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Raheem Sterling 13/2 To Strike First

30 May 2014

The Three Lions take on Peru this evening in a friendly as they prepare for the World Cup.

England face their final match at Wembley tonight before heading off to Miami ahead of the World Cup.

Their opponents? Peru. The Peruvians are of course not involved with the World Cup but should provide a tough test for the Three Lions as they prepare for the biggest tournament in football which kicks off in June.

Fans should expect the Three Lions to win however and Roy Hodgson could be naming a side that will mirror his starting XI against Italy in the opening group game of this summer's World Cup. England are 1/4 favourites whilst Peru are an outside shout at 10/1. A draw however is worth a tempting 9/2.

Even if it is just a friendly match there will be pressure on Hodgson and his Three Lions to produce a solid performance to boost confidence ahead of the tournament and no-one will feel that pressure more than Wayne Rooney. The Manchester United striker has never really 'done it' at a major tournament and this game will be an ideal warm-up session for the goalscorer. Rooney to score first tonight is 3/1 and for a hat trick you can currently get odds of 16/1 on Sky Bet. Other interesting first goalscorer bets are Raheem Sterling (13/2), Steven Gerrard (7/1) and Adam Lallana (15/2).

As favourites England will no doubt be looking for a comfortable win this evening as they prepare to fly out to Miami on Sunday and a 3-0 England win is by no means out of the questions with attractive odds of 6/1 but if you fancy Peru to grab at least one goal then a 3-1 scoreline is worth 11/1. If you believe tonight's game will be a much tighter affair then then 1-0 (11/2), 2-1 (8/1) and 1-1 (9/1) may be good bets to take advantage of on Sky Bet.

There are plenty of other odds available on Sky Bet for this game such as:

- England to win 4-0? 14/1
- Steven Gerrard to score first and England to win 3-1? 66/1
- Peru winning at half time and England to win at full time? 25/1

World Cup fever is gripping us here at Whaddon Road however and our ambitious bet for the evening will be England to win 5-0 and Raheem Sterling to score first. That bet is worth 115/1 on Sky Bet right now.

For the full England v. Peru market please click here.

Remember that by signing up to Sky Bet using the club's specific URL ( you can earn Cheltenham Town £10 whilst earning a free matched bet of up to £30 yourself.

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