England vs Colombia smashes a Three Lions World Cup betting record
As the UK undergoes a heat wave, and with England’s side of the World Cup draw looking negotiable, it is fair to say that plenty of punters think “It’s Coming Home!”
We all knew that Gareth Southgate and the current England side had brought some positivity and optimism back to the Three Lions.
This has been confirmed in the build-up to the England versus Colombia match in the round of 16 of the World Cup.
England v Colombia most popular Three Lions match EVER
England vs Colombia is the most popular Three Lions match EVER with punters, according to Ladbrokes.
Gareth Southgate’s side head into tonight’s match with the backing of a nation and are clear 8/15 favourites to progress to the quarter-final.
1 in 2 bets on Kane to score
And the bookies are now reporting that more bets have been placed on this match than any England game in the past – with a staggering 1 in every 2 bets favouring Harry Kane to score.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Patriotic punters have backed England since day one and tonight’s game has already broken records in terms of bets placed, with 50% of all bets featuring Harry Kane.”
The Tottenham striker and England captain claimed two goals against Tunisia, including a last gasp winner.
Kane then claimed a hat-trick in the 6-1 win over Panama – which included two penalties and a Ruben Loftus Cheek effort that deflected off his ankle.
The England captain is now the clear favourite to finish the World Cup as Golden Boot winner.