William Hill Expect To Take £100m For Euros…bookies Batten Down The Hatches

William Hill are gearing up for a potential £100m tournament with the European Championships just around the corner. Hills offered 16/1 on England (now 10/1) on Saturday and added to their liabilities of over £1m on the Three Lions, while punters have also been backing Spain (11/4), Germany (3/1) , Holland (13/2) and France (10/1).

“We are incredibly excited about this tournament and so are our punters,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “In fact, we alone are expecting to take £100m across all channels throughout the course of the Euros.”

Germany’s Mario Gomez is the 8/1 favourite to win the Golden boot and given the expansive way in which the energetic and youthful German side play, they could well reach the Final (6/4) and score plenty of goals along the way. Gomez is followed in the betting by 10/1 Robin van Persie and 12/1 Cristiano Ronaldo, who had two of the most remarkable goalscoring records in world football last season. Being banned for the first two matches of the tournament, Wayne Rooney is 33/1 to end the tournament as top goalscorer while Thomas Muller, who won the Golden Boot at the 2010 World Cup, is 25/1 to do the same in Poland and Ukraine.

England are 13/8 to be eliminated at the group stage and 15/8 to go out in the quarter finals but should there be an early exit for Roy’s boys, all English eyes will turn to one man. Howard Webb is 10/1 to referee the Final, while Scotland’s Craig Thompson is the same price.

William Hill Euros Odds:

Euro 2012 Winner: 11/4 Spain; 3/1 Germany; 13/2 Holland; 10/1 England; 10/1 France; 14/1 Italy; 20/1 Portugal; 20/1 Russia; 50/1 Ukraine; 50/1 Poland; 50/1 Czech Republic; 50/1 Croatia; 66/1 Sweden; 66/1 Greece; 80/1 ROI; 100/1 Denmark

To reach the final: 5/4 Spain; 6/4 Germany; 5/2 Holland; 9/2 France; 9/2 England; 11/2 Italy; 13/2 Portugal; 7/1 Russia; 16/1 Croatia; 16/1 Poland; 16/1 Ukraine; 20/1 Czech Republic; 25/1 Greece; 25/1 Sweden; 25/1 Denmark; 33/1 Republic of Ireland

Top Goalscorer: 8/1 Mario Gomez; 10/1 Robin van Persie; 12/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 14/1 Fernando Llorente; 14/1 Karim Benzema; 14/1 Klaas Jan-Huntelaar; 14/1 Miroslav Klose; 18/1 Fernando Torres; 20/1 Robert Lewandowski; 25/1 Mario Balotelli; 25/1 Lukas Podolski; 25/1 Thomas Muller; 33/1 Cesc Fabregas; 33/1 Wayne Rooney; 33/1 Antonio Di Natale; 33/1 David Silva; 33/1 Wesley Sneijder; 33/1 Alvaro Negredo; 33/1 Rafael van der Vaart; 33/1 Antonio Cassano; 40/1 BAR

…other notable goalscorers… 50/1 Danny Welbeck; 50/1 Steven Gerrard; 50/1 Andy Carroll; 66/1 Ashley Young; 80/1 Theo Walcott; 80/1 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain; 80/1 Frank Lampard; 100/1 Robbie Keane

Player of the tournament: 10/1 Mario Gomez; 12/1 Mesut Ozil; 12/1 David Silva; 14/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 14/1 Robin van Persie; 14/1 Andres Iniesta; 16/1 Bastian Schweinsteiger; 16/1 Xavi; 16/1 Fernando Llorente; 20/1 Arjen Robben; 20/1 Fernando Torres; 20/1 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar; 20/1 Thomas Muller; 20/1 Lukas Podolski; 25/1 Karim Benzema; 25/1 Wesley Sneijder; 33/1 Franck Ribery; 33/1 Mario Balotelli; 33/1 Samir Nasri; 33/1 Steven Gerard; 33/1 Cesc Fabregas; 40/1 Mario Gotze; 40/1 Antonio Di Natale; 40/1 Nani; 40/1 Rafael van der Vaart; 40/1 Toni Kroos; 40/1 Antonio Cassano; 50/1 BAR

…other notable player of tournament… 50/1 Frank Lampard; 66/1 Wayne Roney; 66/1 Ashley Young; 80/1 Joe Hart; 80/1 Theo Walcott; 100/1 Scott Parker; 100/1 Andy Carroll; 100/1 John Terry; 150/1 Ashley Cole; 150/1 Shay Given; 150/1 Robbie Keane

England top scorer: 6/1 Wayne Rooney; 6/1 Steven Gerrard; 6/1 Danny Welbeck; 13/2 Ashley Young; 7/1 Andy Carroll; 9/1 Theo Walcott; 10/1 Jermain Defoe; 12/1 Frank Lampard; 20/1 No goalscorer; 25/1 BAR

England stage of elimination: 13/8 group stage; 15/8 quarter finals; 9/2 semi finals; 15/2 runner up; 10/1 winner

Who will referee the final: 3/1 Viktor Kassai; 6/1 Pedro Proenca; 7/1 Damir Skomina; 8/1 Cunyet Cakir; 8/1 Nicola Rizzola; 10/1 Craig Thompson; 10/1 Jonas Eriksson; 10/1 Howard Webb; 10/1 Stephane Lannoy; 12/1 Wolfgang Stark; 12/1 Carlos Velasco Carballo; 14/1 Bjorn Kuipers

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

Manchester Derby: You Bet Bookies Are Ready To Batten Down The Hatches

William Hill expect the Manchester derby to attract more bets than any other Premier League game ever. In the hour before kick off, Hills predict that up to 8,000 bets will be placed on the game. Manchester City are the 5/4 favourites to win the match, with United 5/2 and the draw 2/1.

“This is without doubt the biggest Manchester Derby ever and we are expecting betting interest to go through the roof,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “We are fully expecting this to be the busiest match, in terms of bets placed, in the history of the Premier League.”

Hills are enhancing the price of both Rooney and Tevez to open the scoring both from 7/1 to 8/1. For Tevez to score and City to win is 4/1 while Rooney to score anytime and United to win is 5/1.

After the ignominy of losing 6-1 at home the last time these two sides met, United are 500/1 to return the favour, while City are 250/1 to win by the same scoreline again.

Despite the home advantage for the derby, Manchester United are 4/9 to lift the Premier League trophy, with City 7/4.

William Hill mobile is also offering a money back special to all customers whereby should your first scorer selection score second instead, you will receive your money back in the form of a free bet (up to and including the value of £50).

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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