The Uruguayan defence looked particularly poor in the second half of that game, which should encourage England fans that three points is a realistic target for Thursday's game.
Paddy Power are offering anyone without an account the chance to back England at at 5/1 (enhanced from 6/5), which is sure to attract plenty of interest from those who believe that the Three Lions can reproduce the kind of performance that they showed against Italy.
Existing Paddy Power customers can benefit from another Money Back Special which will see losing wagers on the first/last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast refunded if Uruguay win the game.
Daniel Sturridge was on target in that game and the Liverpool frontman is the 5/1 (6.0) joint-favourite to open the scoring together with Wayne Rooney, who was deployed in a wide role by Hodgson against Italy.
Sturridge's club-mate, Luis Suarez, was forced to sit out of their defeat to Costa Rica but he is also a 5/1 (6.0) shot to break the deadlock with Edinson Cavani - who fired Uruguay into the lead from the penalty spot in their first game - available at 6/1 (7.0).
With Suarez back in the team the South Americans are without doubt a stronger unit than their opening game but it is unclear whether or not the Premier League's top scorer is able to play at anywhere close to the level that he achieved last season at Anfield.
The 27-year-old underwent surgery just a few weeks ago and was deemed not fit enough to play against Costa Rica, even from the subsitute bench, with his side two goals down to the 1/3 (1.33) pre-match favourites to finish bottom of Group D. Will his condition have improved sufficiently in five days to have a serious impact?
Although the England campaign did not get off to a good start ,the 5/1 (6.0) available to new Paddy Power customers is sure to prove a popular bet not only because it is almost three times the best price available elsewhere. Given Uruguay's defensive weakness, Hodgson's men should be able to exploit them through a dynamic attacking line-up including the likes of Sturridge, Raheem Sterling and Danny Welbeck.
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Jim Knight is Chief Betting Editor at Goal.com and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast