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Denmark vs England – Bet on goals in the second half

| 09.02.2011

England’s betting odds are 5/4 to win in Denmark but there are numerous alternate bets that may be worth considering alongside uncovering who is simply going to win the friendly.

Over/Under 2.5 goals

Many people may argue that the raft of substitutions that often bring the second half of friendlies to a standstill will mean that under 2.5 goals is surely the best bet at 4/7.

Although this point may be true, looking at England’s record in friendlies over the past three years, there is every chance that a minimum of three goals will be scored.

Just four of England’s last 15 friendlies have witnessed a maximum of two goals being scored, and it is 5/4 in the football betting that over 2.5 goals are scored again.

England have also failed to keep a clean sheet in a friendly since July 2008 when they faced Trinidad and Tobago, while their last three showdowns with Denmark have witnessed at least three goals scored.

Five goals have been scored in each of the last two friendlies, with Denmark triumphing on each occasion, while England won 3-0 at the 2002 World Cup.

Half with Most Goals

Denmark and England have both played five games each in the current season and none of the combined ten games have seen more goals scored in the first half than the second.

Four of England’s five have seen more goals in the second period, with the only exception being the goalless draw with Montenegro, while three of Denmark’s have followed a similar pattern.

It is 11/10 that the Copenhagen clash sees more goals scored in the second period, while it is 11/5 that an equal number of goals are scored in each half.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.