Football Tips: 13/2 punt leads Thommo’s England v Ivory Coast best bets

Thommo's back after being spot on for England v Switzerland

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Paddy Power’s football ambassador Phil Thompson is looking for betting value as England host Ivory Coast on Tuesday night. Thommo’s in red hot form after correctly calling a 2-1 victory for England with Harry Kane to score against Switzerland over the weekend.

Its the first time the two sides have ever played each other, as an Ivory Coast team with stars like Arsenal’s Nicholas Pepe and Palace’s Wilfred Zaha look to upset the odds at Wembley Stadium.

But what’s Thommo verdict? Lets find out…

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England v Ivory Coast, Tuesday 29th March
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England v Ivory Coast

Thommo: I’m going to go for a similar result to the Switzerland game, I’m gonna go for Ivory Coast to score against England. You look at some of their attackers: Sebastian Haller – who’s obviously ripping it up at Ajax – you’ve got Wilfred Zaha, Nicolas Pepe; so they’re a decent attacking outfit, I’d say that they’d all want to play against England.

And then you’ve got Willy Boly playing at the back, Serge Aurier and Manchester United’s Eric Bailly too, so you’ve got a whole host of good players in there. With England changing it, I’m not gonna go for a big convincing win by England, because I thought they were poor in the first half against Switzerland.

England are 5th in the FIFA World Rankings, Ivory Coast 41st, I think that’s a decent ranking for Ivory Coast, they only lost to France over the weekend with a 93rd minute winner – so they can put up a decent display.

I am going for both teams to score, but my score prediction is 2-1 for England again.

Check that team sheet before picking a goalscorer, because Southgate has already said he will make changes, but I’m thinking that Raheem Sterling will start, and if he starts, I’m going for Raheem Sterling to score at any time.

England v Ivory Coast betting tips

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