The Three Lions played their final friendly on home turf at the end of last month, comfortably coming out winners over Peru 3-0.
Roy Hodgson has said he will make changes for the match against Ecuador, with Frank Lampard captaining the side. This will give fringe players the chance to shine and push their way into selection for the opening World Cup match, with bet365 pricing England at 19/20 (1.95) to win.
Ecuador will be keen to go into the World Cup group stages with plenty of confidence, with La Tri knowing they have a real chance of progressing through to the second round and beyond.
Reinaldo Rueda's men have drawn France, Switzerland and Honduras in Brazil and with only two wins in their last 13 matches, they know their form will have to improve dramatically, especially as the vast majority of their points in the qualifying campaign were picked up at home in Quito, a setting over 9,000 feet above sea level. bet365 price them at 3/1 (4.00) to win, with the same firm pricing the draw at 23/10 (3.30).
Looking at the outright prices, despite it being a friendly, it's tough to ignore England's quotes. Ecuador come into this match off the back of a 3-1 loss against Mexico and in poor form. With the fringe players really looking to make an impact for England, the 19/20 (1.95) is tempting.
However, the total team goals has a bet which offers more value. England to score over 1.5 goals at 6/5 (2.20) seems like a fantastic price with bet365.
Wayne Rooney, who seemingly has a point to prove is set to lead England's attacking line, he should be joined by Lampard, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and potentially the likes of Ross Barkley, so England will have a strong attacking line-up.
The Three Lions netted three last time out against Peru, with this bet also landing in friendlies against Brazil twice and Italy. It's also worth noting this bet would have landed against Ecuador in three of their last four matches, with Rueda's men conceding nine goals in their last four matches.
|England to score over 1.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 6/5 (2.20) with bet365
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