England 200/1 to get another dream group at World Cup
England could certainly have no complaints with their group at the last World Cup, despite needing to win their final encounter with Slovenia, after a defeat to the USA and a goalless draw with Algeria.
This was pretty much as good as the draw could have got for England and it is 200/1 that Roy Hodgson profits from something equally as charitable when the balls are drawn for the 2014 instalment.
England’s so-called ‘Dream Group’ this time, according to Coral, would include Algeria again, Honduras and Switzerland from pot one.
However, the World Cup betting insists that England are twice as likely to get a more unfavourable group, with 100/1 on offer that they are placed in the well-recognised ‘Group of Death’.
In this are defending champions Spain, the USA again and Chile, even though former England manager Fabio Capello has not included Spain in his list of the four most likely 2014 World Cup winners.
Even though the opposition are important to how far England advance in the tournament, the actual group letter that England find themselves in could be a greater barrier to their progression.
Any of the insight mentioned in this other article would be null and void should England be the unseeded European team that is moved to pot two at the start of the draw.
England’s odds are 15/2 to be this team moved into pot two, which would guarantee them one of the four South American seeded teams – Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay or Colombia – in the group stages.
There is also a market on which pot one team England will be drawn against, with the greater chance of facing South American opposition factored into this.
The prices are; Brazil (11/2), Argentina (11/2), Uruguay (11/2), Colombia (11/2), Spain (15/2), Germany (15/2), Switzerland (15/2), Belgium (15/2).