England heading for World Cup last sixteen exit according to bookies
England likely to get through 2018 World Cup although bookmakers predict defeat in the first knockout round
December 3rd, 2017
Gareth Southgate preached caution with regard to England’s World Cup draw after the Three Lions were grouped with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama.
However, the England Head Coach will have privately been delighted that his team avoided more dangerous Pot 3 and Pot 4 teams, with England likely to qualify for the last sixteen stage along with Belgium.
The Three Lions play Tunisia in their opening match before meeting Panama, with bookmaker BetVictor anticipating that Southgate’s team will qualify for the last sixteen stage although they’re not expecting England to progress much further.
BetVictor offer odds on England’s stage of elimination, with 6/1 about the Three Lions failing at the group stage although the shortest price is the 11/8 that the nation make the last sixteen stage before exiting.
You can get 11/4 that England leave Russia after losing in the quarter finals, while there is 9/2 that the 1966 winners exit in the semi finals. You can get 12/1 that England are runners-up and 16/1 that the Three Lions win the competition.
England supporters will be feeling an air of trepidation considering that the team have failed more regularly than succeeded. Perhaps the 2018 World Cup will mark a change of fortune.