England are set to face Spain at Wembley, in which could be Gareth Southgate’s hardest game since becoming interim boss of the national side, despite it only being a friendly between two second string sides.
To appease the Premier League club managers, Southgate has rightly refused to risk any big stars in which is basically a meaningless affair, but it is an opportunity to have a look at some of the fringe players who will be trying to impress the manager in the hope of becoming a first-teamer in future.
There will still be some top stars on show for the Three Lions though and I am expecting a starting line-up similar to this: Hart; Clyne, Cahill, Stones, Rose; Henderson, Dier; Sterling, Lallana, Lingard and Vardy. WE could even see Jack Wilshere make an appearance and he for one will be looking to impress, That team is hardly a bunch of no-hopers in my eyes, and in front of the English fans at Wembley I am quite keen on their chances of winning!
If this was a World Cup Qualifier then I would probably think twice about betting on Southgate’s men, but at 2/1 for a home win, in a two horse-race, I will be checking out www.bettingoffers.org to find out which bookies are going to give me the most generous offers for this match.
Spain haven’t lost a game yet under their new manager Julen Lopetegui, and have scored 17 goals in the 5 games, but England are also unbeaten, and more importantly have won 7 of their last 8 at the Hallowed Towers. They are without many stars including Chelsea’s Costa, and he is expected to be replaced by the the 35-year-old striker, Aritz Aduriz and maybe Isco will be on the wing, but hardly as daunting as facing an inform Costa.
This is a great opportunity for Southgate to cement his place as England manager and will be doing his utmost to keep his unbeaten record. There will never be a better time to back England to beat Spain. Get on it!