England dealt Wilshere injury blow, Arsenal man 9/4 to make World Cup 2014
Will Jack Wilshere make the plane for England’s World Cup challenge this summer? The Arsenal attacking midfielder picked up an injury in a recent international friendly against Denmark, which could affect his chances of making Brazil 2014. Wilshere picked up a hairline fracture on a bone in his left foot and he is expected to be out now for six weeks. That’s a long time out of action at such a crucial time and won’t give him much time to get match sharp again.
Wilshere was a starter for Roy Hodgson’s side against Denmark at Wembley but a clash with Liverpool’s Daniel Agger now forces him to have an extended period on the sidelines. Wilshere was kept on the pitch until the 60th minute. Online betting site Bet365 priced Wilshere up at 9/4 to miss out on a World Cup place, while he was moved out to 1/3 from as short as 1/10 to actually make England’s World Cup squad. Wilshere missed out on Euro because of a stress fracture in his right ankle.
Worryingly also for Wilshere, is that is replacement in the game, Adam Lallana, put in a great performance. He made the most of his thirty minute cameo, by performing a sweet Cruyff-turn with his first touch of the ball and then it was he who set up Daniel Sturridge for England’s only goal of the game. Bet365 reacted by bringing his price down to 1/2 to be in England World Cup squad, having previously been out at 10/11.
Punters can get a price of 3/1 on Lallana starting England’s opening World Cup match against Italy, and he could be joined in the England squad by his Southampton team mate Luke Shaw. The young left back is unlikely to start in manaus though (12/1) because of the presence of Leighton Baines who will probably be the starting option (1/4).
Punters can also take Even money at Bet365 that Southampton will have at least two representatives on the plane to brazil in the summer, with Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert also in the picture. Both were unused substitutes against Denmark