The English are mad about their football, so when the World Cup comes around the nation gets behind them. There is always much anticipation and excitement just before the tournament gets underway.
The 2014 Football World Cup will no doubt be drawing a lot of betting attention, and diehard English fans like to back their own team.
Without a doubt, the most popular type of World Cup bet made by English punters is to bet on England winning the tournament. The online betting sites have England @ 25/1 to win the World Cup in Brazil.
England are in Group D which is a tough group. Their first game is on June 14 against the Azzurri. Their second game is against South America’s Uruguay, and they will then have to face Costa Rica in their final group game.
In addition to picking the outright winner of the tournament in the 2014 World Cup, a lot of betting action will take place on the top goalscorer betting market for England’s top scorer.
Wayne Rooney is the opening 5/2 favourite at William Hill to bag the most number of goals for his team followed by Daniel Sturridge @ 3/1. Steven Gerrard and Danny Welbeck are longshots according to the bookmakers at 10/1 and 14/1 respectively.
It will be interesting to see what tactics are adopted by England’s head coach, Roy Hodgson. Wayne Rooney will play as a No. 10. Although considered a forward, he will often play behind the forwards, much like his role for Manchester United after Robin van Persie came into the squad since he was the preferred out and out striker.
However, some of Rooney’s best form has been when he was the focal point of the attack. Regardless of where he is played, he is a top-quality player, and it’s not surprising the bookmakers have made Rooney the odds on favourite to score the most goals for England.
Check out the very latest Betting Offers for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.