England v Costa Rica Free Bets – Get 4/1 on England to win final game

England will look to go out with a bang as Betfred offer free bets on England and go 4/1 on the Three Lions to win their final game at the World Cup.

The price of 4/1 looks too big to miss, and with England 5/6 elsewhere, its sure to attract plenty of attention, with Roy Hodgeson’s side backed to win their final game of a disappointing World Cup campaign.

England will bid to exit the World Cup on a high when they take on Costa Rica in their final game of Group D.

Defeats to Italy and Uruguay means that the Three Lions cannot reach the knockout stages of the tournament and instead they will be playing for pride against the Central Americans. While pride is up for grabs, there is also the fact of avoiding unwanted records.

Not since 1958 has an England side failed to qualify from their group while a defeat to the Los Ticos would be their worst ever performance at the world cup.

England manager Roy Hodgson is set to make wholesale changes to his side with just two players, Daniel Sturridge and Gary Cahill, keeping their places from the side that lost 2-1 to Uruguay Southampton defender Luke Shaw will come into the left side of defence with Leighton Baines struggling with a groin injury.

Ben Foster, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling complete the back five.

Steven Gerrard, so ineffective in both games to date, will make way for Frank Lampard with the 36 year old also set to captain the side. Lampard will have midfield protection in the shape of James Milner and Jack Wilshere.

Ross Barkley will start in a front three that consists of Sturridge and Southampton star Adam Lallana Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain once again misses out after suffering a recurrence of the knee injury that hampered him earlier in the tournament.

Costa Rica meanwhile are currently on cloud nine after negotiating their passage into the next round by virtue of beating two former winners, Uruguay and Italy and with a last 16 clash looming they could opt to rest players.

The game will take place in Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte; a city that England know only too well.

It was here, in 1950 that the USA caused one of the biggest upsets of the game when they beat a the Three Lions 1-0 and on Tuesday night they will be out to avoid a similar upset, although given the performances to date perhaps it is Costa Rica that are out to avoid the shock.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.