England play Uruguay in their second game at the World Cup and defeat for either side would end their Brazil 2014 hopes after both lost their opening games. Read on for our match preview, complete with betting tips, odds comparison and analysis as we take a look at this massive clash.

England lost 2-1 to Italy which was hardly a major shock and also offered the Three Lions some heart as they played well and probably deserved a draw. In contrast, Uruguay, without the injured Luis Suarez, surprisingly went down 3-1 to unfancied Costa Rica, the Central Americans now in with a real chance of qualifying.

Uruguay had been favourites, both to qualify ahead of England and to win this game but on the back of those two results Roy Hodgson’s side are priced at just 13/10 with Ladbrokes whilst Uruguay, for whom Suarez may feature, are now out at odds of 5/2, the same price Bet365 offers for the draw.

Given the vibrancy of Raheem Sterling in the first game and the poor Uruguayan defending in their defeat, we have to fancy England here. Much could depend on the fitness of two Liverpool strikers though. Suarez may play but will he be sharp and fully fit? Meanwhile, England’s Daniel Sturridge, who scored against Italy, also has a knock.

That could be crucial but either way our main betting tip here between two sides who look average at the back is for both teams to score at nice odds of 17/20 with BetVictor.

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