England World Cup Squad 2022 Odds: Kyle Walker injury shakes up the market

England World Cup Squad 2022 Odds: Kyle Walker injury shakes up the market

Kyle Walker’s injury has seen Ben White shorten from 9/4 into Evens to make Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad for the World Cup in Qatar.

The versatile Arsenal defender, signed for £50 million from Brighton last summer, is a centre-back by preference but has been playing right-back at Arsenal since the return of William Saliba.

A week ago, White could be backed at 9/4 to make England’s World Cup squad - a price which had already come in to a best price 15/8 before news broke of Walker’s groin injury.

Now into Evens (worst price 5/6), White still looks a good bet given his natural fit for the role Walker has occupied for England in recent major tournaments as a right sided centre-back in a three.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola today said that he “doesn’t know” whether Walker (out from 1/10 to a best price Evens) will be fit in time for November’s tournament. He picked up the injury in last Sunday’s Manchester derby and underwent successful surgery on his groin earlier today.

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Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford (8/11) is the first of the four players we backed to make the England squad at odds against to have made the move into the wrong side of Evens.

After a disappointing campaign last time out, he has picked up with a WhoScored.com rating of 7.00 in 2022/23 and has seemingly replaced Cristiano Ronaldo as Erik ten Hag's preferred central striker.

For all the latest England World Cup odds, click HERE.

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