ENGLAND flopped in 2010 – so will 2011 be any better?
Probably. Fabio Capello has somehow survived a disastrous World Cup campaign and starts this year with a friendly in Copenhagen.
The English have lost a couple of players, most notably Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard, but on paper look much stronger than Denmark.
But as we know the game's played on grass and therein lie Capello's problems. He talks a brilliant game but so often very little happens out on the park.
England have the ability to blow away sides like Denmark but do it all too often. They should win this and odds of 13-10 with the likes of William Hill do appeal. But with Ferdinand missing from the defence and Glen Johnson and Joleon Lescott in there I reckon the Danes will score.
Darren Bent will start up front for England supported by Wayne Rooney and the Aston Villa ace is decent value at 7-1 with Ladbrokes to net the opener.
Rooney is favourite at 6-1 with Paddy Power but we don't know which Rooney will show up. Stand-in skipper Frank Lampard is 10-1 at Ladbrokes to score first and 11-2 with Paddy Power to score in an England win.
- Bent to score first (7-1, Ladbrokes)