England World Cup Odds: Ways To Bet On England at Qatar 2022
The odds on England winning the World Cup have drifted out to 8/1 with some UK betting sites following a dismal UEFA Nations League campaign leading into the tournament.
The Three Lions were joint favourites to lift the trophy a year ago, but they have struggled for form since finishing runners-up at last summer’s Euros.
They have their fair share of injury concerns, with key players such as Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips battling to be declared fit for the group stage.
The likes of Raheem Sterling and Harry Maguire have also underwhelmed for their clubs this season, so many pundits expect England to come unstuck in Qatar.
However, it would be dangerous to write this team off. After all, they were semi-finalists at the last World Cup, they were unlucky to lose on penalties to Italy last summer at the Euros and they now boast a great deal of big game experience at major tournaments.
With all that in mind, here are our top tips for England at the 2022 World Cup.
England To Win World Cup Odds
If England top their group, football betting sites will expect them ease to victory over the runner-up from Group A in the Round of 16.
It will probably be Senegal, who have huge injury worries over Sadio Mané, or a technically limited Ecuador team, and the Three Lions would be clear favourites either way.
If both England and France win their groups and successfully navigate their Round of 16 matches, they will collide in the quarter-finals.
Southgate’s men would be underdogs against the reigning world champions, who boast Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema in attack.
However, the absence of N’Golo Kante is a major blow to Les Bleus, who flopped at last summer’s Euros.
Paul Pogba, who reserves his best performances for the national team, is also out, depleting the midfield, while Benzema and Antoine Griezmann are struggling for fitness and form respectively, and Hugo Lloris looks a little suspect of late.
It would be folly to write off England’s chances in that game. If England and France end up clashing in the quarter-finals, the winner would probably emerge as the new World Cup favourite, so backing England now at 8/1 looks appealing.
If you go each-way, you get half the odds if they finish runners-up, which provides another degree of insurance.
England World Cup Group Odds
England should cruise through to the Round of 16 by sweeping aside Iran, the USA and Wales in their group.
The USA have an exciting crop of youngsters, including Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna, Brenden Aaronson and Weston McKennie, but they lack the depth of quality that Southgate can call upon.
Wales are reliant on Gareth Bale, and the LAFC forward is not 100% fit, while Iran appear to be the minnows of the group.
World Cup betting sites offer odds of 2/5 may not look particularly appealing, but you can unlock a great deal of value by combining that selection with other teams in an accumulator.
For example, Argentina should have no trouble topping Group C ahead of Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia.
A two-team acca on both England and Argentina to win their groups will pay out at around Evens with William Hill.
Can England Win All Their Group Games?
Gareth Southgate has called up a very strong and balanced squad for this tournament.
For all the talk of a crisis at right-back, he can call upon Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben White if Walker does not shake off an injury.
Luke Shaw is a decent left-back, and Trippier can fill in on that side of the pitch too. There are concerns over Maguire’s form, but John Stones has been playing well and Declan Rice provides an effective screen in midfield.
Jude Bellingham has been sensational for Borussia Dortmund this season, while the likes of Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden and Mason Mount are very creative.
Harry Kane is struggling with fatigue, but he should recover in time for the tournament, while Sterling seems to come alive for the national team and Marcus Rashford has been excellent in recent weeks.
They certainly have enough quality to beat Iran in their opener, and they would be the clear favourites against the Americans in their second game.
If they were to take six points, they could afford to rest players for the final match against Wales, who may well be desperate for all three points.
However, Southgate could still field the likes of James Maddison, Callum Wilson, Jack Grealish and Conor Gallagher.
They have the ability to run riot against teams of Wales’ stature, so a nine-point haul is a distinct possibility, and odds of 5/2 with Ladbrokes look appealing.
BetVictor also has 5/2 on England to earn 7 points if you want to hedge your bets in this market.
England vs Iran Odds
England are best priced at just 3/10 to get the better of Iran in their World Cup opener, so you need to give them a handicap to unlock value on the game.
Southgate is a cautious coach, so the Three Lions rarely blow the opposition away, but they should be able to beat the Iranians by two clear goals.
Paddy Power has 10/11 on England -1, which looks tempting. Alternative options include England to win to nil at 8/11 or England to win at half-time and full-time at 10/11.
England’s Stage Of Elimination Odds
This is a great way to hedge your bets on England at the 2022 World Cup. There would be an outcry if they failed to reach the last eight, as they have a terrific record in recent tournaments.
They are priced at just 1/2 with bet365 and various others to reach the quarter-finals, which looks like a good way to earn a 50% return on your investment in a short space of time.
A quarter-final clash with France would certainly be a daunting prospect, as Les Bleus also have the likes of Ousmane Dembélé, Christopher Nkunku and Kingsley Coman in attack, while the defence is strong.
You can bet on England to be eliminated in the quarter-finals at 5/2 on betting apps, which covers you in case they do fall to France.
England World Cup Top Scorer Odds
Harry Kane won the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup after scoring six goals during England’s run to the semi-finals and he’s 9/1 with Bet UK to repeat the trick.
He was also the team’s top scorer at the Euros last year, and it is hard to see any of his teammates eclipsing him this time around.
He is the Three Lions’ designated penalty taker, and he is also very dangerous when getting on the end of corners and free-kicks.
Kane is a guaranteed starter, and is certain to be the focal point of England’s attack.
He often drops into a deeper role for Spurs, teeing up chances for Son Heung-Min, but his role tends to be a little more rigid for his country.
He may be battling fatigue, but Kane has scored 11 goals in 14 Premier League games this season.
His tally of 51 goals in 75 matches for England is also very impressive, so odds of 4/6 at Betfair on him outscoring his teammates are worth grabbing.
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