International betting preview: England v Holland
England host Holland tonight in the Three Lions’ first game since the resignation of manager Fabio Capello.
England under-21 boss Stuart Pearce takes charge of the side for the Wembley fixture and has named Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker as captain for the match.
Pearce has endured an injury-hit run-up to the contest, with defenders Glen Johnson and Kyle Walker, midfielder Tom Cleverley and strikers Wayne Rooney and Darren Bent all withdrawing from the squad.
Manchester City’s Joleon Lescott has been called up as a replacement defender, although no other additions have been made.
Bet365 make Holland 6/4 favourites for the match, with England offered at 15/8. The draw is available at 9/4.
Holland striker Robin van Persie is 11/2 favourite to score the first goal, despite being an injury doubt after sitting out a recent training session with a groin problem, just ahead of fellow Dutch forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar at 13/2.
The shortest-priced England player is striker Danny Wellbeck at 15/2.