The odds of Theo Walcott making England’s World Cup squad have shortened from 10/1 to 8/1 with Betway following his move from Arsenal to Everton.

The 28-year-old, who won the most recent of his 47 caps against Spain in 2016, is looking to reignite a career which has stalled at the Emirates and, according to the online bookmaker, Walcott’s move to Merseyside could book him a ticket to Russia in 2018.

The former Southampton trainee has been brought in to improve Everton’s dismal goalscoring record and he is fancied at 4/6 to bag more than five goals this season, while it’s 11/10 for him to score five or less.

Betway’s Alan Alger told OLBG: “You’d expect Theo Walcott to be a regular starter for Sam Allardyce and, with that in mind, we’ve cut his odds from 10/1 to 8/1 to make the England squad for this year’s World Cup.

“Goals have been a real problem for Everton this season and, despite failing to find the net so far this term, Walcott is 4/6 to score five or more Premier League goals.”

On a side note, OLBG's World Cup outright tipping market is in full flow. However, the Walcott talk has done little to inspire our members into backing England for glory with Brazil remaining well tipped: "Brazil are emerging as a force after a disappointing decade by their standards," said one tipster. "However, 2018 could be payback time for them. The likes of Neymar, Marquinhos and Gabriel Jesus will be world class players and me thinks they will be an immovable force."

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