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Bank Holiday coming if England wins the World Cup?

9th July 2018 / lee
Paddy Power

With England having exceeded expectations and having hit the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup, then we think it is time to start getting a little carried away with all of the hype. England face up to Croatia in the semi finals on Wednesday, a game which they are 13/10 favourites at Paddy Power to win* (betting odds were taken from July 7th, 2018 at 7:17 pm), and even if the young Three Lions were not to prevail, they could at least go home with their heads held very high.

But the country is expecting a little bit more now and such is the grip of World Cup fever on the country punters, fans and even Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Paddy Power have slashed the odds on a National Holiday being declared should England win this summer’s World Cup from 20/1 down to 5/1* (betting odds were taken from July 7th, 2018 at 7:17 pm). Let’s face it, if England wins the World Cup on Sunday, July 15th there will be a hangover or two around the country.

Bookmakers will be hit hard in the pocket if England does win the tournament outright, and they are just two games from doing that. You could have picked up England at 20/1 odds last December, or 14/1 at the start of June to win the tournament outright. Now they are in at 5/2 to win Russia 2018* (betting odds were taken from July 7th, 2018 at 7:17 pm) and they have a one in four shot of doing so. Paddy Power revealed that over 30% of bets on the World Cup outright winner market they have received have been for England.

Harry Kane holds a two-goal lead over Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku in the Golden Boot race with two games for each to play. So he looks likely to get that and the Tottenham man is the 8/13 Sports personality of the Year favourite at Paddy Power* (betting odds were taken from July 7th, 2018 at 7:17 pm). The country was always going to be leaning on his shoulders for goals and you can take 13/5 odds on a Kane/England Double at the moment. Before the tournament that was a 66/1 shot with Paddy Power* (betting odds were taken from July 7th, 2018 at 7:17 pm).

Spokesman Paddy Power said: “Show me someone in England who says they wouldn’t take an extra Bank Holiday and I’ll show you a liar. Plus, I reckon the country will need at least a day to dry out from the beer should they win it.

“The sun is shining, Three Lions is headed for Number One and we’re going to get stung for millions if Southgate lifts the trophy. It’s not hard to see why you English folk are getting carried away.”

With Skinner & Baddiel’s “Three Lions” song which has pretty much been adopted as England’s anthem receiving 450,000 plays on the day England met Colombia in the quarter finals, that is odds-on at 1/2 to hit Number One in the UK in the month of July.

It;s Coming Home Specials*

1/2 Three Lions to be UK Number One in the Singles Chart for July 2018
8/15 Any English football player to win the BBC SPOTY
4/7 A Homecoming parade to be held in London in July 2018
5/1 A national day of holiday to be declared in July 2018 due to England’s World Cup performance
5/1 Southgate to be knighted before December 2019
10/1 Kane to be knighted before December 2019
* (betting odds were taken from July 7th, 2018 at 7:17 pm)

World Cup Outright Odds*

France 2/1
England 5/2
Belgium 11/4
Croatia 9/2
* (betting odds were taken from July 7th, 2018 at 7:17 pm)

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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