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World Cup Betting Tips: England odds on to beat Sweden and reach semi-finals

4:35 PM IST 04/07/18
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The last eight of the tournament is set following the Three Lions' victory on Tuesday, with France and Croatia also the bookies' choice to qualify

England are the only team odds-on to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup in 90 minutes, according to the latest quarter-final prices from William Hill.

The Three Lions saw off Colombia on penalties on Tuesday night and are now 10/11 (1.91) to beat Sweden in the last eight, with their opponents out at 7/2 (4.50) .

England are just 2/5 (1.40) to reach the last four for the first time since 1990, whilst the Blagult can be backed at 15/8 (2.88) .

Brazil, who are 11/4 (3.75) favourites to lift the Jules Rimet outright, face Belgium for a place in the last and are 11/10 (2.10) to make the semi-finals for the second World Cup in a row with a win in normal time.

The Red Devils, who boast four-goal Romelu Lukaku upfront, are 13/5 (3.60) , whilst the draw – which would lead to extra time and possibly penalties – is 12/5 (3.40) .

The winner of that tie will play the winner of Uruguay and France, and Les Bleus are even money (2.0) to secure their place in the last four within 90 minutes, or 2/5 (1.40) to qualify in any scenario.

The South Americans, who have relied on a strong defence rather than their world-class attack of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani to get this far, are 10/3 (4.33) to win in 90 minutes, with the draw at 21/10 (3.10) .

Perhaps the most surprising quarter-final comes in Sochi on Saturday night where Croatia play hosts Russia, who upset Spain on penalties.

William Hill believe that their fairytale run will come to an end in the quarter-finals, though, as they make them 11/4 (3.75) outsiders whilst Croatia can be backed at 6/5 (2.20) to win the game in normal time.