It’s almost time for Roy Hodgson to pick who he’ll take to Euro 2016. Before you bet on England squad we’ll take you through the safe bets and potential gambles!
With Roy Hodgson set to name his squad on May 12th, there are no more friendlies left for him to consider his options. There’s a lot of Premier League to go, but he’s probably got a fair idea of his best picks. UK gambling laws mean you can bet on almost anything, and at Bet365 Sportsbook, you can bet on England Squad. We’ll go through the safe bets, who will definitely be going. Then come risky picks, who aren’t certain to make it, but whose odds mean they are worth a gamble!
Bet on England Squad Goalkeepers
After Jack Butland’s injury, the spot of third place keeper is up for grabs. Tom Heaton was called up against the Netherlands, but Ben Foster is an alternative England u21s keeper Jordan Pickford could be taken to give him experience.
Best safe bets to make squad at Bet365 Sportsbook
- Kyle Walker at 1.67 (67/100)
- Daniel Sturridge at 1.33 (33/100)
Joe Hart, Fraser Forster
Ben Foster, Jordan Pickford
Bet on England Squad Defenders
Best decent chances to make squad at Bet365 Sportsbook
- Luke Shaw at 8.00 (7/1)
- Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain at 5.00 (4/1)
England are weakest in defence, and nobody is certain to start. The however squad is quite set, but there are
more full-backs than places. Will Luke Shaw have a place waiting for him when he comes back from injury? Will 20-cap Phil Jones find a place as a utility man?
Chris Smalling, Gary Cahill, John Stones, Phil Jagielka, Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker
Ryan Bertrand, Luke Shaw, Phil Jones
Kieran Gibbs, Leighton Baines, Aaron Cresswell
Bet on England Squad Midfielders
Best risky picks to make squad at Bet365 Sportsbook
- Jordan Pickford at 11.00 (10/1)
- Kieran Gibbs at 7.00 (6/1)
- Andros Townsend at 13.00 (12/1)
- Marcus Rashford at 21.00 (20/1)
England’s midfield is looking rather exciting, and some regulars may miss the cut. Dele Alli and Eric Dier have become seemingly indispensible, while Ross Barkley and Danny Drinkwater have also had seasons deserving of a place in the starting line-up. This could push Adam Lallana to the fringes, with Hodgson favourites Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere having to work had to prove their merits after returning from injury.
Dele Alli, James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling, Eric Dier
Adam, Lallana, Danny Drinkwater, Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere,
Fabian Delph, Jonjo Shelvey, Michael Carrick, Andros Townsend, Aaron Lennon, jesse Lingard
Bet on England Squad forwards
If you bet on sports in the UK, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy top of the Premier League scoring charts, and England look well stocked. Wayne Rooney will likely get a place based on reputation, while if Sturridge stays fit he’s another dead cert. Hodgson also loves Danny Welbeck, meaning there are five strikers who look like safe bets. That could mean a tough wait for Theo Walcott, while Jermaine Defoe will need to rely on an injury to one of the regulars to have a chance. The only wildcard is Marcus Rashford, who could pose a difficult question to Roy if he maintains his impressive scoring form!
Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge
Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott
Marcus Rashford, Jermaine Defore