England v Slovenia Betting Special: Back Rashford over Kane to net at Wembley

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While the Spurs man is dominating the headlines of late, Al Hain-Cole thinks another striker may offer better value to score for the Three Lions

England captain Harry Kane will be hoping to maintain his prolific form when Slovenia visit Wembley for Thursday's World Cup qualification clash.

Having scored 13 goals in eight matches for club and country in the month of September, the Tottenham Hotspur striker is available at 5/2 (3.50) with bet365 to get October off to a productive start by opening the scoring for the Three Lions.

With five goals in his last four appearances for Gareth Southgate's side, it is easy to see why the man of the moment is priced at slender 8/11 (1.73) odds to strike anytime.

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However, better value may be found in backing Marcus Rashford to maintain his own fine form, which has rather flown under the radar compared to Kane.

Having hit the net five times in his last five starts, the 19-year-old is well worth the 7/5 (2.40) anytime price to do so for the second international match in succession.

Alternatively, Raheem Sterling can be backed at 15/8 (2.88) to replicate the form that has seen him strike seven times in eight matches for Manchester City on the international stage, while Daniel Sturridge is priced at 5/4 (2.25) to grab a third goal of the qualification campaign.

England Slovenia goalscorer graphic

At the other end of the pitch, Srecko Katanec will be hoping to see more from an attack that has found the net just once in the last three away games.

With five goals to his name in seven Eredivisie matches this season, Vitesse striker Tim Matavz is the guests' 12/1 (13.00) favourite to break the deadlock and 4/1 (5.00) to strike anytime - although the fact he has failed to score in 15 internationals does not bode too well.

Instead, Josip Ilicic could prove a better option at 5/1 (6.00) given he has scored three times in the previous three qualifiers, while the experienced Valter Birsa is a 7/1 (8.00) long shot to make it two goals in two.

Rashford to score anytime at 7/5 (2.40) for a 1pt stake with bet365

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