England: Hart; Baines, Cahill, Jagielka, Johnson; Gerrard, Wilshere; Sterling, Chamberlain, Rooney, Sturridge
No major injury concerns.
Peru: Fernandez, Yotun, Rodriguez, Ramos, Advincula, Cruzado, Ramires, Ballon, Hurtado, Carrilo, Ruidaz
Paolo Guerrero and Jefferson Farfan will be missing through injury, while Claudio Pizarro was not called up for the upcoming friendlies.
101GG Betting Tip:
Finally, the moment we have all been waiting for arrived as the Three Lions are put to their first test ahead of the World Cup.
Roy Hodgson will allow us a glimpse into the starting XI planned for Brazil, and rest assured any player given an opportunity during the first game will want to grab it with both hands (or feet).
In stark contrast to the antiqued squad in 2010, Roy Hodgson appears to have revived the England national team spirit by injecting his squad with youth and energy, calling up the second youngest team in English history for a World Cup.
With the likes of Luke Shaw, Jack Wilshere, Raheem Sterling, Adam Lallana and Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain, the Three Lions should regain their pace absent from previous tournaments.
It also will be interesting to see who plays next to Gerrard in midfield – Wilshere, Jordan Henderson or even Ross Barkley.
Hodgson chose to start the warm up games with a fairly easy looking task against Peru, who have won a mere 4 out its 16 recent qualifying games. Additionally, Peru will be arriving to this fixture without their three key players, Claudio Pizarro, Jefferson Farfan and Paolo Guerrero.
This should be a straightforward task for the Three Lions, a confidence booster to start off the young team on the right foot, ahead of much more difficult games coming up.
101GG Prediction: England 2 – Peru 0
Some essential facts to help with online betting:
The last time England and Peru faced each other was in May 1962 when Jimmy Greaves scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 win.
Peru have not tasted victory since beating Ecuador in a World Cup qualifier a year ago.
England have scored just once in their last three friendlies at Wembley.
England’s clean sheet against Denmark in March was their first in six international friendlies at Wembley.
England have won just one of their last five internationals against South American sides (D2 L2).
Wayne Rooney has been the best goalscorer for Roy Hodgson, scoring eight goals during the manager’s tenure.