Does history mean that it will be an easy victory for England?

We’ve taken a look at how England cope in their first game after a major tournament.

Does history mean that it will be an easy victory for England?

After another disappointing performance at a major tournament England have their first game since the embarrassing defeat to Iceland. Sam Allardyce has replaced Roy Hodgson as the manager of the national team which has been labelled as the worst job in football because of the pressure which comes with it.

Allardyce will be aiming to end a 50 year curse of winning a major tournament and he will be hoping to start off with a victory in a friendly against Slovakia. We’ve taken a look at how England have performed following the last five major tournaments which they have participated in.

England have been successful in their first game after a major tournament. They have managed to pick up five wins in five games and only conceded two goals. Two of these victories came under Steve McClaren and Roy Hodgson in their first game against Greece and Norway respectively.

Year Fixture Result
2004 England vs Ukraine 3-0
2006 England vs Greece 4-0
2010 England vs Hungary 2-1
2012 Italy vs England 1-2
2014 England vs Norway 1-0

Past results indicate that it should be a comfortable victory for England against Slovakia. After a 0-0 in France the players will be out to impress the new manager. They have been best priced 21/20 to win.