England Slips in World Cup OddsPublished June 22, 2010
Three Lions face Slovenia in last chance to rebuild 2010 campaign.
England has slipped three spots to sixth in the World Cup betting odds, not surprising given the team's dismal one-all and nil-nil ties in the first two games of the group stage.
Needing a win against Slovenia on Wednesday to be certain of progression to the round of 16, England is now at 10/1 at William Hill Sports to win the World Cup for a second time, behind new favorite Brazil, 4/1, Spain and Argentina, 9/2, Holland, 8/1, and Germany, 9/1.
The Three Lions are now out to evens to win the group, and 4/9 to qualify in one of the first two spots. All teams are still in the running, with top-of-the table Slovenia (4 points) at 4/6 odds to qualify, the US (two points) at 8/15, and Algeria (one point) at 7/2.
Alternatively, England is 13/8 not to qualify.
In the head-to-head matchup for Wednesday night, England is a hot 1/2 favorite to win the match. A draw is paying 3/1, while a Slovenia victory might look tempting for the most pessimistic of English supporters, as it is paying 6/1.
William Hill is also paying 80/1 odds for an England World Cup victory-Andy Murray Wimbledon victory double. Wimbledon got underway on Monday and ends July 4, one week before the World Cup final in Johannesburg.