Betting Special: Bale 12/1 anytime, 9/1 England or 15/1 Wales

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With Roy Hodgson struggling to find his best attacking formula, Al Hain-Cole is backing Gareth Bale to deliver once again for the Dragons at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Thursday

After coming under criticism for a tired performance in the opening 1-1 draw with Russia, Harry Kane faces a fight to keep his place in Roy Hodgson’s England side.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker did not touch the ball a single time in the opposition penalty area in Marseille, but is still NetBet’s 59/20 (3.95) favourite to open the scoring against Wales on Thursday.

However, the man who struck 25 goals in last season’s Premier League has only hit two in his last 10 for the Three Lions, making anytime odds of 23/20 (2.15) look rather uninspiring.

NetBet have a choice of enhanced odds available to new customers ahead of this vital clash. Anyone opening a new account can back England at 9/1 (10.0) or 15/1 (16.0) on Wales. To take up either of these prices simply sign up using the links provided, back your choice of outcome at the usual price shown on site and if the bet wins, the returns will be topped up to the enhanced value.

Hodgson may turn to Daniel Sturridge to provide some much-needed guile against a loaded Welsh defence, with the Liverpool striker available at 6/4 (2.50) to add to his five-goal haul for his country.

Sturridge is rumoured to have moved up in the attacking pecking order ahead of Jamie Vardy, who is now priced at 17/10 (2.70) to hit the net after failing to come off the bench against Russia.

Meanwhile, record goalscorer Wayne Rooney’s continued deployment in midfield make him a longer 2/1 (3.00) shot to get on the scoresheet for the sixth game in nine internationals.

With plenty to ponder in terms of attacking team selection, Hodgson must be subtly casting envious glances at opposite number Chris Coleman’s frontline, where Gareth Bale is the undisputed first name on the team sheet.

Having underlined his star quality by striking within 10 minutes of the Dragons’ opening game against Slovakia to make it six goals in nine for his country, the Real Madrid man looks like excellent value at 13/5 (3.60) to steal the headlines once again in this one.

Bale is subject of another price boost for new NetBet customers with the online firm offering anyone opening an account a huge quote of 12/1 (13.0) on the Wales frontman finding the net for the second consecutive match. Register and use deposit code BALE before backing the 26-year-old at the usual price shown on site to claim.

After joining Bale on the scoresheet with the match-winning goal last Saturday, Hal Robson-Kanu is available at 17/4 (5.25) to make it two in a row at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis, while midfielders Aaron Ramsey 25/4 (7.25) and Joe Ledley 11/1 (12.00) may pose a threat from deep.

Bale to score anytime at 13/5 (3.60) or 12/1 for new customers with NetBet

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