England - Norway Betting Preview: Expect goals in an open clash at Wembley

After the disappointment of the World Cup in Brazil, the Three Lions play their first match since the competition and our tipster is backing both sides to score
England play their first friendly since the World Cup as they face Norway at Wembley. Roy Hodgson’s side will look to bounce back after a poor summer, but this match has failed to create excitement within the England faithful, with low numbers expected at the match on Wednesday.

With the Three Lions’ Euro 2016 qualification starting next week against San Marino, Hodgson will have a chance to see who is in the best shape for the match with the domestic season still in the early stages. Unibet price England at just 23/50 (1.46) to win.

There could be a number of new faces in the England side, with Fabian Delph and Jack Colback likely to win their first caps for the country after encouraging displays in the first few games of the season for Aston Villa and Newcastle respectively.

Norway will also field a name who is new to the international scene, with 15 year-old Martin Odegaard in the squad.

The Stomsgodset player played in a friendly at the end of August against United Arab Emirates to become the youngest player to play for Norway. Unsurprisingly he has caught the headlines, with his nation 6/1 (7.00) to cause a shock. Unibet price the draw at 3/1 (4.00).

With England coming into this meeting in poor form following the World Cup and missing several key names due to injury, it may have been worth opposing them at the short price, but with Norway not having won in their last five matches, it’s worth avoiding the outright market.

Instead it’s worth looking at goals, with the both teams to score bet seemingly a little long at 57/50 (2.14) with Unibet.

England looked far from certain in defence at the World Cup and with Hodgson likely to experiment before the Euro qualifier, especially after the retirements of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, expect an open game with plenty of chances for Norway. With the visitors conceding 10 in their last five games, England should have enough to get on the scoresheet themselves. At odds against this looks like a solid selection.

Both teams to score at 57/50 (2.14) 1pts stake with Unibet

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