Owen Goin’ Nowhere

Posted on March 31, 2009 by  

Michael Owen is now just 8/11 with Paddy Power to fail to play for England in South Africa after Fabio Capello all but wrote off the Newcastle striker’s international chances.

Failure to be called up for Wednesday’s game against Ukraine has moved Owen’s odds to not make South Africa next summer to odds-on for the first time whilst the 40 goal England striker is now out to 4/1 to ever break Bobby Charlton’s 49 goal England record.

With his contract up in the summer Owen might believe a change of club will boost his chances. Paddy Power are betting on where out of contract Owen will start next season with current club Newcastle the 6/5 favourites. Free-spending Manchester City are the first of the clubs in the running at 4/1 should he move elsewhere with a trip to LA Galaxy out at 33/1.

Darren Haines, spokesman for Paddy Power, said: “The England door may not be completely shut if Owen can put a run of games together but with Darren Bent’s call up effectively demoting Owen to England’s eighth choice striker it doesn’t look good.”

World Cup Qualifying

Meanwhile England are now 1/6 to top their World Cup Qualifying group ahead of their Wednesday game against Ukraine and 1/10 to qualify for South Africa next summer. Northern Ireland may be a distant 12/1 to top Group Three but the current leaders are 6/1 to eventually qualify for next summer’s tournament.

Ireland are 15/8 to make it to South Africa with Scotland at 10/3.

Michael Owen to play in WC2010
Evs Yes
8/11 No

4/1 Michael Owen to break Bobby Charlton’s England goals record
7/4 Michael Owen to score at WC2010

Michael Owen to score another goal for England
2/5 Yes
7/4 No

Who will Michael Owen play for at the start of next season?
6/5 Newcastle
4/1 Man City
8/1 Liverpool
9/1 Chelsea
13/2 Everton
11/1 Spurs
12/1 Arsenal
16/1 Man Utd
33/1 LA Galaxy

World Cup 2010 Qualification

To Top World Cup Qualifying Group
1/6 England (Group 6)
11/2 Ireland (8)
12/1 Northern Ireland (3)
16/1 Scotland (9)

To Qualify for WC2010
1/10 England
15/8 Ireland
10/3 Scotland
6/1 Northern Ireland

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