England face Brazil at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday evening and the Three Lions will be looking to build on Friday’s goalless draw with Germany.
Gareth Southgate heaped praise on his young squad following that encounter but another tough test awaits here. If Brazil go all out for the win, this one could get very messy indeed for England.
With Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho in the squad, Brazil boss Tite will be quietly confident of a positive outcome. In terms of attacking quality, La Selecao rank as one of the most powerful offensive units in world football.
Neymar, potentially the best player on the planet so far this season, is priced at EVENS to add to his impressive tally for the Brazilian national side.
Coutinho and Firmino could inspire Brazil to victory here; just as they tend to do at club level for Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that both men are able to successfully avoid injury in this contest before the Reds (2/5) take on Southampton this weekend.
Throw fellow top flight star Gabriel Jesus into the mix and Brazil have enough quality to cause England plenty of trouble. The City man is a 6/5 shot to get his name on the scoresheet...
For England, the onus will be on Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford to lead the line. After his solid start to the campaign, Vardy’s form has tailed off in recent weeks – the Leicester City star has failed to score in his last seven games for club and country.
Despite this, he is priced as the most likely Three Lions player to find the net on Tuesday evening. 888Sport punters can back Vardy at 14/5 to score during 90 minutes.
Eric Dier will have the opportunity to captain his country on Tuesday – a proud moment for the Tottenham Hotspur star. He featured in seven World Cup matches during the qualifying campaign and received three yellow cards; he is 12/5 to be booked at Wembley.
Going up against Brazil’s fluent, creative midfield isn’t ideal and Dier looks well priced to be cautioned in what could be an open and expansive affair.
Another goalless draw on the cards? Probably not. The over 2.5 line looks the one to bet on in this fixture. 17/20 for three or more goals in the contest represents solid value when you take into account the attacking quality on show.
Both teams to score could also land, though the 3/4 on offer is on the short side. This could be a one-sided affair if Brazil decide to go all out for the win at Wembley.
But the best market of all might be the simplest: a Brazil victory. England showed glimpses of real quality against Germany but the Three Lions may come crashing down to earth in the most horrific way.
Brazil could run riot at the home of English football if Tite gives his attack permission to go for the jugular. 7/10 is an exceptional price.
TIP: Brazil to win @ 7/10
*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*