Sports gambling expectations are usually off the charts for the English team in World Cup action and that will again make them an online sports gambling favorite in most of their games.
With World Cup betting set to begin on June 11 the news continues to pump out from the English team. The recent announcements included the naming of Steven Gerrard as team captain in place of the injured Rio Ferdinand.
Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier believes it is an excellent choice and that Gerrard thrives on having responsibility and leadership roles.
“I am pleased for Stevie,” said Houllier. “It is a good reward to be captain of England. He must be absolutely over the moon.”
Houllier went on to praise Gerrard as a major online sports gambling asset for England and their hopes of winning the World Cup this year.
“He is a winner and will give them an urge to drive them on all the time. He never gives up. He leads by example, giving a lot of mental and physical energy to himself and the team,” said Houllier.
Houllier added that Gerrard will likely improve his World Cup betting performance with that extra responsibility.
“His game should be even better,” said Houllier. “He likes responsibility. He likes when people trust him. That is when he can surpass himself and deliver even more.”
Houllier also believes that even with the loss of such a key sports gambling asset as Ferdinand that England can attain World Cup football betting success and reach the semi final round.
Houllier also said that England has a lot of motivation after their sports gambling disappointment two years ago in the European Championships. That did not sit well in a country known for passionate soccer fanatics.
The pressure is always at a fever for England and all players and coaches when they are taking the pitch with the World Cup betting odds. The role of captain is special and Gerrard will have the supreme test of leading England and all of the lofty expectations that come with the team and with the fury of the fans waiting for any failures.