While the clash has been billed as a dress rehearsal for the World Cup game against Uruguay, Al Hain-Cole expects Roy Hodgson's men to record an easy win against La Blanquirroja
Roy Hodgson’s men ended a run of two consecutive home defeats by beating Denmark 1-0 in their last exhibition match in London and are 1/3 (1.33) favourites with Paddy Power to come out on top this evening.
Without a win in their last six matches, the visitors are 8/1 (9.00) outsiders to pull off a surprise victory in manager Pablo Bengoechea’s first game in charge.
La Blanquirroja have drawn three of their last five friendlies, and you can get odds of 4/1 (5.00) on them earning a share of the spoils in this one.
Although this fixture has largely been billed as an opportunity for the Three Lions to warm up for their Group D clash against Uruguay by taking on fellow South American opposition, tonight’s guests are a far cry from La Celeste.
While the Uruguayans boast a squad full of established international players that has been carefully moulded over the past eight years by the experienced Oscar Tabarez, Peru are just starting life under a new boss with no previous experience in management.
What’s more, the absence of several key players such as Claudio Pizarro, Paolo Guerrero and Jefferson Farfan means Bengoechea will kick off his career at the helm with a number of uncapped youngsters among the ranks.
With this in mind, this evening’s game should represent an easier challenge than may previously have been expected for Hodgson’s side, providing a perfect opportunity for a resounding victory.
Considering their opponents have scored just 10 international goals between them, even odds (2.00) seem like excellent value in England keeping a fifth clean sheet in eight games on their way to a comfortable victory.
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