England v Estonia: A boosted home win to nil looks the pick


After a 2-1 defeat by France in 2010, Fabio Capello claimed his England side feared playing at Wembley.

The handsomely-paid Italian claimed his youthful XI, which saw debuts for Jordan Henderson and Andy Carroll along with the possible mirage appearance of Jay Bothroyd off the bench, were left awestruck by the national stadium. He maintained he would continue to give youth a chance nonetheless.

As Capello’s successor, Roy Hodgson has continued to blood the country’s younger talent. You won’t, however, hear the former Fulham man air any grievances about playing at Wembley.

His record at the ground is exemplary, losing just twice in 20 games and winning on 15 occasions. With one game remaining there in the European 2016 qualifiers, he is on the verge of going unbeaten in the group.

The Three Lions have, of course, won wherever they’ve played a qualifier this campaign. All that remains is to ensure they retain their 100 percent record while experimenting with their lineup a little.

Considering only one team has managed to score a goal, let alone win a game against Hodgson’s men in the last five at Wembley, that mission looks easily attainable.

Ladbrokes concur, making the hosts 1/7 to beat Estonia on Friday night, with the visitors 25/1 and the draw available at 7s.

With victory seemingly assured then, there is value in backing England to win to nil, especially as that particular selection is the subject of Ladbrokes’ in-play price boost for the game.

From kick off until the time of the first goal, the bookmaker will boost England to win to nil from 4/9 to 6/4.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.