Betting at England at the World Cup 2014
England's chances at the World Cup 2014Roy Hodgson takes England to Brazil in the summer and the bookmakers haven't been backing the Three Lions for success, and Betting on England at the World Cup 2014 has simply seen them tagging along as an outside shot. After battling their way through qualification to make it to the World Cup Finals, England were then handed a very tough group challenge at the draw for the finals themselves. England will have to face up to Costa Rica, as well as the power of Luis Suarez's Uruguay and Italy, who knocked them out of Euro 2012. So a tough challenge ahead just to even make it to the knockout stage.
So it is easy to see why bookmakers have priced England out at around 33/1 to actually win the World Cup. So Betting on England at the World Cup 2014, at least to lift the trophy, does look a bit of a long shot. But that still won't detract punters across the country having a patriotic bet on them to lift the famous trophy. After all, there is nothing for them to lose because no-one is expecting them to go that far. So does that mean, other than them being a dark horse in the competition that there is little betting value in them? Of course not, you just need to go shopping around.
England World Cup 2014 Fixtures - Group Stage
|Sa. 14th June||23.00||England v Italy||1:2|
|Th 19th June||20.00||England v Uruguay||1:2|
|Tu 24th June||17.00||England v Costa Rica||0:0|
England World Cup 2014 Fixtures - Round of the last 16
|52||Su 29th June||21.00||1st Gr. D v 2nd Gr. C||:|
England World Cup 2014 Fixtures - Quarter Finals
|59||Sa 5th July||21.00||Winner Match 51 v Winner Match 52||:|
England World Cup 2014 Fixtures - Semi-Finals
|62||We 9th July||21.00||Winner Match 59 v Winner Match 60||:|
England World Cup 2014 Fixtures - Final
|64||Su 13th July||20.00||Winner Match 61 v Winner Match 62||:|
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You can take some betting action in England Specials, even before the World Cup gets here. There is the popular market open of which players will actually make it into the squad. A lot of players, like Wayne Rooney and Joe Hart are predictable and don't offer value, but it those players like Ross Barkley, Adam Lallana, Raheem Sterling and Aaron Lennon, players who could force their way into the picture, where value is going to be found in taking a shot on. So there is some value to be found there in England World Cup betting, even before the tournament kick offs.
There is also some value in the Stage of Elimination for England at Brazil 2014. Just how far can the Three Lions make it? If you are expecting them to fall at the first hurdle and not make it out of the group, then you can take odds of around 13/10 on that market option, while seeing England exit at the second round is priced at 11/4. They are a 9/2 shot to exit at the quarter finals and 10/1 to lose at the semi final stage. The Three Lions are a long 20/1 shot to finish as tournament runner up.
So while punters looking at Betting on England at the World Cup 2014 are perhaps going to avoid the major markets, there are good options around. You can also dig around and look for markets such as Group Stage Goals Scored, Group Points and the dreaded To Lose On Penalties option, as well as taking a shot on who will be the top scorer for the Three Lions at Brazil 2014. Will it be Wayne Rooney? If not, who will surprise? Even if England can't go all the way and repeat their success of 1966, there is still some great betting value around on them.