Betting on England to win the 2010 World Cup reaches a climax today as Fabio Capello's team prepare for their crucial opening game this evening against the USA .
Whilst Capello will not name his team until 2 hours before the scheduled kick off time of 7.30pm England fans are already putting their money down on a huge day of betting for UK bookmakers .
Leading bookies Ladbrokes and William Hill clearly do not think England can win as they are best price England at 8/1 .
At Betfair the world's biggest betting exchange England are 7.4/1 to back or 7.6/1 to lay meaning England fans could hedge their bets with Betfair and still be guaranteed a profit if Capello's team lift the trophy .
This arbitrage position is generally something the leading bookmakers would avoid but Ladbrokes and William Hill seem happy to accept huge liabilities on England .
William Hill also have a great offer currently of £30 in FREE BETS for new customers who open an account and deposit £10 .
If as expected England can start their campaign with an emphatic victory this evening against the USA , those bookmakers will be sitting a little less comfortable .