“With Chelsea’s Champions League winners missing from the squad that travelled to Norway, there was a chance for other players to shine, defenders in particular, but we reckon Roy Hodgson will turn to the Chelsea trio for the opener against France, and Glen Johnson looks likely to fill the final defensive slot for that game as well,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
“It was a satisfactory start for the Hodgson era, but the 1-0 win has not got punters rushing to back England, and it will take a much more impressive victory against Belgium next weekend to spark a gamble from patriotic punters, and as things stand we are in the unusual position of cheering an England tournament win,” added Stevens.
England centre back pairing v France
4-7 Terry/Cahill, 5-2 Terry/Lescott, 9-2 Cahill/Lescott, 16 Terry/Jones, 25 Cahill/Jones, Terry/Jagielka, 33 Cahill/Jagielka, 50 Lescott/Jones, 66 Jagielka/Lescott, 100 Jagielka/Jones
England right back v France
1-5 G Johnson, 7-2 P Jones, 10 M Kelly
England left back v France
1-12 A Cole, 5 L Baines, 33 G Barry