England will be aiming to complete a Wembley friendly double when they host Sweden on Tuesday night.
The Three Lions are brimming with confidence following a weekend win over World and European champions Spain. While Spain may have dominated much of Saturday’s match, England will have taken great confidence from the resilience they showed in a hard-working display that was capped off by Frank Lampard’s winner. They will now have their sights on a second victory that would put them in good shape heading into the final months of preparation for Euro 2012.
Coach Fabio Capello has already confirmed he will be making changes to the side that beat Spain, but that has not stopped England being made 8/11 favourites at bet365
to make it two wins from two games. Sweden are 4/1 to leave Wembley Stadium with a victory, while the draw can be backed at odds of 5/2.
Capello will give a first cap to young striker Daniel Sturridge, and the Chelsea forward is 6/1 to be the first goalscorer and 15/8 in the anytime goalscorer market. Bobby Zamora is expected to partner Sturridge up front and he can be backed at the same odds in those two market. Lampard, the match-winner at the weekend, is 12/5 to add another goal to his England tally by scoring anytime, while Theo Walcott is available at odds of 11/4 in the anytime market.
John Terry and Gary Cahill are expected to replaced Joleon Lescott and Phil Jagielka in England’s defence, and the pair will face a tough task in trying to stop Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ola Toivonen. Ibrahimovic, who Capello signed during his reign at Juventus, is 13/2 to open the scoring in London and 2/1 to score at some point in the game, while Toivonen is 10/1 and 10/3 in those two respective markets.
A second straight 1-0 win for England can be backed at 11/2, with the same odds available for a 1-1 draw. The Three Lions are 15/2 to win 2-1 and 7/1 to win 2-0, while the Swedes are 11/1 to edge their hosts 1-0. A goalless draw can be backed at 9/1 and it is worth noting that this game comes under bet365’s “Bore Draw” promotion. Place a pre-match correct score, half-time/full-time or scorecast bet and if the match finishes 0-0, bet365 will refund all losing bets on those markets.