Paddy Power Alternative England World Cup Bets

9th June 2010 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Previews & Predictions
World Cup Previews & Predictions

Online Bookmaker Paddy Power’s World Cup Specials section, is something well worth exploring on their website. Well known for their promotions and cash back offers on big events, Paddy Power again delivers with a nice array of alternative bets on England’s World Cup campaign. The main outright odds have been well covered on England’s chances of winning the World Cup, as well as things like England winning their group. So instead, we will explore some of the more obscure bets that can be found on England at South Africa 2010 that Paddy Power are offering right now. These are time sensitive bets that will need to be taken advantage of before England kick off against the USA on Saturday.

“Roo Beauty”
Paddy Power are running a “Roo Beauty” World Cup promotion, for the England v USA fixture on Saturday. This is the first match in England’s World Cup campaign, as they go in search of repeating the success of 1966. Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is of course the focal point of the team, whether it is banging goals into the back of the net, or losing his cool in the heat of battle. Well, Paddy Power are offering a cash back promotion on lost 1st /last goal scorer, correct score & score cast singles on the match, if Rooney scores at any time during the match against the USA. The maximum refund is £100, so this offers some pretty good coverage if your lost bets are redeemed by Rooney scoring, as expected.

1st England Player to Be Fouled during the Competition

The stipulation here is that a free kick or a penalty must be awarded for it to be a foul, so it doesn’t cover fouls that get missed! So who will be upended first? Here it is best to look for the players mostly in the thick of the action, which means you should gravitate towards midfielders. However, Wayne Rooney is top of the list here at 9/2, closely followed by Frank Lampard at 5/1. England captain Steven Gerrard is at 6/1 and makes for a very good bet, along with Peter Crouch out at 9/1.

How Many Shots Will Frank Lampard have in the World Cup?
England’s source of midfield goals, Frank Lampard, usually comes good with finding the back of the net. He is one of the most prolific midfielders at the tournament, and is usually good for a bet on having a crack at goal a few times during a match, even if he doesn’t beat the keeper. There are some interesting brackets to look at in this World Cup market, with “Between 7 & 9 Exactly” and “Between 13 and 16 Exactly” both going at 3/1. Knowing what the dynamic Chelsea midfielder is like, Paddy Power has “Between 10 & 12 Exactly” at 5/2. If you think he is going to hit “Seventeen or more” then you can take it at 4/1.

England Method of Elimination
It is not great to think about, but if England are not to be successful, and Fabio Capello cannot lead the nation to lift the World Cup, then it is worth considering how they will be knocked out. If you think they will be Knocked Out During Normal Time of Knockout Stage, Paddy Power offer odds of 8/13. The next option to look at is England getting Knocked Out During 30 Minute Extra Time Period at 6/1. The dreaded penalties may raise their ugly head again, if you think England will bow out of South Africa 2010 in the cruellest way, then Knocked Out in Penalty Shootout goes at 9/2. In the unlikely event that they will be Knocked Out in Group Stages, you can grab odds of 15/2 on that happening all the same.

First England Player to Be Sent Off
Will it happen? Well all know the fiery temper of a certain Mr Rooney, and the Manchester United star is 10/1 to be the first England player dismissed at the tournament. Chelsea’s John Terry, who is sometimes caught for pace, is at 15/2. The favourite selection in this market however, is No Red Card going for odds of 2/5.

England v USA National Anthem Special
Here is one of Paddy Power’s World Cup bets that come from left field a bit. How many England players will be singing the national anthem during ITV’s coverage of the big match? The anthem is there to instil some pride and get the emotions flowing, so it’s always nice to see players giving it their all. So, between 7 and 9 players is going for 11/10, while something fans would like to see, Ten or more players is at 2/1. The disappointing figure of Between 4 and 6 players singing the anthem, is currently running at 5/2.

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