England betting fans will hope their side can move a step closer to automatic qualification for Euro 2012 with a win over Switzerland at Wembley on Saturday.
The Three Lions sit at the top of Group G, ahead of Montenegro, and will be looking to keep their unbeaten run going against Ottmar Hitzfeld’s men.
After beating tomorrow’s opponents 3-1 in the away fixture, England head into the Wembley clash as firm favourites in the betting.
bwin prices the home win at odds of 3/10, and the draw at 4/1, with a £10 bet on the latter returning £50.
However, Fabio Capello has something of a crisis up front, with Wayne Rooney suspended and a clutch of attackers out injured.
Aston Villa’s Darren Bent is likely to be the only recognised striker available to the Italian, with Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe and Bobby Zamora all struggling for fitness.
As such, some football betting enthusiasts could be tempted to place a wager on an unlikely win for the away side, which is available at 8/1 at bwin.
With England’s attacking options depleted, there is an opportunity for an unlikely source of goals to step up to the plate and get the game up and running.
Arsenal duo Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere could pose a threat to the Swiss back four and are available at odds of 7/1 and 14/1 respectively to score first.
However, Bent has been in fine form since his switch from Sunderland, justifying his £24 million transfer fee with a hatful of goals, and looks like the best bet to bag the first goal of the game at 7/2.
Anyone looking for a more accurate forecast could be tempted to guess the final score, with a repeat of the 3-1 win priced at 21/2.
Also, for international football betting fans expecting the game to be a walk in the park for England, bwin is laying on handicap bets to improve the odds on an England win.
By giving Switzerland a 2-0 head start, the odds on an England win move to 51/20, while the draw moves to 63/20.
The away side are able to call on the Premier League experience of both Johan Djourou and Philippe Senderos and both defenders could be used to frustrate the England front line.
Anyone expecting the Arsenal and Fulham centre-backs to tame England’s attackers could be tempted by the 17/2 odds on a 0-0 draw. New customers can register here to receive a £25 free bet.