Holland Still Clinging On But Bookies Bet They’re Bust

Despite being the pre-tournament 6/1 third favourites, Holland have flattered to deceive and while not out of the tournament just yet, William Hill feel relatively confident that the £500,000 liability on them is safe for the time being. “Holland have been absolutely woeful, epitomised by poor play from their star men Robben and Van Persie and while we still have a £500,000 liability on them, they need a near miracle to get out of their group,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Holland are 11/2 to progress from their group, while at the other end, Germany have not quite qualified but are 1/12 to win the group and 1/100 to qualify.

There has not been a single 0-0 draw in this tournament so far and not a Euros 0-0 since Italy met Spain in the quarter finals of 2008 and with the run as it is, William Hill are offering 5/1 that there is not a single stalemate in the tournament.

With a number of headed goals in the tournament and quite a few coming from defenders, Hills offer 6/4 that any of the eight centre backs in the Ireland/Spain and Italy/Croatia games score and 4/1 that any one of them opens the scoring.

33 goals have been score so far in the tournament and Hills offer 2/1 that more goals are scored in 90 minutes than at Euro 2004 when 83 were scored. Hills also go 16/1 about there being fewer than the 63 scored at Euro 96.

Will there be a 0-0 draw in Euro 2012: 5/1 no; 1/9 yes

Will any of Pique, Ramos, Bonucci, Chiellini, St Ledger, Dunne, Corluka, Schildenfeld score on Thursday: 1/2 no; 6/4 yes

Will any of Pique, Ramos, Bonucci, Chiellini, St Ledger, Dunne, Corluka, Schildenfeld score first on Thursday: 1/7 no; 4/1 yes

Record highest total goals (90 minutes) to be broken (83 in 2000): 2/1
Record lowest total goals (90 minutes) to fail to be reached (63 in 1996): 16/1

Tournament winner: 9/4 Germany; 11/4 Spain; 9/1 France; 10/1 Italy; 10/1 England; 12/1 Russia; 16/1 Portugal; 25/1 Croatia; 33/1 Holland; 40/1 Ukraine; 50/1 Poland; 66/1 Czech Republic; 66/1 Denmark; 100/1 Sweden; 250/1 Greece; 300/1 Republic of Ireland

Group B winner: 1/12 Germany; 6/1 Denmark; 20/1 Portugal

Group B to qualify (not to): 1/100 Germany (16/1); 2/5 Portugal (7/4); 11/4 Denmark (1/4); 11/2 Holland (1/10)

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
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E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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