The hopes of England winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup have received a major boost following the ignominious exit of defending champions, Germany.
England are now just the fourth favourites to win the World Cup last won in 1966.
The Three Lions have been cut from 10-1 into just 17-2, and are now fancied more than France and Argentina.
That’s the first time this World Cup that England have been bigger favourites than France, who have drifted to 10-1 for the tournament.
Since Germany’s exit, Gareth Southgate’s men have been the most popular bet in the outright winner market, attracting 56% of all bets on the eventual victor.
Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek said: “England fans will always rejoice an early exit for the Germans in a major tournament, and the fact that Southgate’s men are looking like hopefuls themselves is a huge bonus.
“England’s route to the final will now be clear of a penalty shootout loss to the old enemy.”