England World Cup Betting Preview
England odds and free bets for 2010 World Cup
England regularly go into a World Cup as one of the favourites but this is normally based on hope, rather than expectation. This time however, there is a general belief that England have what it takes to win the tournament and are third favourites at 6/1 with bwin.com. Since Fabio Capello has taken over the reigns from Steve McClaren, England have been a team transformed winning 15 of the 21 matches in which he has been in charge.
Group C sees England pitted against USA, Slovenia and Algeria in what seems a relatively comfortable draw. England are clear favourites to win the group, with Sky Bet providing odds of 4/11 that they top the table. Odds of 2/1 for England to finish the group stage with 9 points also looks like good value with expect.com. Should they win the group, England are likely to face Serbia in the last 16, before moving on to play France in the quarter finals and probably Brazil in the last 4.
England produced a near faultless qualifying campaign, progressing from Group 6 with ease, winning 9 and losing 1 of their 10 games.
England have an abundance of world class players on the pitch, but one man stands out in particular. Wayne Rooney is the focal point of England’s attacking play. A total of 9 goals made him the 2nd highest scorer in the European qualifying campaign and took his tally to 25 goals in 57 appearances. His two previous major tournaments for England were blighted by injury, but if fit, his odds of 16/1 with bwin.com to win the golden boot look like a snip.
The current England team is the best in decades, with players such as Terry, Gerrard, Lampard and Rooney all at their peak. As proven in recent friendlies however, England tend to struggle against the very best opposition. They should have enough quality to best the French in the quarters, but the prospect of facing Brazil in the semi’s could prove a bridge too far. I feel that England will get knocked out in the last 4 and the odds of this happening with Coral are 9/2.
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