England vs Wales by FP
At the time of writing this preview it is not clear if Hodgson will keep the same team in the 4-1-2-2-1 formation or move to a 4-4-2 with a midfield diamond. Personally I would go with the 4-4-2 against the Wales back line as they will be vulnerable to crosses into the box, and are more likely to cope if their defence can double up on Harry Kane and cancel out England’s attacking outlet. Sturridge would be a good choice against the Wales back line due to the type of runs he makes and his style of play. I would move to 4-4-2 and move Rooney up top with Sturridge, with both Kane and Vardy warming the bench, but we know England – they never learn and tend not to mix up their style at the major tournaments which leaves them quite predictable to play against.
Wales had the dream start to their tournament in securing a 2-1 win over Slovakia, with talisman Gareth Bale and relatively unknown Robson-Kanu among the goals to leave them top of the group after one game. First choice goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is hoping to return for the England game after missing the Slovakia game with a back injury, and boss Chris Coleman will reinstate him if fit.
Wales would secure a place in the last 16 if they can beat England in this game, but they have not beaten England since 1984. I believe that the Wales team overall is weaker than the England team, and is too heavily reliant on Gareth Bale. England will surely score at least one or two here as I cannot see Wales holding out, and I am not sure if Wales have the ability to score against England. The gap in ability between the England national team and the Wales national team is narrowing quickly, but the gap in ability is still there. England will not be cautious against players they know very well – most of the Wales team play in the English leagues, so I expect them to play attacking football throughout and hopefully (for the sake of this bet) get an early goal.
Bet: England @ 1.57
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|England||10bet||1.57||10||2-1 WON (+5.7 units)|