Time for England and Ireland to get serious
THERE are 15 days until England’s opening Euro 2012 clash against France and Roy Hodgson has no time to lose.
The Three Lions step up their preparations on Saturday night as they head to Oslo to take on Norway and England are 6-5 with Hills to deliver the perfect start for their new manager before taking on Belgium next Saturday in their final match before the serious business starts.
The Three Lions are 12-1 with BetVictor to be celebrating their first major trophy success since 1966 next month.
Norway, who failed to qualify for the summer extravaganza, are 13-5 to claim a victory.
Two weeks on Saturday Ireland will be facing their biggest match since the 2002 World Cup when they open their Euro 2012 quest with a Group C clash against Croatia.
So there is no time to lose as Giovanni Trapattoni prepares for glory in Poland and he has patched up his side for tonight’s game in Dublin against Bosnia.
Robbie Keane, Richard Dunne and Sean St Ledger have all shaken off injuries to take their places at the Aviva Stadium and it will be a chance for Keiren Westwood to impress between the posts in the absence of usual No. 1 Shay Given.
Ireland are 21-20 to head east with a win under their belts, while Bosnia, fronted by Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko, are 16-5 to claim a victory.