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ENGLAND FAVOURITES FOR WIN

19 June 2014

One week since the start of the World Cup and we have already witnessed two casualties.

2010 Champions Spain were knocked out at the first hurdle having lost their two opening games as were Australia. 

England take on Uruguay in Sao Paolo tonight and whichever team loses this evening look set to be heading out of the tournament in Brazil.

Roy Hodgson’s side are the favourites for this evening’s match (evens) while Uruguay are priced at 11/4. The draw is13/5. 

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp is predicting a narrow England win this evening and you can get odds of 25/1 for Daniel Sturridge to score first and England to win 2-1.

Wayne Rooney has been in the press a lot in the past week but despite all the newspaper speculation he still remains committed to representing his country. 

The Manchester United forward, who is still yet to score for England at a World Cup, is 6/4 to find the back of the net at any time. 

Having missed out on a starting place during Uruguay’s first game Luis Suarez looks set to feature from the first minute on Thursday in Sao Paolo. 

He is 5/1 to score first against England and 8/1 to score a brace.

After a poor showing against Costa Rica last Saturday, where the South American side lost 3-1, they’ll be looking for a win which will hopefully see them progress.

If you’re one of those that aren’t confident about an England win this evening you can get odds of 10/1 for Uruguay to win by exactly two goals. 

During his time in England with Liverpool Suarez certainly hasn’t made a good impression with his off the field antics.

He is 10/1 with SkyBet to be the first player carded this evening.

England made a bright start to their opening group game against Italy last week and an early goal could really settle the lads down tonight. 

SkyBet are offering 3/1 for a goal to be scored in the first 10 minutes while the odds are 11/2 for the first goal to be scored between the 11th and 20th minute.

In the early game on Thursday evening sees Colombia face Ivory Coast. 

Colombia are evens for the game while the Ivory Coast are big outsiders at 14/5. 

Both sides won their opening groups games convincingly, however, it is anticipated Colombia will be too strong for the African side. 

A 3-0 Colombia win, which is exactly the same as what they beat Greece by, is priced at 20/1 while the same score line for the Ivory Coast is 50/1.

The final game on Thursday sees Japan take on Greece. 

Both sides were beaten in their first group game last week and tonight at least one side will get off the mark. 

Japan are 13/10 favourites for the clash while Greece are priced at 11/5 and the draw is at 12/5.

Celtic striker Georgios Samaras’ odds have been price boosted by SkyBet which means you can get odds of 10/1 for him to score first. Previously he was priced at 9/1.

Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa to score first and Japan to win 2-0 is priced at 66/1. 

With both nations desperate not to lose late on Thursday night it could be a tight contest and a draw might be the best bet. 

SkyBet have priced the draw and over 2.5 goals at 100/30.

Tournament Tips: 
Japan v Greece: GROUP C:Japan to win having fallen behind – 8/1
Colombia v Ivory Coast: Colombia to win and both teams to score – 3/1
GROUP D: Uruguay v England: Daniel Sturridge to score at any time and England to win – 9/4


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