You Bet England Can Hold On To Ball And Hit The Target

Under Roy Hodgson, England have not yet managed to achieve over 50% possession in three games, but William Hill think that could all change against Sweden on Friday. The firm make the Three Lions 8/11 to have 50% possession or more during the match (Evens that they do not). Against France, England had just one shot on target, but again, Hills think that they will better that against a somewhat weaker Sweden team. It is 5/6 for England to have 7 or more shots on target during the game (with the same price offered for fewer than seven).

“Hodgson has claimed that he does not pay much credence to statistics but we are sure that he will be acutely aware of the fact that England need to improve in the attacking third and we think that he will set England up in such a way to do so,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

England are 11/10 to win their game against Sweden and with Danny Welbeck expected to start again for Hodgson’s side, he is 6/1 to open the scoring.

The early kick off in Group D sees the Ukraine take on France and Andriy SheVChenko is 11/1 to bag another two goals or more in the match. France are 11/10 to win, while the home side are 5/2.

11/4 Sweden; 11/10 England; 21/10 Draw

First Scorer: 6/1 Danny Welbeck; 13/2 Andy Carroll; 7/1 Ashley Young; 15/2 Jermain Defoe; 8/1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic; 9/1 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain; 9/1 Theo Walcott; 10/1 BAR

England possession vs Sweden: 8/11 over 49.5%; 1/1 under 49.5%

England shots on target vs Sweden: 5/6 over 6.5; 5/6 under 6.5

Man of the Match (Sweden vs England): 6/1 Steven Gerrard; 6/1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic; 7/1 Ashley Young; 7/1 Danny Welbeck; 8/1 Andy Carroll; 10/1 Ola Toivonen; 10/1 Markus Rosenberg; 11/1 Alex Oxlade Chamberlain; 12/1 BAR

5/2 Ukraine; 11/10 France; 9/4 Draw

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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Poland Save William Hill £2m Payout

By avoiding defeat to Russia, Poland did William Hill a massive favour. Russia were Hill’s first £2m liability of the tournament with punters having backed them as if they could not lose (from 7/5 to 23/20 and at every price in between). Over £1,000,000 of the liability was on singles alone with £500,000 wrapped up in accumulators.

“Blaszczykowski’s strike could not have been any sweeter,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Not only because it was a wonder strike but because it saved us paying out a fortune as well.”

After the Czech’s early goal against Greece became the fastest goal of the Euros so far, Hills offer 16/1 that there is a quicker goal scored at any point in the tournament. Hills also offer 6/5 that three or more additional goals are scored in the opening five minutes of games throughout the rest of the tournament.

How many MORE goals in first five minutes of Euros games: 6/5 three or more; 8/13 two or fewer

Group A winner: 3/10 Russia; 4/1 Czech Republic; 7/1 Poland; 33/1 Greece

Group A qualify (not to): 1/10 Russia (11/2); 4/5 Czech Republic (10/11); 5/4 Poland (4/7); 10/3 Greece (1/5)

Top goalscorer: 3/1 Alan Dzagoev; 6/1 Mario Gomez; 14/1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic; 14/1 Antonio Di Natale; 14/1 VClav Pilar; 14/1 Karim Benzema; Mario Mandzukic; 14/1 Andriy SheVChenko; 16/1 BAR

Euros outright: 11/4 Germany; 3/1 Spain; 9/1 France; 10/1 England; 12/1 Italy; 12/1 Holland; 12/1 Russia; 20/1 Portugal; 25/1 Croatia; 40/1 Ukraine; 40/1 Denmark; 50/1 Poland; 66/1 Czech Republic;100/1 Sweden; 150/1 Greece; 250/1 Rep of Ireland

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164
E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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Euros Latest: Shevchenko 10/1 For Golden Boot

Euro co-hosts, Ukraine went top of Group D after an Andriy SheVChenko brace and William Hill make them 4/6 to qualify from the group and 4/1 to win it. SheVChenko is 10/1 to bag the golden boot.

“SheVChenko is a national hero in the Ukraine and even more so now,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Just imagine what it would be like if he ended the tournament with the golden boot.”

England drew with France and given the way in which the Three Lions have set up in Roy Hodgson’s first three games, they could all be tight affairs and they are 14/1 to remain unbeaten but to go out at the group stages.

14/1 – England to go unbeaten but fail to qualify

Group D winner: 6/4 France; 7/4 England; 4/1 Ukraine; 11/2 Sweden

Golden boot: 5/1 Mario Gomez; 8/1 Alan Dzagoev; 10/1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic; 10/1 Andriy Shevhenko; 12/1 Karim Benzema; 14/1 Antonio Di Natale; 14/1 Mario Mandzukic; 16/1 BAR

Tournament winner: 5/2 Germany; 3/1 Spain; 9/1 France; 10/1 Italy; 12/1 Holland; 12/1 England; 12/1 Russia; 20/1 Portugal; 25/1 Croatia; 401Ukraine; 40/1 Denmark; 50/1 Poland; 100/1 Czech Republic; 100/1 Sweden; 100/1 Greece; 250/1 Republic of Ireland

To qualify from the group (not to): 4/9 France (13/8) ; 8/15 England (11/8); 4/6 Ukraine (11/10); 9/2 Sweden (1/8)

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164
E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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