England v Brazil Betting Preview

| February 4, 2013 | Reply

England and Brazil lock horns in an international friendly on Wednesday evening and it should be a thoroughly entertaining 90 minutes of action.

Sometimes, these friednly matches are seen as a bit pointless and don’t attract much of a crowd, but Wembley is sure to be packed to the rafters for this superb looking encounter between two giants of the game.

The Three Lions know they must be at their best to beat a strong Brazil side, but Roy Hodgson will feel as though his men are in good shape coming into this one.

The man grabbing many of the headlines will be Ashley Cole as he is set to earn his 100th cap for his country, which is of course a remarkable achievement.

Cole, along with captain Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard will provide the much-needed experience in the squad for this one and Hodgson is likely to play these four alongside a number of young, inexperienced players.

The bookmakers do find this one tough to call and at the moment, England are the slight underdogs at 5/2 with Stan James.

As for Brazil, you know they are going to come to London and look to play an attractive style of football. They will try to get their flair players, such as Ronaldinho and Neymar on the ball as much as they can.

The Brazilian squad is full of quality and Luis Felipe Scolari is the man in charge of the side. He was of course their manager back in 2002 and is now looking to build a side that can win the World Cup.

For a team with so much talent, you can’t help but feel as though Brazil offer some great value with odds of 7/5 with Boylesports.

Both managers are sure to experiment with their side somewhat, but make no doubt about it, they each are desperate for the win.

As ever, betting on the first goal-scorer market offers some good value and the extremely impressive Neymar is the current favourite to break the deadlock at 5/1 with SkyBet.

Then, bets on Wayne Rooney scoring first are available at 6/1 with William Hill.

For a recommended bet though, we fancy this to be an absolute cracker, but Brazil to win 3-2. The bookies offer good value on this happening as it is at 33/1 with BetVictor.

It should be a superb 90 minutes of attacking football in front of a sell-out crowd at Wembley Stadium. Whoever comes out on top here is sure to feel confident about picking up results against anyone they go up against in the next few months.

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