GLASGOW footie fans would rather back Senegal to win the World Cup over England, it seems.

As the showpiece sporting event in Russia edges closer, betting figures suggest Glaswegian punters would rather take a punt on almost anyone else than the Three Lions.

A total of 4.6% of all bets placed on the winner of the Jules Rimet trophy have been placed on the African team, compared to just 4.3% on Gareth Southgate’s men.

Despite being considered as a 500/1 shot, more Glaswegians have bet on Senegal than England to win the World Cup.

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A fiver on the African team, will earn you £505 if they manage the unthinkable and triumphed over the world’s elite.

In comparison, the bookies give England a far better chance of going all the way at a modest 14/1 – 37 times more likely than Senegal.

The most popular bet in Glasgow is Argentina to win the tournament, attracting 17.4% of all bets on the World Cup.

George Elek, of Oddschecker, said: “The streets of Scotland were flooded with ‘Anyone but England’ t-shirts for the 2010 World Cup, but it seems like Scots are going for a more subtle way of having a dig at the English this time around.

“Despite entering the tournament as mammoth underdogs, Glasgow is backing Senegal to win the World Cup over ‘the auld enemy’ England."