William Hill World Cup Odds on EnglandPublished May 4, 2010
England rated third favorite for tournament, behind Spain and Brazil.
A lot of time has passed since 1966, but can England return to its glory days and win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa?
The betting odds suggest this English team is a strong chance, with only two teams - Spain and Brazil - rated higher by most bookmakers with just over a month to go until the beginning of proceedings.
England is 11/2 at William Hill Sports to win the World Cup, behind reigning European champion Spain, 4/1, and five-time World Cup champion Brazil, 5/1.
In betting on champion/top goalscorer, the double option of an England World Cup win and Wayne Rooney winning the golden boot is paying 25/1.
In the odds for Group C, the boys are unsurprisingly 3/10 favorites, ahead of the USA, 9/2, Slovenia, 10/1, and Algeria, 10/1.
William Hill is paying 6/5 on England and the USA qualifying for the second stage of the tournament by finishing in the top two in the group stage.
Special emphasis is being put on the June 12 fixture between England and the USA, with William Hill offering a variety of options including the margin. The most likely scenario is for England to win by one goal, 11/5, while a draw is paying 13/5.
And if you needed proof of how good a bookmaker William Hill is, it won the top three awards at the annual Betview Awards in London last week - for betting shop manager of the year, betting chain of the year and bookmaker of the year.