FOOTBALL BETTING: Paddy Power has cut the odds on John Terry losing the England captaincy to just Evens. Steven Gerrard is their hot favourite at 4/7 to be the next national skipper.
Having offered odds of 11/8 on Friday when Terry’s super-injunction was lifted, fans have firmly given their verdict on the Chelsea defender and forced the bookmaker to further cut the odds. Punters could have got 4/1 that Terry would not be England’s World Cup skipper before the story broke last week.
Paddy Power said: “The pressure is mounting on Terry who it would appear has now lost public support and the betting certainly suggests punters don’t think he will be leading out the Three Lions for too much longer.“
Punters certainly aren’t convinced this will be the last affair i! nvolving Terry to hit the headlines either. With plenty of previous form punters are expecting the Terry scandal to escalate into a Tiger Woods style avalanche with former lovers emerging left, right and centre.
The betting that six or more stories emerge on John Terry’s affairs has been backed in over the weekend from 7/4 to just 5/4. The bookie now offers just 5/6 that the two shamed sports stars bounce back with Tiger playing at the US Masters and Terry captaining England for their first World Cup game.
Should Terry step down or be sacked by Capello Paddy Power make Steven Gerrard the hot favourite at 4/7 to be the next national skipper followed by Wayne Rooney at 4/1 and Frank Lampard at 7s.
Meanwhile Terry’s former best mate Wayne Bridge is increasingly expected to announce an international retirement and is now 13/8 not to go to this summer’s World Cup from 2/1.