Bet Live: England v. Scotland U21 FootballPublished August 13, 2013 by OCR Editor
England v. Scotland U21 friendly, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, 730pm UK time.
England and Scotland renew football's oldest rivalry with a friendly match at Sheffield's Bramall Lane tonight, but this isn't any ordinary encounter between the Auld Enemies - it is actually a match between their Under-21 squads which takes place 24 hours before a match between the two senior squads at Wembley.
England goes into this match as favorite, but it will have to without a couple of its stars after Luke Shaw and Tom Ince pulled out with injury. Shaw limped off in the first half of a Southampton pre-season friendly with a knee problem, while no reason has been given for Ince's withdrawal.
Roy Hodgson is in charge of the Young Lions until the Football Association finds a long-term replacement for Stuart Pearce, whose contract was not renewed following the teams disappointing campaign at Euro 2013 in Israel - when England finished in last place in its group.
William Hill Sports would never miss an opportunity to cover a match as big as this, which is why it is offering the full spread of pre-match betting options including match markets, goal markets, 5 minute markets and specials.
England goes in 4/7 favorite in the hours leading up to the match, with a draw listed at 11/4 and Scotland at 5/1. Headline offers are: Connor Wilkham to score and England U21 to win, 7/4, Tony Watt to score in a Scotland U21 win, 14/1.
Hill is offering live betting on England-Scotland U21 tonight (and England-Scotland at Wembley tomorrow). Just log into your Hill account, select In-Play Betting and then tonight's match to find up-to-the-second betting odds.