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2 Newcastle players in betting to make 2018 England World Cup Squad

4 years ago

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:


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