This is a continuation of our blog post to discuss the top teams in Russia 2018, Read the first post of the World cup betting tips. The best World Cup Betting Tips available as we analyse each team per group participating in the tournament. You can always learn more about betting market outcome.
As we know, we are here to talk about Russia 2018 not the history of the world cup. In case you are interested in its history, read about FIFA World Cup.
Just as we prepare for the opening ceremony of Russia 2018, it has been announced that the USA, Canada and Mexico will co-host the 2026 FIFA world cup, You can read about the announcement on FIFA.
Another interesting development on the eve of the world cup is that Spain has fired their coach Julen Lopetegui and he will be replaced by Fernando Hierro, read more.
World Cup Betting Tips: Pretenders
Every world cup starts with one or two national teams labelled as the favourite by the bookies. As we have favourites, we have pretenders that always come with high expectation and manage to fluff every time. Looking at the teams that will be playing in Russia 2018, We have our Perennial performers in the likes of Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Spain and France. Well, we know who we might be giving the pretender award. Who is that?
Answering that might be tough, but I think we could all agree on a country………..
Your guess is as good as mine……. England it is.
Nickname: The Three Lions; Coach: Gareth Southgate; Captain: Harry Kane; Star Player: Harry Kane.
World Cup slogan: SEND US VICTORIOUS.
Teams: England, Tunisia, Panama and Belgium.
Monday, 18/06/2018: Tunisia Vs England Time: 7PM
Sunday, 24/06/2018: England Vs Panama Time: 1PM
Thursday, 28/06/2018: England Vs Belgium Time: 7PM
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*All time is GMT+1
World cup betting tips on England
We always expect them to show up, and they always do. We expect them to fumble, Can They disappoint us this time? I hope so.
Well, that is a rhetorical question but you understand what I am insinuating there especially with there past record.
Looking at the odds from betting company/website, Betway on England to win the tournament has odds of 17 and it is the most popular odd among the bookies.
The odds above are indicative of England chances of progressing to the next round is very high with an easy group consisting of Tunisia, first timer Panama and Belgium.
England has been a terrible performer in the FIFA world cup since they host and won it in 1966. With a group draw as kind as theirs, I expect them to get the maximum point from their first two games and progress to the next round. They will maintain the unbeaten through the group stage even against Belgium.
Their woes are in the knockout rounds when they play top teams and they fumble as usual. Fingers crossed and hoping this generation will surpass the recent bottlers.
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England was drawn into Group F in the European Qualification series to the FIFA world cup in Russia. England gets through the qualification with a near perfect record of 8 wins in 10 games. They finished the campaign unbeaten with only two draws. They top their group with 26 points, 8 points clear of Slovakia in the second spot.
England has appeared at the world cup fourteen times in their history but has only made two semi-final appearances. This shows the underwhelming level of performance by the England national team in the past world cup. As we have perennial winners, England belongs to the group of perennial LOSERS. Even with the talented squad of Germany 2006 with the likes of Gerard, Lampard, Beckham, Rooney etc. they had an underwhelming world cup when they crash out against Portugal. Same applies to them in South Africa 2010 when they lost to Germany in the round of 16.
Subsequently, England has won the FIFA world cup once in their history when they host and won in 1966 by defeating Germany in the final. England has dissapointed a lot of times but we are hoping this time this will be different.
England World Final Cup Squad
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley).
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ashley Young (Manchester United).
Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea).
Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).
*squad list from Telegraph.