changes. Gareth Southgate will be looking past San Marino to tougher tests.

There could be value in the corners markets and also shots on target. I don’t expect Harry Kane to play. Dominic Calvert-Lewin should start in my opinion. I fancy him to grab at least two.

It will be non-stop attacks from the home side all evening. He could even grab three here if he’s on song.

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