Football By Joe Crilly

England vs Wales: Biggest Game Since The 2014 World Cup Final…£35m To Be Wagered On One Game


Britain’s bookies are expecting the England/Wales game to be the highest turnover match since the 2014 World Cup final. William Hill estimates that around £35m will be wagered across the industry on the match which kicks off at 2pm on Thursday.

In terms of number of bets placed, England have attracted 47% of all wagers with Wales accounting for 38% however it would appear that the big punters are firmly in England’s camp. 76p of every pound that has been wagered on the game so far has been for an England victory.

“This game is going to be massive and given the rivalry between the two nations there will presumably be very few punters sitting on the fence,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “With colours nailed firmly to the mast, English and Welsh fans will put their money where their mouths are and make this the single biggest match in betting terms since the 2014 World Cup.”

England are the 4/7 favourites to win the game with Wales 5/1 the draw 3/1.

 After coming in for some criticism over the quality of his dead ball deliveries, Harry Kane would appear to remain the key man and he is 1/8 to take the first corner of the game.

83% of all bets on a Welsh first goalscorer have been for Gareth Bale. 4% has been for Aaron Ramsey.


Which team has attracted the most bets? 47% England; 38% Wales; 15% draw

Which team has attracted the most money? 76% England; 20% Wales; 4% draw

Who will take England’s first corner: 1/8 Harry Kane; 9/2 any other England player

Either side to score from a direct free kick: 4/1