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Gary Cahill now odds-on to start for England against Tunisia

Dave Burin | 8 June 2018

Chelsea ace set to feature in WC opener

The latest odds from Coral suggest Gary Cahill will be in England’s starting XI for the World Cup opener against Tunisia.

The Chelsea defender is 5/6 to start the opening game, having played 90 minutes and scored in last weekend’s 2-1 defeat of Nigeria.

As for the Three Lions’ other defensive options, Kyle Walker at 1/10 and 1/6 shot John Stones both look nailed-on to start against the North African outfit.

Coral’s John Hill said: “Gary Cahill is now odds-on to start against Tunisia in what is likely to be a back three alongside Kyle Walker and John Stones.”

Hill added: “It is quite a turn of events as just months ago Cahill was a big price to even make the 23-man squad and now he is more likely to start the opening game than not to.”

Elsewhere, Eric Dier at 1/6 is the most likely midfielder to feature, while the odds also heavily favour starts for Harry Kane at 1/10 and Raheem Sterling (1/7).

**Who will start for England vs Tunisia in their World Cup opener?

1/8 Jordan Pickford, 5/1 Jack Butland, 20/1 Nick Pope

1/10 Kyle Walker, 1/6 John Stones, 1/4 Kieran Trippier, 4/6 Ashley Young, 5/6 Harry Maguire, 5/6 Gary Cahill, 11/10 Danny Rose, 2/1 Phil Jones, 3/1 Trent Alexander- Arnold, 12/1 Fabian Delph

1/6 Eric Dier, 1/4 Dele Alli, 1/4 Jordan Henderson, 8/15 Jesse Lingard, 3/1 Ruben Loftus-Cheek

1/10 Harry Kane, 1/7 Raheem Sterling, 7/4 Marcus Rashford, 11/4 Jamie Vardy, 10/1 Danny Welbeck

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing