Roy Hodgson’s side were left to reflect on defeat in their opening game in Brazil, despite a very impressive performance against Italy in the Group D clash on Saturday.
Daniel Sturridge cancelled out the Azzurri‘s opener in Manaus but Mario Balotelli struck early in the second half to hand Cesare Prandelli’s men a 2-1 win.
However, there were plenty of positives to take for the Three Lions, who showed lots of attacking intent. With that in mind, Paddy Power’s hugely enhanced price of 5/1 on England to beat Uruguay on Thursday is sure to tempt plenty of patriotic punters into a flutter ahead of the game.
Looking at the other markets in this game, Sturridge to score any time is certainly worth a punt at 13/8 after his impressive display against Italy.
Another bet to consider is over 2.5 goals at 4/5. With both sides having lost their opening games in Brazil, Uruguay and England will need to go for it as they aim to take a step towards reaching the last 16.
The more adventurous punter may also be tempted into backing Gary Cahill to score any time for England at great odds of 12/1. The Chelsea centre-half is always a threat from set-pieces and is worth backing at that price.
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