The Ox’s odds to start the first game have dropped from 7/4 to 5/6 following the Netherlands game.
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is now odds-on to start England’s first match at the World Cup against Tunisia, after another positive performance for the national side in Amsterdam.
The Liverpool man was an assured presence in Gareth Southgate’s midfield, using the ball very well and proved a willing runner when required.
So much so that he was one of the only players to survive the second half tinkering that is common place in international friendlies, playing the full 90 minutes and has beome one of Southgate's most trusted players this season..
His current status for club and country has led to his price to even be in the squad dramatically falling from evens in January to a very short 1/3.
The former-Arsenal player’s versatility in the midfield/forward positions for England makes him an ideal option for Southgate and that’s reflected in his current price.
Odschecker spokesperson, George Elek: “There looks to be a central midfield berth up for grabs in the England team, and Alex Oxlade-Chemberlain is the man who could profit from Jack Wilshere's latest injury.”
“Punters backing him at odds-against have the benefit of knowing that he could step into either the wing-back or winger roles if injuries hit Gareth Southgate's team ahead of the opener.”