England World Cup Betting
With only a couple of months before the 2022 World Cup gets underway, England will look to put their recent Nations League woes behind them and although the tournament itself is lower down the international totem pole, four matches without a win does offer cause for concern.
However, the Three Lions have a habit of silencing their detractors when it matters most and although Gareth Southgate has come in for criticism in recent weeks, there should be no underestimating England’s capabilities in Qatar.
Especially when you consider their recent performances in major competition and with a fourth-placed finish in Russia four years ago now going alongside heartbreak in last summer’s European Championship finals, England will arrive in the Middle East as genuine outright contenders.
England World Cup Group
21 November 2022 13:00 – England vs Iran
25 November 2022 19:00 – England vs United States
29 November 2022 19:00 – Wales vs England
England 2022 World Cup Squad
Although England’s 26-man squad is still yet to be announced, there are already some certainties in terms of who will be on the plane and as long as injury can be avoided in the build up to the tournament, then Harry Kane will no doubt be leading the line in Qatar.
Because with Wayne Rooney’s goalscoring record also in sight for Kane, the World Cup would be the ideal setting for the Tottenham forward to earn another personal achievement and if the record is broken in the final, it may also lead to his ever winners medal for club or country.
While Kane will likely be supported by the pair of Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden and with the Manchester City pair always being well favoured by Gareth Southgate in attack, their contribution will be key when it comes to leading England to international glory.
Of course, there is talent throughout the England camp and with the defence being marshalled by the likes of Kyle Walker and John Stones, they will once again be taking orders from Jordan Pickford between the sticks.
England World Cup Odds
To Win Outright – 7/1
England are amongst the favourites to win the World Cup in Qatar and although their may be an element of home bias when it comes to these odds, it is a fair price at the same time.
Because although their Nations League offering in June gave supporters little to get excited about, it should not act as a precursor to future performance and especially when you consider those fixtures were played in a post-season wilderness.
With further international experience under the belts of this England squad, 2022 could well be the year when it finally comes together and in doing so, provides this golden generation with a trophy that they richly deserve.
Which is why England will be keen to banish the heartbreak of both 2018 and 2021 and at the odds that they currently find themselves at, backing Gareth Southgate’s maturing lions may make more sense than you think.
England World Cup Predictions
Harry Kane Golden Boot – 8/1
After landing the accolade in Russia four years ago, Harry Kane is going to be in no mood to hand over possession of the World Cup Golden Boot and when you consider his nearest challengers, he may not have to either.
Kane had an excellent end to last season and with his goals playing a considerable part in returning Tottenham to the Champions League, it is that very competition which will keep him primed and ready before his attacking exploits on the international stage.
Verdict: How Far Will England Go At the 2022 World Cup?
To Reach The Final – 3/1
For those who are not quite ready to nail all their colours to the mast, there is a bet that offers slightly more in the way of insurance and although England each-way in the outright market is one option, backing them to reach the final is also worth your consideration.
Because with England now possessing recent experience in getting to a major tournament final, this should serve them well in Qatar and although the bet is slightly shorter than 3/1 at present, it is only going get shorter the longer you wait to place your wager.