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Where To Put Your Money – England vs Sweden

Sweden v England (7.45pm KO, Live on BBC1)

England look a good bet at 2.15 with Paddy  Power to win this and edge a step closer to qualifying for the  quarter-finals.

They played well in their opening 1-1 draw against France, looking  extremely well organised and solid in defence.

They made their opponents look ordinary, but one worrying factor is that  they didn’t threaten upfront.

Roy Hodgson’s men were the only side without any shots attempted by  strikers in the opening group games.

Four of their five shots against the French were by defenders Lescott  (2),Johnson and Terry) with the other coming from midfielder Milner.

The good thing is that he fact was not lost on Hodgson and they have  reportedly been working hard in training to develop a more cutting edge.

It would certainly be nice to see the likes of Welbeck, Young and  Oxlade-Chamberlain being given the chance to road and express themselves without  being caught up a a rigid formation.

In fact it’s vital that they are allowed to if England are to go far in  this tournament, as if they do make it through to the next stage goals will  become of even more greater importance.

As far as the stats are concerned England have never beaten Sweden in a  competitive encounter (D5 L2).

However they did put an end to their 12-game winless streak against them in  a friendly last November and are looking better with every game under the new  gaffer.

Sweden were also poor at the back when they lost 2-1 to Ukraine in their  opening game, a match would underlined how much they are reliant on Zlatan  Ibrahimovic every time they take to the pitch.

If England can keep him at bay then they should be good enough to take all  three points.

Given that England have won five of their last eight games 1-0, a punt on  that outcome yet again makes plenty of appeal at 7 with Paddy  Power.

As to who will get that all important England goal, it’s Welbeck and Carroll who head the market on 8 with Paddy  Power.

Betfred go a top price about Gerrard at 11, and given his ability at set  pieces that looks a bit of value.

However, given that they could well be banking on a set-piece to unlock the  Swedish back-line a small punt on Lescott and Terry that makes most  appeal.

Lescott showed how powerfully he was when netting against France, and at 28  with bet365 and Boylesports he looks overpriced.

The same applies to Terry who is a 23 shot with bet365, Boylesports and Paddy  Power.

Small split stakes on both looks the way to play for a potentially juicy  pay-out.



  1. says:

    all goals scored, assisted and made possible by liverpool players…

  2. CedarsDevil says:

    This England team is utter shit

  3. CedarsDevil says:

    Come ON you yellows!!!

  4. says:

    Somewhere on a beach, rio is smiling on the inside…..

  5. CedarsDevil says:

    Terry what a man, what a cunt

  6. Clint-Iamyourpapii says:

    :lol: I’m laughing at these two average teams playing a bitty game :lol:

    Ireland FTW :twisted:

  7. CedarsDevil says:

    fuck me sideways, this is a good match

  8. Mikekelly12 says:

    Am I the only one who thinks this game is passing Gerrard by?? Bag of shit!

  9. zino says:

    At least the liverpool monopoly is broken. Go ex-villa, go arsenal. Lol

  10. MG says:

    Any time soon Neymar will win it for England


  11. Pratyush says:

    Awesome goal by Welbeck!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Are you ok Nani? says:

    That was a gem of a goal by Welbeck!

  13. Redbilly says:

    Danny to the rescue

  14. CedarsDevil says:


  15. says:

    What a goal! United!

  16. MG says:

    Better still Danny Welbeck a Manchester United player already scores


  17. JC says:


  18. MG says:

    Watch and learn world

    Danny Welbeck is th name…

  19. mp says:

    berbatov trick by welbeeeeeeeeeeeck

  20. Utd4life says:

    Welbeck with the most bizzare finish since the Scholes goal against AC Milan.

  21. zino says:

    now its our turn. We rili do know how to make lasting impacts. Go danny!!!

  22. Pratyush says:


    I do believe Welbeck’s finish was intentional, unlike Scholesy’s.

  23. dannysoya LOVES SIAN MASSEY says:


  24. United Till I Die says:

    oh I do love the underwhelming response to Welbeck’s beautiful winner, just hope he doesn’t base his worth on the press gang. We know your value at United mate!

    Come on Shearer you dour cunt, PRAISE YOUR COUNTRY MAN!!! (Fuck England btw Lol)

  25. CedarsDevil says:

    I do feel for those Swedish babes….If only I was there to comfort them

  26. Clint-Iamyourpapii says:

    WELBECK !!!!

    oh wait Im 15 minutes late :lol:

  27. lawman10 says:

    Terry 1st class Cunt

  28. Mikekelly12 says:

    Milner WANK! Gerrard WANK! Nobody marked for Swedens goals and who does Shearer name as having a poor game?…… Ashley Young!!! FUCK OFF!!! The United scape goat begins. GO FUCK YOURSELVES!!!!

  29. CedarsDevil says:

    Shearer sucks dick………..

  30. CJ7 says:

    Gave England a little stick this afternoon,have to say well done…Just glad for Welbeck,what a sublime finish.

  31. United Till I Die says:

    Blatant BBC reluctance to criticise the CENTRE BACKS for two really soft goals and a piss poor defensive performance – but “our” most experienced defender nearly scored with a bulldog-esque Churchillian header so all is forgiven I guess? Ha, roll on August ffs!

    And well done Danny!

  32. TheCANTONA says:

    Shearer is a cunt a shit pundit no one taking him seriously, Even the dippers & le arse knows it.

  33. Fred says:

    Anyone notice Zlatan “sledging” that prick Joey Hart after Sweden’s second goal? :mrgreen:

  34. andy says:

    JUNE 15, 2012 AT 22:01
    Mikekelly12 says:

    Young was rubbish last night I’m afraid. No shots, no dribbles and weak in the last 10 mins when he needed to retain possession. Doesn’t mean he’s become crap overnight just means he had a bad game. Certainly Gerrard was far better than him. Milner did little as well but at lease helps out defensively. If Rooney is coming back in then on form Young should go but imagine it will be Carroll.


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