As a good number of Coventry City supporters head to Wembley tonight for the England V Sweden game, there are some decent bets to be had.
International Football Betting
England v Sweden (Tue, 20:00, ITV1)
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Unofficial World Champions England look in decent shape to follow up their impressive win over Spain with another victory against Sweden on Tuesday night. It may be 43 years since England last beat Sweden but the Swedish squad of 2011 is a far cry from the stubborn one of the mid-90s and early noughties. A quick glance at the Swedish squad list shows Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be the only real class player Sweden possess and although England are without a number of their big guns, the fringe players looked competent enough against the might of Spain. With all that in mind England -1 on the asian handicap is a very fair price for this evening's clash whilst a single goal win for the hosts will see you recoup your stake making those odds all the more tempting.
England have lost just once on home soil since the calamitous 3-2 loss to Croatia which denied them a place at Euro 2008 whilst Sweden could only manage away wins at teams ranked lower than them during Euro 2012 qualifying campaign and were fortunate to sneak into next year’s finals as best runners up. Over 2.5 goals at a shade over evens looks well priced too with nine of Sweden’s 10 qualifying matches seeing three goals or more scored whilst the bulk of England’s encounters followed the same trend.
England v Sweden Preview
After the win over Spain, England are now a best price 12/1 in the Euro 2012 betting and Fabio Capello has vowed to ring the changes ahead of the Sweden clash. Daniel Sturridge will make his debut up front along with Fulham’s Bobby Zamora whilst recalled England captain John Terry will partner Gary Cahill in defence. Places in midfield are still up for grabs though but Jack Rodwell is expected to make his first start in an England shirt after impressing as a substitute against Spain.
Sweden warmed up for this match with a disappointing 2-0 loss to Denmark at the weekend but their 2011 form is fairly solid with just two losses in six encounters whilst they haven’t lost to England in 12 meetings. England are favourites at a best price 4/5 with Sweden priced at 9/2 whilst their Euro 2012 odds are out to a huge 80/1.
England v Sweden Facts
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These two teams have met 21 times before with the draw being the most common result (9 times). Bet Now on the full time result.
78% of Frank Lampard’s international goals have come in England. Bet Now on the anytime goalscorer market.
All but one of Sweden’s Euro 2012 qualifying matches saw over 2.5 goals scored. Bet Now on the over/under market.