Welbeck to Russia? Arsenal ace backed for World Cup spot


Danny Welbeck’s chances of making England’s World Cup squad have never looked stronger, according to our odds.

The Arsenal ace is in a vein of form right now and that’s led to punters backing him to book a spot on Gareth Southgate’s plane to Russia.

And having once been as big as 7/5, the bookies now make it just 1/2 he finds himself in the 23-man squad.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Welbeck is finding form at just the right time if he’s to make a late push for an England place – and that’s exactly what punters are expecting him to do.”

Welbeck scored a crucial goal in Arsenal’s Europa League tie away at CSKA Moscow last night, following a two-goal haul in the win over Southampton last Sunday.

Ladbrokes Latest Betting 

23 most likely players to make England squad

Raheem Sterling – 1/33

Kyle Walker – 1/25

Dele Alli – 1/20

Harry Kane – 1/20

John Stones – 1/20

Jordan Pickford – 1/20

Eric Dier – 1/16

Jack Butland – 1/16

Marcus Rashford – 1/16

Jamie Vardy – 1/10

Jesse Lingard – 1/8

Harry Maguire – 1/7

Jordan Henderson – 1/7

Adam Lallana – 1/5

Kieran Trippier – 1/5

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 1/4

Danny Rose – 1/3

Joe Hart – 1/3

Ryan Bertrand – 4/11

Jack Wilshere – 4/9

Joe Gomez – 4/9

Danny Welbeck – 1/2

Ashley Young – 8/15

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing