Spain have gone, England are packing their bags and Portugal look set to head back home. Who will join them is yet to be seen but expect some surprises before the group stages are over.
England play their final match this evening, their World Cup ending in disaster last week at the hands of Luis Suarez. Only a win in this final match can restore some much needed pride in Hodgson’s men, the Three Lions looking to leave with a bang as they attempt to destroy Costa Rica’s 100% record in Group D.
Indeed, the Central American side were expected to be the whipping boys of the group, however they have shrugged off that mantle in style and sit proudly at the top of the table following their impressive wins over Uruguay and Italy. England will need to be at their best!
Netherlands finished their excellent group campaign with a 2-0 win over Chile yesterday, the South American side also joining the Dutch in the last sixteen of the competition.
Japan have a much tougher assignment in Group C tonight, a win against Colombia necessary should they wish to proceed in the competition.
Greece are also in action tonight, will they manage to score a goal in the competition or will they go home with their tail between their legs?
The excitement is building and as usual the bookmakers are offering some excellent odds, price boosts and offers as the knockout stages approach. Here are today’s three of the best -
The Ladbrokes Price Boosts continue – Wayne Rooney 6/1 to open the scoring tonight
Ok so it is too late for England to achieve anything from this World Cup, we all know that. Nevertheless they have the chance to at least go out with a bang should they beat group leaders Costa Rica this evening.
It may seem like a tall order, however we must hope that the right formula can be found, Hodgson starting with a much altered line-up against the Central Americans.
Ladbrokes are taking a keen interest in this match with some excellent price boosts. Should England beat Costa Rica AND Ivory Coast defeat goal-shy Greece as expected, you can get your hands on 3/1, up from 13/5. An excellent price and subject to a maximum bet of £25.
Wayne Rooney will be looking to make amends for his somewhat lacklustre performances in Brazil and Ladbrokes offer a boosted price of 6/1 that he breaks the deadlock, up from 5/1.
Visit Ladbrokes Bookies and grab these offers while you can, as well as other superb offers such as money back if Suarez scores and Wimbledon money-back offers.
Can England win tonight? Of course they can! Get 4/1 at Betfred for a Three Lions win.
England can’t exactly go out in a blaze of glory, however they can snatch a few points tonight should they triumph over group leaders Costa Rica.
Betfred are taking some of the pain away from England’s exit from the competition with a tempting offer based on tonight’s action. If England claim all the points this evening, Betfred will pay out massive odds of 4/1.
This offer is available to all new customers. simply register a new account at Betfred Bookmakers, make an initial deposit and back England to win. You will receive your 4/1 odds within 24 hours should the Three Lions roar into life in their final match.
Back England AND take Betfred to the cleaners!
Will Suarez score against Italy? That’s a silly question – of course he will! When he does, 5/2 will be yours thanks to Winner.com
We couldn’t resist bringing you this offer for the second day in succession. 5/2 for Suarez to score anytime? It’s too good to be true, Winner.com set to pay out thousands to the many happy punters who are certain to take up this amazing offer.
The Uruguay hitman destroyed England’s hopes of turning around their World Cup woes with two excellent strikes and he will be looking to do the same to the Azzurri this evening.
Grab this great price while you can AND claim £50 in Free Bets when you wager just £25 at Winner.com
That’s it for now folks! We’re sure that you’ll find something of interest amongst that lot.
We’ll bring you more odds, offers and promotions tomorrow, so for now just sit back and cheer on the Three Lions. Who knows, they might just surprise us all!
Enjoy the football and good luck
The Freebetting.co.uk team