Despite the national side being short of fit strikers right now, those looking to have a bet on the international soccer friendlies today should not ignore England against the Czech Republic.
Although the game isn’t played on paper, the England side do have a good record against the Czechs, who have failed to beat Capello’s men in the last five meetings. Matters get worse when you consider that the guests at Wembley this evening have never won on English soil, having lost five and drawn one on English soil.
England’s home record also supports betting on a home win tonight. In the last six home internationals, the Three Lions have found the back of the net fifteen times, while the Czech Republic have managed only one clean sheet in their last four internationals.
With newly appointed captain John Terry likely to line up alongside Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand, England should keep another clean sheet. The only fear for England comes from the lack of fit strikers, with Dean Ashton unfortunate to limp off after scoring two at the weekend for West Ham. However, the pairing of Rooney and Heskey should be enough to bag a couple of goals against the visitors. England are generally available at 4/6, while if you feel the Czechs can overturn the form books, you can back them at 9/2 with William Hill and 888 Sport. Rooney as first scorer with a 2-0 win to England is a tempting 25/1 with Ladbrokes.