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Here’s how you can get odds of 1966/1 on England’s quarter-final against Sweden

Betway’s #betyourway multiple offers fans the chance to place a particularly nostalgic bet.

England celebrate winning the 1966 World Cup at Wembley Stadium – (Ron Bell/PA)
England celebrate winning the 1966 World Cup at Wembley Stadium – (Ron Bell/PA)

A bookmaker is offering particularly English odds on the current side rewriting the words to Three Lions against Sweden on Saturday.

Betway is offering 1966/1 for Harry Kane to score a hat-trick, Kieran Trippier to score, England to hit the crossbar and manager Gareth Southgate to dance during the quarter-final.

Should all that come off, the bookmaker suggests you might want to sing along to Three Lions with the revised lyrics: “But I still see that Kane nets three more, and when Trippier scores, England smashing the bar, and Southgate dancing!”

It doesn’t have quite the same effect as the original by David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and the Lightning Seeds, but it’s not bad.

And it would certainly provide quite the return for anyone placing any money on it, with a five pound stake offering a return close to £10,000.

Betway’s Alan Alger said: “Three Lions is ringing around all corners of the country at the moment and we certainly can’t get it out of our heads!

“As a bit of fun, we’ve priced up a tasty 1966/1 multiple – see what we’ve done there – for a string of events that smoothly fits the tune of the Baddiel and Skinner classic to occur v Sweden.”

(Owen Humphreys/PA)

It comes as Ladbrokes reports that one punter has put £20,000 on England to beat Sweden at odds of 19/20.

If England do progress to the semi-finals, who’s to say future bookmakers won’t be offering odds of 2018/1 to pay tribute to Southgate and the boys?

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