England v Algeria, Only One Winner

18 June 2010 11:34
After the USA result it's essential England beat Algeria and put in a performance to silence all the doubters. There’s been a lot of gloom since the USA game but England didn’t lose and we all know that they are capable of playing much better. The type of opponent England need to get that out of their system is Algeria, this is the Algerian team that got thrashed 4-0 and had three players sent off in the semi-finals of the African Cup Of Nations. If people think Wayne Rooney is a hothead he’s like a monk compared to an angry Algerian, so expect The Three Lions to come away with a morale boosting win and reignite the Nation’s hopes. 1/4        England Win5/1        Draw11/1      Algeria The Paddy Power odds suggest there can be only one winner, some people might think that at this World Cup you can’t be safe backing favourties after results so far. However, in the second round of group matches the teams will be much calmer and will be used to the balls so we can (hopefully) expect more goals. In the case of England especially the expectation levels are so high that you can forgive the team for showing signs of nerves in the first game. Look at Germany in the past two World Cup’s no one expected them to get anywhere after some of their performances but got to the Final and Semi Final. And Spain this week came away with nothing against Switzerland despite all their pretty football. Getting to the latter stages is a marathon not a sprint so give England a chance to turn it round. For some value look at backing England (-1) at 5/6 and also for their to be over 2.5 goals in this game at Evens. Paddy Power are that confident there will be goals in the match that if it ends 0-0 they’ll refund all losing 1st/last scorer, correct score and scorecast bets on the match. Click here to bet and get a FREE £20 BET After his goal against the USA, Steven Gerrard will be well backed again especially at 7/1. With Gareth Barry back anchoring the midfield Gerrard and Frank Lampard will have more license to go forward and England will have more possession in the middle of the field. If Gerrard is supporting the striker then 7/1 is a great price. Diego Forlan is currently the top scorer in the competition somewhat fortuitously given one of his goals took a looping deflection so the stage is still set for Wayne Rooney to explode onto the World Cup. He’s the 3/1 favourite to score the opening goal and 10/1 to score a hat-trick on Friday night. Paddy Power are also offering the standout best price on Emile Heskey scoring the 1st goal at 8/1. Even Heskey should be confident of scoring against Algeria! First Scorers3/1        Rooney9/2        Crouch5/1        Defoe6/1        Lampard7/1        Gerrard8/1        Heskey9/1        Joe Cole11/1      Lennon  Click here to bet and get a FREE £20 BET England’s price of 8/1 to win the World Cup is unlikely to be the same after the Algeria game so if there was a time to back them it’s now. If England do turn it a rousing victory say a 4-0 (12/1) then you can expect those odds to come in to about 6/1 or 11/2. A 4-0 win should be seen as a minimum against this calibre of opposition even a 5-0 might be worth considering at 25/1. Correct Score4/1        England 1-04/1        England 2-08/1        England 2-113/2      England 3-012/1      England 4-025/1      England 5-0 Click here to bet and get a FREE £20 BET