Three Lions supporters were head-in-hands after Vasily Berezutsky’s injury-time leveller for Russia, but their optimism has returned ahead of the Wales game, with a flurry of bets on Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy both netting for Roy’s Boys at 6/1.
However, with both sides battling for qualification from Group B, this could be a night for new national heroes to arise, and it’s 11/8 that any England player picks the perfect time to score their first ever senior international goal.
Liverpool pair Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson – and a number of defenders – are still awaiting their first goal for Roy Hodgson’s side, so are we about to see a new name and number on the scoreboard tomorrow night?
Meanwhile, 5/4 says England net one beyond the 80-minute mark, and recent form suggests that could be a very smart bet, with Hodgson’s charges having scored beyond that point in three of their last five games leading up to Euro 2016.
And if a goal in the dying moments of normal time isn’t dramatic enough, fans can also back England to bag one in second-half injury-time at 4s.
England are 8/15 for victory, with 10/3 for the draw and 13/2 for a Welsh win.
And the passionate Three Lions faithful are set to win the social media battle too, with the Eiffel Tower 1/2 to display the England flag on Thursday.
A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “England could be in for more late drama, but fans are betting it will bring delight not despair. A last-gasp winner for England would be a multi-million pound disaster for the bookies, so we’ll be hoping for another draw.”
Ladbrokes Latest Odds:
England v Wales specials:
Eiffel Tower to display the England flag on Thursday – 1/2
England to score after the 80-minute mark – 5/4
Any England player to score their first-ever senior international goal – 11/8
Rooney to score from outside the box – 7/2
England to score in second-half injury-time – 4/1
Two or more Tottenham players to score for England – 5/1
Any England player to score a penalty – 5/1
Kane AND Vardy to score – 6/1
Dier to score direct from a free-kick – 12/1
Two or more Liverpool players to score for England – 20/1
Kane, Vardy AND Rooney to score – 25/1
Two or more Manchester United players to score for England – 33/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing