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Sky Bet: England tackle Switzerland in Euro qualifier

8 September 2014

Betting odds for Monday's qualifier between England and Switzerland

Roy Hodgson’s side travel to Basel to face Vladimir Petkovic’s side in what will be his first match in charge of the Swiss national team following the retirement of Ottmar Hitzfeld after this summer’s World Cup.

With Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge ruled out of the game with a thigh injury the Football League’s main sponsor, SkyBet, are offering 12/1 on new captain Wayne Rooney to bag a brace.

Other eye-catching odds are red-hot Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling to score anytime at 3/1 while Arsenal’s newest signing Danny Welbeck is priced at 9/1 to score either first or last.

After a cagey 1-0 win over Norway on Wednesday evening goals are likely to be at a premium in this game resulting in England being priced at 11/2 to repeat their 1-0 defeat of the Norwegians on Switzerland. A 0-0 draw is also at 11/2.

It was a the penalty spot from where Rooney scored on Wednesday and ahead of Monday night’s tie SkyBet are offering 7/1 for England to be awarded a penalty and 8/1 to score from the spot.

Traditionally slow-starts as was the case on Wednesday evening England are available at 11/2 to be being held at half-time but to win by full-time.

With neither side appearing to be too adventurous though under 2.5 goals offers odds of 4/9 while over 2.5 is at 13/8.

Four years ago, coming off an equally poor World Cup showing England faced a trip to Switzerland early on in the qualification campaign and won 3-1 on that occasion, with Rooney, Adam Johnson and Darren Bent scoring the Three Lions’ goals.

The same scoreline this time around is priced at a generous 28/1 and with the Swiss having conceded six against France in the World Cup a repeat could be on the cards.

Captain Rooney is at 11/2 to score first however there is also the chance to bet on both Rooney and Switzerland’s diminutive wing wizard Xherdan Shaqiri, who plies his trade for Bayern Munich, to both score at 16/1.

If it is straightforward betting you are after England are available for the win at 9/5 a draw is at 21/10 while a home with for the Swiss is priced 8/5.

For a full list of odds for the game plus the rest of the Euro 2016 qualifiers this week please click here


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