Roy Hodgson predicting a tight game as England begin Euro 2016 qualification campaign
England claimed a 1-0 friendly win against Norway on Wednesday night although the performance and result told us little in terms of what to expect from the Three Lions against the Swiss.
Roy Hodgson railed at suggestions that England struggled to create meaningful chances despite just two shots being registered on target, coming out with some fighting talk after a Wayne Rooney penalty helped the home side over the line.
“This team will score goals” said Hodgson.
“They’ll score goals. Rooney will score goals. Welbeck will score goals. [Daniel] Sturridge will score goals. [Raheem] Sterling will score goals. Switzerland will need to beat us.
“If anything, we might be Norway on Monday. We might be pushed back and won’t be able to attack and dominate for long periods, as we did tonight. I don’t know. But it might be the case. I don’t think the mindset of the Swiss team, playing us in Basel, will be the same as the mindset of the Norwegians today.”
The bookies are struggling to split the two teams and it’s difficult to feel too confident about England winning the game nor the possibility that they will get turned over in this encounter.
Phil Jagielka could return in central defence alongside Gary Cahill although Phil Jones was the preferred partner for the Chelsea man against the Norwegians, with Everton defenders Leighton Baines and John Stones occupying the full-back roles.
Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge are all shining for Liverpool again this season although the odds of 6/1 about both sides drawing a blank make appeal.
BETTING TIPS: No Goalscorer @ 6/1 with bet365
All odds were correct at time of posting.