When England travels to the 2022 World Cup this winter, they will be looking to end a 56-year drought for the men’s team, which has yet to win a tournament since 1966. Get the most recent England World Cup 2022 betting odds right here.
The most recent England World Cup odds
Although England is usually one of the favourites to win major tournaments, this is often because fans bet on the Three Lions to go all the way. But they are now serious contenders, and if they perform as well as they can, there is nothing stopping England from winning the World Cup.
|Betting Market||OKBET Odds||Paddy Power Odds||Sky Bet Odds|
|England to win the World Cup||15/2||15/2||7/1|
|England to reach semi-final odds||6/4||17/10||13/8|
|England to reach quarter-final odds||1/2||1/2||8/15|
|England odds to win Group B||3/10||1/3||2/5|
|Harry Kane World Cup Golden Boot odds||7/1||7/1||7/1|
Our pick for England in the 2022 World Cup
England fans will no doubt wish for the Three Lions to make it all the way to the World Cup final, but they faltered in the semi-finals last time out and could do so again in Qatar. Even if they win their group, they will almost certainly face a large team in the semi-finals, with Spain, France, and Germany all possible opponents.
England’s path to the World Cup Final in Qatar in 2022
Fixtures for the Group Stage
|England vs Iran||Khalifa International Stadium||21 November 2022 (1pm UK time)|
|England vs USA||Al Bayt Stadium||25 November 2022 (7pm UK time)|
|Wales vs England||Ambad bin Ali Stadium||29 November 2022 (7pm UK time)|
Who might England face in the knockout stages?
If England wins Group B, as expected, they will face the winner of Group A, which includes the Netherlands, Ecuador, Senegal, and Qatar. The Netherlands are the betting favourites to win Group A, with Senegal coming in second. If England survives that, they could still face a difficult road to the World Cup final against France, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Brazil, and Belgium.
|If they win Group B||Potential Opponent|
|Round of 16||Senegal|
If England finishes second, things will be just as difficult, if not slightly more difficult. Instead of Senegal, the Netherlands would be the most likely round of 16 opponent, followed by France, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Brazil, and Belgium.
|If they come runners up in Group B||Potential Opponent|
|Round of 16||Netherlands|
Our predicted England World Cup squad for 2022
|Dean Henderson||Goalkeeper||25||Nottingham Forest|
|John Stones||Defender||28||Man City|
|Harry Maguire||Defender||29||Man Utd|
|Fikayo Tomori||Defender||24||AC Milan|
|Kyle Walker||Defender||32||Man City|
|Declan Rice||Midfielder||23||West Ham|
|Kalvin Phillips||Midfielder||26||Man City|
|Jude Bellingham||Midfielder||19||Borussia Dortmund|
|Phil Foden||Midfielder||22||Man City|
|Jack Grealish||Midfielder||27||Man City|
|Jarrod Bowen||Midfielder||25||West Ham|
|Marcus Rashford||Forward||24||Man Utd|
England players most at risk of missing the World Cup in 2022, as well as those on the verge of doing so
The English talent pool is thriving right now, particularly at right-back, and as much as Gareth Southgate likes to stack his squad with players in that position, there is bound to be a limit, and one or two players may be left out. There are also questions in midfield and attack, as Southgate must consider early season form without much time to experiment before the World Cup.
Trent Alexander-chances Arnold’s of making the World Cup in 2022
Trent Alexander-Arnold appears to be the most likely English right-back to be dropped. When he’s on form, Liverpool’s right-back is one of the best in the world (especially if we shift Joao Cancelo to left-back, as Pep Guardiola likes to do), but he’s not on form right now, struggling to create for Jurgen Klopp’s side. And that isn’t good for Alexander-Arnold, who has always struggled to find a place in Southgate’s squads, with the England manager frequently preferring Kieran Trippier or Reece James as wing-backs, while Kyle Walker comes in for versatility.
Nonetheless, Sky Bet has him at 1/6 to be named to England’s World Cup squad.
Odds on Callum Wilson attending the World Cup in 2022
Harry Kane is a foregone conclusion for the World Cup, but England has never been able to provide adequate backup for him in major tournaments. Jamie Vardy traveled in 2016 and 2018, but only started one game in the latter, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin was the backup at Euro 2020, playing 18 minutes. Callum Wilson expressed his desire to play in the World Cup earlier this season after scoring two goals in his first three games, but the Newcastle striker has been sidelined by injury.
Wilson is 5/4 to be named to England’s World Cup squad, according to Sky Bet.
Jadon Sancho is the favorite to play in the World Cup in 2022
Jadon Sancho has started the season well for Manchester United, faring much better than he did under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick, scoring two goals so far. But Sancho’s main issue is that Southgate does not play a system that suits the Manchester United star, preferring inside forwards over wingers. In terms of inside forwards, Sancho pales in comparison to Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden, while Jack Grealish, Jarrod Bowen, Marcus Rashford, and Bukayo Saka, among others, will be vying for spots.
With OKBET Sancho is 8/13 to be named to England’s World Cup squad.
England players to watch at the 2022 World Cup
Harry Kane is England’s leading World Cup Golden Boot contender. There’s really only one man who will be leading the line for England this winter, and that’s Harry Kane, who is currently 6/1 to win the Golden Boot.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane won the Golden Boot in 2018 with six goals, finishing two goals ahead of his nearest rival, and he has continued his excellent scoring form for England. Kane has scored 18 goals in 22 games for England since the start of 2021, including four at Euro 2020, all of which came in the knockout stages. At the time of writing, he’s also just two goals behind Wayne Rooney as England’s all-time leading goalscorer, having recently scored his 50th goal.
Favorites for the 2022 World Cup Golden Boot
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We’ve all heard of the England stars who helped them reach the Euro 2020 final just over a year ago, but look for more from Jude Bellingham this winter. The midfielder for Borussia Dortmund is one of the names everyone expects to see in Southgate’s squad, and only injury will keep him from flying to Qatar. Bellingham, as part of a two alongside Declan Rice or Kalvin Phillips, would give England’s midfield exactly what it lacks when Rice and Phillips are paired together: the ability to bring the ball forward and progress rather than retaining unnecessary possession. That is not to dismiss Rice or Phillips, but Bellingham possesses the magic that England requires.
Max Kilman is an England emerging player to keep an eye on.
After an excellent start to the season with Wolves, Max Kilman’s name has begun to enter people’s potential England squads. Bruno Lage’s side lost Romain Saiss, Conor Coady, and Willy Boly at center-back, but Kilman stepped up and is now part of the Premier League’s best defense. The 25-year-old has never played for England at any level of football but has represented the country at futsal, ruling him out of a possible move to Ukraine. In terms of age, he isn’t a rising star, but he’s a name that few were aware of until recently.
England tactical analysis and probable World Cup formation
England fans have grown frustrated with Gareth Southgate’s tactics, believing that his negative style of football cost the Three Lions both the 2018 World Cup semi-final against Croatia and the Euro 2020 final against Italy, with the Three Lions sitting back after scoring first and eventually giving up the lead.
Southgate, on the other hand, is likely to stick with his 3-4-2-1 formation for the World Cup, with two wingers serving as inside forwards to support Harry Kane. But this will only work if the supporting cast steps up when Kane drops deep to play quarterback, which he is doing more and more. As previously stated, midfield will be crucial, but Southgate is likely to field Rice and Phillips together if the latter makes the squad after a slow start at Man City.
England World Cup 2022 FAQs
What position does England hold in the FIFA world rankings?
England is currently ranked fifth in the FIFA world rankings, trailing only Brazil, Belgium, Argentina, France, and Spain.
Who is England’s manager?
Gareth Southgate was appointed England manager in September 2016, succeeding Sam Allardyce, and has overseen 74 games so far.
Who is England’s current captain?
England captain Harry Kane was named ahead of the 2018 World Cup after Southgate rotated the armband in his early stages as manager.
How many World Cups have England won?
England won the World Cup once, in 1966, defeating West Germany 4-2 in extra time at Wembley Stadium. This is also their only World Cup final appearance.
How many World Cups has England competed in?
England has competed in 16 World Cups since their debut in 1950, including the 2022 edition in Qatar.
Who has scored the most goals for England in World Cup tournaments?
Gary Lineker is England’s all-time leading scorer in World Cup tournaments, with ten goals between 1986 and 1990.
Which England player has made the most World Cup appearances?
Peter Shilton has more World Cup appearances for England than any other player.