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Can Roses deliver at World Cup?

July 9th, 2019 Home, Media & Journalism, News & Events, Press Release, Sport

England are looking to become Netball World champions for the first time ever.

Tracey Neville is looking to have a better summer than her twin Phil, who could only guide the England Women’s Football team to the semi-finals of the World Cup.

The English Roses won the Commonwealth Games in 2018, defeating world champions Australia on home soil and that was England’s first ever major title.

Now England, on home soil with Liverpool hosting the competition, have the chance to win the world title for the first time – but history is very much against them.

Most successful nations at Netball World Cup Winners Runners-up Third
Australia 11 (1963, 1971, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2007, 2011, 2015) 3 (1967, 1987, 2003)
New Zealand 4 (1967, 1979, 1987, 2003) 8 (1963, 1971, 1983, 1991, 1999, 2007, 2011, 2015) 2 (1975, 1995)
Trinidad and Tobago 1 (1979) 1 (1987) 1 (1983)
England 1 (1975) 5 (1963, 1971, 1999, 2011, 2015)
South Africa 1 (1995) 1 (1967)
Jamaica 3 (1991, 2003, 2007)

England’s best finish in a Netball World Cup is runner-up which happened in 1975 – but they enter the tournament as second favourites – priced at 2/1.

But as expected it is powerhouses Australia that are firm favourites – The Diamonds are priced at Evens.

OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton: “The Football World Cup got people excited, but did anyone really think England would win – it was more hope, but the Netballers are different – they beat Australia on home soil in the Commonwealth Games last summer, and now they have the chance to repeat it in Liverpool.

“Australia are just about favourites at Evens, but England are not far behind at 2/1 and we expect that to get shorter with a good start. This World Cup being on the BBC will help, and we fully expect the public to back The Roses – so if you do think they are going to win, it might be worth taking this price now.”

Selected odds on Netball World Cup

Australia – Evens
England – 2/1
Jamaica – 9/2
New Zealand – 9/1
South Africa – 20/1
Malawi – 100/1
Uganda – 200/1
Scotland – 500/1
Northern Ireland – 500/1
Barbados – 500/1
Trinidad and Tobago – 500/1
Fiji – 1000/1
Zimbabwe – 1000/1
Sri Lanka – 1000/1
Samoa – 1000/1
Singapore – 1000/1

*Odds correct at time of writing

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