England now know their group for the 2018 World Cup and they must be delighted with the draw after being pulled out with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama. Our World Cup betting expert Ross Casey looks at the latest England World Cup odds…
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Gareth Southgate’s England have of course not won a World Cup since 1966 in the famous Wembley Final where they defeated West Germany 4-2 with a hat-trick from Geoff Hurst. The closest they have come since is a semi-final in 1990 where penalty kick misses from both Chris Waddle and Stuart Pearce proved costly.
The Three Lions have an excellent draw, but they must remain grounded after a terrible World Cup campaign in 2014 saw them finish bottom in their group and score just a single point.
Our World Cup odds comparison service shows that some bookmakers are offering odds of 14/1 but the best possible price on England to win the World Cup is currently 20/1 at time of writing. That is a huge difference and would make you far more profit thanks to our matrices!
As noted above, England have been fortunate with their World Cup draw this year. The underdog pairing of Panama and Tunisia are up first for the Three Lions and if they win both of those winnable matches, they guarantee their advancement into the knock out stages. That will then leave them with a shoot-out final fixture against Belgium to decide who tops the group as surely Belgium will defeat the other sides too!
England are 5/4 current second favourites to win the group behind the odds on favourites Belgium, who are a best price of 10/11 currently looking at the latest World Cup betting odds.
England have not reached any World Cup final since 1966, but that is not to say it is impossible for this current side to do so. They have beaten Germany & France, drawn with Brazil and impressed during the qualifying period for the 2018 World Cup.
If you fancy England to reach the final in Russia, you can get best odds of 7/1 using our World Cup odds comparison service.
England were of course knocked out of the 2014 World Cup with a measly one point and exited at the group stage. If you think they will face that embarrassment again this summer you can get World Cup bet odds of 7/1.
If you think they will go one further and face elimination in the last 16 in a knockout game against someone, England are available at a best price of 2/1.
A quarter-final exit is even bigger in price as the book makers do not have faith in England going that far. That is priced up by World Cup bookies at 11/4. The semi-final knockout is available at 5/1 and as previously noted, England are 20/1 to win the 2018 World Cup.
England captain and star striker Harry Kane needs to have the tournament of a lifetime if England are to win the World Cup and he is fifth favourite to be the Golden Boot Winner with best odds of 20/1. The leader in the Golden boot winner market is Neymar, with the Brazilian best priced at 10/1.
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