England’s 3- 0 win over Scotland on Friday will have done their confidence no harm, but they must be aware that tonight’s test against Spain is a very different proposition.
It may only be a friendly, but Gareth Southgate will still be desperate for his side to help him bag the permanent job.
England have a chance, but there are still quite a few bets to avoid if you want to make money off this one.
Marcus Rashford and Jamie Vardy both to score is being offered at 12/1 by SkyBet. The problem is that Vardy hasn’t scored in 14 games, while Rashford hasn’t even been playing up front regularly for Manchester United. It’s not out of the question, but it seems pretty unlikely.
Speaking of 12/1, you can also get those odds for the game finishing a draw and having over 2.5 goals. That means a 2-2 draw at the very least, and it’s probably going to be a much more cagey affair than that, as England at Wembley usually is.
Jordan Henderson being carded also features quite heavily in the specials, but the Liverpool midfielder, who will be captain tonight, is being cautious after admitting he shouldn’t have already received a one-game ban for picking up five yellows. The skipper is trying to change his game, and a friendly is a good opportunity to do just that.