Balotelli And Pirlo To Top The Euro Charts…spain 8/15 For Top Award Though

Mario Balotelli scored two as Italy made it through to the Final of the Euros and William Hill make him 5/4 to be the top tournament goalscorer and 10/1 to be named player of the tournament. Andrea Pirlo, who was once again on top form, however, is now the 7/4 favourite to win the top Euros player award. Balotelli’s performances will have endeared him to the Italian fans even more so than before and he is 10/1 to no longer be at Manchester City at the start of next season with AC Milan a likely target.

“Tonight was all about Mario as it quite often is, but it was all for the right reasons and he could now fire Italy to glory and himself to top goalscorer,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Spain are 8/15 to lift the trophy, while Italy are 11/8.

There will have been one German fan who will be feeling the pain a little more than most as a fellow from that country entered a William Hill shop in central London and staked £41,000 on his home nation to lift the trophy.

Balotelli to still be at Manchester City on the first day of next season: 10/1 no; 1/33 yes

Top goalscorer: 5/4 Mario Balotelli; 8/1 Mario Gomez; 8/1 Alaz Dzagoev; 8/1 Mario Mandzukic; 8/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 9/1 Fernando Torres; 11/1 Cesc Fabregas; 25/1 BAR

Player of the tournament: 7/4 Andrea Pirlo; 11/4 Andres Iniesta; 6/1 Mesut Ozil; 8/1 Xavi; 10/1 Mario Balotelli; 10/1 Xabi Alonso; 14/1 Mario Gomez; 16/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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You Bet Little Winker Has Matured Into Euro Hero For Portugal

Spain are the 2/5 favourites to make it through to the final of the Euros and William Hill think that they will do so in style, offering 7/4 that they have between 56 and 60% of possession during the game and 2/1 that they have between 61 and 65%.

All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo as he tries to propel his team into the final of the Euros. William Hill make him 4/1 second favourite to win the Man of the Match award and 6/1 to score the first goal of the game.

“Ronaldo has dragged his teammates through a group they were not expected to qualify from and now, playing against players he faces on a weekly basis, he could take them to the final,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “That is if the Portuguese players can get the ball off their Spanish counterparts.”

Hills are expecting between £3 and £4 million to be staked on each of the semi finals, although had England qualified, at least £6m would have been staked on the Germany match alone.

Match betting: 7/2 Portugal; 10/11 Spain; 11/5 Draw

To qualify: 7/4 Portugal; 2/5 Spain

Man of the Match: 3/1 Andres Iniesta; 4/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 5/1 Fernando Torres; 7/1 Xavi; 8/1 David Silva; 9/1 Alvaro Negredo; 9/1 Cesc Fabregas; 10/1 Nani; 10/1 Pedro; 12/1 BAR

Match to go to penalties: 9/2

First scorer: 7/2 Torres; 9/2 Fabregas; 5/1 Negredo; 11/2 Llorente; 6/1 Ronaldo; 6/1 Silva; 7/1 BAR

Total Spain possession vs Portugal: 25/1 Less than 45%; 11/1 45-50%; 9/2 51-55%; 7/4 56-60%; 2/1 61-65%; 7/2 over 65%

Euro 2012 top goalscorer: 15/8 Mario Gomez; 2/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 7/1 Fernando Torres; 20/1 Xabi Alonso; 20/1 Cesc Fabregas; 25/1 BAR

Euro 2012 name the finalist: 19/20 Spain/Germany; 14/5 Germany/Portugal; 14/5 Spain/Italy; 13/2 Italy/Portugal

Player of the tournament: 4/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 5/1 Mesut Ozil; 5/1 Andres Iniesta; 8/1 Andrea Pirlo; 10/1 Bastian Schweinsteiger; 14/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
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Spain 4/11 For Final Spot

Spain eased into the semi final of the Euros and William Hill make them the 6/4 favourites to win the tournament, ahead of Germany. Spain will now face Portugal in the semi final and Hills make them 4/11 to make the final (2/1 not to).

“Spain were aided in their progression by a lacklustre France side, but despite this it would take a brave man to back against them now – highlighted by the £1m plus liability we have on them,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Euros winner: 7/4 Germany; 7/4 Spain; 6/1 Portugal; 9/1 England; 11/1 Italy

Top goalscorer: 15/8 Mario Gomez; 2/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 9/2 Fernando Torres; 20/1 Cesc Fabregas; 25/1 Wayne Rooney; 25/1 Xabi Alonso; 40/1 BAR

Spain/Portugal to qualify for the final: 4/11 Spain; 2/1 Portugal

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14/1 Pep And Jose To Go Before Next Season

******************************William Hill SPANISH SHOWDOWN SPECIAL*********************************


William Hill offer 14/1 that both Jose Mourino and Pep Guardiola will have left their clubs by the start of next season; 8/11 that both will still be with the same club, and 11/10 that one of the two will have moved on. ‘These are two of the most highly coveted managers in world football and both seem to be enhancing their reputations this season so they are sure to receive tempting offers before the new season gets under way’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

REAL MADRID are 7/4 to win the first leg – and 7/1 both legs- of their all Spanish Champions League semi final against Barcelona with William Hill who offer 7/2 that Jose Pep Guardola’s side will win both legs against their deadly rivals.
Hills are betting on whether Ronaldo or Messi will score the most goals in the first leg and offer 4/5 tie; 5/2 Messi; 5/2 Ronaldo. Hills also offer 5/1 that BOTH Ronaldo and Messi will score.

Hills….RONALDO – 5/2; TIE – 4/5; MESSI – 5/2


NONE – 14/1
ONE – 11/10
BOTH – 8/11

William Hill odds…..
90m…7/4 Real; 19/10 draw; 9/5 Barca
To progress- 13/8 Real; 4/9 Barca.
Both sides to score – 7/10 yes; 21/20 no
How many goals in game? – 8/11 2 or less; Evens 3 or more
Real to score in both halves – 11/4; Barca – 11/4
To keep clean sheet – Real 2/1; Barca 2/1
Win to nil – Real 10/3; Barca 10/3
Win both halves- Real 7/1; Barca 7/1
Come from behind to win – Real 9/1; Barca 9/1
Penalty awarded – 11/4
1st card flourished in 1st-15th m – 8/5
Red card shown – 21/10 yes; 7/20 no
Real Madrid cards – Under 2 – 4/1; 2-3 11/8; Over 3 – 21/20
Barca cards – Under 2 – 13/5; 2-3 11/10; Over 3 – 9/5

Sergio Ramos 8/1
Xabi Alonso 9/1
Marcelo 9/1
Daniel Alves 9/1
Lassana Diarra 10/1
Esteban Granero 10/1
Sami Khedira 10/1
Pepe 10/1
Alvaro Arbeloa 11/1
Gerard Pique 11/1
Sergio Canales 12/1
Xavi 12/1
Sergio Busquets 12/1
Javier Mascherano 12/1
Carles Puyol 12/1
Pedro Leon 14/1
Raul Albiol 14/1
Adriano 14/1
Gabriel Milito 14/1
Martin Montoya 14/1
Angel Di Maria 16/1
Ezequiel Garay 16/1
Fernando Gago 16/1
David Villa 16/1
Ibrahim Afellay 16/1
Jeffren 16/1
Seydou Keita 16/1
Thiago 16/1
Andreu Fontas 16/1
Either goalkeeper 16/1
Emmanuel Adebayor 25/1
Maxwell 25/1
Cristiano Ronaldo 33/1
Karim Benzema 33/1
Gonzalo Higuain 33/1
Mesut Ozil 33/1
Kaka 33/1
Lionel Messi 33/1
Pedro 33/1
Andres Iniesta 33/1

Further information……..graham sharpe….0208 918 3731

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Sneijder Favourite For Ballon D’ Or


WESLEY SNEIJDER is 6/4 favourite with William Hill to win the prestigious Ballon d’Or Award following the announcement of the short-list of candidates. ‘Against him is the fact that he doesn’t play for the World Cup winners but other than that Wesley Sneijder would be a desreved winner. However, it is a sad reflection on England that they have no represnetatives on the list’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

TO WIN BALLON D’OR…6/4 Sneijder; 4 Messi; 5 Xavi; 11/2 Iniesta; 9 Villa; 16 Forlan; 20 Ronaldo; 33 Muller; Ozil; 40 Casillas; Eto’o; 50 Alonso;Drogba; Fabregas;Klose; Maicon; Puyol; Robben; Schweinsteiger; 66 Gyan; 100 Alves; Cesar; Lahm.

BORO 14/1 TO GO UP – 13/2 TO GO DOWN……..

AFTER APPOINTING Tony Mowbray as boss, Middlesbro are rated at 14/1 by William Hill to be promoted this season – and 13/2 to be relegated. ‘This won’t be an easy task for Tony Mowbray – we reckon they will struggle to reach the play-offs, let alone get promoted – and relegation is not out of the question’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.


7TH TO 11TH….9/4
12TH TO 16TH….9/4
17TH TO 21ST….4/1

Further information…..graham sharpe…0780 3233702

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Germany – Spain Semi Final Specials



William Hill cut their odds about Germany eliminating Spain after heavy backing for them, including a single bet of 75,000 euros to do so at odds of Even money, which they have now shortened to 10/11.

GERMANY are William Hill‘s least favoured winners of the World Cup. ‘We have a couple of hefty bets on the Germans – an 80,000 euros at 14/1 (which would win 1,120,000 euros); and another of 100,000 euros at 13/2 (which potentially wins 650,000 euros) – which mean that we’d rather see anyone else winning .’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

The biggest bet Hills have taken for Spain to win the World Cup is £10,000 at odds of 7/2 (potentially winning £35,000) in a Nottinghamshire betting shop.

EURO 2008 repeat

33-1 Fernando Torres to score first and Spain to win 1-0

Klose v Villa – Goalscorer Match Bet – Excludes extra-time and penalty shoot-out: 7-2 Miroslav Klose, 4-5 Tie, 15-8 David Villa

Coupled Scorer Match Bet – Excludes extra-time and penalty shoot-outs: 12-5 Miroslav Klose & Lukas Podolski, 5-4 Tie, 8-5 David Villa & Fernando Torres

Miroslav Klose – Specials: 6-4 Score Anytime Inc. ET, 2-1 To Be Booked, 7-1 Score 2 Or More Inc. ET, 33-1 To Be Sent Off, 6-1 To Score From Outside The Box, 5-1 To Hit The Woodwork, 4-5 To Be Substituted, 5-1 To Score With A Header, 12-1 To Win A Penalty, 10-1 To Score In Both Halves, 11-2 To Score Only In 1st Half, 5-1 To Score Only In 2nd Half

David Villa – Specials: 4-6 Score Anytime Inc. ET, 9-4 To Be Booked, 3-1 Score 2 Or More Inc. ET, 33-1 To Be Sent Off, 4-1 To Score From Outside The Box, 4-1 To Hit The Woodwork, 11-10 To Be Substituted, 5-1 To Score With A Header, 10-1 To Win A Penalty, 5-1 To Score In Both Halves, 11-4 To Score Only In 1st Half, 5-2 To Score Only In 2nd Half

Who will pay the penalty ?

12-1 Xabi Alonso To Miss A Penalty (including penalty shoot-out)

12-1 Lukas Podolski To Miss A Penalty (including penalty shoot-out

SEMI….4/5 SPAIN V 10/11 GERMANY…….

90M…..19/10 Germany….21/10 draw……6/4 Spain…to win in e-t 9/1 Germany; 17/2 Spain…MATCH TO GO TO PENALTY SHOOT-OUT – 9/2………… in pen shoot-out 10/1 Germany;11 Spain

**KLOSE who has scored 14 World Cup goals, all from inside the box, half of them with headers, is now level with Gerd Muller as top German World Cup scorer; one behind Ronaldo as all-time World Cup scorer. Hills make him 5/1 to score with a header v Spain (90m play); 7/1 to score from outside the box v Spain (90mplay); 1/3 to go past Muller during this tournament; 5/2 to go past Ronaldo during this tournament.

Further information…….graham sharpe….0208 918 3731…0780 3233702

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