ONLY Argentina and Brazil have attracted more bets to win the World Cup in the past 24 hours than England.
That’s according to Betfair, who report just under 10% of all bets in that time have been for the Three Lions to triumph.
Gareth Southgate’s men are fifth favourites in the betting to end their 56-year wait.
And punters are flocking to back England to go all the way.
Brazil (7/2) look worth favourites with defensive solidity and an embarrassment of riches in attack.
Betfair customers feel likewise with 18.5% of all outright bets going on Seleção.
That’s slightly more than the 18.4% going on Lionel Messi and co to win it with Argentina (11/2).
Then it’s England (8/1) with 9.4% of the share, with Belgium (16/1) backed at bigger odds by 7.7% of all people.
Portugal (7%, 14/1) and France (6.8%, 13/2) are next, just ahead of the Germans (5.6%) who will fancy being there or thereabouts once more at 11/1.
Uruguay (5%, 35/1) and Netherlands (3.1%, 11/1) are two more of the fancied outsiders, with just 2.7% of punts going on Spain at 15/2.
The Spaniards are fourth favourites to win the competition but are seeing surprisingly low support.
Wales have attracted 2.2% at a huge price of 125/1, with Denmark (22/1) just ahead of them with 2.7%.
Most backed team
- Brazil: 18.5%
- Argentina: 18.4%
- England: 9.4%
- Belgium: 7.7%
- Portugal: 7%
- France: 6.8%
- Germany: 5.6%
- Uruguay: 5%
- Netherlands: 3.1%
- Spain: 2.7%
- Denmark: 2.7%
- Wales: 2.2%
Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: “We’ve monitored the bets placed on the World Cup winner over the last 24 hours and England, who are 7/1 have received 9.4% of the bets.
“Argentina, the 11/2 second-favourites have received 18.4% of the bets whereas the frontrunners, Brazil, have received 18.5% of bets and are 7/2 to win the tournament.
“It almost looks too close to call with the 0.1% difference.”
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