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Betting on England in the World Cup 2018

7 May 2018

England to win the World Cup? It has been more than 50 years since the last one in 1966. Is it realistic? Well, maybe not. But there are a lot of other interesting bets to consider when it comes to England in the World Cup.

We know we shouldn’t say this, but you’ll be betting with your heart rather than your brain if you went for this. Here is England’s record since coming 4th in 1990:

England's last six World Cup appearences
  • 94 - did not qualify
  • 98 - Round of 16
  • 02 - Quarter Finals
  • 06 - Quarter Finals
  • 10 - Round of 16
  • 14 - Group Stage

England Odds - World Cup 2018

England World Cup odds

It could be argued that 18/1 are still not bad odds but with teams like Brazil, Germany, France and Spain all heading to Russia this summer we feel their still optimistic. For example, Portugal, the current European Champions have higher odds (25/1) than England. Considering Portugal were responsible for knocking out England in the Euros and World Cup during the Three Lions’ so-called ‘golden- generation’, a bet on the navigators might be of better value.

To Reach The Final

The best odds you can currently find are 8/1.

To Reach The Quarter-Final

A much more realistic outcome. The best odds you can currently find are 4/5.

To reach the quarter-final, England would have to most likely beat Colombia, Japan, Poland or Senegal in the round-of-16. In the quarter-final they could well face Germany or Brazil.

To Win Group G

This will most likely be between Belgium and England. The Red Devils are favourites, but England is not far behind. The other teams in the group are Tunisia and Panama. ‘The Eagles of Carthage’, as Tunisia are known, have only ever succeeded in winning one World Cup match against Mexico in 1978. England played Tunisia in the 1998 World Cup, beating them 2-0. This is Panama’s first World Cup and they are not expected not to progress out of the group stage.

England - Specials

Harry Kane to be top goalscorer

We think this isn’t such a bad bet. The best odds you can find on him to win the Golden Boot are 20/1. Now, even if England were to go out in the Quarter-finals he will have played Tunisia and Panama in the group stages. Panama are generally considered the worst team at the tournament and if the Spurs striker can bring his league form to the world stage he could be picking up some easy goals early on. Harry Kane has currently scored 12 goals in 23 games for England and two of those goals came against Germany and France.

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Best Bookies to Bet on England with during the World Cup 2018

In 2017 the FA ended their partnership with Ladbrokes after Joey Barton was forced to serve an 18-month ban for betting offences. Barton’s comments after his ban sparked a debate about how appropriate such a deal is when the FA were trying to become stricter on betting partnerships in football.

Despite this, Ladbrokes, in our opinion, are still one of the best bookies to bet on England with. Their odds are usually similar to the other larger UK based bookies, such as William Hill and Coral but their promotional activity around the England games are still second to none. Even during the round of international friendlies - perhaps football’s least exciting fixtures of the year - Ladbrokes will flood the market with enhanced odds if you back England. If you see Chris Kamara’s face on their site, you know it’s probably going to be an England promotion.

Our absolute favourites for World Cup betting are however Betfair and Betway.

You might also notice because of the number of punters the major UK betting sites, such as Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral will receive before and during the World Cup they release their odds a little later than others.

Our absolute favourites for World Cup betting are however Betfair and Betway. With great in-play betting, special features and promotions, every punter can be sure to find something they fancy with these bookies. No matter if you are a beginner or a veteran within the world of betting, the World Cup at Betfair and Betway will make your tournament more exciting to watch.

When it comes to the World Cup emotion can sometimes trump sense, and because of this, we suggest that you check out the Betfair exchange during the World Cup. With Betfair Exchange, customers bet against each other rather than against the 'bookmaker', which in this case would be Betfair. The odds are instead decided by the customers themselves, with Betfair taking a certain percent of your winnings. With algorithms and experts working round the clock to deliver odds in favour of the bookies, the exchange is a great place to look for some high-value odds.

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