8/1 England Do Not Win A Shootout For At Least 10 Years

AGAIN England were beaten in a penalty shootout and William Hill are now betting on when they will actually win one and they are 8/1 to fail to win one until after Euro 2020.

“The hopes of a nation have once again been dashed from 12 yards and it is impossible to ever see England winning a shootout,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

On the plus side for William Hill, England’s exit has eliminated a £1m plus liability.

ENGLAND are 14/1 to win the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.

Euro 2012 winner: 13/8 Spain; 13/8 Germany; 11/2 Portugal; 11/2 Italy

When will England next win a penalty shootout: 2/1 WC 2014; 5/2 Euro 2016; 5/1 WC 2018; 7/1 Euro 2020; 8/1 After Euro 2020

Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164

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Bookies Bashed By Blatter? Goal Line Tech Looks A Certainty

After Sepp Blatter’s comments regarding the use of goal line technology William Hill have slashed the price for it to be in place for the first match of the 2014 World Cup from 7/4 to 1/1 but it is 8/11 that it won’t be ready in time.
The more likely stage for introduction could be for the first match of the 2016 European Championships. William Hill are odds on at 5/6 that goal line technology to be used that summer in France.

“Goal line technology looks a certainty, it is just a question of when rather than if it is introduced,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.

Goal Line Technology to be used at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil: 8/11 No, 1/1 Yes

Goal Line Technology to be used at the 2016 European Championships in France: 5/6 Yes

Rupert Adams
Media Relations

T: 020 8918 3858
M: 0784 1011 584
E: radams@williamhill.co.uk
William Hill, Greenside House, 50 Station Road,
Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

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You Bet Giggs And Beckham Will Be Rolling Back The Years This Summer

Craig Bellamy has let slip that he is reportedly one of the over 23 players who is being included in Stuart Pearce’s Team GB side. William Hill are now speculating who the others will be, making David Beckham and Ryan Giggs the two favourites. Beckham, who was so instrumental in getting the Games to London, is 1/6 to be included in the 18 man squad while Giggs is 4/7. Other names believed to be under consideration are Joe Cole (9/4), Steven Fletcher (6/1) and Chris Brunt (4/1).

“With a combined age of 75, it will take an Olympian effort for Giggs and Beckham to play every minute of every game in London this summer,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “But you don’t win gold medals with just effort and there is no doubting that the pair could well make the difference in London.”

Craig Bellamy is 100/1 to win this year’s Sports Personality of the Year.

To be in the GB Olympic squad:

Beckham: 1/6 yes; 7/2 no
Giggs: 4/7 yes; 5/4 no
Joe Cole: 9/4 yes; 1/3 no
Fletcher: 6/1 yes; 1/12 no
Brunt: 4/1 yes; 1/7 no

Mens Football winner: 15/8 Brazil; 9/4 Spain; 6/1 GB; 6/1 Switzerland; 8/1 Uruguay; 12/1 Mexico; 40/1 Japan; 40/1 South Korea; 50/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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Becks To Future – Where Will David Sign Next ?


WITH DAVID BECKHAM’S LA GALAXY contract due to expire by the end of the year, William Hill have opened a book on where he will play/coach next – and make him 10/11 to sign for an English-based club, and 5/1 to stay in the States. ‘Brand Beckham probably has another couple of years in it, so it would be no surprise to see him return to the Premier League although the family may decide they prefer the LAclimate and opt to remain there’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill…..Where Will Beckham’s Next Contract Be?
England 8/11
France 7/2
USA 5/1
Italy 7/1
UAE 16/1
Scotland 20/1
Brazil 25/1
Qatar 25/1
Russia 50/1
**Includes any coaching role
**Bets void if no contract signed by end of 2013
**Others on request.

Terry Black
Pre-match Football Compiler

T: +44113 391 5192
E: tblack@williamhill.co.uk

William Hill, St. John’s Centre, 31 Merrion Street, Leeds, LS2 8JF

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Women’s World Cup: You Bet Kelly’s Eye Is Out

Kelly Smith has been backed at William Hill NOT to score at any point during this year’s Women’s World Cup following three straight games firing blanks. She had been as short as Evens to score at any point, but has drifted to 11/10, while the odds of her not to score have been cut to 4/6 from 8/11. England are 9/5 to defeat France and 6/5 to suffer defeat. The draw is offered at 11/5. At 20/1 to win the tournament, England are quite some distance behind 5/6 favourites, Germany. Brazil are 4/1 and the USA are 12/1.

“Kelly Smith has been in good form without finding the net, but despite this, our punters are refusing to back her to score during this tournament,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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

William Hill Press Office; Greenside House; 50 Station Road; Wood Green; London; N22 7TP

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Gervinho: It’s Just Like Watching Brazil…but It’s Not

The Brazilian named, Ivory Coast International, Gervinho, is currently having a medical at Arsenal William Hill offer 25/1 that he wins this season’s Premier League Golden Boot. Gervinho scored 15 goals as Lille stormed to the Ligue 1 title and Hills offer 6/4 that he gets near that return by scoring 12 or more. He is 15/8 to score between 8-11 and 11/8 for seven or less.

“It will be a relief for all Arsenal fans to finally see a player coming through the doors at the Emirates and especially one with such goalscoring potential,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Gervinho Odds:

25/1 PL Top Scorer

Total Goals: 11/8 under 8; 15/8 8-11; 6/4 12 or more

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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

William Hill Press Office; Greenside House; 50 Station Road; Wood Green; London; N22 7TP

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England Ladies World Cup Odds On Drift


William Hill have pushed England’s Ladies World Cup odds out from 33/1 from 20/1 after their disappointing opening 1-1 draw with unfancied Mexico, and they still fancied to qualify from their Group with Hill offering 1/5 that they go through, 10/3 they don’t. ‘It wasn’t a great start, but their progression is still in their own hands’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill…To win World Cup…..8/11 Germany; 9/2 Brazil; 13/2 USA; 14/1 Japan; 20/1 Sweden; France; Norway; 25 Korea DPR; 33/1 England; Canada; 66/1 Australia; Mexico; 100 Colombia; 250 NZ; Nigeria; 500 Eq Guinea.

William Hill…To win Group – 1/2 Japan; 5/2 England; 9/2 Mexico; 50/1 New Zealand. England to qualify from Group – 1/5 yes; 10/3 no.

Further information….graham sharpe…0780 3233702….twitter – @sharpeangle

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Dutch Second Favourites


William Hill make Holland 9/4 second favourites to win the World Cup, with Spain the 2/1 favourites.
Hills also offer 4/1 Argentina; 6/1 Germany; 12/1 Uruguay; 33/1 Ghana; 50/1 Paraguay. (Market now win only).
‘The Dutch victory was one of the best of the tournament, worth over a million pounds profit to William Hill alone’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills now offer 2/5 that Brazil boss Dunga will be out of his job before they play their next competitive match, and 7/4 he stays in place. ‘If Caplleo thought he faced ciriticism when England were knocked out, he might like to try putting himself in Dunga’s place for the next few days’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills now offer 5/6 about an all-European Final.
Hills..WORLD CUP TOP SCORER…..11/8 Villa; 5/2 Higuain; 9 Suarez; 14 Sneijder; 16 Muller; 20 Van Persie. (Others on request)

Further information…graham sharpe…0780 3233702

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Punters Go Dutch In Billion Pound Gamble

Billion pound World Cup gamble as:

HOLLAND are the new favourites for the World Cup with William Hill after punters responded to their victory over Brazil and backed them down to 2/1 from a pre-tournament 14/1.’The Dutch are the new darlings of the punters – and the bookies, after they saved us fortunes by knocking out Brazil’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe, who also predicted: ‘The World Cup will become the first event ever to attract a betting turnover in excess of £1 billion’
Hills now make Spain 9/4; Argentina 7/2; Germany 6/1; Uruguay 10/1; Paraguay 50/1.
Hills make Argentina 4/6 to get the better of Germany, 11/10, in the first Saturday match.

Further information…..graham sharpe…0780 3233702

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World Cup Specials

Highest Scoring Quarter Final: 15/8 Germany v Argentina, 9/4 Holland v Brazil, 11/4 Paraguay v Spain, 4/1 Uruguay v Ghana.
2nd July – Highest Scoring Game: 4/7 Holland v Brazil, 5/4 Uruguay v Ghana.
2nd July – Total Goals: 6/4 four to five, 8/5 under four, 2/1 over five.
3rd July – Highest Scoring Game: 8/11 Argentina v Germany, Evens Paraguay v Spain.
3rd July – Total Goals: 6/4 four to five, 7/4 under four, 7/4 over five.
How Many of the Remaining Eight Games Will Go To Penalties: 12/5 none, 3/1 one, 5/2 two, 2/1 three or more.
Total Tournament Goals: 10/1 under 130, 7/2 – 131 to 135, 7/4 – 136 to 140, 2/1 – 141 to 145, 11/2 – 146 to 150, 20/1 – 151 plus. (122 goals scored so far, excludes extra-time and penalties).
How Many Red Cards Will There Be From The Quarter Final Stage Onwards?: 13/2 none, 9/2 one, 3/1 two, 11/4 three, 7/2 four, 9/2 five or more.
To Win the World Cup: 5/2 Brazil, 11/4 Spain, 9/2 Argentina, 13/2 Germany, 7/1 Holland, 16/1 Uruguay, 40/1 Ghana, 50/1 Paraguay.
Further information from Graham Sharpe……020 8918 3731, 07803 233702.

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