Wilshere 9-4 to miss out on World Cup finals spot
JACK WILSHERE faces a battle to be fit to make England’s World Cup squad after he sustained a hairline fracture to a bone in his left foot which is expected to keep the Arsenal man out for at least six weeks.
Wilshere, who picked up the injury during England’s 1-0 win over Denmark on Wednesday, is 9-4 with bet365 to miss out on the finals and was pushed out to 1-3 from as low as 1-10 to regain his fitness in time for the tournament.
The potentially damaging blow to Wilshere was in stark contrast to Adam Lallana, who took a giant stride towards a place in Roy Hodgson’s final 23-man squad.
The Southampton star made the most of his 30-minute Wembley cameo, setting up Daniel Sturridge’s winner, and Lallana is 1-2 to be in Brazil having been 10-11 to be in England’s World Cup squad prior to his delightful show against the Danes.
Lallana is 3-1 with Coral to start England’s opening World Cup contest against Italy, while the attacking midfielder could have a St Mary’s friend in the travelling party after Luke Shaw’s assured second-half performance on his debut.
Shaw, 16-1 in January to make the cut, is now far shorter and bet365 are 12-1 he actually starts in Manaus. Leighton Baines is the red-hot favourite to grab the left-back role at 1-4 with Ashley Cole at 7-2.
Ladbrokes are 40-1 about Southampton’s four England boys – Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert are the others – making it to Brazil and it’s evens with bet365 Saints are represented by at least two players.