England's World Cup Winner Odds Continue To Tumble
And then there were four. The person who predicted that France, Belgium, England and Croatia would be the quartet of nations still standing at this World Cup would be very rich and it might well be worth listening to their tip when choosing a bet from the World Cup Winner Odds...
World Cup Winner Odds
It is France who have been installed as 2/1 favourites to lift the World Cup for a second time in their history and they are probably the one nation of those remaining that most people fancied to do well this summer. Didier Deschamps' side have been building towards something special for some time now, only falling short in the final of Euro 2016, and the 1998 World Cup winners are bidding to reach their first final since losing to Italy in 2006.
Les Bleus meet Belgium in their semi-final clash on Tuesday and the Belgians' Golden Generation are threatening to finally deliver on their promise. They have gone one better than their quarter-final effort of 2014 and they are now gearing up for their first last-four appearance since 1986, when they finished fourth.
Roberto Martinez's men are 11/4 to win the World Cup.
Gareth Southgate's England are also available at 11/4 with Bet 365 as the nation believes that 'football is coming home'. The Three Lions haven't had to beat too much in the way of opposition in Russia but their performances have been a far cry from the limp, lifeless defeats of old.
Harry Kane and co. were utterly professional during the course of their 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday and they face their biggest test of the tournament so far when they meet Croatia on Wednesday night.
The Croatians (9/2 with Paddy Power) are not to be underestimated as they were the most impressive team of the group stages, albeit they have limped through their knockout matches, beating Denmark and Russia on penalties. Could tired legs take their toll? The Croatians will hope not as they prepare for only their second World Cup semi-final after finishing third in 1998.