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| 25.06.2010

Patriotic punters are tipping England to beat Germany on penalties.

Ladbrokes quote 11/1 about spot kick cheer for the Three Lions against their old rivals and report sustained interest.

The firm anticipates a frenzied weekend of betting ahead of the make-or-break clash.

Spokesman Nick Weinberg said: “We’re beginning to sweat over a resurgent England and it’s got nothing to do with the temperature hike. Capello’s men will land us in hot water if they lift the trophy.

“Patriotic punters reckon that finally it’ll be the Germans paying the penalty.”

The bookies go 10/1 about Fabio Capello’s men scoring a goal off the cross bar, evoking memories of England’s controversial third in 1966. A Three Lions hat-trick is 14/1.

England are 8/5 to win the match in 90 minutes and 4/5 to progress.


Match odds

Eng 8/5
Ger 7/4
Draw 11/5

To qualify

England 4/5
Germany evens

Germany – to win on penalties 10/1
Germany – to win after extra-time 10/1
England – to win on penalties 11/1
England – to win after extra-time 10/1

England to score a goal with the ball coming off the crossbar and crossing the line 10/1

To score a hat-trick

Wayne Rooney 33/1
Miroslav Klose 40/1
Jermain Defoe 50/1
Peter Crouch 50/1
Lukas Podolski 66/1
Cacau 66/1
Emile Heskey 80/1
Steven Gerrard 80/1
Frank Lampard 100/1
Mesut Ozil 150/1
Thomas Muller 150/1
Any England player to score a hat-trick 14/1

See the full Germany vs England market.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.