If you know anything about Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City it’s that consistency has been a key cornerstone of the new regime. That’s why glancing over recent results you’re bound to see the sore thumb sticking out.
Margins are thin at the top of the Premier League these days. An unlucky draw at home to Spurs and a fluke defeat away to Norwich have left City off the pace domestically, trailing Liverpool’s spotless record by five points. Continue reading
England are for one of the first times in recent memory heading in to a major football tournament with little expectation of success. This is a stark contrast to previous years where anything but the latter end of the tournament was seen as a failure and thus came to fruition on each occasion including the extremely disappointing display at Euro 2016. A 2-1 loss to minnows Iceland in the round of 16 was a huge call for change if England were to return to challenge in the future.
England are heading in to the tournament following a dominating qualifying campaign in which they remained unbeaten in their 10 starts and in the process winning 8 of them. England look to have been drawn in a favourable group in which expectations will certainly be high of qualifying through to the knock out stages. The group consists of World number 3 ranked Belgium and lowly sides Tunisia and Panama. The fact that Belgium are 1/33 to qualify and England 1/12 rather tells the tale as both sides would hope to dominate over the others. Continue reading