Zaha 5-6 to win first England cap in Sweden

WILFRIED ZAHA is 5-6 with Hills to win his first England cap against Sweden on Wednesday after he benefited from several withdrawals to earn his first senior call-up.

Ladbrokes offer 15-8 that the Crystal Palace forward starts in the Stockholm friendly and 7-4 that he is in the Three Lions' squad for the 2014 World Cup. Hills disagree wildly about the 20-year-old's prospects of being on the plane to Brazil and offer 7-4 that he makes the cut.

Bookmakers consider Arsenal the most likely club to snatch the talented youngster from the high-flying Eagles, who sit top of the Championship and are rated 5-2 shots to be promoted.

Hills are betting on which club he is at by February 1 and offer 4-1 about north London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal, though the good news for Palace fans is that he is 5-6 to remain south of the river Thames at Selhurst Park. He is 7-4 with Ladbrokes to join the Gunners but 8-1 to play Premier League football with Palace next term.

He joins up with a far from full-strength England squad but captain Steven Gerrard will be handed his 100th cap if he is passed fit after a scan on a knee injury.

Germany have injury problems of their own for their friendly against Holland, with Mesut Ozil, Miroslav Klose, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos, Jerome Boateng, Marcel Schmelzer, Holger Badstuber and Sami Khedira all out.

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