Super Mario Brothers Head To Head On Thursday

Germany are 2/5 favourites to progress to the final of the Euros, also offered at 10/11 by William Hill to win the match in 90 minutes. Germany are expected to win the match comfortably, and Mario Gomez and Miroslav Klose are 9/2 favourites to open the scoring. As if to highlight the perceived dominance of the German side, only one Italian player is in the top five in the first scorer betting – the mercurial Mario Balotelli (13/2).

The Italian has the potential to light up any stage with his ability but he is also prone to seeing the occasional red mist. Super Mario is 12/1 to receive a red card in Thursday’s encounter in 90 minutes. It is 25/1 that a red card is the first thing that happens to Balotelli in the match. The favourite is that he gets subbed at 11/10, 13/8 he will finish the match, 5/2 he will be booked and 4/1 he will score. With a character like Balotelli on the pitch, each of those are as likely as the other but William Hill believe he will behave himself without scoring and will be replaced.

There is another Super Mario expected to be on the pitch on Thursday night and that is the German one, Gomez. The joint top goal scorer at Euro 2012 is 5/2 that he will be beat Balotelli in a goals match bet with the Italian at 10/3. The odds suggest they may do as well as each other with a tie rated at 8/15.

“It could be argued that Gomez has been the stand out performer in a Germany team that has done so well at this tournament but Balotelli, while not being as prolific, has the ability to turn a game on its head in an instant,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Germany/Italy:

Match betting: 10/11 Germany; 7/2 Italy; 11/5 Draw

To qualify: 2/5 Germany; 7/4 Italy

Man of the Match: 7/2 Mesut Ozil; 9/2 Andrea Pirlo; 11/2 Mario Gomez; 7/1 Miroslav Klose; 8/1 Mario Balotelli; 9/1 Lukas Podolski; 9/1 Marco Reus; 9/1 Antonio Cassano; 10/1 Antonio Di Natale; 10/1 Bastian Schweinsteiger; 11/1 BAR

Match to go to penalties: 5/1

First scorer: 9/2 Mario Gomez; 9/2 Miroslav Klose; 13/2 Lukas Podolski; 13/2 Mario Balotelli; 15/2 Marco Reus; 8/1 BAR

The Mario Derby:
Gomez Vs Balotelli (Bets void if both players don’t start)

5/2 Gomez, 8/15 tie, 10/3 Balotelli

12/1 Balotelli to receive a red card (90 mins only)

What will Balotelli do first? (90 mins only)
11/10 Be subbed, 13/8 Finish the match, 5/2 Booked, 4/1 Score, 25/1 receive a red card

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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How Long Will Manchester Dominate For Now?

After two 2-0 victories for the two Manchester sides, the advantage stays on Manchester City and William Hill make them 1/9 to lift the Premier League trophy while Manchester United are 5/1. Following the dominance of both sides this season, Hills are now betting on when the League is won by anyone but the blues or reds from Manchester. Next season is the 7/4 favourite although it is 2/1 for the trophy to not be lifted by Manchester until 2015/16 or later.

“Despite the two sides being level on points, the fate of the Premier League trophy rests firmly with City and only an unlikely defeat to QPR next weekend will prevent them from lifting their first Premier League title,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

When will a non Manchester side win the Premier League: 7/4 2012/13; 11/4 2013/14; 9/2 2014/15; 2/1 2015/16 or later

Premier League Outright: 1/9 Manchester City; 5/1 Manchester United

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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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Dominant Barca 2/1 To Win At Least Next Three La Liga Titles

Barcelona secured their third successive La Liga title with a draw against Levante and William Hill are offering 2/1 that they continue their impressive streak by winning at least the next three. They are 11/4 to win next year’s title and then relinquish their dominant grip. Barcelona are 1/2 to win La Liga next year, while Real Madrid are 13/8.

“Barcelona have dominated La Liga for the last three years and odds of 2/1 suggest that their dominance will continue for some time yet,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Real Madrid have been notoriously cut-throat with their managers over recent years although Hills offer 4/6 that Mourinho is still manager of Real on the first day of next season, while his Barca counterpart, Pep Guardiola, is 1/12 to still be at the Nou Camp next season.

William Hill Odds:

Barcelona Consecutive La Liga Wins*: 13/8 Three; 11/4 Four; 9/2 Five; 2/1 Six or more
*Currently 3 consecutive

La Liga 2011/12: 1/2 Barcelona; 13/8 Real Madrid; others on request

Jose Mourinho To Be At Real Madrid On First Day Of Next Season: 4.6 Yes; 11/10 No

Pep Guardiola to be at Barcelona on first day of next season: 1/12 Yes; 6/1 No

Further Information…Joe Crilly…0208 918 3746 / 07850 518 164

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Fa Cup Fifth Round: Another Year Of Premier League Dominance Or Will It Be League One-derful?

With the FA Cup fifth round taking place this weekend, William Hill are offering odds of 2/1 that only Premier League teams are left in the competition for the quarter finals, while odds of 4/7 suggest that League One will be the lowest league represented in the Quarter Finals. Crawley Town are the only non league side left in the competition and Hills are offering 16/1 that the Conference is represented in the next stage of the FA Cup. Hills are also betting on how many Premiership teams will make it through to the FA Cup Quarter Finals and make Six or Seven the 8/15 favourite, while 66/1 is on offer for three or less.

“With so many Premier League sides in action against lower league opposition, we can envisage there being at least one or two upsets,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “There are three League One sides in action against Premiership opposition in this year’s fifth round and the odds suggest that it is here where we will see the biggest upset.”

Following Arsenal’s victory against Barcelona in the Champion’s League, William Hill are offering 150/1 that they win all four of the competitions that they are still involved in. Despite Arsenal and Tottenham’s victories this week, the main talking point of this Champion’s League week was AC Milan’s Gennarro Gattuso’s confrontation with Spurs’ Joe Jordan at the final whistle and UEFA are said to be looking into the incident. Hills are offering 7/2 that he gets a ban of eight or more games and 9/4 that the duration of his ban is three games or fewer.

“Gattuso has taken the sheen off a fantastic week for English football, but odds of 7/2 for an eight or more match ban suggests that UEFA will throw the book at him,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Gattuso Ban: 9/4 3 matches or less; 2/1 4 or 5 matches; 2/1 6 or 7 matches; 7/2 8 matches or more

Lowest League Remaining In FA Cup: 2/1 Premier League; 11/2 Championship; 4/7 League One; 16/1 Conference

Number of Premier League Teams In FA Cup ¼ Final: 66/1 Three or less; 7/1 Four or Five; 8/15 Six or Seven; 2/1 Eight

Premier League Teams In The FA Cup Final: 100/1 None; 9/1 One; 1/25 Two

150/1 Arsenal To Win The Quadruple

40/1 Arsenal/Spurs to contest the 2011 Champions League Final

Further Information…Joe Crilly…0208 918 3746 / 07850 518 164

Additional Info: http://sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/betting/y/5/Football.html

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