Frank Backed To Start As England Reign Over Spain

England were priced at 7/2 with William Hill to win against the World Champions who were the first odds on team to face the Three Lions at the new Wembley. Frank Lampard scored the winner and stood in for John Terry as captain and Hills are undecided as to whether he will start England’s Euro 2012 campaign offering 5/6 he starts England’s first game and 5/6 that he does not. Darren Bent set up the winner and, in the absence of Rooney is 4/7 to start England’s first match.

Spain remain the 5/2 favourites to win the Euros next summer while England are 11/1 joint fifth favourites.

“We are not going to get too carried away and suddenly make England favourites for the Euros but a result like that could possibly tempt a few more punters to have a go at our 11/1,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Capello will be taking charge of England for the last time in Poland and the Ukraine with Harry Redknapp the favourite to take the reins after him. His odds have drifted from 8/11 to 7/4 but he is still quite away ahead of Martin O’Neill and Arsene Wenger who are the 8/1 second favourites.

To Start 1st Euro 2012 game for England:

Lampard: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no
Terry: 1/6 yes; 7/2 no
Bent: 4/7 yes; 5/4

Next England Manager: 7/4 Harry Redknapp; 8/1 Martin O’Neill; 8/1 Arsene Wenger; 14/1 Gareth Southgate; 14/1 Roy Hodgson; 16/1 Stuart Pearce; 16/1 Jose Mourinho; 20/1 BAR

Euro 2012 Winner: 5/2 Spain; 7/2 Germany; 5/1 Holland; 10/1 Italy; 11/1 England; 11/1 France; 16/1 Russia; 22/1 Portugal; 33/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
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