Dutch Courage For Youngsters Ahead Of Replacing Rooney And Bent At Euros
England face Holland on Wednesday and with the Dutch two places higher in the FIFA rankings than England, William Hill offer 4/6 that they progress further in Euro 2012 than England (11/10 vice versa). England are 8/1 to win the tournament, but are 2/1 to go out in the group stages and the same price to go out in the quarter finals.
Darren Bent has been confirmed as being out for three months and William Hill are offering 1/2 that Theo Walcott starts against France, 5/6 Daniel Sturridge does, 11/10 Danny Welbeck and 5/1 Adam Johnson.
"With Wayne Rooney out of the first two games and now the natural replacement, Darren Bent, potentially being out of the whole tournament, the goalscoring burden may now rest on the very young collective shoulders of Walcott, Sturridge and Welbeck," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Harry Redknapp remains in the driving seat to become the next England manager (4/9) and is odds on, at 1/2 to be in charge of them during the European Championships. Stuart Pearce is 2/1 with any other manager offered at 7/1. England are 12/1 to win the Euros under Redknapp, 25/1 to do so under Pearce and 50/1 to lift the trophy under any other manager.
Robin van Persie will undoubtedly be looking to continue his rich vein of form at Wembley and Hills make him 4/1 to outscore England when they meet on Wednesday and he is 5/1 to outscore England for the whole of the tournament in the summer.
England stage of elimination at Euro 2012: 2/1 Quarter final; 2/1 group stage; 4/1 Semi final; 6/1 runner up; 8/1 winner
England manager at Euro 2012: 1/2 Harry Redknapp; 2/1 Stuart Pearce; 7/1 Any other manager
England to win Euro 2012 under Harry Redknapp: 12/1
England to win Euro 2012 under Stuart Pearce: 25/1
England to win Euro 2012 under any manager that is not Stuart Pearce or Harry Redknapp: 50/1
Who will start England's first game of Euro 2012: 1/2 Theo Walcott (6/4 not to); 5/6 Daniel Sturridge (5/6); 11/10 Danny Welbeck (4/6); 5/1 Adam Johnson (1/9); 6/1 Frazier Campbell (1/12); 6/1 Peter Crouch (1/12); 6/1 Jermaine Defoe (1/12); 10/1 Andy Carroll (1/33); 12/1 Bobby Zamora (1/50); 33/1 Michael Owen (1/300)
England/Holland final at Euro 2012: 25/1
Tournament Match Bet (who will progress the furthest?): 11/10 England; 4/6 Holland (money back for same stage)
RVP to score more goals than England during Euro 2012: 5/1
RVP to score more goals than England on Wednesday night: 4/1
Euro 2012 winner: 9/4 Spain; 3/1 Germany; 7/1 Holland; 8/1 England; 14/1 Italy; 14/1 France; 20/1 Portugal; 20/1 Russia; 40/1 Ukraine; 50/1 Croatia; 50/1 Poland; 50/1 Czech Republic; 66/1 Sweden; 66/1 Greece; 80/1 Republic of Ireland; 100/1 Denmark
England captain for Euro 2012 game vs France: 10/11 Steven Gerrard; 7/4 Scott Parker; 11/2 Joe Hart; 10/1 Frank Lampard; 14/1 Gareth Barry; 14/1 James Milner; 20/1 Ashley Cole; 33/1 Rio Ferdinand; 33/1 Stewart Downing
Next permanent England manager: 4/9 Harry Redknapp; 6/1 Stuart Pearce; 7/1 Pep Guardiola; 11/1 Guus Hiddink; 12/1 Roy Hodgson; 14/1 Jose Mourinho; 20/1 Martin O'Neill; 25/1 Arsene Wenger; 25/1 Rafa Benitez; 33/1 BAR