Bookies Breathe Sigh Of Relief As England And France Draw

After a hard fought draw, William Hill were breathing a sigh of relief. As the game kicked off, 47% of all bets had been for Roy Hodgson’s men, with 39% of all bets being placed on France.

“We offered an industry top price of 5/2 about England, which punters were desperate to get on, while at the same time, France were also well backed by our more pragmatic punters. If we had seen a win for either side, we would have been paying out a seven figure sum,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

There were some top notch performances from the England players against France and William Hill are offering 7/4 that all eleven of tonight’s starting XI start vs Sweden with 11/8 offered for ten.

Danny Welbeck lead the line very well against France and he is 1/3 to start the match against Sweden and 6/5 to start the match against Ukraine. One person who did not impress, however, was the referee and Nicola Rizzoli is 16/1 from 7/1 to officiate in the Final.

Niccola Rizzoli to Officiate the Final: 16/1

How many of England XI to start v Sweden
11 – 7/4
10 – 11/8
9 or less – 2/1

Welbeck to start v Sweden
Yes – 1/3
No – 9/4

Welbeck to start v Ukraine
Yes – 6/5
No – 8/13

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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England V France: Biggest Betting Match Of 2012…£15m Set To Be Staked

William Hill are expecting the England vs France match on Monday to be the highest turnover football match this year, outstripping the Champions League final, the FA Cup final and the Manchester City/United match at the Etihad. Over £15 million is set to be bet on the game with punters preferring to put their money on England winning the match despite the fact that France are the 6/4 favourites to win. England are 11/5 with the draw 19/10.

“We have already had some huge games this year, but we think that this one trumps them all,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “In our shops alone, we estimate that between 250,000 and 300,000 bets will be placed on Monday, making it one of the top three days of the year.”

When the sides met in the opening match of Group B at Euro 2004, a late Zinedine Zidane brace secured a 2-1 victory for France and William Hill offer 150/1 that England go 1-0 ahead and lose the match courtesy of two post 90th minute goals. 2-1 France is 9/1.

There are a number of French players based in the Premier League and William Hill offer 5/1 that these players (Nasri, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Malouda, Evra, Clichy, Koscielny) outscore all the England players who feature on Monday.

Goals match bet – England vs England based French players: 4/9 England; 5/1 France; 11/4 tie
*Nasri, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Malouda, Evra, Clichy, Koscielny only

Group D winner:

England top goalscorer: 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 Jermaine Defoe; 20/1 No goalscorer; 25/1 BAR

England stage of elimination: 6/4 group stage; 15/8 quarter final; 5/1 semi final; 8/1 runner up; 10/1 winner

150/1 England to be winning 1-0 and France to score two goals from the 90th minute onwards in a 2-1 victory

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
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Do Football Gods Have More Heartbreak For England Fans In 2012?

2011 was hardly a vintage year for British football, highlighted by the lack of trinkets and nominations for the BBC Sports Personality, but William Hill think that 2012 could be different, offering 7/2 that any footballer wins the 2012 award. With the European Championships taking place in the Summer of 2012, Hills currently make England 7/1 to win the favourites behind Spain 9/4, Germany 7/2 and level with Holland. Germany’s Mario Gomez is the 7/1 favourite to be the tournament’s leading goalscorer just ahead of David Villa, currently out with a fractured leg, at 9/1. Hills also offer 250/1 that the competition’s final is contested between England and the Republic of Ireland.

“With the Euros taking place in an Olympic year, it will be very difficult for the England players to steal the limelight unless they were to win the tournament,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “We think that there are teams more well suited to winning and it could well be another season of heartbreak for English football fans.”

William Hill are also offering 11/4 that 2012 is the year that Sir Alex Ferguson finally steps down from his seat at Manchester United and having experienced tricky starts to their careers Hills offer 4/1 that Fernando Torres returns to Liverpool and 11/2 that Andy Carroll goes back to Newcastle. The record for goals in a Premier League game is 9 and Hills go 10/1 that this is broken in 2012, while 25/1 is offered for any player to break the record of five goals scored by an individual in a single game.

William Hill Football bets for 2012:

11/10 NONE OF MANCHESTER UNITED, CHELSEA, ARSENAL OR MANCHESTER CITY TO WIN THE FA CUP
13/8 A BRITISH TEAM TO WIN THE EUROPA LEAGUE
7/4 FRANK LAMPARD TO LEAVE CHELSEA
11/4 ANY PLAYER TO TRANSFER BETWEEN LIVERPOOL AND EVERTON
11/4 ALEX FERGUSON TO NO LONGER BE MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER
5/2 KENNY DALGLISH TO LEAVE LIVERPOOL
7/2 ANY FOOTBALLER TO WIN BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2012
7/2 ARSENAL TO SIGN A PLAYER FOR £25MILLION OR MORE (PLAYER ExchangeS DO NOT COUNT)
7/2 A PLAYER TO TRANSFER BETWEEN ARSENAL AND TOTTENHAM
4/1 FERNANDO TORRES TO RETURN TO LIVERPOOL (LOAN DEALS DO COUNT)
9/2 ARSENE WENGER TO NO LONGER BE ARSENAL MANAGER
5/1 MOURINHO TO COME BACK TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE
11/2 A PLAYER TO TRANSFER BETWEEN MANCHESTER UNITED AND MANCHESTER CITY
11/2 ANDY CARROLL TO GO BACK TO NEWCASTLE (LOAN DEALS DO COUNT)
7/1 AN ENGLISH TEAM TO WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
7/1 FA CUP FINAL TO BE DECIDED ON PENALTIES
8/1 A PREMIER LEAGUE CLUB TO ENTER ADMINISTRATION
9/1 WAYNE ROONEY TO LEAVE MANCHESTER UNITED
10/1 ANY PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM TO SCORE 10 OR MORE GOALS IN A GAME
12/1 DAVID BECKHAM TO PLAY FOR ENGLAND (NOT TEAM GB OLYMPIC TEAM)
12/1 A TRANSFER OF £100 MILLION FOR ONE PLAYER TO TAKE PLACE (PLAYER ExchangeS DO NOT COUNT)
12/1 ROMAN ABRAHMOVICH TO NO LONGER OWN CHELSEA
14/1 NON PREMIER LEAGUE SIDE TO WIN THE FA CUP
14/1 A FEMALE REFEREE TO TAKE CHARGE OF A PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH
25/1 LIONEL MESSI TO PLAY IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE
25/1 INDIVIDUAL PLAYER TO SCORE SIX OR MORE IN A PREMIER LEAGUE GAME
33/1 ALL ENGLISH CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
250/1 ENGLAND/REPUBLIC OF IRELAND TO CONTEST THE EURO 2012 FINAL

Euro 2012 Winner: 9/4 Spain; 7/2 Germany; 7/1 Holland; 7/1 England; 12/1 France; 14/1 Italy; 16/1 Russia; 18/1 Portugal; 40/1 Ukraine; 40/1 Greece; 40/1 Croatia; 40/1 Poland; 40/1 Czech Republic; 50/1 Rep Ireland; 66/1 Sweden; 100/1 Denmark;

Euro 2012 Top Goalscorer: 7/1 Mario Gomez; 91David Villa; 10/1 Robin van Persie; 11/1 Fernando Torres; 12/1 Miroslav Klose; 12/1 Christiano Ronaldo; 14/1 Fernando Llorente; 16/1 Mario Balotelli; 16/1 Cesc Fabregas; 16/1 Giampaolo Pazzini; 16/1 Roberto Soldado; 20/1 Lukas Podolski; 20/1 Thomas Muller; 20/1 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar; 20/1 Alberto Gilardino; 20/1 Hugo Almeida; 25/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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You Bet Jags Or Lescott Will Start Alongside Terry But Capello To Ring Changes

A largely experimental England side performed well for Fabio Capello, but William Hill think that the changes will be rung when the side steps out for their opener at the European Championships. Hills offer 2/1 that just three of the starting XI vs Sweden start England’s first game in Poland and the Ukraine, with four the same price.

The defence was well marshalled by John Terry and Gary Cahill and Hills offer 13/2 that this pairing start England’s first Euros game although the most likely seems to be John Terry with either Lescott or Jagielka (both 9/4). It would appear that the seemingly unbreakable partnership of Terry and Ferdinand has reached its end, with Hills making them 10/1 to line up side by side for England’s first Euros match.

“Cahill and Terry played well together but we think that Jagielka or Lescott may just get the nod ahead of Cahill to line up next to the captain,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

England have secured two wins in two home friendlies and are due to play Holland at the start of next year and Hills make England slight favourites at 13/10 to win the match, with Holland13/8 and the draw 11/10.

England vs Holland: 13/10 England; 13/8 Holland; 11/5 Draw

How many England players that started vs Sweden will start first Euro 2012 match:
9/4 0-2
2/1 3
2/1 4
9/2 5+

Which strikers will start England’s first Euro 2012 match:
Darren Bent: 4/11 yes; 2/1 no
Bobby Zamora: 2/1 yes; 4/11 no
Daniel Sturridge: 6/4 yes; 1/2 no
Danny Welbeck: 11/10 yes; 4/6 no
Jermain Defoe: 2/1 yes; 4/11 no

Defender doubles…Who will start England’s first Euro2012 match:
9/4 Terry/Lescott
9/4 Terry/Jagielka
5/2 Terry/Jones
4/1 Lescott/Jagielka
4/1 Jones/Jagielka
4/1 Jones/Lescott
13/2 Terry/Cahill
7/1 Terry/Smalling
9/1 Jones/Smalling
10/1 Terry/Ferdinand
10/1 Jones/Ferdinand
10/1 Jones/Cahill
14/1 Jagielka/Ferdinand
14/1 Lescott/Smalling
14/1 Jagielka/Smalling
20/1 Lescott/Cahill
20/1 Smalling/Ferdinand
20/1 Lescott/Ferdinand
20/1 Cahill/Ferdinand
20/1 Terry/Richards
25/1 Smalling/Cahill
33/1 Lescott/Richards
33/1 Jagielka/Richards
40/1 Jones/Richards
40/1 Jagielka/Cahill
66/1 Smalling/Richards

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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England Versus Spain Specials

****************************William Hill ENGLAND-SPAIN SPECIALS**************************

YOU BET TERRY WON’T PLAY ANY PART OF SPAIN GAME

William Hill offer 6/5 that Fabio Capello will bring John Terry on as a sub during the Spain game – and 8/13 that he will play no part in the game. ’It would seem a little odd to bring Terry on at all if he isn’t going to start the game – but injuries could always intervene’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WILL LAMPS OUST TERRY AS EURO SKIPPER?
WITH FRANK LAMPARD selected to start the game against Spain as captain, William Hill have cut him from 7/1 to 6/1 to be wearing the armband when England kick off the Euro 2012 finals. ‘Frank appears to be in pole position to take over if John Terry is injured, out of form, or missing for ay other reason’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills make Lampard 5/1 to celebrate wearing the armband with a goal during the game.

To Start Captain 1st Euro 2012 Match
John Terry 4/7
Steven Gerrard 5/1
Frank Lampard 6/1
Rio Ferdinand 8/1
Gareth Barry 14/1
Joe Hart 16/1
Ashley Cole 25/1

**Others on request.

ENGLAND 14/1 TO BEAT SPAIN AND SWEDEN (Without conceding a goal!)

ENGLAND are 14/1 with Hills to beat both Spain and Sweden without conceding a goal in either game – but 18/1 to lose both without scoring a goal in either game.
England to beat Spain/Sweden – 11/2
England to lose to both Spain/Sweden – 11/1
Hills….7/2 England; 11/5 draw; Spain 10/11
SPAIN are 2/1 to beat England without conceding.
Hills OFFER 7/2 that two or more England players will score v Spain.
TO SCORE IF THEY START…..
Daren Bent – 2/1……Daniel Sturridge – 11/4….Bobby Zamora-11/4…Danny Welbeck- 7/2

Total England Goals Scored in Spain/Sweden games:
0-1 2/1
2-3 5/4
4 or more 15/8
BOTH teams to score? – Evens yes; 8/11 no
KEEP CLEAN SHEET? – England 5/2; Spain 23/20
WIN TO NIL – England 5/1; Spain 2/1
SCORE IN BOTH HALVES – England 9/2; Spain 9/4
COME FROM BEHIND TO WIN – England 14/1; Spain 8/1
GOAL IN FIRST 15 MINS? – 11/5
TOTAL GOALS IN GAME – 0-8/1…1-3/1…2-9/4…3- 3/1…4- 11/2…5- 12/1…6+ -16/1

Total England Goals Conceded in Spain/Sweden games:
0-1 13/8
2-3 EVS
4 or more 3/1

ROONEY BAN

William Hill offer 4/6 that Wayne Rooney’s three game Euro ban will not be reduced on appeal by the FA, and 11/10 that it will be reduced. ‘We understand that there is virtually no chance of the ban being extended so it is now a two-option outcome’ said ill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
WM HILL POPPY SPECIALS STILL AVAILABLE:

PLAYER TO SCORE AND REVEAL A POPPY ON UNDER-SHIRT – 7/2 YES – 1/6 NO
ANY ENGLAND PLAYER ON THE PITCH TO HAVE DYED RED HAIR – 10/1 YES 1-33 NO
ANY PLAYER TAKING PART WITH POPPY DESIGN HAIRCUT – 20/1

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.

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5/1 Three Or More England Scorers Against Montenegro……5/6 Lampard To Start

5/1 THREE OR MORE ENGLAND SCORERS AGAINST MONTENEGRO……5/6 LAMPARD TO START

William Hill offer 5/1 that three or more England players will score against Monenegro. England are 23/10 to win the game by 1 goal; 15/4 by two; 17/2 by three; 16/1 by four or more.

England are 2/1 to score in both halves.

England are 17/20 to keep a clean sheet and 8/5 to win to nil.

12/5 goal scored in first 15mins of game.

90minute odds…..4/1 Montenegro; 5/2 draw; 8/11 England

ROONEY is Evens to score at any time with Hills, 4/1 to score the first goal of the game; Bent and Carroll are both 6/4 and 11/2 respectively to do likewise.

To Start Against Montenegro:
Andy Carroll – 5/2 Yes, 2/7 No.
James Milner – 7/4 Yes, 2/5 No.
Adam Johnson – 2/1 Yes, 4/11 No.
Phil Jagielka – 6/4 Yes, 1/2 No.
Stewart Downing – 8/11 Yes, Evens No.
Theo Walcott – Evens Yes, 8/11 No.
Frank Lamapard – 5/6 Yes, 5/6 No.
Gary Cahill – 2/5 Yes, 7/4 No.

Total England Goals v Montenegro:
3/1 – none
17/10 – one
23/10 – two
5/1 – three
10/1 – four or more

ENGLAND are 1/200 to qualify for the Euro 2012 Finals with Hills who go 25/1 that they miss out.

ENGLAND ARE 40/1 WITH Hills TO WIN EURO 2012 BY WINNING EVERY ONE OF THEIR REMAINING GAMES IN 90MINS PLAY. England are 8/11 to win in Montenegro with Hills, who make the home side 4/1 and the draw 5/2.

ENGLAND are 17/5 to WIN both halves, Montenegro 16/; England 15/2 to come from behind to win the game, Montenegro 16/1

Hills…TO WIN EURO 2012….3/1 Spain; 4/1 Germany; 9/2 Holland; 9/1 England; 9/1 Italy; 10/1 France; 16/1 Portugal. Others on request.

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.

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Team Gb: 8/1 Gold: Beckham 20/1 To Manage!

William Hill rate Team GB & NI as 8/1 shots to win Gold at the 2012 Olympic games. Hills think that at least twelve squad members will be English and it is 6/5 that there are more Scottish players than Welsh (5/4). The current favourite to manage the team is Gareth Southgate at 7/2 with Martin O’Neil 7/1 and David Beckham a 20/1 shot.

“The inclusion of a GB team is great news for ticket sales but we will be outsiders to win it, especially if Becks is our manager,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams.

Team GB & NI: 8/1 Gold, 6/1 Silver, 5/1 Bronze

Number Of England Players In Team GB & NI 23 Man Squad: 8/11 Twelve or more, 1/1 Eleven or less

Who Will Have Most Players In The 23 Man Squad?: 6/5 Scotland, 5/4 Wales, 7/2 Tie

Squad To Include A Northern Ireland Player: 1/4 Yes, 11/4 No

Who Will Manage Team GB & NI: 7/2 Gareth Southgate, 6/1 Stuart Pearce, 7/1 Martin O Neil, 8/1 Noel Blake, 9/1 Brian Flynn, 10/1 Billy Stark, 10/1 Steve Beaglehole, 11/1 Mark Hughes, 14/1 Billy Davies, 14/1 Glenn Hoddle, 16/1 Harry Redknapp, 20/1 Sir Alex Ferguson, 20/1 Beckham, 20/1 Ray Wilkins, 25/1 Arsene Wenger, 25/1 Sven Goran-Eriksson, 25/1 Kevin Keegan, 25/1 Terry Vernables

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Are Home Bosses In Peril ? Rooney 13/2 To Miss Out On Next Qualifier

YOU BET HOME BOSSES IN PERIL? 9/2 ALL FOUR OUT BY EURO FINALS

William Hill offer 9/2 that all four current home nation managers will be out of their jobs by the time the Euro 2012 Finals kick off – ‘There isn’t one of them who can be absolutely confident of still being in place by the time the Finals get underway’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe – ‘And we’re 80/1 that all four survive until then.’

NUMBER OF CURRENT HOME NATION BOSSES OUT OF JOB WHEN EURO 2012 FINALS KICK OFF……(Messrs Capello; Flynn;Levein; Worthington)
ALL FOUR….80/1
THREE……..8/1
TWO……….11/8
ONE………..4/6
NONE………9/2

ROONEY 13/2 NOT TO START NEXT ENGLAND QUALIFIER

William Hill make Wayne Rooney 13/2 to miss out on starting England’s next Euro 2012 qualifier, after yet another mediocre display in an England shirt. ‘England will hope Rooney’s club performances have shown him to be back to his best by the time the next qualifier comes around, or the striking positions could be well and truly up for grabs’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
William Hill make England 5/2 to win the rest of their Euro qualifiers but Even money to lose one or more games in qualifying – while Kevin Davies is 11/10 to play any further part in the qualifying campaign.

England are now 7/1 to fail to qualify with Hills.

Capello is 11/2 with Hills to cease to be England manager BEFORE kick off of their qualifying final match v Montenegro, 1/10 still to be in place.

HOW MANY ENGLAND PLAYERS THAT STARTED V MONTENEGRO WILL START AWAY @ WALES?ODDS
0 TO 6…6/4
7 OR 8…1/1
9 OR MORE….10/3

Group
England 1/5…..Montenegro7/1……Bulgaria12/1…….Switzerland12/1……Wales100/1

5/2 England win all remaining qualifiers…………EVS England lose a match in qualifying

Will Kevin Davies play any part in England’s remaining Euro 2012 qualifiers: 4/6 No 11/10 Yes

Hills…..TO START NEXT ENGLAND QUALIFIER –

ROONEY – 1/14 YES – 13/2 NO
LAMPARD – 1/12 YES – 6/1 NO
TERRY – 1/12 YES – 6/1 NO
DEFOE – 5/6 YES – 5/6 NO
BENT – 2/1 YES – 4/11 NO
CROUCH -9/4 YES – 1/3 NO
AJOHNSON – 6/4 YES – 1/2 NO

TOTAL GOALS IN QUALIFYING –

ENGLAND GOALS…
UNDER 16…….13/8
16 TO 18……….7/4
19 OR MORE….13/8

ENGLAND POINTS
UNDER 16…..25/1
16 TO 18……..9/4
19 TO 21……..1/1
22……………..5/2

Hills…Euro 2012 Outright

Spain 7/2 ….. Germany 4/1…..Netherlands 6/1….England 8/1…..France 12/1……Italy 12/1…..Portugal 14/1……Croatia 20/1….Russia 20/1…..Ukraine 25/1……Poland 33/1……Serbia 33/1…….Czech Rep …..Greece 50/1….Sweden 66/1…..Turkey 66/1…..Bulgaria 66/1…..Rep of Ireland 80/1….Scotland 250/1…..Northern Ireland 500/1……Wales 2000/1

TO QUALIFY…….
Rep of Ireland 4/6 no 11/10 yes
Northern Ireland 1/16 no 7/1 yes
Wales 1/500 no 40/1 yes
Scotland 1/6 no 7/2 Yes

WALES GOALS
UNDER 4…..13/8
4 TO 5………6/4
6 OR MORE….15/8

WALES POINTS
UNDER 3……….13/8
3 TO 6……………4/6
7 TO 13………….6/1
15……………….100/1

Hills…NEXT PERMANENT WALES MANAGER…5/6 Rush; 11/8 Flynn; 9/2 Coleman; 8 Venables; 20 Jackett; Hartson.

SCOTLAND GOALS
UNDER 8……7/4
8 TO 10……..13/8
11 OR MORE….13/8

SCOTLAND POINTS
UNDER 9…..15/8
9 TO 11……..1/1
12 TO 15……11/4
16……………100/1
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Will Danny Murphy See Red Himself ?

DOES DANNY HAVE A POINT – WILL HE SEE RED HIMSELF ?

WITH Danny Murphy pointing the finger at Blackburn, Stoke and Woklves, William Hill are betting on how many red cards those three clubs will clock up between them by the end of the Premier League season and make them 13/10 to end up with a total of 11 or more, whereas Murphy’s Fulham are 6/5 to receive no more than one all season and he is 10/1 to be red-carded himself. ‘Murphy’s outspoken comments have certainly put the focus on the disciplinary records of the three clubs he mentioned so we’re betting on their red card records’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Total Stoke,Wolves & Blackburn Red Cards In Remainder Of Prem Season

7 or less
13/5

8-10
11/8

11 or more
13/10

Fulham Red Cards For Remainder Of Prem Season (currently 0)

1 or less
6/5

Exactly 2
2/1

3 or more
15/8

Danny Murphy 10/1 to be sent off in the Premier League this season.

England Players To Start v Montenegro Yes – No

Green 10/1 – 1/33

Wilshere 3/1 – 2/9

A Johnson 4/6 – 11/10

Davies 5/1-1/9

Bent 1/1 – 8/11

**TO START SKIPPER V MONTENEGRO….1/2 Ferdinand; 6/4 Gerrard.

England to win all remaining Euro qualifying matches 7/1

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World Cup Woe A Thing Of The Past, As Three Lions Set To Roar Once More

William Hill are expecting England to get off to a winning start to their Euro 2012 campaign and they are only 4/1 to score four or more goals, while England are 8/13 to keep a clean sheet. Bulgaria are Even money to score during the game.

The Three Lions are 3/10 red-hot favourites to win the game in front of the Wembley crowd, while Bulgaria are 10/1 to win the game.

Wayne Rooney is 11/4 to score first, while Jermaine Defoe, Darren Bent and Carlton Cole are all priced at 4/1 to be the first on the scoresheet. Hills are offering 6/1 that any player scores a hat-trick during the game.

England are 2/5 to win their group, while they are 1/12 to qualify for the tournament. Hills make England 7/1 to qualify from their group having won all of their games. England are the 9/1 fourth favourites to win Euro 2012, behind Spain, Germany and Holland.

“Now is the time for the England players to put the World Cup behind them and give the home fans something to cheer. The odds suggest that there will be cause for cheers rather than jeers come the final whistle on Friday evening,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Odds:

Outright: 3/10 England; 10/1 Bulgaria; 4/1 Draw

England First Goalscorer: 11/4 Wayne Rooney; 4/1 Jermaine Defoe; 4/1 Darren Bent; 4/1 Carlton Cole; 9/2 Steven Gerrard; 6/1 Theo Walcott; 15/2 Adam Johnson; 8/1 Ashley Young; 11/1 James Milner; 14/1 BAR

England To Keep A Clean Sheet: 8/13 Yes; 1/1 No

Group G Outright: 2/5 England; 5/1 Switzerland; 13/2 Bulgaria; 10/1 Montenegro; 20/1 Wales

England To Qualify: 1/12

How Many Goals Will England Score vs. Bulgaria: 11/2 None; 5/2 One; 9/4 Two; 10/3 Three; 4/1 Four Or More

Hat-Trick To Be Scored: 6/1

Further Information…Joe Crilly…0208 918 3746

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