England travel to Moldova in the first of their World Cup 2014 qualifying matches on Friday and despite losing Rooney, Carroll and Cole to injury, England are still strong favourites to get their World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign off to a winning start.
Moldova are best price 12/1 to win the match with Bet Victor while the draw is top price 9/2 with Paddy Power. England are odds on at 1/3 and that price can be backed with Bet365 who will also give you a £200 free bet when you open a new account.
With Rooney and Carroll out of contention for England Daniel Sturridge (4/1 William Hill) and Danny Welbeck (4/1 Coral) are favourites to score the first goal of the match with Jermaine Defoe also top price 4/1 in the betting odds.
With England such a short price in the betting, the more sensible way to bet could well be by betting on England to be winning the match at half-time (4/5 with Sky Bet). The draw at half-time looks short at 8/5 with 188bet while Moldova are 11/1.