For England fans, everything is riding on the result against Solvenia this afternoon. After a dismal performance against Algeria and days of controversy and discord in the England camp, is manager Fabio Capello right to say that he's 'not crazy', and that England can not only reach the second round, but even leave the South African World Cup with the trophy in hand?
The Odds Tell the Story
Fans are putting their money where their mouth is and betting in favour of the boys in red - at least they are at Victor Chandler.
- Current odds on an England win at Victor Chandler are 4/11
- Odds for Slovenia coming out on top are 15/2
England fans are known for their readiness to express disappointment when expectations aren't met on the pitch, but also for their loyalty. So, if England are destined for greatness in this World Cup, there's no doubt that the online betting frenzy will continue.
But - if when today's final whistle blows, the worst has happened and the English are indeed headed back to Blighty, what can compensate for the disappointment?
A World Cup Holiday
The wise people at Swiss Casino are allowing everyone to enjoy the remaining World Cup action, whether their national teams are playing or not! All Swiss Casino clients can win 3 days in a 5 star hotel at a number of exotic locations throughout the competition.
Just open a real money account at Swiss and gamble on match days. The player with the highest total bets at the end of the day wins the holiday, and the next day the competition starts all over again.
Follow It Live
William Hill Sports meanwhile have introduced one of the coolest sports betting features of late, specially for the World Cup. The table below presents live scores from all matches, leaving to you only the part of praying and placing a wager, while the boys take the field.