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England’s World Cup starting XI, according to odds

| 01.04.2018

Our traders have revealed the most likely players to feature in England’s first game at this year’s World Cup.

The footy trading department make Jordan Pickford the favourite to start in goal, while the odds suggest Gareth Southgate will opt for a back three with wing-backs, and one striker.

Shortest Priced Players to start England’s first World Cup game

GK – Jordan Pickford – 8/11

CB – John Stones – 1/5

CB – Harry Maguire – 2/1

CB – Kyle Walker – 1/12

RWB – Kieran Trippier – EVS

LWB – Danny Rose – 10/11

CM – Eric Dier – 5/6

CM – Jordan Henderson – 5/6

CAM – Raheem Sterling – 1/10

CAM – Dele Alli – 1/4

ST – Harry Kane – 1/10

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s no surprise to see Kane so short to start England’s first game, but the latest odds suggest Walker will be trusted in a back three while Trippier gets the nod out wide.”

“There’s no room for the likes of Bertrand, Lingard, Rashford or Vardy, who have just over two months to make a case.”

Who would you pick in your England side?

All Odds and Markets correct as of date and publication




Cian Carroll

Starting life as a football columnist for his local paper in Dundalk, Cian has written for a number of media outlets with pieces published in The Birmingham Mail and Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo. A lover of football, GAA, boxing, rugby and MMA, he’s a big Aston Villa and Dundalk fan. He can be regularly spotted on various mountain tops.