Betting Special: Paddy Power offer England at 8/1, Italy at 6/1 and the draw at 7/1

New Paddy Power customers will be able to pick one of three huge enhanced prices for the Azzurri's clash with the Three Lions in Manaus on Saturday evening
The World Cup started with a bang as Brazil recorded a 3-1 win over Croatia and Netherlands routed Spain, but Saturday sees some tantalising matches in prospect, none more so than England's clash with Italy.

The build-up to this game may have felt like it has been going on since the draw was made way back in early December 2013, not least because it pits Roy Hodgson's men against the opposition that ended their Euro 2012 campaign two years ago.

Paddy Power already have a money back special running for existing customers which sees losing wagers on selected markets refunded as a free bets if Italy win, but the Irish bookmaker also offer new customers a choice of three enhanced prices on the match.

Italy are marginal favourites, priced at around 19/10 (2.90) but Paddy Power are offering anyone without an account the chance to back Cesare Prandelli's side at 6/1 (7.0) to get the better of the Three Lions.

Roy Hodgson's side aren't far behind the Azzurri in the betting, priced at 21/10 (3.10) but Paddy Power are also enhancing the underdogs, this time to a massive 8/1 (9.0) which is bound to tempt patriotic punters.

The draw is around 2/1 (3.0) and actually went off the favourite outcome in the match odds market two years ago, a selection that proved successful as a 0-0 draw was played out.

With this game being perceived as the most difficult both sides would feel they still had a good opportunity to qualify after taking a point from the clash in Manaus and anyone who thinks this is the best option can back the draw at 7/1 (8.0) with Paddy Power.

Anyone without a Paddy Power account who wants to take advantage of these offers can sign up for one here.

World Cup - England v Italy
New Paddy Power customers can back England at 8/1 (9.0), the Draw at 7/1 (8.0) or Italy at 6/1 (7.0) with Paddy Power

Jim Knight is Chief Betting Editor at and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast