England’s Chances In The 2022 World Cup

18.11.2022

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Updated:November 18, 2022

Finally, Qatar 2022 is around the corner and England’s chances to win the world cup have never looked better. Following a blockbuster EURO 2020 (taking place a year thanks to COVID) which saw them come from a penalty kick away from becoming champions of Europe, Gareth Southgate’s men will be hoping that 2022 is the year that the World Cup finally comes home.

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The bookies may not have the Three Lions as their picks to win the tournament, they do have some of the best odds to win the World Cup. 888sport have give Harry Kane and co. odds of 7/1 to lift the famous trophy, only slight lagging behind Brazil (7/2), Argentina (11/2) and champions France (6/1) as favourites to win the World Cup. BET365 have them at 8/1 to win the World Cup, while Betfred have the odds at 7/1.

England’s odds have been up and down since their last camping in Russia. Back in 2018, the Three Lions saw a change in their dismal fortunes, as they won a penalty shootout to reach the Semi-Final. They crashed out to Croatia, but saw renewed hope in a nation that prides itself in football heritage. After the tournament ended, they were 16/1 to win the tournament, with bookies unable to look past the likes of Mbappe’s France or Neymar’s Brazil.

Those odds shortened massively as they reached the final of EURO 2020 on home soil. They faced a rugged Italy team in the final and only lost when the famous English penalty kick curse reared it’s ugly head. The impressive form leading up to the final affected the odds of England winning the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, reaching a record low of 5/1. They were seen as the favourite’s at one point but the superstar teams mentioned before have now overtaken them as the bookie’s picks to win.

Poor form leading up to the tournament has dampened the spirits, with Southgate’s side now six games without a win. With all the Premier League talent (and one Bundesliga Wonderkid) filling their impressive squad, it’s hard to look past the Three Lions.

With Harry Kane on top form for Tottenham, it’s no wonder why England are considered a top four side in the world. He is backed by a plethora of creative talent, with the Manchester City duo of Phil Foden and Jack Grealish certain to make an impact in Qatar.

England’s Defense

But everybody knows that a world cup campaign is built on a solid defence. The inclusion of Harry Maguire, horribly out of form and not playing for Manchester United, was a shocking one, but his past performances as an England hero have kept his space in Southgate’s squad. Joined by the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kieran Trippier, John Stones and Kyle Walker, they have a solid defence which could take on the best of the world’s attackers on their day.

Harry Kane is currently the favourite to win the Golden Boot and could match the feat he managed in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. 888sport currently put him favourite ahead of Mbappe, Messi and Neymar to earn the prestigious award, but the Spurs man will be hoping less about individual merit and more about leading England to World Cup 2022 victory.

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