England will give Germany what four, reckon punters


Ladbrokes report four times as many match bets for England as Germany ahead of the old rivals’ last 16 clash.

The Three Lions are 8/5 to win in 90 minutes, 4/5 to progress and 11/1 to go through on penalties. Joachim Low’s side are 7/4, evens and 10/1 respectively.

Ladbrokes spokesman, Nick Weinberg, said: “Patriotic punters are tipping Capello’s men to do the business. A nation expects and firmly believes that it will be England’s day.”

The firm go 33/1 about the misfiring Wayne Rooney grabbing a hat-trick, whilst Slovenia goal hero Jermain Defoe is 50/1 to help himself to the match ball.


Match Odds

Eng 8/5
Ger 7/4
Draw 11/5

To qualify

England 4/5
Germany evens

Germany – to win on penalties 10/1
Germany – to win after extra-time 10/1
England – to win on penalties 11/1
England – to win after extra-time 10/1

England to score a goal with the ball coming off the crossbar and crossing
the line 10/1

To score a hat-trick

Wayne Rooney 33/1
Miroslav Klose 40/1
Jermain Defoe 50/1
Peter Crouch 50/1
Lukas Podolski 66/1
Cacau 66/1
Emile Heskey 80/1
Steven Gerrard 80/1
Frank Lampard 100/1
Mesut Ozil 150/1
Thomas Muller 150/1
Any England player to score a hat-trick 14/1


Brazil 7/2
Argentina 9/2
Spain 9/2
Netherlands 6/1
Germany 10/1
England 10/1
Uruguay 16/1
Portugal 22/1
Paraguay 28/1
USA 33/1
Ghana 40/1
Chile 40/1
Korea Republic (South) 50/1
Mexico 66/1
Japan 80/1
Slovakia 80/1

See the full Germany vs England market.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.