England squad odds for the 2022 World Cup

BetVictor have released their latest odds on who Gareth Southgate will select as part of his tournament squad for Qatar world Cup.

England With just two games left before boarding the plane to the Middle East in November, Southgate will have little chance of experimenting with their side from then on.

That will be a major worry given the Three Lions’ shocking performance in their recent Nations League encounters – culminating in their 4-0 home loss to Hungary on Monday night.

It was England’s worst defeat on English soil since 1928, and after a further three games without a win in which the side managed just one goal, it’s fair to say that the optimism through the country fell like the air from a burst balloon.

Southgate’s honeymoon period after his recent tournament successes is well and truly over, meaning the pressure is on him more than ever to select his team well.

Something that admittedly is a fiercely debated topic within the nation.

But who, according to the experts at BetVictor, are the bankers of the Southgate team?

England squad odds for the World Cup

Guardians:

Aaron Ramsdale- 1/10

Jordan Pickford – 1/8

Nick Pope – 1/2

Dean Henderson- 3/1

Sam Johnstone – 6/1

Whereas Ramsdale and Pickford are both at very short odds, it’s interesting to see the Arsenal stopper leading the way. Both keepers are sure to be in a battle to impress at the start of the next Premier League season as they fight for that coveted number one spot.



Pickford with England


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Pickford with England

Defenders:

Harry Maguire – 1/10

John Stones – 1/10

Ben Chilwell – 1/8

Trent Alexandre-Arnold – 1/6

Luke Shaw – 1/6

Kyle Walker – 1/5

Reece James – 1/3

Ben Blanc – 4/7

Fikayo Tomori – 1/1

Conor Coady – 5/4

Kieran Trippier – 13/8

Tyrone Mings – 5/2

Marc Guehi – 11/4

This area of ​​the pitch is sure to spark a lot of controversy. Based on BetVictor odds, England will take three centre-backs, three right-backs and two left-backs, although Walker could certainly play as centre-back as well.

That would mean Tomori misses despite his stellar season at the heart of the AC Milan defense and England fans can expect to see the usual Maguire/Stones Partnership.

Do whatever you want with it.



BURTON UPON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Harry Maguire of England reacts during the England training session at St George's Park on March 22, 2022 in Burton upon Trent, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)


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BURTON UPON TRENT, ENGLAND – MARCH 22: Harry Maguire of England reacts during the England training session at St George’s Park on March 22, 2022 in Burton upon Trent, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Midfielders:

Declan Rice – 1/10

Mason mount – 1/10

Jude Bellingham – 1/8

Kalvin Philips – 1/4

Jordan Henderson- 2/5

Conor Gallagher – 2/1

James Ward-Prowse – 5/2

James Maddison – 4/1

The midfield seems to be pretty well defined as BetVictor sees it. Rice, Mount and Bellingham are bankers.

Meanwhile, Phillips actually has a lower chance than Henderson of making the team. Given Henderson was instrumental in Liverpool’s trophy-laden campaign, while Phillips’ performance offered little to shout about, which might come as a surprise to many.



LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Mason Mount of England celebrates with Harry Kane, Declan Rice and Bukayo Saka after scoring their side's second goal in the UEFA Nations League group stage match between England and England Iceland at Wembley Stadium on November 18, 2020 in London, England.  Football stadiums across Europe remain empty due to the coronavirus pandemic as government social distancing laws prohibit fans from going inside venues, resulting in matches being played behind closed doors.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)


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LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 18: Mason Mount of England celebrates with Harry Kane, Declan Rice and Bukayo Saka after scoring their side’s second goal in the UEFA Nations League group stage match between England and England Iceland at Wembley Stadium on November 18, 2020 in London, England. Football stadiums across Europe remain empty due to the coronavirus pandemic as government social distancing laws prohibit fans from going inside venues, resulting in matches being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Forwards:

Harry Kane- 1/10

Rahim Sterling – 1/10

Phil Foden – 1/10

Jack Greish – 1/8

Bukayo Saka – 1/6

Marcus Rashford – 1/3

Jadon Sancho – 1/3

Jarrod Bowen – 1/2

Tammy Abraham – 1/1

Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 6/4

Rashford and Sancho to be part of the team? Now that would raise eyebrows…

Both United wingers have been truly mediocre in the last campaign and barring a drastic improvement in 2022/2023, we simply don’t see how Southgate could justify their selection over a player in the form of Bowen.

Abraham would also be missed despite scoring 26 goals in all competitions for Roma and offering something a little different up front.

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