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World Cup Betting

19 June 2014

The betting odds for Day 8 of the World Cup as England take on Uruguay.

Well, it’s that time again. Time for us to all sit impatiently and wait for a dose of either ecstasy or disappointment – it all depends on England.

Though the 2-1 defeat to Italy on Saturday put England in the heart-stopping position of chasing results in Brazil, their performance has given fans around the country plenty of encouragement heading into Thursday’s clash with Uruguay.

What’s more, the Uruguayans lamented to a shock 3-1 defeat to Costa Rica in their opening World Cup 2014 match, however, there was a certain Luis Suarez missing that evening.

The Liverpool man was rested in Fortaleza, but is hoping to come back with a bang and upset a few of his domestic colleagues. The 27-year-old is 5/1 with SkyBet to score the first goal and 11/8 to find the net in 90 minutes.

Though we don’t want Suarez having any real impact on the match, 11/8 is good value, but let’s just hope it’s a consolation goal in, say, a 5-1 victory for Roy Hodgson’s men – which interestingly enough stands at 80/1 with SkyBet.

Following the defeat to Italy in Manaus, all the talk has been on Wayne Rooney, whose international form has been under the microscope for many months now.

The Manchester United star made very little impact from the left side of midfield against the Italians, but is looking likely to take up his favoured no. 10 role against Uruguay with Raheem Sterling pushing out to the wing.

Proving his critics wrong is what Rooney has built his career out of, and to do it with the opening goal at the Arena de Sao Paulo is 11/2 with SkyBet, while you can get him at 9/1 to bag a brace.

With both sides needing to go all out for the victory, you can expect an all-out attacking encounter on Thursday, making SkyBet’s odds of both teams to score in both halves at 14/1 look worth a punt.

Last season’s Premier League was dominated by the SAS – Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and Suarez, who scored 52 goals between them during the Reds’ fruitful campaign.

Though the pair line up opposite each other on Thursday, you can get both of them to score at any point of the match at 5/1 in a SkyBet special.

While we’d love to tell you the odds of a Uruguay win, we don’t want you to waste your money; so, instead, we’re going to focus on England.

Here are the popular picks for correct scores in an England victory against Uruguay with SkyBet:

England 1-0: 15/2
England 2-0: 11/1
England 2-1: 7/1
England 3-0: 20/1
England 3-1: 14/1
England 6-0: 250/1

Wishful thinking, maybe, but there are plenty of reasons to believe in England for the first time in many a major tournament. 

So, head to to place your bets and get behind the team. Remember, each flutter benefits Colchester United directly!

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