Spain 20/1 To Win Next Two Tournaments At Least

Spain became double European Champions and all eyes will turn to the World Cup in Brazil. William Hill make Spain 2/7 to win their qualifying group and 6/4 to do so without losing a game. Once they touch down in Brazil, the Spaniards are 11/2 joint second favourites to win. Spain have now won three major tournaments in a row and are 20/1 to carry on winning tournaments until at least the World Cup in 2018.

As the match kicked off, the focus was on Mario Balotelli, but as the game finished, he had been overshadowed by Fernando Torres who came on and scored one and set one up. Hills offer 1/2 that Torres scores more goals than Balotelli in next season’s Premier League (6/4 that he does not).

“Spain were simply unplayable tonight and have now won the right to be called the best European side ever,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “They are 20/1 to win the next two tournaments at least and the way they have played over the last eight years, it would take a brave man to be against them doing it.”

William Hill Spain Odds:

World Cup 2014 qualifying group I: 2/7 Spain; 5/2 France; 50/1 Belarus; 150/1 Finland; 200/1 Georgia

6/4 Spain to qualify for World Cup 2014 without losing

World Cup 2014 winner: 11/4 Brazil; 11/2 Argentina; 11/2 Spain; 8/1 Germany; 14/1 Holland; 14/1 Uruguay; 16/1 Italy; 20/1 England; 20/1 Portugal; 25/1 BAR

When will Spain next lose an international tournament: 1/8 World Cup 2014; 5/1 Euro 2016; 20/1 World Cup 2018 or later

Balotelli and Torres 2012/13 season match bet: 1/2 Torres; 6/4 Balotelli

*NOTE* Hills are settling top goalscorer as a six man dead heat. Double tournament winner/top goalscorer will be settled on Monday

Joe Crilly
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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

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It’s All About The Money…greece 50/1 For Euros/euro Exit

Germany are the 1/3 favourites to defeat Greece in 90 minutes on Friday evening, with William Hill making the ’96 winners 1/7 to qualify for the semi final.

Germany’s dominance is highlighted by the fact that the first six runners in the Man of the Match market are German, with Mesut Ozil 5/2 favourite and Mario Gomez 3/1. Theofanis Gekas is 10/1 joint seventh favourite for that honour and the first Greek player in the betting.

Hills also offer 2/1 that Mario Gomez scores more than the whole Greek team put together.

The match is being built up as the head to head between the haves and have nots and Hills are offering 50/1 that Greece exit both the Euros AND the Euro before the end of the week, while it is 5/1 for Greece to still be using the Euro by the start of Euro 2016 (1/9 not to be).

“This match is expected to mirror the contrasting financial differences between the two teams and with that in mind, we reckon the German fans will be bouncing higher than a Greek cheque,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

90 minutes: 1/3 Germany; 9/1 Greece; 19/5 draw

To qualify: 1/7 Germany; 4/1 Greece

Man of the Match: 5/2 Mesut Ozil; 3/1 Mario Gomez; 6/1 Lukas Podolski; 6/1 Bastian Schweinsteiger; 6/1 Miroslav Klose; 8/1 Thomas Muller; 10/1 Mario Gotze; 10/1 Theofanis Gekas; 11/1 Andre Schurrle; 11/1 Dimitrios Salpigidis; 11/1 Marco Reus; 12/1 Georgios Samaras; 12/1 Toni Kroos; 14/1 BAR

Greece/Germany to go to penalties: 10/1

Goal scored from 76 mins-Full Time: 1/1

Goals match bet: 2/1 Gomez; 2/1 Greece; 6/5 tie

Greece cease to use the Euro before exiting Euro 2012 – 100/1
Greece to still be using the Euro at the start of Euro 2016 – 5/1 yes; 1/9 no
Greece to exit the Euro and the Euros by the end of the week – 50/1

Joe Crilly
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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)

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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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Twitter: @footy_joe

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