Ireland Down And Out And Set To Be Hammered Italy

Ireland’s chances of finishing their Euros campaign with a win look very slim, with William Hill offering 10/1 for a win for Trap’s men. Italy are 1/4 for the win with the draw offered at 5/1. After conceding the fourth fastest Euros goal ever against Croatia and then conceding in the fifth minute against Spain, the Irish are 9/1 to concede in the first five minutes vs Italy. Italy are 10/3 to score four or more goals and 16/5 to bag three goals.

“Euro 2012 has been a tournament to forget for Ireland but it is not over and Italy will be looking to take advantage of the porous Irish defence – especially early on,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Having waited ten years to qualify for a major tournament, it looks like another long wait for Irish fans with Hills offering 11/8 that they do not qualify for another tournament until after World Cup 2020.

With a 2-2 draw between Spain and Croatia enough to see them both through to the next stage of the tournament, Hills punters have latched onto that and backed the result in from 12/1 to 4/1. Spain are 1/7 to win the group with Croatia 5/1 and Italy 14/1.

Total Italy goals: 6/1 none; 11/4 one; 9/4 two; 16/5 three; 10/3 four or more+

Next Ireland tournament: 7/2 World Cup 2014; 11/8 Euro 2016; 7/1 World Cup 2020; 11/8 qualify for none of these

9/1 Ireland concede in the first five minutes vs Italy

1/4 Italy; 10/1 Rep of Ireland; 5/1 Draw
7/1 Croatia; 8/11 Spain; 7/4 draw

Group C winner: 1/7 Spain; 5/1 Croatia; 14/1 Italy

To qualify from Group C (not to): 1/25 Spain (9/1); 5/6 Croatia (5/6); 5/6 Italy (5/6)

Joe Crilly
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When Will Ireland Grace The Main Stage Again?

Ireland exited Euro 2012 after heavy defeat by the World Champions, Spain and William Hill offer 11/8 that the Irish do not qualify for another major tournament until after the World Cup in 2020.

“The Irish side came to Euro 2012 but ultimately, they were always looking to struggle to get out of their group and now, all thoughts must surely turn to qualification for the World Cup in Brazil,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

After conceding three against Croatia and four against Spain, Hills are offering 2/1 that the Italians score three or more goals against them next week, although they are 7/2 to keep a clean sheet.

Ireland conceded in the first five minutes against Croatia and Spain and Hills go 9/1 that they do exactly the same against Italy.

Two goals from Fernando Torres tonight saw him move to 7/2 second favourite to win the tournament top goalscorer, while his teammate Cesc Fabregas also moved to two goals and he is 14/1.

William Hill odds:

Total Italy goals vs Ireland: 7/2 none; 9/4 one; 9/4 two; 2/1 three or more

Next Ireland tournament: 7/2 World Cup 2014; 11/8 Euro 2016; 7/1 World Cup 2020; 11/8 Qualify for none of these three

9/1 Ireland concede in the first five minutes vs Italy

Tournament winner: 9/4 Spain; 5/2 Germany; 8/1 France; 10/1 Italy; 10/1 England; 12/1 Russia; 14/1 Portugal; 25/1 Croatia; 33/1 Holland; 40/1 Ukraine; 50/1 BAR

Tournament top goalscorer: 13/8 Mario Gomez; 7/2 Fernando Torres; 6/1 Alan Dzagoev; 14/1 Cesc Fabregas; 14/1 Mario Mandzukic; 16/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
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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
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High Rollers Bank On Italy And Spain To Get Them Out Of Euro Bother

It is one nil to the bookie at Euro 2012 so far but William Hill are fearing their first real hammering of the tournament on Thursday. With a number of draws in high profile games so far, the punters are looking to hot favourites Spain and Italy to thump their Group C rivals, Ireland and Croatia. Over 90% of all bets on the Ireland/Spain game have been for Vincente Del Bosque’s men (1/4) while Italy (6/5) have been received almost 70% of all bets in their match against Croatia. The double pays 7/4 and is expected to be well backed.

“The two sides have been extremely well backed and by tomorrow, either side could represent seven figure liabilities by the time the games kick off,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “These are two European bankers that our punters are putting faith in and we could need a bail out should they do the double.”

Group C Prices:
6/5 Italy; 12/5 Croatia; 11/5 draw
1/4 Spain; 11/1 Rep of Ireland; 9/2 draw

Group C winner: 5/6 Spain; 11/4 Croatia; 11/4 Italy; 40/1 Rep of Ireland

Group C to qualify (not to): 1/5 Spain (10/3); 8/13 Italy (6/5); 8/11 Croatia (1/1); 9/1 Ireland (1/20)

What will happen to Balotelli first vs Croatia: 5/2 finish the match; 5/2 receive a yellow card; 20/1 receive a straight red card; 4/1 Score; 4/6 subbed

Balotelli match bet vs Croatia: 5/4 Cards; 5/2 goals; 13/10 tie

Joe Crilly
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Euro 2012 Specials As England 7/1 And 20 To Play Germany In Final

***************************************William Hill EURO 2012 SPECIALS*******************************************

ENGLAND 7/1 FOR EURO 2012

ENGLAND are 7/1 joint third favourites with William Hill to win Euro 2012 following the draw. Hills make Spain 9/4 favourites and also offer 7/2 Germany; 7/1 England/Holland; 12/1 France; 14 Italy; 16 Russia; 18 Portugal; 40 Ukraine; Greece; Croatia; Poland ;Czech Rep;50 Republic of Ireland; 66 Sweden; 100 Denmark.
‘England have been handed a decent draw and we have cut their odds from 11/1 pre-draw’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

ENGLAND GROUP ODDS…6/4 England; 2/1 France; 4/1 Ukraine; 5/1 Sweden,
England to qualify? 2/7 yes; 5/2 no.

ENGLAND ARE 20/1 WITH Hills TO PLAY GERMANY IN THE FINAL OF Euro ’12. Hills make a Spain-Germany the most likely Final at 5/1 and also offer 7 Holland-Germany; 8 Spain-Holland; 12 England-Spain; 16 Germany-Italy; 1000/1 Republic-Ukraine.

To Start vs FranceYESNO
John Terry1/3…9/4
Rio Ferdinand13/8…4/9
Frank Lampard8/13…6/5
Steven Gerrard11/8…8/15
Jack Wilshere1/3….9/4
Andy Carroll7/2……1/6
Bobby Zamora4/1….1/7
Darren Bent8/15….11/8
Scott Parker1/2….6/4

William Hill– How many goals scored in tournament?
Over 70.5 5/6
Under 70.5 5/6

Further information……graham sharpe…0780 3233702
twitter- @sharpeangle

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Kris Boyd 9/1 To Score Five In Year For Scotland

William Hill SCOTLAND SPECIALS**********************************************

BOYD 9/1 TO SCORE 5 OR MORE FOR SCOTLAND IN 2010

William Hill have opened a book on how many goals Kris Boyd will score for Scotland in the five scheduled 2010 fixtures they have – and they think he is most likely to draw a blank – quoting him at 5/2 to do so – offering 7/2 that he scores once; 7/2 twice; 10/3 three times; 11/2 four; 9/1 five or more. ‘With Kris Boyd making an international comeback there will be plenty of interest in his scoring rate, but we think he’ll find it tough to average a goal a game for the year’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Scotland v Czech Republic

Match Odds
Scotland 8/5
Draw 21/10
Czech Republic 7/5

Handicap Odds
Scotland (+1) 4/7
Tie 23/10
Czech Republic (-1) 9/2

BOOM BOOM BOYDY
Kris Boyd makes his return to International Football
Unusually Boyd isn’t favourite for First Goal
Kris Boyd to Score 6/4
Kris Boyd to Score First 11/2
Kris Boyd to Score 2 or More 9/1
Kris Boyd to Score a Hat-trick 40/1
Kris Boyd to score at anytime and Scotland to win 11/4
Kris Boyd to score first and Scotland to win 9/1

Scotland have 5 games scheduled for 2010
How many Goals will Kris Boyd Score for Scotland in 2010?
None 5/2
One 7/2
Two 7/2
Three 10/3
Four 11/2
Five or More 9/1
Only the current five fixtures count
Boyd must play at least 180 minutes of these games or VOID

Kris Boyd scored in Alex McLeishs first International in charge
when Scotland beat Georgia 2-1 in 2007
Boyd to score first and Scotland to win 2-1 40/1

George Burleys first match was a 1-1 draw with Croatia
with Kenny Miller scoring
Miller to score first and a 1-1 draw 28/1

Good Start?
Of the past 4 Scotland Managers on Alex McLeish got off
to a winning start. Scotland scored 3 goals in those games
conceding 9. Of the 3 goals Kenny Miller and Kris Boyd scored
one each
Kenny Miller and Kris Boyd to score at anytime 5/1
Kenny Miller or Kris Boyd to score first 11/5

None have Kept a Clean Sheet
To Keep a Clean Sheet
Scotland 17/10
Czech Republic 17/10

Draw No Bet
Scotland 17/20
Czech Republic 19/20

Double Chance
Scotland or Draw 2/5
Czech Republic or Draw 4/9
Scotland or Czech republic 2/7

Total Scotland Goals
None 17/10
One 11/8
Two 3/1
Three 9/1
Four or More 22/1

Total Czech Republic Goals
None 17/10
One 11/8
Two 3/1
Three 9/1
Four or More 22/1

Scotland will meet the Czech Republic at home again on
in a European Championship Qualifier
Scotland to win on Wed and 3 Sept 2011 5/1
Czech Republic to win on Wed and 3 Sept 2011 4/1
Both Games to be Drawn 8/1
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Rocky Ride For Rio?

ROCKY RIDE FOR RIO? Following Rio Ferdinand’s disastrous mistake against Ukraine, bookmakers William Hill are offering specials on what will happen to Rio first in the England match against Belarus. Hills are offering 40/1 that he will receive a straight red and 10/1 to score a goal but they make him a 4/9 chance to have an incident free 90 minutes.
“Rio will be keen to make amends for his below par performance at the weekend and we have already seen some money for him at 10/1 to score in the match”, said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
What Will Happen To Rio First? 4/9 Play 90 minutes without incidence, 7/1 Receive A Yellow, 10/1 Score A Goal, 10/1 Substituted, 14/1 Provide An Assist, 16/1 Score An Own Goal, 16/1 Concede A Penalty, 40/1 Red Card.
England v Belarus: 1/6 England, 11/2 Draw, 16/1 Belarus.
How Many Goals Will England Score In Belarus? 15/2 None, 4/1 One, 12/5 Two, 11/4 Three, 5/1 Four, 6/1 Five or more.
MISERY FOR MARADONA?……..William Hill expect to see Argentina qualify for South Africa 2010 offering 1/5 that they do so but Hills are also offering 7/4 that Diego Maradona will not be their manager on the first day of the tournament.
“Despite the players at his disposal Maradona has made a pig’s ear of qualifying for the World Cup and even if Argentina qualify there is a train of thought that he will not be their manager come next summer”, said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Argentina to qualify for 2010 World Cup: 1/5 Yes, 10/3 No.
Maradona to be Argentina Manager on first day of 2010 World Cup: 7/4 No, 2/5 Yes.

LATEST William Hill WORLD CUP ODDS: 9/2 Spain; 5/1 Brazil; 13/2 England; 8 Argentina; 11 Germany; 12 Italy; Netherlands; 25 France; Russia; 33 Portugal; Ivory Coast; 40 Paraguay; 50 Serbia; 66 Croatia.

TO START IN GOAL IN 1ST WORLD CUP FINALS GAME: 11/10 Robert Green; 5/4 David James; 5/1 Ben Foster; 8/1 Paul Robinson (others on request).
Further information from Graham Sharpe…..020 8918 3732, 07803 233702.

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6/4 Heskey To Start And Finish But 11/4 Maragonna

AFTER ARGENTINA DEFEAT BY BRAZIL, DIEGO 11/4 TO BE MARA-GONNA

William Hill believe that Argentina are almost certain to qualify for the World Cup Finals, and quote them at 1/12 to do so (6/1 not to), but are not so sure that Maradona will still be manager when the World Cup Finals kick off, and offer 1/4 that he WILL be,11/4 that he will not. ‘Losing to deadly rivals Brazil will not play well with Argentina fans who may not forgive Maradona even if he manages to get them qualified for the finals’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

LATEST William Hill WORLD CUP ODDS….9/2 Spain; 5/1 Brazil; 13/2 Argentina; 8/1 England; 10 Germany; 12 Holland; Italy; 20 France; 28 Russia; 33 Ivory Coast; 40 Portugal; 50 Croatia; Paraguay; USA; 66 Denmark; Ghana; Serbia; 80 Australia; Chile; Mexico; Nigeria; S Africa.

*****************************************ENGLAND VERSUS CROATIA SPECIALS*******************************************************************

WILL THEY FINISH IF THEY START?

William Hill have opened a book on whether selected England players will complete the World Cup qualifier against Croatia if they start, and offer:
Heskey 1/2 No (6/4 yes)
Beckham 1/2 No (6/4 yes)
Defoe 8/15 No (11/8 yes)
Rooney 4/11 Yes (2/1 no)
Gerrard 1/4 Yes (11/4 no)
ENGLAND ARE 8/15 TO BEAT CROATIA WITH Hills WHO OFFER 5/2 THE DRAW, 9/2 CROATIA. England are 11/8 to score in both halves; 5/6 to keep a clean sheet, 5/6 to concede.
AFTER ROONEY WON A DEBATABLE PENALTY AGAINST SLOVENIA, Hills offer 3/1 that England will be awarded and score a penalty against Croatia.
England Goals Against Croatia
0 4/1…..1 6/4 ……2 15/8………3 Or More 4/1

England have three remaining World Cup qualifying matches and Hills are betting on how many points they will take from the games and offer: 150/1 – none, 66/1 – one, 33.1 – two, 14/1- three, 10/1 – four, 7/1 – five, 11/4 – six, 2/1 – seven, 7/4 – nine.
*******************************************SCOTLAND VERSUS CROATIA SPECIALS************************
BURLEY 6/1 TO GO BEFORE THURSDAY
William Hill make George Burley 6/1 to cease to be Scotland manager before midnight on Wednesday.’The Macedona win gave Burley a stay of execution, but a Dutch defeat could prove fatal to his future Scotland managerial prospects’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

SCOTLAND ARE NOW 7/2 TO QUALIFY FOR THE WORLD CUP FINALS WITH William Hill, 1/6 NOT TO.Scotland are 15/8 to beat Holland, 11/10, with Hills who make the draw a 23/10 chance.
Scotland are 5/2 to keep a clean sheet:
Scotland Goals v Holland

0 6/4…….1 13/8 ……2 3/1 ……..3 Or More 8/1

Hills HAVE CUT N IRELAND FROM 7/4 TO 5/4 TO QUALIFY, 4/7 NOT TO. N Ireland are 13/8 to beat Slovakia, 13/10, with the draw 11/5.

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Defoe 4/1 To Start And Score Against Croatia

DEFOE 4/1 TO GET THE NOD AGAINST CROATIA AND SCORE………

William Hill make England’s most prolific scorer of late, Jermain Defoe, 5/4 to start against Croatia on Wednesday- 4/7 not to. He is 4/1 to start AND score: ‘Capello has to decide whether he wants a hold-up man who rarely scores or an on-fire goalscorer playing alongside Rooney’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Dav id Beckham is out from 3/1 to 7/2 with Hills to break Peter Shilton’s record total of caps – he’s 6/4 to start against Croatia, 1/2 not to. ‘Beckham not getting a cap against Slovenia was a minor surprise and he must be hoping that it isn’t the end of the road’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
ENGLAND ARE 8/15 TO BEAT CROATIA WITH Hills WHO OFFER 5/2 THE DRAW, 9/2 CROATIA. England are 5/6 to keep a clean sheet, 5/6 to concede.

England have three remaining World Cup qualifying matches and Hills are betting on how many points they will take from the games and offer: 150/1 – none, 66/1 – one, 33.1 – two, 14/1- three, 10/1 – four, 7/1 – five, 11/4 – six, 2/1 – seven, 7/4 – nine.

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Chelsea Odds On Not To Win Title This Or Next Season

CHELSEA 5/6 TO FAIL TO WIN PREM TITLE THIS SEASON AND NEXT AFTER TRANSFER BAN

FACING A BAN on buying players, Chelsea, currently 6/5 favourites to win this season’s Premiership title with William Hill, are now being quoted at 5/6 by Hills to FAIL to win the title either THIS or NEXT season.
Hills offer Chelsea at 5/1 to win the title both this season and next, and spokesman Graham Sharpe said, ‘Chelsea will doubtless appeal against this decision and it may not be beyond them to find a way around any restriction on acquiring players, possibly via the loans system, so we can’t see it having a major effect on their title chances during this and next season’.
Chelsea are Even money with Hills to win none of the major trophies this season, and 150/1 to win all four.

WHO’LL START ENGLAND’S WORLD CUP QUALIFIER AGAINST CROATIA?
William Hill have opened a book on whether specific players will start England’s forthcoming World Cup qualifier against Croatia next week. ‘There are still a few positions which look to be up for grabs, and maybe a positive display against Slovenia will lead to a surprise start against Croatia for one or two players.’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill: To start vs Croatia
Yes No
Crouch 7/4 2/5
Heskey 5/6 5/6
Beckham 8/13 6/5
Lennon 11/4 1/4
Wright Phillips 10/3 1/5
Lescott 5/6 5/6
Upson 5/6 5/6
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