On Friday morning, a few hours before kickoff, the U.S. was a +600 underdog to win the highly anticipated match, with England listed as a -195 favorite at Caesars Sportsbook. The game ending in a draw was +310.
The Americans had attracted the majority of the early bets, but approximately 56% of the money that had been wagered on the match’s winner was on England, according to Caesars. The sportsbook was expecting plenty action leading up to 2 p.m. ET kickoff in Qatar.
A spokesperson for BetMGM said Friday morning that USA-England was already the most heavily bet match of the World Cup at its sportsbooks so far.
Brazil remains the favorite to win the tournament at +250, followed by France at +650 at Caesars Sportsbook. England and Spain are next and each listed at +700. The U.S. is 125-1 to win the tournament.