England fans around the world share the sense that they’re in for something special at the 2010 Football World Cup. While previous tournaments have seen England’s chances hyped up only for the team to disappoint, the current crop of England players look more than capable of getting the job done in South Africa.
With England set to put in a big performance on the global stage, millions of punters will be looking to score off their team at the 2010 Football World Cup. Bookmakers are already offering extensive coverage of the tournament with 2010 football odds for dozens of betting markets and a vast variety of free bets.
If you haven’t yet decided how to back England at the World Cup, take a look at our top picks for England World Cup betting after the jump.
1. Top Goalscorer
Wayne Rooney’s found the form of his life ahead of the 2010 Football World Cup and is set to terrorise defences in South Africa. The top goalscorers at previous World Cups have tended to amass 5 to 6 goals at the tournament, and we can’t see Rooney missing the mark while in goal-a-game form.
England’s star striker is trading at odds of up to 11/1 at top UK bookies. This in itself represents excellent value, but you can virtually guarantee your chances of earning a return by placing an each-way bet on Rooney at the tournament top goalscorer. With bookies paying to 5th place, bets on Rooney will pay out at 1/ 4 odds if the striker finishes the tournament amongst the top five goalscorers.
2. Group Winner
England fans couldn’t have asked for a kinder draw for the national team at the 2010 Football World Cup. The English will have to take on the likes of the USA, Slovenia and Algeria in Group C and are trading at short 2010 football odds to head the points table for the first round.
You can bet on England to win Group C at odds of around 1/3 at most bookies. While this won’t provide a stellar return, many fans won’t be turning their noses up at a bankable 30% dividend on a top performance by the England football team.
3. Outright Winner
There’s going to be a lot of money invested in England in the Outright Winner 2010 World Cup Odds markets before the dust settles on South Africa. Now’s the best time to back England, however, with England trading at 6/1 at some bookies and offering enough value to pay out returns on each-way bets if they simply make the final.
More 2010 World Cup Betting
The options above are just the tip of the iceberg of 2010 Football World Cup betting opportunities, with many bookmakers offering exclusive specials on England at the tournament. Bookies are also going all out to attract your bets, with dozens of lucrative free bets up for grabs for England fans who register accounts, deposit and bet on the 2010 Football Odds markets.