Patriot players pile up as Captain Kane ends his drought

Used to grief, it's no surprise that a large number of Star Sports players predicted a German victory last night.

However, after the historic win and Harry Kane's stunning game-winning goal, the company expects an influx of patriotic players as football's path home becomes more likely.

In conversation with GamblingTV Dave Jolly, head of trading department star sports , said: “From a patriotic point of view, as well as from a business point of view, we were pleased with England's victory last night. Up to the start of the match, most of the bets were placed on a German victory, and then we gradually saw an influx on the victory of the Three Lions.

“We didn’t see a lot of people backing Harry Kane to score and England to win despite it being raised from 3/1 to 4/1 before the game. Now that Harry has broken the duck for the tournament, we expect to see more betting on him to score and England win against Ukraine.

“Our 'Two Good' offer, which is paid out to a team when it scores two goals ahead, forced betting on individual matches and last night was no exception. On top of that, our YES/NO contest saw a record number of entries, with first place earning £500 and almost 200 people receiving free bets as part of their participation and success in this initiative.”

The win will kick off the Three Lions quarter-final showdown against Ukraine on Saturday in Rome, with England priced at roughly 6-1 to secure a spot in the final four.

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