England v Sweden: Back players battling for places

there'll be more personnel alterations this Tuesday

Having disposed of the World and European champions on Saturday England go into this Tuesday night’s game against Sweden in buoyant mood.

Although they were criticised in some quarters for their negative approach to the game the result against Spain was a big one for England. The knowledge that they can match, and beat, the best team in world football, regardless of the manner of the performance, offers reason for optimism ahead of next summer’s championship. Now Fabio Capello and his men are looking to sign off the year with another home win.

Having made multiple changes for the game against Spain there’ll be more personnel alterations this Tuesday. John Terry will return to the side as captain, Gary Cahill will partner him in defence and Bobby Zamora and Danny Welbeck are expected to start up front.

Sunderland’s Sebastian Larsson, AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lyon’s Kim Kallstrom will be earmarked as Sweden’s dangermen as they look to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Denmark on Saturday.

On the back of contrasting results at the weekend it is unsurprising to see England made the 4/5 favourites by Ladbrokes. And at that price they do look a tempting bet.

With Wayne Rooney out of contention there is great competition for places amongst the strikers. In fact, bar one or two names – Ashley Cole and Joe Hart – there is competition for places throughout the side. And when looking to back a team in an international friendly that is a huge positive.

It’s a little too early to talk about England winning Euro 2012, but they certainly look to have taken huge steps in the right direction following the disappointments in South Africa.

Recommended Bet:

Back England to win @ 4/5 with Ladbrokes

Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 15/11/2011 - 10:50 AM
Filed in:- Euro 2012 Betting News

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