World Cup Betting on England – Tips & Markets Guide Part 2

2nd June 2010 | World Cup Betting category: Football World Cup News
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Part Two of our series of Current Prices on England at the World Cup, takes a look at more of the special markets that bookmakers are offering. Your online bookmaker will probably have a great deal more on offer than just outright markets and match betting. It is under those covers of main bets where you can find gems to enhance your World Cup 2010 betting. For all of the teams participating in the World Cup you can find Specials markets for them, from anything from Elimination Stages, to Top Goal scorer, to Total Goals markets. These markets can be fun to explore and make great additions to your outright bets. Most fans will naturally gravitate towards the big outright markets, such as the World Cup winner, but for newcomers to online betting, there is a whole world of bets waiting underneath. As well as individual match sub markets, such as predicting score casts and first goal scorers, online bookmaker provide lists of World Cup Special bets on England, which will provide you plenty more options and unique markets you perhaps had never even considered. Enjoy Part two of our guide to betting on England at the World Cup, and where to go to find them.

England Top Goal Scorer
Now this one should be fairly easy to pin down, as there are not a lot of expected options. Naturally Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney tops the list, as he is expected to challenge for the Golden Boot in the tournament. Still priced around 6/4 still makes this a decent bet. His closest challenger is likely to be midfielder Frank Lampard, which will be further enhanced if he can rediscover his penalty taking accuracy after missing his last two. Penalty kicks during regulation time are something to consider, as a couple of those in the group stages, and up goes Lampard’s totals. Lampard is a nicely priced at Skybet at 11/2 to be England’s top scorer. Want an outsider bet? Then why not Peter Crouch? His international record speaks for itself, and he should be in amongst the goals, even from the subs bench. Maybe has played his way into a starting spot, but he rarely fails to deliver, and at 8/1 at SportingBet is a great price.

First Team to Score Against England
You will need to check out Betting on the World Cup at Paddy Power for this unique market. This is quite an interesting one to try and predict, and will land you serious kudos from your betting pals if you nail this one. Naturally the USA, against who, England start their World Cup campaign in Rustenburg on June 12th, is the shortest of all the prices at 5/6. One thing about this price, is that England fans would hope that they could keep the USA at bay with relative ease. If the starting back four get troubled by a USA side looking like they lack a lot of punch going forward, it could spell worrying times ahead for Capello’s side. So, if you think England can close out the bravado of the Americans, then you will find better odds on England’s second opponents Algeria being the first to breach England. At 10/3 this represents better odds, but if England go into that game after keeping a clean sheet, they should be even more confident of keeping a lack luster Algeria at bay. Algeria struggled for goals at the African Cup of Nations, and do not look a side which can threaten. Realistically England’s biggest threat will come from Slovenia, who looked a decent side in the tough European qualification zone. They can be a technical threat going forward, and they are 5/1 at Paddy Power to be the first to break England. Is two clean sheets realistic for England against weaker opposition? England fans will hope not. So what about three? Any Other Team than their group opponents being the first to score against England, can be taken at 10/1. Next in line come the four potential opponents from Group D who England could meet in the second round.

First England Player to Get Booked
Now that we know who Fabio Capello is taking to South Africa with him, here is an interesting market for the keen punter to explore. The tenacious Wayne Rooney is top of the chart for this one again, as his energy is often misplaced, and if England are suffering a frustrating time in a match, which they probably will in the group stages against teams which will try and snuff their attacking game out, Rooney is a prime candidate for this one. Again, this is a Paddy Power special that you need to explore, and Rooney is 6/1. You would generally lean towards a defender or a defensive midfielder for this one, and Ashley Cole is priced at 13/2 while team mate John Terry is 15/2. Liverpool’s general Steven Gerrard is also priced at 15/2 to get England’s first yellow card. You have a one in eleven chance of this at the start of the tournament, so if you can predict your starting line up, then you can go from there. Rio Ferdinand is currently priced at 11/1. This is a good little bet, with well priced World Cup Odds to have on the back burner as England take on the world.

When Will England Meet Brazil?
Now, you can check out our printable World Cup Planner for this one and see the potential of this bet. If both teams win their groups, as expected, then they would come together in the quarter fianls, and Boylesports has that encounter priced at 5/1. The clear outright winner in this market is the Teams Don’t Meet option, which Boylesports has at 1/8. That is not exactly putting a lot of trust and faith into England’s progress by the looks of it. For the two teams to meet in the World Cup Final, one of them would need to finish as runner’s up in their group to avoid each other until then, and that unlikely event means this option is way out at 25/1.

England Group Stage Goals Conceded

Simple Over/Under option on this one. You’ll need to head on over to Betting Exchange BetFair to pick up some good World Cup Odds on this one. Under 2.5 goals is at 2/13, while England conceding over 2.5 group stage goals is at 4/5.

England Penalty Shoot Out.

There are loads of options covering this one amongst bookmakers. England To Lose In A Penalty Shootout is a prime market. As England fans know, they have been there before, many a time and faced the heartbreak of the penalty shoot out. If you think this cruel ending will be the downfall of Fabio Capello’s men at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, then you will want to know the betting odds. You can get 11/4 at Stan James at the moment for England to lose on penalties, or 10/3 at Extrabet. Ladbrokes have 3/1 on England to be knocked out of the World Cup by losing a penalty shootout. It is not beyond the realms of possibility of course, and the earlier you jump on this one, the better. England’s Next Penalty To Be Scored market is 2/7 at Coral, while England’s Next Penalty To Be Saved is 7/2 at Coral. Any England Game to Go To Penalties is 13/8 at Totesport. If you want to get a little more specific, then England to Lose to Germany on penalties is 25/1 at Totesport as well. Penalties should crop up in the tournament, and you will need to decide for yourself, if England’s track record is going to come back and haunt them again.

Method of Elimination

You can explore when England will be eliminated in World Cup betting, but how about how they will go out? Ladbrokes and Boylesports are heading up this market. Odds of 5/6 at Ladbrokes can be taken for England to be eliminated “Within 90 minutes in a knockout stage match”. Boyelsports have 4/1 on England being sent home “On penalties in a knockout stage match.” If you think that England will exit the competition in extra time in a knockout stage match, then Boylesports are your online bookmaker for odds of 11/2. This is an interesting market to think about, and if you can double this up with what stage you think they will go out of, then there is some good profit awaiting you.

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