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Breaking Bets: Make the most of England’s World Cup hurrah

| 22.06.2014

England are heading home early and Roy Hodgson will make sure the Three Lions final game has the air of a League Cup fixture by ringing the changes.

Just Daniel Sturridge and Gary Cahill retain their places for the dead rubber against Costa Rica but Ladbrokes has ensured the game will be worth watching by releasing a number of special bets to catch the imagination.

With the game likely to represent Frank Lampard’s World Cup swansong and a glimpse at the side that could well start the Euro 2016 finals (provided England qualify) there are plenty of opportunities to cash in from England’s last hurrah.

England to lose @ 3/1

Not the most patriotic of bets but with England losing both games so far and Costa Rica able to secure top spot with all three points a third defeat could well be on the cards for Roy’s boys.

Joel Campbell anytime assist @ 9/2

After being loaned out to Olympiakos last term Arsenal’s Joel Campbell has a point to prove to Arsene Wenger.

The striker is rumoured to be on AC Milan’s radar and will be looking to use the spotlight the England game will afford him to put in a dazzling performance.

After setting up a goal in the 3-1 win over Uruguay Ladbrokes is offering 9/2 on an anytime assist against England.

Frank Lampard to score first and England to win @ 16/1

Lampard will be given the captain’s armband in what is likely to be his England farewell and his scoring record suggests he is a safe bet to find the back of the net.

With 29 international goals no midfielder has ever scored more for England and with the Three Lions winning 19 of the 27 games in which he has netted a Lamps goal should mean a consolation victory.

Any unfeatured England player to score first v Costa Rica @ 3/1

With Hodgson making nine changes to the starting XI this is the pick of the bunch. If England are to take the lead with their starting line-up still on the pitch only Daniel Sturridge or Gary Cahill could scupper the bet.

With Lampard, Jack Wilshere, James Milner, Adam Lallana and Ross Barkley all set to start there are a number of likely candidates to fire England in front.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.