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Two or three England goals among the best bets v Honduras

| 06.06.2014

It’s Roy Hodgson’s last chance to experiment with his England team in an official match scenario before the World Cup begins when the Three Lions take on Group E outsiders Honduras in Miami.

In order to supplement your viewing pleasure for this final pre-tournament friendly News.Ladbrokes’ Christian Crowther has compiled three choice bets to turn a profit while Roy tunes things up.

England to score 2/3 goals v Honduras @ 21/20

Just as they have done in their two previous warm-up matches against Peru and Ecuador, the attacking talent at Hodgson’s disposal should find the net at least twice against a team with a leaky defence.

The Hondurans have shipped an average of exactly three goals across their last eight internationals, competitive or friendly, so England should be able to keep that rate up.

Daniel Sturridge to score first @7/2

Having been completely rested for England’s last match against Ecuador it seems logical that Hodgson will select the Liverpool man from the start here.

In what should be his strongest line-up in preparation for Italy, at least at the first whistle, there is no one more potent than England’s number nine after his 21 league goals for Liverpool this season and three in his last four internationals.

England to be winning 1-0 at half-time @ 14/5

As they were against Peru at Wembley, backing England to go into the break one goal to the good has some serious legs.
Honduras have trailed by this exact scoreline in three of their last five games, while England have notched exactly one first-half goal in three of their last six internationals.

There’s also plenty of attraction in the 20/21 in more second-half goals occurring in the match, which has been the case n four of Honduras’ last five outings.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.