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England v Brazil
England have the Brazilians in a friendly international this wednesday, with the Brazilians more than capable of taking the victory, even though the game is just for bragging rights!

Best match odds:

One thing that seems likely is a tight game, but what do the Opta facts state?

  • England have won just three of their 23 previous internationals against Brazil, drawing nine and losing 11.
  • England’s 13% win percentage over Brazil is their worst against any nation they have faced more than twice in international matches.
  • The Three Lions are without a win in eight against Brazil (D4 L4), with Bobby Robson the last England manager to oversee a victory against them back in March 1990 (1-0, Gary Lineker with the goal).
  • This run of eight without a win against Brazil is also England’s longest current run without a victory against any side.
  • Brazil have only won two of their 10 games against England at Wembley, however, though six of these games have ended level (two England wins).
  • England have only lost two of their last 22 internationals in all competitions (W13 D7) and have only been defeated once in 12 under Roy Hodgson (W7 D4, including one defeat after penalties).
  • England have scored at least one goal in all but one of their 31 internationals at the new Wembley, with Montenegro the only side to prevent them from scoring back in October 2010.
  • Brazil were the last team to prevent England from scoring in a friendly match, beating them 1-0 in Doha in November 2009.
  • Danny Welbeck, who finished last year as England’s top scorer, scored with all five of his shots on target for Roy Hodgson’s side in the year 2012.
  • Brazil have won 15 and lost just two of their last 18 internationals (all friendlies), with both defeats coming in the space of a week back in June 2012 against Mexico and Argentina.
  • Neymar has scored eight goals in his last six appearances for A Seleção.

 

England do not have the best record against Brazil. Despite the world ranking difference, we view the Brazilians are more of a team than the English have been for years. Under 2.5 goals is 17/20 with BetVictor, and knowing the game is pretty point less, and England’s style of keep games tight, you anticipate this could be a stalemate.

Backing total goal minutes is another market worth a look, with 888sport and Blue Square going 5/6 on 135 more or less. We will recommend less, as being an international is reasonable to say the game may not be eventful.

Recommended betting:

  • Under 2.5 goals – 17/20 Betvictor
  • Under 135 goal minutes – 5/6 Blue Square
  • Time of 1st goal over 27 minutes – 21/20 BetVictor

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    England v South Africa Rugby Preview 24 November 2012

    Autumn Internationals – Week Three Preview
     
    The opening two weeks of the Autumn Internationals have not been kind to the home nations. Wales and Scotland are yet to register any wins, while England and Ireland have one victory against Fiji to their names. As we enter the third week of matches things are only getting harder with New Zealand visiting Wales, Argentina travelling to Ireland and South Africa heading to Twickenham to tackle England.
     
    England v South Africa – 2.30pm Kick Off
     
    England entered last week’s game with Australia full of optimism; this was supposed to be the game when Stuart Lancaster’s young guns struck their first blow against one of the southern hemisphere heavyweights.
     
    But at the final whistle the players, coaches and fans were left with the same frustrations that have plagued English rugby for the last six years. Execution and decision making at the highest level is the essence of test rugby, and England were well below par in both departments. The decision to turn down three very kickable penalties ultimately cost the home side any chance of victory.
     
    Chris Robshaw’s men now welcome the Springboks to Twickenham, a side they haven’t beaten in 10 games. In the summer tour of South Africa, the hosts overpowered England in the first two tests, before a spirited English effort earned them a draw in the final match of the series.
     
    South Africa’s recent record against England is excellent, and the fact they enter this game on the back of two wins, even money (Paddy Power) looks a fantastic bet. There is no doubt the Boks have an advantage at the breakdown, and if they control this facet of the game as well as Australia did they should win the game.  England are generally priced at 4/5 and this is definitely worth opposing.
     
    Given the weather forecast for Saturday (heavy rain and high winds) the handicap of South Africa +1 at 10/11 (Sky Bet) also looks a worth wile bet. The Boks are world’s best side when it comes to battles in the tight, and you wouldn’t back against them with that in mind.
     
    Manu Tuilagi scored England’s only try in the defeat to Australia at is well priced at 4/1 (Ladbrokes) to score at anytime. The centre had a brilliant series against South Africa in the summer, and is one of the players who can break the solid Bok defence. Ben Youngs also has a good scoring record against the Springboks and is priced at 5/1 (Ladbrokes) to score anytime.
     
    On the South African side a couple of the powerful ball carrying forwards catch the eye. Francois Louw has been in sensational form in the opening matches of the tour and the Bath flanker is 13/2 (Ladbrokes) to score at anytime.
     
     
    Best Bets
     
    South Africa (to win) – Evens (Paddy Power)
     
    South Africa +1 – 10/11 (Sky Bet)
     
    Manu Tuilagi (anytime scorer) – 4/1 (Ladbrokes)
     
    Francois Louw (anytime scorer) – 13/2 (Ladbrokes)
     
    Drop Goal (anytime during the game) – 9/4 (Ladbrokes)
     
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    Pays around 5/1 and looks a fantastic bet
     
     

      England v India Betting 1st Test Tips 2011

      England host India in a test series which will decide the best cricket team in the world at Test Cricket. India are the current number one team in the world with England needing to win by 2 clear tests to take the title.

      If one were to look at the way in which the Indians were decimated in their tour game against Somerset at Taunton, England would probably go into the Lord’s Test match as overwhelming favourites. And then again, not for nothing is this Indian side the number one team in the world.
      Winning abroad had been India’s Achilles Heel for long but all of it changed under the stewardship of Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. The current captain MS Dhoni is merely carrying their work along to a different plateau, and will looking to continue with his no-loss record.
      Come July 21, India will know that this could be their sternest test thus far, at level pegging with their series against South Africa. Lord’s is not one of India’s favourite grounds and with many of their cricketers coming from a long layoff, it isn’t getting easier for them. Juxtapose that to the fact that the Indians are one of the slower starters in a series and one could be looking at England going in as favourites.
      Shane Warne may have predicted a 1-0 win for England, but what remains unaccounted for, either way, is the fact that he is looking at three other draws. Not that the bookmakers disagree, with the odds of a drawn game at Lord’s being a favourite amongst them at 10/11 ( Best Price Bet365). Barring the last game played against Sri Lanka, which lost around 90 overs due to rain, the last four games have had results at Lord’s.

      England will be very chuffed with what they saw at Taunton though. The Indian batting capitulated hard and barring Suresh Raina’s dazzling century, it looked all in a lost cause. With James Anderson in the swinging form of his life and Chris Tremlett always present to make things difficult with the bounce that he can extract from the pitch, it is no surprise then that the hosts will go in 2/1 Bet365 to take a 1-0 lead to India’s 4/1 Betfred to win the game.
      England haven’t had too much thinking to do, except for the selection of Stuart Broad. Ever since returning back from the Ashes due to injury, he hasn’t shown the same pedigree as a bowler, as before. His selection, which is a given under normal circumstances, seemed to have been debated long and hard and it was only after the captain-coach combination pressed his case hard that he was selected.
      The batting is in good hands for England, with Alastair Cook translating his good Test match form into the ODIs as well. Jonathon Trott and Ian Bell are the two others who have been amongst runs and will look to grind the Indian bowlers in a similar fashion to what the Somerset batsmen had done.
      Sachin Tendulkar’s imminent 100th international century has been the talking point in the media and there is an offer of 15/8 (PADDY POWER) for him to get there in the 2000th Test match played – this first game at Lord’s. Interestingly, the second best option is for him to not score a century in this series at odds of 9/4 ( Coral)

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