William Hill are expecting around £25 million to be staked in the UK on the Euros Final this weekend as 11/10 favourites, Spain, take on 11/5 Italy. The draw is offered at 21/10. Hills make Spain 8/15 to lift the trophy while Italy are 6/4 to do likewise.
The England/Italy match has been our highest turnover match of the Euros so far but we are expecting the Final to far exceed that, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly. Our punters are used to not having England in a major final and tend to get involved in the Final regardless of a Three Lions presence.
Mario Balotelli was the architect of Italys victory against Germany and he is 15/2 to score the first goal of the game and 11/1 to score two or more goals. Balotelli is the 5/4 favourite to be named as the tournaments top scorer and 10/1 to win Player of the Tournament.
At the end of the Premier League season, Balotelli had a small falling out with his manager at Manchester City although the way in which he has played in this tournament makes Hills think those cracks may have been papered over and they offer 1/33 that he is still at the Etihad next season (10/1 to have departed).
Andrea Pirlo has been the main man for Italy in this tournament so far and is rightfully the odds-on favourite to win the Player of the Tournament award but if Super Mario puts in a similar performance on Sunday to the one he did on Thursday, he may well grab the award for himself, as well as the Golden Boot, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Euro 2012 top goalscorer: 5/4 Mario Balotelli; 8/1 Mario Gomez; 8/1 Alan Dzagoev; 8/1 Mario Mandzukic; 8/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 9/1 Fernando Torres; 11/1 Cesc Fabregas; 25/1 BAR
Player of the tournament: 8/11 Andrea Pirlo; 7/2 Andres Iniesta; 10/1 Mario Balotelli; 10/1 Xabi Alonso; 16/1 Iker Casillas; 16/1 Gianluigi Buffon; 16/1 Xavi; 16/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 20/1 Cesc Fabregas; 20/1 Antoinio Cassano; 25/1 BAR
Tournament winner: 8/15 Spain; 6/4 Italy
90 minutes: 11/10 Spain; 11/4 Italy; 21/10 draw
Match to go to penalties: 4/1
First scorer: 6/1 Fernando Llorente; 6/1 Fernando Torres; 7/1 Cesc Fabregas; 7/1 Alvaro Negredo; 15/2 Mario Balotelli; 8/1 Antonio Cassano; 9/1 Pedro; 9/1 Antonio Di Natale; 10/1 BAR
To win in extra time: 10/1 Spain; 12/1 Italy
To win on penalties: 9/1 Spain; 9/1 Italy
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