Chile are the visitors this week for a friendly at Wembley that will give Hodgson and his coaching staff a perfect chance to get a more in-depth look at some of the squad's fringe players with a number of the first team out injured.
Michael Carrick, Danny Welbeck, Kyle Walker and captain Steven Gerrard will all miss out due to injuries, with Frank Lampard looking likely to lead the side out despite some concerns over his own fitness.
England come into this match unbeaten in their last 10 matches. Two solid wins in October saw them silence the critics to take top spot of of Group H to qualify automatically for the World Cup. Paddy Power price them as favourites for this clash at 10/11 (1.91).
Chile, like England, won their last match in qualifying to secure a place in Brazil next summer. Jorge Sampaoli's side beat Ecuador 2-1 to finish third in the South American qualification group, with Argentina and Colombia taking the top two spots.
Chile are unbeaten in their last nine matches and will come into this match full off confidence, with Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez already starting the mind games in the build up to this fixture. Paddy Power price them at 3/1 (4.00) to claim victory. The same firm price the draw at 5/2 (3.50).
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With over 2.5 goals and both teams to score bets slightly too short to touch from a betting standpoint, England to win outright at 10/11 (1.91) seems like a good price. At the start of the week the Three Lions were 5/6 (1.83) but with the recent injury news, the price has risen accordingly.
Despite Paddy Power seeing this as a negative, with a number of players having points to prove and eager to impress to get on that plane to Brazil next summer, the fringe players should have what it takes to gain victory against Chile. With the likes of Wayne Rooney, Lampard and Daniel Sturridge all expected to feature, England will have enough class on show to win the match.
|England to win at 10/11 (1.91) 1.5pt stake with Paddy Power|
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