It is one nil to the bookie at Euro 2012 so far but William Hill are fearing their first real hammering of the tournament on Thursday. With a number of draws in high profile games so far, the punters are looking to hot favourites Spain and Italy to thump their Group C rivals, Ireland and Croatia. Over 90% of all bets on the Ireland/Spain game have been for Vincente Del Bosques men (1/4) while Italy (6/5) have been received almost 70% of all bets in their match against Croatia. The double pays 7/4 and is expected to be well backed.
The two sides have been extremely well backed and by tomorrow, either side could represent seven figure liabilities by the time the games kick off, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly. These are two European bankers that our punters are putting faith in and we could need a bail out should they do the double.
Group C Prices:
6/5 Italy; 12/5 Croatia; 11/5 draw
1/4 Spain; 11/1 Rep of Ireland; 9/2 draw
Group C winner: 5/6 Spain; 11/4 Croatia; 11/4 Italy; 40/1 Rep of Ireland
Group C to qualify (not to): 1/5 Spain (10/3); 8/13 Italy (6/5); 8/11 Croatia (1/1); 9/1 Ireland (1/20)
What will happen to Balotelli first vs Croatia: 5/2 finish the match; 5/2 receive a yellow card; 20/1 receive a straight red card; 4/1 Score; 4/6 subbed
Balotelli match bet vs Croatia: 5/4 Cards; 5/2 goals; 13/10 tie
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