Lincolnshire Echo Online (18 June 2014)
As England gears up for the big match against Uruguay on Thursday, it seems the team can count on top-notch levels of support from its Lincoln fans.
Bookmaker William Hill has dubbed Lincoln punters some of the most patriotic in the UK in the run-up to the big game, with 85 per cent of all wagers in Lincoln counting on an English victory.
Lincoln fans have shown their levels of support to be a cut above, outperforming the national average of 75 per cent, and have earned themselves the title of fourth most patriotic punters in the UK.
The data comes from Bet Nation – William Hill’s World Cup minisite.
William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly said: “After a strong showing against Italy and Uruguay’s capitulation against Costa Rica, England fans in Lincoln definitely fancy the Three Lions to kick start their campaign with a victory against Uruguay.”
England are currently 23/20 favourites to win Thursday’s match.