I was interested to see the betting for who makes the final 2018 England World Cup squad.

The World Cup kicks off in Russia in only five months time and England have four friendlies to play before Gareth Southgate chooses his final 23 man squad for the finals.

England travel to play Holland on 23 March and then host Italy at Wembley on 27 March.

This week has seen two more games added, with England facing Nigeria at Wembley on 2 June, then playing Costa Rica at Elland Road on 7 June.

England kick-off the group stages in Russia when playing Tunisia on 18 June, then Panama on 24 June and Belgium the 28 June.

For any outside bets to stand a chance of making the final squad, you would fancy that barring serious injury problems for others, they would need to be involved in the squad chosen to play against Holland and Italy.

Jonjo Shelvey has not surprisingly disappeared from the betting as he struggles to even get a game for Newcastle but Jamaal Lascelles has emerged as a potential late possibility.

He has made a massive difference to the Newcastle team when he plays and at 14/1 to make the 2018 England World Cup squad, he might be just about worth a bet.

As you can see, a number of other former Newcastle players are in the betting as well, plus one other current Newcastle star.

Dwight Gayle at 33/1 is a real outsider and would obviously have to score a load of goals in the second half of the season to stand any chance.

To sum it up, Andy Carroll is 14/1, Jermain Defoe 6/1 and Tammy Abraham only 4/1.

Former Newcastle keeper Fraser Forster is 3/1 to go to Russia, Wayne Rooney seen as slightly more likely than Lascelles at 12/1, whilst former Newcastle strike target Charlie Austin is rated at 14/1 the same as Jamaal Lascelles.

Much of the England squad are seen as certainties and I haven’t bothered listing them, the likes of Harry Kane and others rated long odds-on and only injury will prevent them going.

However, there are likely to be maybe four or five places still up for grabs and it would be great to see Jamaal Lascelles be included in that friendly squad in March, as reward for the job he is doing at St James Park.

To Make The Final 23 Man 2018 England World Cup Squad Betting:

(selected players)

3/1 Fraser Forster

4/1 Tammy Abraham

6/1 Jermain Defoe

12/1 Wayne Rooney

14/1 Jamaal Lascelles

14/1 Andros Townsend

14/1 Andy Carroll

14/ Lewis Cook

14/1 Charlie Austin

33/1 Dwight Gayle

To Make The Final 23 Man 2018 England World Cup Squad Betting:


All players featuring in the betting see HERE

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  • Peaky Magpie

    Lascelles maybe but Gayle ???? Somebody is going to come along in the next couple of weeks and offer a wad for Lascelles and Rafa will be told to sell if he wants his striker,imo.

    • Tony Mann

      Your probably right about Lascelles – he’s about the only thing keeping the defence together so if he does go………It wont matter about the striker as we’ll be conceding plenty more than we score and we’ll be down anyway.

  • Peaky Magpie

    Wonder what the odds are for Hoss getting in the Spanish squad & going to the World Cup ??

    • TheNutJob

      with Betvictor

      • Rich Lawson

        Pay your taxes,or give me better odds .

      • Peaky Magpie

        😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Where’s that pound coin ??

      • Peaky Magpie

        Gayle has more chance of going with Spain than the Hoss !

  • Rich Lawson

    For heaven’s sake Mr Porter,none of the actual Nufc players present or past will get in the squad and your padding it out with former alledged transfer targets ? Just tell us are you paid per post ,which would explain your frequency on here or on a retainer ? Less is more,try for some quality for a change.

  • Peter Stabler

    Go on have a bet, you know you want to, do a treble go on….go on…

    • Rich Lawson

      Could do an easy Yankee on whose not getting in the squad from anything Porter says.

  • TheNutJob

    Big Andy`s up for sale along with Hernandez aka chicharito aka little pee

    pay your taxes Betvictor

    • Rich Lawson

      Expensive faliures both ,don’t encourage them !

  • Coble’s Return

    New customers to BetVictor qualify for up to a £40 welcome bonus in free bets. I am sure I once read that tobacco companies used to hand out free tabs to kids in the ’40s and ’50s to get them hooked. All a bit grubby if you ask me. Oh – and pay your taxes like TheNutJob says!

    • Jezza

      They still give out free tabs to kids in “underdeveloped” countries to this day.

  • 1957

    Commission earned from BetVictor for another week…

  • Mxpx

    So shelvey has been written off by the bookies? Clearly he’s not as good as jake livermore….lacelles should be not just on the plane but first choice.

    • Mitros gotta start

      Lascelles will be in the england team…..nailed on….pity for us he will be playing for tottenham by then though

      • Peaky Magpie

        You can see it coming….

  • Wor Lass

    I think it`s time to wage a campaign to get Steve Pearce back to give Porter the stick he so richly deserves. Come on, Steve, nobody does it like you!

    • Peaky Magpie

      Either in hibernation or final stages of regeneration……We will be in no doubt when he returns……..the birds will fall out of the trees…….

  • Paul Busby

    Gayle wouldnt be put in the squad if he was PL golden boot and he saved southgates puppy from being crushed by a steamroller.