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There's a two trains of thought for England fans before Wednesday's massive Slovenia v England match; do you lambast the team for under achieving and letting egos ruin a golden opportunity or do you get behind them for this 'win or bust' game and hope they turn negatives into positives?
Hopefully most people will be opting for the latter and back England for as long as they are still in the tournament. When it's finished everyman and his dog will have an opinion on where it all went wrong but before that most people will be right behind them.
This is typical England, nothing is every easy plus they can't play any worse than they did against Algeria and should come out guns blazing on Wednesday. England are a backable 4/9 to win this match and seal a spot in the last 16 - anything other than that and it's out of England's hands.
Paddy Power has taken more money on England but more bets actually on Slovenia at 7/1. Which shows that people are willing to part with more money on The Three Lions whilst the smaller staking bets on Slovenia are from the value hunters and people from Scotland.
These two teams met recently at Wembley and England were 2-1 winners so have that to motivate themselves with. You can get yourself in the mood with one of the 111 different bets on England v Slovenia and by getting yourself a free £20 bet which you get when you sign up and place a bet of £10.
4/9 England Win
7/1 Slovenia Win
There are too many big club players in this England team for them not to rise to the occasion, every player in the squad has had pressure on them before at their clubs and we should see a reaction from them when they play against Slovenia.
English people have a habit of making things difficult for themselves but always overcoming the odds, Wayne Rooney has been too quiet so far this World Cup but how long can this last after the season he's had?
He leads the first scorer market as a 7/2 chance or even money to score at anytime. Or will the introduction of Joe Cole into the side provide a spark, he's scored in previous World Cups so will attract support at 9/1 to open the scoring on Wednesday.
9/1 Joe Cole
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The goals have finally started flowing now in this World Cup and England will have to add to have solitary Steven Gerrard effort if they are to progress. A repeat of the 2-1 Wembley win would pay 7/1 and be enough to send England into the next round.
Depsite the lacklustre effort in front of goal, everyone is hoping for them to bounceback in style that should make the other countries take notice so don't be surprised if England win 3-0 which is 9/1 with Paddy Power.
9/2 England 1-0
5/1 England 2-0
7/1 England 2-1
9/1 England 3-0
12/1 England 3-1
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