Ibet: England’s Habit Of Conceding Looks Set To Continue Against Denmark

Gareth Purnell

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England V Denmark, kick off 8pm, ITV 1

Back both teams to score at 6/5 with Boylesport

Although betting heavy on friendlies can be a recipe for disaster as managers experiment before the real thing, there do look to be solid reasons for expecting goals when England take on Denmark tonight. England have lost their last two home games to nil, so backing them at 4/6 is a no-no, especially as the manager Roy Hodgson is going to be trying things out without knowing whether or not they are going to work.

He is however likely to field a strong starting 11 and isn’t it interesting to note that there have been no withdrawals for this friendly? There couldn’t be a big tournament coming up by any chance could there? While their defence remains a real issue especially with Jagielka missing, and they were completely out-played by Chile in midfield two games ago at Wembley, Hodgson does appear to have plenty of options going forward. But just as importantly, Denmark games are full of goals. In fact their last eight games’ average 3.63 of them. Just because they are not going to the World Cup, Denmark should not be underestimated.They beat Holland at Euro 2012, scored against Germany, Italy and Portugal and are rated only five places lower than England. Indeed aside from Ukraine they are the best ranked team not going to Brazil. It’s interesting to note that only Poland, Ukraine, Moldova and San Marino have failed to score against England in 18 games since Euro 2012, while Denmark (5/1 with William Hill and SkyBet to win tonight) have only failed to trouble the scorer three times since that event. Denmark have scored in nine of their last 10 internationals, and have notched eight in their last four away games, so it seems pretty clear that they have a go. England had to come from behind the last time these two teams matched up, goals from Ashley Young and Darren Bent eventually cancelling out Daniel Agger’s goals for a 2-1 win in Copenhagen. Both teams to score is odds against with Boylesports and that looks the bet.


I would not be advising anyone to back against Germany, but Chile are on a very good run of only two defeats in their last 15, drawing with Spain 2-2 and looking much better than England in beating them 2-0 at Wembley. Again both teams to score appeals here at the available 4/6. The game kicks off at 7.45pm and is on BT Sport.

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