Sports gambling handicappers are now evaluating the “Three Lions” online sports gambling chances to win the World Cup without their star center-back and if they can win without him.
Ledley King is a name that World Cup betting handicappers will want to familiarize themselves with as he will be the key to helping England move on without Ferdinand. King is expected to take over as the heart of the Three Lions defense in place of Ferdinand.
King has his own online sports gambling issues, however, as World Cup preparations and training continues this week that leads up to the June 11 start.
King has chronic knee problems and there are legitimate questions regarding his own ability to handle the stress and strain of as many as 7 World Cup betting matchups in the next month. King, for his part, is optimistic about his ability to survive the grind.
“I like to believe so,” said King as to whether he can withstand the grueling schedule of the FIFA World Cup. “The medical team, the facilities are second to none. I believe with the right help and support I can do that. The medical team, the manager have allowed me to do what I normally do. I couldn’t ask for more than that.”
King is likely to partner with John Terry in their sports gambling assignment of providing the defense for England in its matchups. Jamie Carragher is also in the running for action in that role.
King said he would expect to make an effective partnership with Terry on the World Cup football betting stage.
“I’ve known John for a long time. He’s a great communicator on the pitch and that’s what you need,” said King.
King also acknowledged the sports gambling challenge of getting in sync with Terry in such a hurry with less than a week remaining before World Cup action begins.
“It is difficult,” said King. “We’re not going to have much time. Communication is key and if that’s good, we have a good chance.”
Despite the loss of Ferdinand England is still one of the top choices with the World Cup betting odds.