Switzerland v England: Punt the draw at 11/5

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England start their Euro 2016 campaign with an away trip to Switzerland tonight (7.45pm KO, Live on ITV1) and in a tough game to call the draw looks worth a wager at the 11/5 on offer with bet365 and Betfred.

The Three Lions go into the game as outsiders at a top priced 21/10 with Coral following their poor showing in the World Cup and an unconvincing 1-0 success over Norway last week in a friendly.

Manager Roy Hodgson came in for plenty of criticism after the latter, and the pressure appeared to be getting to him when he swore in a post match press briefing.

He will need his players to play far better if they are to beat a decent Swiss outfit, and much will depend on how they defend as they have  looked very shakey in recent games.

If England can keep it tight at the back, then I can see them grinding out a draw and that wouldn’t be the end of the world in a group in which they should have little difficultly qualifying.

With Daniel Sturridge ruled out through injury, Hodgson will be looking for a massive performance upfront from captain Wayne Rooney.

The Manchester United striker has 41 international goals to his name following last week’s strike against Norway and is currently fourth on England’s all-time scoring list.

At a standout 27/10 with BetVictor, he looks a decent punt in the anytime scorer market.


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