'In Roy We Trust' England 18/1 For World Cup
Following their qualification for the World Cup finals, William Hill have trimmed the price of England lifting the Cup from 20/1 to 18/1.
Brazil are the current 10/3 favourite, with Argentina & Germany 9/2.
Starting with three strikers (Wellbeck, Rooney and Sturridge) is working and it is 10/11 that England field all three for their first World Cup match. Wayne Rooney is possibly the key player for England and he is 2/1 to be England's top scorer and 16/1 to be the tournaments highest scorer.
Man of the moment Andros Townsend is 5/2 to be in the starting line-up for the first England match of the World Cup.
Roy Hodgson is a conservative man and William Hill are offering 25/1 that he forces the England team to travel alone - leaving the wives and girlfriends at home.
"England have improved throughout qualification and although they will need a bit of luck, they have to be seen as contenders for the Cup," said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
World Cup Specials:
16/1 Wayne Rooney to be top goal scorer at Brazil 2014
25/1 The WAGS to be banned from travelling to Brazil
100/1 England to beat Germany on penalties in the WC final
500/1 David Beckham to play in the World Cup
Players To Start England's First World Cup Fixture: 1/4 Daniel Sturridge, 2/7 Theo Walcott, 1/3 Frank Lampard, 4/7 Jack Wiltshere, 8/13 Ashley Cole, 4/6 Glen Johnson, 4/6 Michael Carrick, 11/10 Kyle Walker, 6/5 Leighton Bains, 5/2 Andros Townsend, 3/1 Jermain Defoe, 4/1 Andy Carroll, 4/1 Rickie Lambert
How Many Strikers Will England Start The First World Cup Fixture?: 10/11 Three, 7/4 Four or more, 5/2 Two, 12/1 One
England Top Scorer At World Cup 2014: 2/1 Wayne Rooney, 5/2 Daniel Sturridge, 7/1 Theo Walcott, 15/2 Danny Welbeck, 8/1 Jermaine Defoe, 10/1 Andy Carroll, 10/1 Rickie Lambert, 12/1 Steve Gerrard, 12/1 Frank Lampard, 20/1 Andros Townsend, 25/1 Wilfried Zaha, 25/1 Ashley Young, 33/1 Jack Wiltshire
World Cup 2014 England stage of elimination: 3/1 Group Stage, 9/4 Second Round, 5/2 Quarter Final, 11/2 Semi Final, 7/1 Runner Up, 18/1 Winner
William Hill World Cup 2014: 10/3 Brazil, 9/2 Argentina, 9/2 Germany, 11/2 Spain, 14/1 Belgium, 16/1 Holland, 18/1 England, 20/1 Colombia, 20/1 France, 20/1 Italy, 33/1 Uruguay, 40/1 Portugal, 50/1 Chile, 50/1 Portugal, 80/1 Bosnia, 100 Ecuador, 125/1 others