Football By Joe Crilly

The Return Of The Patriotic Punter: 97p In Every Pound Says England Will Beat Ecuador

England Biggest World Cup Threat To Bookmakers!

England punters are flocking to back Roy’s boys ahead of their first warm weather friendly against Ecuador in Miami according to William Hill. 97p of every £1 placed on the match so far has been for an England victory.

England are the biggest losers of the World Cup for William Hill after patriotic punters backed them in from 33/1 to 25/1 and at the same time racking up liabilities of £1.6m for Britain’s biggest bookmaker.

“The patriotic punters are starting to come out of the woodwork now and despite England being the longest price they have ever been, our pessimism has not put off the always loyal English fans,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

England are 5/6 to win the match with Ecuador 7/2 and the draw 23/10. England are 13/8 to win both of their pre-World Cup matches in Miami.

England vs Ecuador:

7/2 Ecuador; 5/6 England; 23/10 draw

First goalscorer: 9/2 Daniel Sturridge; 9/2 Wayne Rooney; 5/1 Rickie Lambert; 13/2 Danny Welbeck; 15/2 Raheem Sterling; 15/2 Felipe Caicedo; 15/2 Jamie Ayovi; 8/1 BAR

Total match goals: 8/1 none; 3/1 one; 9/4 two; 3/1 three; 11/2 four; 12/1 five; 16/1 six or more

13/8 for England to win both of their pre-World Cup friendlies

World Cup betting: 3/1 Brazil; 4/1 Argentina; 6/1 Germany; 6/1 Spain; 16/1 Belgium; 20/1 France; 25/1 Colombia; 25/1 England; 25/1 Italy; 25/1 Uruguay; 28/1 Portugal; 33/1 Holland; 40/1 Chile; 100/1 Russia; 125/1 Ivory Coast; 125/1 Japan; 125/1 Switzerland; 150/1 Bosnia; 200/1 Croatia; 200/1 Ecuador; 200/1 Mexico; 250/1 Ghana; 250/1 Greece; 250/1 Nigeria; 250/1 South Korea; 250/1 USA; 750/1 Australia; 750/1 Cameroon; 2000/1 Algeria; 2500/1 Costa Rica; 2500/1 Honduras; 2500/1 Iran