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England v San Marino: Sterling ready to fire for Three Lions

| 09.10.2014

England entertain San Marino for the second match of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with the mantra of ‘England Expects’ firmly in their minds!

Nothing but a hatful of goals will do for Roy Hodgson and co, who are 1/250 for victory, as they face one of the minnows of European international football.

San Marino are 66/1 to cause an upset, while the draw is available at 16/1 but with no-one expecting either result to come true and no value whatsoever in backing an England win, Oliver Yew has come up with three alternative bets for the action in Serravalle.

Raheem Sterling to score 2 or more goals @ 21/10

In the last six months Raheem Sterling has arguably been England’s best player but so far he has failed to find the net in nine appearances for the Three Lions.

But the Liverpool man has been in goalscoring form for his club, scoring three times already this season and can make up for lost time for his country against minnows San Marino with two or more goals.

Over 7.5 goals @ 7/4

The Three Lions have fired 26 goals in four previous matches against San Marino and England supporters will be expecting the floodgates to open once again at Wembley.

Roy Hodgson’s men fired five goals past their hapless visitors the last time these two sides met in London in 2012. And frankly the Three Lions should be looking to do far more damage with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Sterling ready to fill their boots on the way to three points.

And with England beating San Marino 8-0 back in 1993 it could pay to plump for over 7.5 goals in the match at 7/4 with Ladbrokes.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to score anytime @ Evens

The Arsenal man has been in excellent form in recent weeks and was unlucky not feature from the start in his side’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of league leaders Chelsea at the weekend.

The Ox scored his first goal of the season to rescue a point for the Gunners in the North London Derby and will be confident of finding the net playing a San Marino side he has scored two goals in two appearances against!

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

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Oliver Yew