England v Wales September 2011
This entry was posted on Monday, September 5th, 2011
Not even old Frank Lampard (not to be confused with Frank Lampard senior) had been born when a Leighton James goal gave Wales their last win on English soil, but the rebirth under Gary Speed is finally underway following a 2-1 victory against high-flying Montengro last Friday. Enjoy it whilst you can Welsh fans – said rebirth will end on Tuesday night at Wembley.
England strolled to a 2-0 victory with embarrassing ease in the reverse fixture in March, and the bookies are expecting a similar level of comfort on Tuesday night.
The last two victories Wales have recorded on their travels have come against the big duo of European football – Liechtenstein and Azerbaijan – so it is fairly unlikely England will become number three. Those optimistic/deluded Welsh fans predicting victory can get 27/1 on Betfair.
So whilst anything other than an England victory (1/7 with Ladbrokes) seems remote, the value is predicting just how well England will win. Wales have lost their last two trips abroad by three and we fancy another gubbing. Both 3-0 (6/1 with Ladbrokes) and particularly 4-1 (16/1 with Bet 365) are tempting value.
Theo Walcott has only scored in one game for England (the hat-trick in Croatia) but is so overdue another goal at this level, he might get induced if he carries on like this any longer. Wait to ensure he’s starting before heading to Betfair, where you can expect to get about 5/2 on the Arsenal man hitting the back of the net.