Football By Joe Crilly

England Still Odds On For Russia But Southgate’s Hopes Take A Hit

After a largely uneventful draw against Slovenia, England are 1/25 to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and while they remain massively odds on, Gareth Southgate’s odds of becoming the next permanent manager have taken a hit. Offered at 6/5 before the start of the game, he is now 11/8 with both Arsene Wenger and Roberto Mancini at 9/2.

Wayne Rooney made a late appearance from the bench and despite being left out of the starting XI, is just 1/10 to make the squad in November.

Joe Hart was comfortably the best player on the pitch for England and although he is currently out of Pep Guardiola’s plans at Manchester City, he is 8/1 to start the first game of next season between the sticks for the Citizens. Claudio Bravo is 1/5 favourite while Manuel Neuer is 16/1 with David de Gea 33/1.

To start Manchester City’s first Premier League game of 2017/18 season in goal: 1/5 Claudio Bravo; 8/1 Joe Hart; 10/1 William Cabellero; 16/1 Manuel Neuer; 33/1 David de Gea; 33/1 Ian Lawlor; 50/1 Angus Gunn; 50/1 Billy O’Brien

Next permanent England manager: 11/8 Gareth Southgate; 9/2 Arsene Wenger; 9/2 Roberto Mancini; 10/1 Ralf Rangnick; 10/1 Steve Bruce; 12/1 BAR

Will Wayne Rooney be in England’s squad in November: 1/10 yes; 11/2 no

England World Cup qualifying Group F winner: 1/7 England; 7/1 Slovakia; 14/1 Slovenia; 14/1 Scotland; 200/1 Lithuania

England to qualify for the 2018 World Cup: 1/25 yes; 9/1 no