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Ladbrokes taking on England ahead of Saturday’s clash v Russia

Ladbrokes now laying 19/20 that England win their Group B opener in Marseille

It’s nearly time for England to clash with Russia on Saturday evening, with the Three Lions bidding to enjoy a fast start to their Euro 2016 campaign.

As always, there has been an extended build-up to this major tournament, with England supporters hoping that the latest squad can do the nation proud after such a disappointing time of things at the World Cup.

England are big favourites to enjoy a winning start and Ladbrokes are taking a punt with their 19/20 about Roy Hodgson’s team claiming an opening victory.

This is the biggest that England have been for several days and it will be interesting to see how long this price is held as patriotic punters are sure to come for a team who will boast Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane and possibly Raheem Sterling in attack.

Ladbrokes go 19/5 that Russia claim victory, with the draw priced at 12/5 although the smart money is on England taking advantage of injuries within the opposition ranks to leap to the top of Group B.

A Ladbrokes spokesman told “We’re fearing the worst as England bid to go all-out attack against Russia, although the Three Lions have regularly flattered to deceive in their major tournament opener.

“Perhaps we will see a cagey encounter where England grind out a win although we’re happy to fill our satchel on the Three Lions leading up to kick-off.

“Who knows – there might even be some even money!”

New Ladbrokes customers can enjoy a free £50 matched bet when they open an account using the promotion code F50.

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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