Are England A World Cup Bet At 16/1?
There are no major football matches in Britain tonight because the Premier League and Champions League are taking a break to accommodate international football friendlies. One of the most intriguing fixtures is the match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow between Russia and Brazil. World Cup qualification is done and dusted and now teams are preparing for the tournament in Russia in the summer.
Gareth Southgate must continue to do his job on the assumption that England compete but that issue may be taken out of his hands. In Harry Kane ENGLAND only have one world class player so look too short at 16/1 with William Hill to win the World Cup. Whatever the heart says the head says that won’t happen but we might never know if non-football events make participation impossible.
England are not good enough to win the World Cup but at least they qualified. There are some significant absentees, notably Italy who have been the World champions four times and have played in the last 15 tournaments. Italy were only a goal away from playing in Russia but Holland were never in contention. The team that made the semi-finals in Brazil four years ago were a mile away from qualifying this time.
England play the Netherlands away from home in a friendly on Friday night. The manager has introduced some fresh faces but there could be a recognisable player in goal. Joe Hart’s loss of confidence is part of the collateral damage at West Ham but he is in the squad for this week’s match and Evens with bet365 to make the World Cup squad. HART still looks like being on the plane for Russia.
This time last week we were anticipating the Cheltenham Festival and the meeting did not let us down. We now have a lull before the Grand National meeting at Aintree and it’s back to moderate Tuesday afternoon fare. There’s actually some decent prize money on the All-Weather at Newcastle tonight. The richest race of the fixture is the six furlong handicap at 6.40. On ratings MYBOYHENRY looks a good bet at 9/1 with Betfair to win this contest.