England 10/11 to progress

  • Last Updated: June 15 2014, 3:15 BST

Sky Bet make England 10/11 to qualify for the last 16 of the World Cup despite starting with a 2-1 loss against Italy.

Daniel Sturridge's goal wasn't enough for England
Daniel Sturridge's goal wasn't enough for England

Mario Balotelli's second half header secured the win for Italy after Daniel Sturridge's equaliser had previously cancelled out a goal from Claudio Marchisio.

The Azzurri are the 1/7 favourites to make it out of Group D and head the betting at 1/3 to top the group.

Group D earlier started with a shock 3-1 win for Costa Rica against Uruguay.

Costa Rica are now 11/10 to progress after starting Saturday at the bottom of the market at 7/1.

Uruguay have drifted out to 7/2 to make it through and they face England next on Thursday in Sao Paulo.

England are priced up at 8/1 to finish on top of Group D but you can get 3/1 for Roy Hodgson's men to end up at the bottom of the standings.

The Three Lions are 12/1 to lose all three of their matches in the opening stage.

England have also moved out to 28/1 in Sky Bet's outright market.

Italy have been cut to 18/1 to lift the trophy.

Balotelli is a mover in the top goalscorer betting after netting against England.

He can be backed at 20/1 in a market still led by Brazil striker Neymar at 3/1.

  • Posted at 0230 BST on 15/06/2014.