Capello’s men have leapfrogged Brazil in the betting who are out to 11/2 (bet365)after England secured a relatively easy group in Group C alongside USA, Algeria and Slovenia.
Ladbrokes are anticipating record-breaking interest in the 2010 spectacular in South Africa.
England should have few problems qualifying from their Group, and although they will then face tougher tasks if they are to progress further, we regard Fabio Capellos men as leading contenders for glory in South Africa, an
outcome that would cost the bookies millions!
David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “World Cup fever is set to grip the country. We’re bracing ourselves for football meltdown next Summer. Cape Town has whetted the appetite and we reckon England should be pretty chuffed with the draw.”
At 6/1 England are at their shortest price heading into a World Cup in a generation.
“Bookies have enjoyed decades of fortune courtesy of stuttering England teams. For the first in a seriously long time there’s a real feeling they can win and it’s got us worried” added Williams.
Betdaq make Argentina 10/1 third favourites and holders Italy are 12/1 with Paddy Power. Then its Holland (14/1 Boylesports) , Germany 14/1 (Stan James) and France can be backed at 16/1 with Blue Square.
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