England’s Under-21s begin their qualifying campaign for the 2013 European Championship with a home clash against Azerbaijan and Stuart Pearce’s men are just 1/10 at best with Boylesports to kick off with a victory at Vicarage Road.
Despite a number of high-profile absentees, including injured pair Danny Welbeck and Martin Kelly, as well as Phil Jones, who has been called up the senior squad, England should rack up a comfortable success and they’re 5/6 at Paddy Power to prevail by at least three clear goals.
With that in mind, 11/2 marked against a 3-0 triumph catches the eye, although Paddy Power’s 8/1 for England to run out 4-0 winners also appeals.
In attack for Pearce’s charges, Marvin Sordell and Nathan Delfouneso head Coral’s first scorer betting at 3/1 apiece while Connor Wickham is rated at 7/2 and Arsenal new boy Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a 6/1 shot. Finally, Paddy Power post 15/8 against a penalty being awarded in the match and offer 2/5 for the hosts to lead at the end of each half.
England to beat Azerbaijan 4-0 – 8/1 (Paddy Power)