Gareth Southgate has announced the group of players he is taking to Russia. It’s a particularly young team which has gained some criticism, the group being accused of being too inexperienced.
England have been solid in the betting markets for the World Cup for a long time now and are 16/1 with SunBets up after Gareth Southgate announced his squad on Wednesday afternoon.
Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere both missed out on a spot but uncapped Nick Pope and Trent Alexander-Arnold are on the plane.
Ashley Young has been rewarded after a terrific season for Man Utd and was picked over Ryan Bertrand of Southampton.
England are in Group G and will face opponents Tunisia, Panama and Belgium in that order. The betting odds on winning the group are a best priced 13/10 with Betfair Sportsbook. That bookie will also give new customers £100 in free bets when signing up using that link, a handy way to start the Summer!
England will be hoping to have the group wrapped up before their final group game against Belgium. They will encounter an incredible first eleven that boasts the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku.
When it comes to pinpointing special betting markets to take advantage of, we’ve identified one very good value England special. The odds available on England to be eliminated at the quarter final stage look big at 9/4 with BetVictor. If the group goes to form then the Three Lions will meet Poland or Colombia in the last 16 stage. There is enough in Southgate’s squad to negotiate either of those opponents. That will highly likely set-up a tie against Germany. That’s where the fun will end!