Three Lions set to Roar to Rio
England go into their World Cup qualification double header with Ukraine and Moldova expecting a positive start. Despite certain first teamers missing for the two matches William Hill make England 8/11 to pick up six points, 5/2 for four points and 5/1 for three. It is 16/1 that England win every game in Group H and 7/2 to remain unbeaten. The Three Lions are 4/11 favourites to top Group H. Ukraine are 11/2.
Despite being an absentee from the upcoming internationals Wayne Rooney is the favourite to be England's top scorer over the campaign at 4/1. Daniel Sturridge and Jermain Defoe who are both in contention to start against Moldova on Friday are 9/2 with Andy Carroll, Frank Lampard and Theo Walcott at 6/1. Some names that ought to be under consideration for England's top qualifying scorer are Peter Crouch at 16/1 and the somewhat unfashionable, but nevertheless effective Danny Graham, Grant Holt and Rickie Lambert - all offered at 20/1.
England are 1/4 to get their qualifying campaign off to a flyer in Moldova on Friday night but it is Brazil who are favourites to be crowned world champions at home in 2014. The Three Lions have an outside chance as it stands at 20/1. Argentina and Spain are 11/2.
"Roy Hodgson is yet to be beaten in 90 minutes and we fully expect that when the final whistle blows at Wembley on Tuesday, that record will still stand," said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.
Top England World Cup Qualifying Goal Scorer (Includes any playoff games): 4/1 W Rooney, 9/2 D Sturridge, 9/2 J Defoe, 6/1 A Carroll, 6/1 F Lampard, 6/1 T Walcott, 7/1 D Welbeck, 8/1 S Gerrard, 11/1 A Oxlade Chamberlain, 16/1 P Crouch, 20/1 D Graham, 20/1 G Holt, 20/1 R Lambert 33/1 J Terry
7/2 England to remain unbeaten in qualifying
16/1 England to win every game in qualifying
Match Result : 9/1 Moldova, 18/5 Draw, 1/4 England
Total England Points Vs Moldova (07/09) and Ukraine (11/09): 8/11 Six, 5/2 Four, 5/1 Three, 18/1 Two, 16/1 One, 100/1 Zero
World Cup 2014 Outright: 11/4 Brazil, 11/2 Argentina, 11/2 Spain, 8/1 Germany, 14/1 Holland, 14/1 Uruguay, 16/1 Italy, 20/1 England, 20/1 Portugal, 25/1 Chile, 25/1 France, 40/1 BAR
World Cup 2014 Qualifying Group H Winner: 4/11 England, 11/2 Ukraine, 6/1 Poland, 7/1 Montenegro, 500/1 Moldova, 2500/1 San Marino