All the press so far ahead of England's next match has revolved around Wayne Rooney and whether the England captain will feature. Interim manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed that Rooney will not start the game, but after the way he was treated by the fans last time out is dropping him to the bench necessarily the right answer?
It's hard to say, and indeed there may not even be a right answer. Many of Rooney's teammates were shocked at the level of abuse hurled at him in the match against Malta, during which he played in a deep midfield role. Rooney remains an extremely capable player, but with the fans so much against him and his morale undoubtedly affected as a result we can't imagine he's going to want to put himself through this for much longer.
Nonetheless, England's victory over Malta means they still have a 100% record in the World Cup qualifying rounds, and they're looking to maintain that record in Slovenia on Tuesday. It should be a game England can comfortably win, no matter who starts as captain out on the pitch, and the best place to back the victory is at Ladbrokes, who are offering a market leading 7/10.
The game against Malta showed some worrying issues in the England attack. Despite dominating the match in every regard, England only scored twice against a team determined to go in and limit the damage. If Slovenia take a similar approach we could have an interesting game on our hands, as the Slovenians are better footballers than Malta are.
We don't think Slovenia are likely to win, but an unexpected draw could well be on the cards, and the best place to back that is at 888Sport, whose price of 14/5 is the best we've been able to find.
Ultimately, though, this should be another game that sees England take three points without too much trouble. The best place to back England to Win to Nil is at Coral, who are offering a decent 11/8.