England v San Marino tips – Welbeck can outshine Rooney at Wembley
Danny Welbeck can continue his Arsenal form for England on Thursday night
October 8th, 2014
England are in pole position to qualify for Euro 2016 and Thursday’s match against San Marino should be plain sailing for the Three Lions.
Roy Hodgson might use this match to try out a few untested players at international level, including Nathaniel Clyne who is in line to earn his first cap after getting the call-up for the first time.
Wayne Rooney will be looking to add to his tally of 41 international goals when he leads out the England team, with Roy Hodgson full of confidence that the Manchester United forward can lead by example.
Rooney was recently sent off for the Red Devils although the forward is a 5/2 chance with bet365 to score the first goal, while Winner have an amazing 3/1 that he scores at any time if you are a new customer.
“Everyone knows Wayne is not the sort of person, with his Liverpool accent, who is going to be able to stand up in front of a lecture room of people,” Roy Hodgson said.
“But he doesn’t need to. All he has to do is make certain the players he is talking to understand where he is coming from.
“The great thing with Wayne, as it was with Steven, is the passion that they have for football, for their country and for their clubs.
“They can transmit that passion to a lot of those younger players. They can get their points across. They won’t do it maybe quite as eloquently as someone like myself could, but that doesn’t matter.”
However, the in-form striker in the squad is Danny Welbeck, with the forward having recently notched a Champions League hat-trick against Galatasaray, with the 23-year-old certainly representing the England future as well as present.
You won’t get rich backing England at 1/100 to win this particular game although there is the option to include them in an accumulator when it comes to the HT FT outcome which is a 1/22 chance. Alternatively, odds of 2/9 are on offer about England winning to nil.
We don’t think it will be a landslide as San Marino will station players behind the ball, with a 3-0 win and 4-0 win likely to be close to the mark providing the visitors don’t let their guard down too quickly.
England to win 3-0 @ 14/1 with Paddy Power
England to win 4-0 @ 10/1 with William Hill