International betting preview: Norway v England
England take on Norway in Oslo on Saturday night as Roy Hodgson seeks to get his Three Lions tenure off to a winning start ahead of this summer’s Euro 2012 tournament.
The new manager will be unable to call on the services of goalkeeper John Ruddy, with the Norwich man ruled out of both tomorrow’s fixture and Euro 2012 with a broken finger. Birmingham City youngster Jack Butland has been drafted into the squad as a replacement.
Defender Glen Johnson is an injury concern for the Norway contest after limping out of training on Thursday with an infected toe, while striker Danny Welbeck trained alone but left the session early.
England are currently 6/5 favourites on Betfair to win the match, with Norway available at 11/4. The draw is on offer at 12/5.
A 1-0 England victory is available at 7/1, while a 1-1 draw is offered at 13/2. A 1-0 win for Norway is priced at 10/1.