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Rupert Wyman 28th Mar 2011 - 15:16

There's Ghana be goals galore

Following England's convincing win over Wales on Saturday the fringe players will get their chance to shine when they take on Ghana at Wembley on Tuesday night.

Even though it's only a friendly there are still plenty of betting opportunities available at William Hill to add to the excitement and there is plenty of value around.

England are 4/6 favourites, the draw is 13/5 whilst a win for Ghana is 9/2.

Many could be tempted by the price for the visitors as they showed during the World Cup that they are no mugs. In fact, many feel they were robbed of a deserved semi-final place when Luis Suarez handled a goal bound effort from Dominic Adiyiah in the last minute of extra time.

These sides were close to meeting in the World Cup second round last year but after England failed to win the group they were forced to meet Germany instead and unfortunately for Fabio Capello and his side the rest is history.

Ghana have players who will be familiar to Premier League fans. Asamoah Gyan (7/1 to score first), Sulley Muntari (16/1), John Mensah (33/1), John Pantsil (50/1) all ply their trade in England and will be looking to put in a good performance to ensure bragging rights when they return to their respective clubs. We have a 'Match Winner' offer - any of these players to score for Ghana at 6/4.

That's not the only specially enhanced 'Match Winner'. You can also back England to score three or more goals at odds of 100/30. The new look side will be desperate to impress Capello. Darren Bent should be full of confidence after netting against the Welsh and is likely to be a massive danger to the Ghanaian defence.  If he can fire then that price will look more than generous.

Michael Dawson, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Wayne have all left the squad and it's difficult to predict the starting line up for this one. However, after scoring on Saturday Darren Bent is expected to start and if he does the 13/2 for him to opening the scoring looks generous.

The player most England fans will want to see most is £35 Million striker Andy Carroll (11/2 to score first). The Ghanaians certainly won't relish facing a strikeforce of Bent and Carroll and if that pairing does materialise you would expect there to goals.  Over 3.5 goals in the game is 11/4 and that looks worthy of an investment given the fact that the visitors are more than capable of scoring at least once themselves.

As always at William Hill, there are over 100 markets available so if you're struggling to pick a winner then there are always interest bets available. England didn't have long to wait for the first goal on Saturday when Frank Lampard scored a penalty after just 7 minutes. You can back an early goal in this one too, it's 12/5 that the deadlock is broken before the 15th minute.

You can get 9/2 that a penalty is awarded at any stage during the match, 11/2 that a penalty is awarded AND scored.

If you want to cheer on Cappello's men with a patriotic punt on England to dominate the game you can take advantage of our double result market (England are 8/5 to be winning at both half-time and full-time) and the handicap markets (England minus a goal are 8/5, minus two 5/1).

I expect an open game as Ghana have an attacking style and that should lead to an entertaining encounter with plenty of goal mouth action. Richard Kingson is an erratic performer in goal for the visitors and if he starts the game then there is always the chance of a howler from a corner or set piece. Therefore I would back both teams to score at 19/20 and over 3.5 goals at 11/4.

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