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England v Brazil Betting Odds & Match Review

With the Premier League’s top managers up in arms, a depleted England squad head for Doha this weekend to face Brazil. Although the game is nothing more than a warm up, manager Fabio Capello has been keen to stress that he will use this game to further refine his selections for the World Cup next summer.

A spate of injuries though has weakened England’s chances of impressing in Doha with only Wayne Rooney and Gareth Barry down as fit to start the game. Captain courageous John Terry is currently trying his best to recover from a twisted ankle but his condition remains precarious. Capello has stressed that Terry will only play if he is confident he is fit: “He was running on his own and twisted his ankle. I am confident he will be fit for Saturday. The doctors think so but I won't take a risk.

If he is not fit, he will not play" Other injuries include: Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Cole Frank Lampard and David James. David Beckham is also unavailable as he has club commitments with LA Galaxy. With so many first time players out it’s an opportunity for many of the fringe players to make a bid for a World Cup place, the absence of England’s big guns, however, hasn’t helped their prospects with the bookies.

Blue Square are currently offering 13/5 on an England win in the Khalifa International Stadium, with Brazil being tipped 6/5. For those looking to hedge their bets on a draw you can currently get odds of 5/2.

If you’re looking to shop around for the best value then why not try one of the following bookies:

Bet365 – Brazil win = Evens - England win = 11/4
BetFred – Brazil win = 6/4 – England win = 23/10
Paddy Power – Brazil win = Evens – England win = 13/5
Ladbrokes – Brazil win = 11/10 – England win = 5/2

If predicting the winner is a little mundane then why not take a punt on the first goal scorer. Bet365 are offer 9/2 on Clemente Luis Fabiano and 15/2 on England’s Wayne Rooney. Think there might be a lot of corners in the game? You can find odds of 6/4 on more than 11 corners being taken throughout the match. Whatever your betting preferences it’s a certainty that there will be some free flowing, world class football on display and, hopefully for England, plenty of goals in the right net.
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