Hodgson poser for punters
Sky Bet have priced up who they will think will be in the starting XI for England's first World Cup match against Italy.
Roy Hodgson unveiled his 23-man squad for the World Cup on Monday afternoon with a number of his youthful selections odds-on to start against the Italians in Manaus on June 14.
Barring any hiccups in the build-up, Joe Hart, Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney will be the backbone of the side as they are all currently 1/20 with Sky Bet to get the nod for the opener.
The back four looks pretty much set as well with Gary Cahill (1/8), Glen Johnson (1/6), Leighton Baines (1/6) and Phil Jagielka (1/4) all trading at short odds.
The midfield options have a more open look with Liverpool's Jordan Henderson (5/6) the shortest price ahead of Adam Lallana (10/11) with Raheem Sterling (11/10), Jack Wilshere (6/5) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a 5/4 chance.
The more experienced pair of James Milner and Frank Lampard are currently priced at 11/8 and 5/2 by Sky Bet respectively.
Up front alongside Rooney, Daniel Sturridge (1/12) and Danny Welbeck (8/11) look the most likely selections for Hodgson ahead of Ricky Lambert (16/1).
Sky Bet Football Trader Marcus Berry said: "The team picks itself apart from the midfield players with Welbeck, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Stirling all competing for similar positions.
"From past history we would not rule out a last minute injury to an important player though!"
England are 28/1 with Sky Bet to win the World Cup but the firm make an exit at the group stage the most likely outcome at 6/5.
England World Cup squad: J Hart (Manchester City), B Foster (West Brom), F Forster (Celtic); G Johnson (Liverpool), P Jagielka (Everton), G Cahill (Chelsea), C Smalling (Manchester United), P Jones (Manchester United), L Baines (Everton), L Shaw (Southampton); S Gerrard (Liverpool, capt), F Lampard (Chelsea), J Henderson (Liverpool), J Milner (Manchester City), J Wilshere (Arsenal), R Barkley (Everton), A Lallana (Southampton), R Sterling (Liverpool), A Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal); W Rooney (Manchester United), D Sturridge (Liverpool), D Welbeck (Manchester United), R Lambert (Southampton).