A must win game for both teams in Group D after opening game defeats. A lot is at stake in Sao Paulo on Thursday

Recommendations

England to win 13/10 William Hill

Over 2.5 goals 21/20 BetVictor

Both teams to score 5/6 BetVictor

Raheem Sterling anytime goalscorer 19/4 BWin

England performed creditably against a good Italian team and caused them a lot of problems going forward with Sturridge, Welbeck and espeicallty Sterling all looking threatening. They will fancy their chances of doing the same to a Uruguay defence that on the evidence of the Costa Rca game, and the performance of Joel Campbell in particular is vulnerable to pace and a bit long in the tooth

The major uncertainty about this game surrounds the fitness of Suarez, and whether he will accompany the dangerous Cavani up front against England. The fact that he did not come off the bench at 2-1 down against Costa Rica shows that this could be a close run decision, but you would think he would play if at all possible

If he does, then these two teams have similar characteristics

- suspect defensively

- particularly vulnerable down both flanks

- pace and attacking threat up front

Putting this together with the group situation, where both teams need a win to realistically maintain hopes of qualification,  and allied to the already establishing trend for Overs and both teams to score in the 11 (at the time of writing) games of this World Cup so far then the 5/6 BetVictor offer on Both teams to score and 21/20 they offer on over 2.5 goals both look like bets

Looking at the Uruguayan vulnerability down the flanks, and Pereira is suspended for the game too, then the dangerous Raheem Sterling must be worth a look as anytime goal-scorer at 19/4 with BWin. Likely to be playing wide as part of the three behind Sturridge, his pace could be a match winner for England

In terms of outright result,  I like England here. A few tactical adjustments to make, particularly down the left front, the question of where successfully to play Rooney to best advantage but on the evidence of the first games a better team than Uruguay. Odds against 13/10 is available with William Hill

Recommendations

England to win 13/10 William Hill

Over 2.5 goals 21/20 BetVictor

Both teams to score 5/6 BetVictor

Raheem Sterling anytime goalscorer 19/4 BWin