Two of Euro 2012’s biggest sides meet at Wembley on Wednesday and one team is likely to enhance it’s Euro 2012 credentials in this match. This could be a dress rehearsal for the Euro 2012 Semi Final and although both sides have been weakened by withdrawals this week it should still be a great test and a good betting heat.
It seems punters fancy Holland in this match because of withdrawals from the likes of Wayne Rooney, Darren Bent and Kyle Walker in a squad that is already a bit light on experience (none of the remaining strikers have an international goal between them). The ValueChecker Steamers show that Holland have been well backed for this match with an average drop in odds of 4.7% being shown across the board. Holland have been cut from 1.90 to 1.86 to beat England on Wendesday and that might not be a bad bet.
International wikis have recently been added to ValueChecker for all the teams going to Euro 2012 and it will be interesting to see if they translate to this international friendly with both teams taking the match pretty seriously. So what do the England ValueChecker wikis and Holland ValueChecker wikis say about this match?
According to the England ValueChecker wikis the best last goalscorer bets in England matches can often be Darren Bent and Ashley Young. With Darren Bent withdrawing from this squad through injury Ashley Young could prove a strong bet here having scored two of his goals in Euro 2012 qualifying as the last goal of the match. Ashley Young also has a good record of scoring first, he also scored two first goals in Euro 2012 qualifying for England and since the odds for the first/last goal are much bigger than anytime those look the markets to concentrate on for Ashley Young.
England also have a habit of doing most of their scoring in the first half of matches and as a result if they are winning at half time they are unlikely to outscore the opposition in the second half. During Euro 2012 qualifying England scored 11 first half goals compared to just 6 second half goals and as a result they won the first half of six of their ten games. England only won both halves of two of their qualifiers though and that is something to consider for in running punters.
The Holland ValueChecker wikis show that although the eyes of many English fans will be drawn to Robin Van Persie because of his scoring record for Arsenal this season, punters should actually look at Klaas-Jan Huntelaar as the most likely Dutch scorer on Wednesday night. Huntelaar was the top scorer in all of Euro 2012 qualifying with 12 goals, he only failed to score in one match and scored the first goal of the game in half his matches.
Holland also have a good record in the first half of their matches, they were winning nine of their ten qualifers at the interval according to the Holland ValueChecker wikis and with England also doing well in the first half we could see far more goals in the first half of this match than the second half.
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