England World Cup bid odds lengthening
England, who were 8/11 favourites to win the World Cup 2018 bid have now drifted out to 11/8 second favourites in the face of support for new 11/10 favourites Russia and the joint bid from Spain and Portugal, which has been backed down from 8/1 to 4/1. The Holland -Belgium bid is the 50/1 outsider.
'What looked a sure thing for England has suddenly turned into a three horse race with punters now backing both Russia and the Spain-Portugal bid to beat the previous favourites' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
To win 2018 World Cup bid: 11/10 Russia; 11/8 England; 4/1 Portugal/Spain; 50/1 Holland/Belgium.