For the first time after quite a while, England started a qualifying campaign with a bang, with Roy Hodgson masterminding a 5-0 victory over Moldova.
William Hill reveals that 99% of all the money staked on the match was for England to win, which shows that the faith in the national team is slowly being restored.
The world-famous bookmaker believes that the Three Lions are set to continue in the same manner and they are offering 7/2 on England to end the qualifying campaign without a single defeat.
On the other hand, Roy Hodgson’s men are 14/1 to win all their remaining qualifying games, even if that looks a bit far fetched at the moment.
With Ukraine, Poland, Montenegro and San Marino also in their group, it appears the Three Lions will not have such an easy job on the road to the 2014 World Cup.
“England did very much as our punters expected them to do and did so with consumate ease. So much so that we think that they could go unbeaten for the whole of qualifying,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Group H: 3/10 England; 5/1 Ukraine; 7/1 Poland; 9/1 Montenegro; 750/1 Moldova; 2500/1 San Marino
England to qualify: 1/9 yes; 5/1 no
Top World Cup qualifying scorer: 10/3 Frank Lampard; 7/2 Jermain Defoe; 6/1 Wayne Rooney; 7/1 Daniel Sturridge; 7/1 Danny Welbeck; 8/1 Theo Walcott; 10/1 Steven Gerrard