Top Ten England 2010 FIFA World Cup Bets

29th March 2010 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Betting & Odds
World Cup Betting & Odds

Top 10 England World Cup Bets: England begin their World Cup campaign on June 12th against the USA, and Betting on England at the World Cup is already on, with every group stage fixture being assigned prices, as well as markets such as group outright bets, group and team specials. The earlier you take the World Cup odds on a certain market prior to the competition, the better off you are going to be in terms of price. Once the tournament gets underway, prices will naturally shorten, and things like teams picking up injuries to important players ahead of the tournament should also have a major bearing on things. With that in mind, and England’s troubles with injuries at World Cups past, here are the Top Ten England World Cup Betting Markets which are ripe for picking now.

1) England to Win Group C at 2010 FIFA World Cup

After being drawn in a group with the USA, Algeria and Slovenia, on the current run of things, it looks a sure fire bet that England will win the group with relative ease. Algeria really struggled in the African Cup of Nations, while the USA credentials are not as strong as others coming the CONCACAF and South America. While the Americans will be gung-ho about taking down England, the quality that Capello’s side has, really should secure them safe passage through as group winners. If they don’t then there is the chance that they could meet Germany in the last 16.

2) Wayne Rooney Top England Scorer at World Cup
Not much denying that Rooney is the most in-form and devastating striker in the world at the moment. Can he reproduce it on the world stage this summer? There is little to suggest why not, especially after dominating proceedings up front for England during their World Cup qualifying campaign. In winning their qualifying group, England showed a penchant for goals, with Manchester United’s Rooney spearheading things. He is the most vital cog in the England machine, and can be backed with relative confidence to be England’s top scorer. He will make himself get the most chances in the team, and the fact that midfielder Frank Lampard is second favourite in this market, shows how reliant on Rooney, England are.

3) Wayne Rooney Top World Cup Goal Scorer
Whether or not Rooney and England will stay in the competition long enough for the Man Utd striker to finish as the competition’s top scorer is a different matter. Usually the winner of the World Cup golden boot comes from a team which at least reaches the semi finals. Those extra couple of games are important, but Rooney, in a relatively weak group, could flourish in the early stages and, with the kind of form which he is in at the moment, there is every chance he could be well on the way to securing the title after the three group matches. Russia’s Oleg Salenko finished top scorer in ‘94 with six goals in their only three games for example, while the last England player to finish as top scorer at the World Cup, was Gary Lineker in ‘86.

4) England To Reach 2010 FIFA World Cup Final
Reaching the final itself and winning the tournament are two completely different things, but at least their chances will be cut to 50/50 instead of one in 32 if England can get there! Looking at the World cup betting odds for the 2010 tournament, then there is strong belief that England will go far. There are two ways to approach this bet, either find yourself a straight Yes/No option at your online bookmaker, or look for the Stage of Elimination markets. There will probably be better odds to be picked up on the Stage of Elimination market, and from there you can back England to get to the final, or whatever stage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup you think they will reach.

5) England to win a World Cup Match In a Penalty Shoot Out:
Any England supporter will remember at least one penalty shoot out that their nation has had to endure. Let’s see…World Cup 2006 beaten by Portugal, Euro 2004 beaten by Portugal, World Cup 1998 beaten by Argentina, Euro 96 beat Spain thanks to David Seaman, World Cup 1990 beaten by West Germany. As you see, the occurrence of a penalty shoot out in a major international competition is not a rarity for England. Winning one, however, is. If it happens again, can they finally step up to the plate with some confidence and survive? This is a great bet listed at 4/1 with World Cup Betting at William Hill.

6) England to Score 10 or more Goals at World Cup
This bet on the World Cup 2010 may be a little out there, as the winning team will only play seven matches. During qualifying England hit an average of 3.4 goals per game, which makes this bet seem pretty secure. Bear in mind though, that the level of opposition and the nature of the pressure on games during the knockout stages of the World Cup, are unlikely to see England run riot as they have done. Assuming England get to the final (or at least third place play-off) they will need to bank an average of 1.4 goals per game. Again, England supporters will be looking to Rooney and Lampard to achieve this.

7) England To Win All Three Group C Games
Back to the Group betting, and there really is no reason why England should not win all three matches. They will naturally have more of a chance if everyone stays fit and Capello can field a strong side. Look at the individual match prices for the England world cup fixtures and you will see exactly what is expected of England in the group. Firm favourites to win the group, and firm favourites to bring home maximum points from all three matches. USA, Slovenia and Algeria should not pose much threat to a potential World Cup winner.

8) England to beat USA

Yes, the Americans caused a major upset by beating England 1-0 in the 1950 World Cup, but take a look at any World Cup Odds and you will see that no-one is fancying that to happen again. They made harder work of qualifying that was probably expected, and CONCACAF rivals Costa Rica and Mexico both got the better of them during qualifying. This is the opening match of England’s World Cup on June 12th, and Capello will want to get off to a strong start to ease any pressure off the rest of the group qualification process.

9) To Make World Cup Squad
This is quite a vast market, and one that can be utilised to pick up some small profits. Obviously this is a time limited affair, with Capello naming his provisional squad in the not too distant future. With Beckham out of contention with injury, there is still doubt over who will nail the final places. Ashley Cole is a still a doubt, Rio Ferdinand has struggled to stay healthy, so who will make the final cut? Most online bookmakers have this market open, and while there is a little bit of logic to be applied to who will make the squad (and Capello probably has more than a fair idea of who he is taking).

10) Live In-Play Betting

You will be able to follow England’s progress through the 2010 FIFA World Cup with Live In-Play betting. World Cup betting at Bet365 in particular is a great place to start if you are looking for somewhere to explore Live In-Play betting. This online bookmaker, along with a generous welcome bonus, provides a great service for Live In-Play betting. With this, you will be able to make calls on the live action as it is unfolding before your eyes, and is a great way to enhance the World Cup Betting experience.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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