James Milner and Joleon Lescott took the press conference today and while Lescott looks certain to start, James Milner looks less likely, with William Hill making him 4/9 to start the match on the bench (13/8 to start match on pitch). With Roy Hodgson confirming that Wayne Rooney will not be taking part in any of the game on Saturday, Hills are betting on who will start up front and with Danny Welbeck suffering with a slight injury, Hills make Andy Carroll 1/6 to lead the line, while Jermain Defoe is 6/4 to do so.
There will be three uncapped players who will be hoping to make an impact in Norway (Martin Kelly, John Ruddy and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain) and Hills offer 2/1 that all three win their first caps while 10/1 is offered that none of them do.
It has been confirmed that goal-line technology will be used for Englands home game against Belgium on the 2nd June and William Hill are offering 2/1 (from an original 6/1) that it is introduced into the Premier League by the start of next season (it is 4/11 for it to not be in place).
The move towards getting goal-line technology appears to be gathering momentum and we are now the shortest price ever for it to be introduced next season, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
James Milner to start vs Norway: 4/9 no; 13/8 yes
Start up front:
Carroll: 1/6 yes; 7/2 no
Defoe: 6/4 yes; 1/2 no
Uncapped players to earn a cap vs Norway (Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kelly, Ruddy): 10/1 none; 2/1 one; 8/13 two; 2/1 three
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