Can they finally do it? It’s been 44 years since England won their first ever World Cup, which makes it 14 years since Baddiel and Skinner first sang about “30 years of hurt” – surely this summer will finally allow everyone to reset their timers?
There are certainly plenty of reasons to back an England World Cup bet. Fabio Capello guided the Three Lions to nine wins from ten qualifying games, despite being drawn in a fairly tough group featuring Ukraine and Croatia. Largely because of this form, England world cup betting odds sees the side fourth favourites behind Brazil, Spain and Argentina, and many England fans will fancy an online bet on World Cup 2010.
Particularly if key players stay fit. With Gareth Barry missing the first game, Rio Ferdinand out for good and pre-tournament scares to both John Terry and Wayne Rooney, it’s important that England staff keep Capello’s best players in good nick.
Wayne Rooney, in particular, is a vital cog in England’s machine, acting as the spearhead in attack and providing the goals needed to fire them to World Cup glory. Should he reproduce his Premier League form in South Africa, it won’t simply be hardened England fans who fancy a world cup football bet.
England World Cup fixtures are another reason to be optimistic. Drawn in Group C alongside USA, Algeria and Slovenia, only the Americans should pose a realistic threat, and with a likely second round encounter against a beatable Ghana side, the reasons to get involved in England World Cup betting are numerous.
When mulling over England World Cup football betting odds it’s also worth noting that Brazil and Spain could potentially face each other in round two – if one finishes top and the other runner-up in their respective groups – making the odds to win World Cup 2010 more attractive as they’ll have the advantage of one of the favourites exiting the tournament early on.
England may not have a better chance to end their trophy drought than in Africa this summer, and many fans will be confident when backing England World Cup 2010 betting.