England v Peru Predictions & Betting Odds 30th May 2014 – International Friendly

28th May 2014 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Betting & Odds
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It is the first World Cup 2014 warm up match for the Three Lions, and the last that Wembley will see of them before they head off to Miami to face Ecuador and Honduras. International friendly matches haven’t been going that well for England, losing two of their last three in London. Will they be able to fire up some form ahead of Brazil 2014?

England v Peru Betting Odds at online bookmaker Paddy Power
England 1/3, Draw 4/1, Peru 9/1

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England v Peru Betting Tips:
So fans should get a clearer picture of what Roy Hodgson’s starting eleven for their opening World Cup game on June 14th against Italy will be. There are just the three matches now between now and England’s World Cup kick off. They do need to pick up some form though, as defeats at home against Chile and Germany really put a damper on them following their qualification for the World Cup. England have scored just once in their last three friendlies which have been contested at Wembley now, and that was in a 1-0 win over Denmark in their most recent match. It hasn’t been great at the back either, because that clean sheet against the Danes was their first in six international friendlies at Wembley.

Only two of England’s last nine goals have come in the first half of matches, so you could be tempted to shoot for a Draw/England Half Time/Full Time wager in this one at a price of 3/1. But let’s turn to some positives, as England have won their last six friendly matches which have been in the direct run up/warm up for an international tournament, since 2006. The last time that they lost a warm up match for an international tournament was against Uruguay back in May 1990, and since then have posted a W14 D8 record for pre-tournament games. In the anytime goalscorer market, Wayne Rooney is trading as 4/6 favourite. No-one has scored more goals for the Three Lions in Roy Hodgson’s reign than Rooney (8) has.

Both Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert are even money in the market, which suggests that England should get the opportunity to fill their boots in this game. It really should go over 2.5 goals for a price of 4/6. It is almost a year now since Peru managed to win an international match, which was against Ecuador last year in the CONMEBOL qualification zone of the World Cup. This will be their first match of 2014 and since that win over Ecuador, the Peruvians have posted four losses and two draws in their six matches played. Their defence has seen them concede just the one goal in their last seven international friendly matches though, their last two ending in 0-0 draws against Mexico and South Korea.

If England want to hit the World Cup with a bang, they should come out and attack here. Peru aren’t going to offer too much going forward, and will look to defend mostly. England should be able to break them down at some point and would look for the Three Lions to win to nil at even money.

Form (all competitions)

Stat Attack
England have met Peru twice before, winning both and scoring 4 in each win
England have won just one of their last five against South American sides
Peru have posted a W0 D2 L4 record in their last six games
England have scored only one goal in their last three friendly matches at Wembley

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