England vs Spain Betting Preview
England take on Spain at Wembley on Saturday evening, but most of the pre match talk has been about whether England will be allowed to wear poppies. The home side will be looking to beat Spain for the first time since 2001, but they will be without Wayne Rooney, who was left out because of his Euro 2012 suspension.
England vs Spain match odds
It’s unusual that England go into a home match clear outsiders, but this time they are, and they’re best priced at 4.5 with Bet365. The obvious absence of Wayne Rooney will massively affect England’s chances, and John Terry could be another absence. It will though, give England’s younger players such as Daniel Sturridge and Jack Rodwell, a chance to prove themselves ahead of Euro 2012. Darren Bent looks like he could start up front, and he is looking like a good bet at 10.0 with Ladbrokes to open the scoring on the night. It’s difficult to know what type of team Spain will put out, but England’s games recently have provided plenty of goals. Therefore betting on over 2.5 goals with odds of 2.1 from Paddy Power looks good, especially as England have scored 2 or more goals in 3 of their last 4 games.
The current world and European champions come to England looking to keep up their good form before attempting to defend their European title next summer. Spain won all 8 of their qualifying games in group I and only conceded 6 goals. It’s no surprise then that they are firm favourites after being able to name a near full strength squad, but there is no real value in a Spain win. Instead, betting on a 3-1 away win is looking better value with odds of 17.0 available from Stan James. Again, it remains to be seen what team Spain will play, but they have an abundance of talent no matter who plays. David Villa has scored 8 goals in qualifying for Spain, and so the Barcelona front man is looking like a good bet to score at any time during the match with odds of 2.38 available from Skybet.
Darren Bent first goal scorer – 10.0 Ladbrokes
England WIN – 4.5 Bet365
Over 2.5 goals – 2.1 Paddy Power
Spain 3-1 WIN – 17.0 Stan James
David Villa anytime scorer – 2.38 Skybet