Why Ashley Young & Eden Hazard are sure to score at Wembley
The Tipster is backing Ashley Young and Eden Hazard to score at Wembley, but expects England to grind out a victory on Saturday
England face Belgium in their final warm-up game ahead of Euro 2012 on Saturday – and the Tipster is backing Ashley Young to continue his goal scoring exploits at Wembley.
Young to score at any time against Belgium – 8/5
Young is England’s form player after scoring the winner against Norway last Saturday. It was the Manchester United winger’s fourth goal in his last four appearances for the national side, and his sixth overall. It’s impressive stuff from the former Villa man. So, the Tipster’s opening bet for this edition is for the 26-year-old to sign off before Euro 2012 with a goal against Belgium at 8/5.
Under 2.5 goals in England v Belgium – 19/20
Despite a bright start by Hodgson’s side in Oslo, England retreated in the second half and looked to contain Norway, holding out for a 1-0 victory. Three of England’s last four games have finished with under 2.5 goals, and the Tipster is backing the same to happen at Wembley on Saturday at 19/20.
Hazard to score at any time against England – 13/2
Hazard announced he would be joining the Champions League winners Chelsea this summer – and the forward will be eager to make an impact in his first of what could be many Wembley appearances. The 21-year-old is a good shout to score at any time against the hosts at 13/2.
England to be winning at half-time and full-time – 5/4
England have been winning at both half-time and full-time in four of their last seven games. They have faced Belgium on three previous occasions, winning twice, including David Platt’s memorable winner at the World Cup in 1990. With all that in mind, the Tipster reckons that England to be winning at the end of both halves is a solid bet at 5/4.
The long shot: Young to score first and England to win – 6/1
Young has become a lucky omen for England, and Hodgson will naturally be hoping that the former Watford winger can continue his sparkling form at the European championship in Poland and Ukraine. He scored the first and only goal in England’s victories over Wales and Norway, so the Tipster’s ambitious but feasible long-shot for this edition is for Young to score first and England to win at an extremely tempting 6/1. You heard it here first.
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