Interesting to see the betting for who makes the final 2018 England World Cup squad.

The World Cup kicks off in Russia in only four 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.

Then after the season ends, England play Nigeria at Wembley on 2 June, then 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 next month.

Jonjo Shelvey doesn’t feature in the betting at the moment (though the bookies would give you a price on anybody if you ask!), though he did show what he was capable of in the win over Manchester United on Sunday. After being so poor the rest of this season though, it looks all but impossible that he will be considered.

Dwight Gayle though does feature, though at 33/1 is a real outsider and would obviously have to do something remarkable to stand a chance, as well as any number of injuries elsewhere.

The interesting one for Newcastle fans is Jamaal Lascelles, who has been an absolute star this season.

However, since we last featured these 2018 England World Cup Squad prices in January, the Newcastle Captain has actually gone OUT in the betting to go to Russia, Lascelles was 14/1 but now 20/1.

Maybe worth a bet?

In the betting below, there appears to be seven other centre-backs rated more likely to go than Jamaal Lascelles, right from hot favourite John Stones at 1/8, to Brighton’s Lewis Dunk at 8/1.

I’m not that convinced by Stones and certainly the rest of them, from Gary Cahill downwards, I don’t think England have any great stars otherwise in the middle of defence (Even the Man Utd fans don’t seem to rate Smalling and Jones!).

As with most things in life, it is usually a lot to do with getting the opportunity, so all eyes on the squad Gareth Southgate names for the March friendlies.

As well as Gayle, Lascelles and the various centre-back options listed below, we have also picked out a number of former Newcastle players also in the betting.

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

(selected players)

1/8 John Stones

1/5 Gary Cahill

4/11 Harry Maguire

4/6 Michael Keane

8/13 Phil Jones

3/1 Chris Smalling

6/1 Fraser Forster

8/1 Lewis Dunk

10/1 Andy Carroll

14/1 Andros Townsend

20/1 Jamaal Lascelles

33/1 Dwight Gayle

All players featuring in the England betting see HERE

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  • TheNutJob

    Lascelles should be ahead of those 2 clowns from Manchester,
    his distribution isn`t the best but he`s the better defender,
    anyway Mr Mike will flog him to Jose in the summer


    • TheNutJob

      Leazes must have put 1 large on us winning & he`s off to club Tropicana for a mini break.
      that`s Betvictor 5 grand down

      • Peaky Magpie

        He’s away over there before you & Moose to save yers a sun bed from the Germans….

        • Mitros gotta start

          Gonna put his 4RSE and face towel down for them

        • TheNutJob


  • Peaky Magpie

    Dwight Gayle ???????

  • Geordiegiants

    How poor is the England squad now? It’s just embarrassing, why did I have to be born in Newcastle, England?

    • Albert Stubbins

      Because you’re one of god’s chosen children maybe?

      • Peaky Magpie

        That’s Clarko ….

    • Peaky Magpie

      Can’t be ar*ed with England games anymore…give it another month and loads of daft tw*ts will have the George cross hanging out of their car windows….

    • paul mclaughlan

      What? You’ve been born into the greatest city in the world… fact!

      • Geordiegiants

        Tongue in cheek! 🤪

  • Dingus

    Lascelles, given his form, committed style, his leadership and his relatively young age, should be on the plane ahead of Gary Cahill, let alone the 2 lads at Man Utd. All 3 of them have, for years, received big club favouritism and I fear that may continue. It’s been a pattern in every squad for years.

    In the last 2 friendlies England played, Southgate went for 3 at the back. 2 ball players either side of a kind of linchpin. Lascelles is perfect for that central role, especially in a team which is a little dry in the leadership department. Along with Maguire and Stones, that could form the heart of England’s defence for 4 or 5 tournaments.

  • Albert Stubbins

    Big J doesn’t have a chance. Too far north. Good news for us but very hard on Jamaal as he’s good enough that’s for sure.

  • TheNutJob

    The new Tv deals out

    • Dingus

      And so, henceforth, 13th of February 2018 shall forever be remembered as the day the chubby one decided he’d never give up his egocentric dictatorship of NUFC.

      • Peaky Magpie

        He’ll be out tomorrow for an upgrade at “Choppers R Us”….

        • TheNutJob

          🚁 🚁 🚁

        • Dingus

          Joke’s on him. That place is a rip off

    • Peaky Magpie

      Any good offers on Sony HD 58” screen ????

  • Mrkgw

    Would be great to see some Newcastle inclusions at the World Cup. Give us something to cheer about in June. Hopefully couple that with Premiership survival.

  • CaptainCaveman

    If he gets a call up then fat boy will no doubt cash in on him after the world cup.

  • Big Al 1967

    Southgate’s selections will be very interesting as he has previously stated that he will only select players who are in good form and playing regularly for the clubs. If he sticks to that mantra the likes of Cahill and Keane are doubts and from previous comments he clearly does not fancy Smalling.
    However this is the same man who picked Solanke who at the time had never started a game for Liverpool so who knows what he is thinking
    Always thought he was up his own backside anyway!

  • thewildchimp

    Shelvey isn’t good enough for the world stage. Too slow when on the ball, and I’m not talking about his running speed. The only reason he could be selected is to ping balls to Vardy in some odd poaching game. To get a sniff in the national team he’d also have to improve his defensive skills and learn to protect the ball better.

    Gayle? What? Well, there was that guy who won a bet on Suarez biting someone the last time around, so anything is fair play, I’d say…

    • Wor Lass

      Jonjo would have to play like he did on Sunday for about three years to get a sniff. He had his chance and wasn`t quite good enough against the stronger opposition but Sunday`s about the best I`ve ever seen him play so you never know.

      • thewildchimp

        Yeah, I completely agree.

  • GToon

    So that’s lascelles sold this summer then. Bet Ashley can hardly wait.

  • Cockneytrev

    Centre half and keeper are our two weakest positions,,,

  • Mxpx

    not sure i follow the logic i don’t see what dwight gayle would offer England ahead of Kane Vardy Rashford Sturridge and the rest HOWEVER I can see that shelvey would offer englands midfield a passing range well beyond jake livermores ability who always seems to get a game i’m pretty confident that jamal lascelles is a better pick than anyone else that england can pick in that cb role too i’d rather we didn’t play john stones personally i think he’s a bit of a liability as a cb in the same way david luiz was both are better suited in defensive midfield positions i think lewis dunk has been excellent this season personally though and would be happy to see him next to lascelles left back couldn’t be simpler danny rose and right back is even more simple james perch and nathaniel clyne if perch gets injured

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    England are krap & so`s their manager

    • Wor Lass

      Tell us what you really think! We looked better with the younger lads playing. This world cup should be used to gain tournament experience and the old guard need to go.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        Easy group, as soon as they meet a decent team they`ll be on the next plane back & the idiot they have as manager has a job for life
        he`s a company man like shyte for brains Penfold

  • Wor Lass

    I like the look of McGuire from the little I`ve seen of him. Stones could be good but tries to play too much and gets caught out. The rest are average and no better than Jamaal. I don`t think he`s quite the finished article yet but he wouldn`t back away from it.

  • Paul Busby

    One thing NUFC needed was better leadership on the field. With Jamaal, we got that, and then some…

    He might not be the best defender in the list… emphasis on the word might… but who exactly gives us the leadership in the England squad?

    He should be in the team.

  • MadMag83

    The England team is still picked on favourites, media hype and playing for the big 6. Lascelles has no chance of making it, likewise Shelvey and Gayle. We’re Lascelles​ to be a City/Man Utd/Liverpool/Spurs/Chelsea/Arsenal player, he’d be in the team already.

    Can’t remember the last time we had a regular England starter at Newcastle, Owen?