England-Ireland Betting Preview: Lampard a solid goalscoring stalwart

After staging numerous finals in the last few weeks, Wembley hosts an international friendly tonight an our tipster is expecting goals and has a 21/10 value bet
Republic of Ireland are in town tonight to take on England in a friendly. The last time these two sides met was back in 1995 at Lansdowne Road with crowd riots leading to the game being abandoned. Ireland have an important World Cup qualifier coming up next month, so this will prove as a good test before that match, with England playing a host of friendlies this summer including Brazil and Scotland.

The Three Lions come into the match on the back of a disappointing draw away at Montenegro, which left automatic qualification from Group H out of their hands still. Roy Hodgson’s men have only been beaten once in their last nine matches, winning five of them. Paddy Power price them as favourites at 1/2 (1.50) to win tonight.

Ireland’s hopes of securing a play-off place in Group C of their World Cup Qualifying group are still up in the air after Giovanni Trapattoni’s men conceded a 92nd minute equaliser against Austria.

The Irish are fighting it out with Sweden and Austria for second spot in the group, with all three teams on eight points while Germany are the runaway leaders. Ireland come into this match with only two defeats in nine and are underdogs with Paddy Power at 11/2 (6.50) to win tonight. The same firm prices the draw at 16/5 (4.20).

A bet that stands out in this match is both teams to score at evens (2.00). This is a fantastic bet considering both teams' form coming into this match.

Ireland have scored in six of their last eight matches, as well as the both teams to score bet paying out in five of England’s last seven matches. Ireland have already named their starting 11, with Trapattoni going for an attacking line up, with Jonathan Walters, Robbie Keane, Shane Long and Aiden McGeady all starting.

For those looking for value, the anytime goalscorer market provides a couple of great prices. Stoke City’s Jon Walters has spearheaded Ireland’s attack in the last few matches and he has found the net three times in his last three matches. The price of 4/1 (5.00) with Paddy Power that he scores in 90 minutes could be a option.

However, the standout bet is Frank Lampard to score anytime at 21/10 (3.10). The Chelsea midfielder has scored five times in England’s last four matches and, with Roy Hodgson confirming he will start, this bet is certainly worth investing in.

Both teams to score at evens (2.00) with Paddy Power
Frank Lampard to score anytime at 21/10 (3.10) with Paddy Power

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