Sports book gambling handicappers got a classic reminder as to why goalkeeping was considered the potential weakness of England in that game.
England was a prohibitive World Cup betting favorite against the United States and took a quick 1-0 lead only to give the win away because England goalkeeper Robert Green made a stunning mistake on a relatively easy and far away shot from Clint Dempsey of the United States.
Green simply bobbled and blundered on the shot and the Americans got the tie.
The big sports book gambling question now is if England can rebound from Green’s gaffe and move on? Beyond that will Green be in goal for England in future World Cup betting matches?
For the United States the question is if this stunning and fortunate draw will be the sports book gambling springboard to a run towards the title game? Will the Americans draw momentum from the stunning result and take full advantage of it?
What could prove to be fatally frustrating to England the rest of the way is the fact that they created far more chances than the United States did but were not able to finish off those opportunities. America’s Tim Howard was a far better goalkeeper than Green and proved to be the difference with the World Cup betting odds.
England’s Frank Lampard expects the team to bounce back and remain a top gambling in sports threat to go all the way. He also was supportive of Green and refused to make him the scapegoat.
“We were disappointed for Greeny because we are a team and we win, lose and draw as a team,” said Lampard. “It is unfortunate for keepers, they are the last line and when they make a bit of a boob it gets picked out.”
Lampard expects improvement by England in future World Cup gambling matches. England will next play Algeria on June 18 and will again be a heavy favorite. As for Green he is trying to move on as well. He said that he can handle the pressure and criticism and will be ready for his next assignment.