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Only two matches went to replays of Saturdays FA Cup ties and William Hill make Southampton the 4/11 favourites to qualify from their tie against Millwall, while Hills cannot split Sheffield Wednesday and Blackpool, offering 5/6 about the pair qualifying.
The biggest result, however, was Crawleys 1-0 victory away to Hull and Hills are offering odds on when the Red Devils get knocked out of the competition offering 2/9 that they do so in the fifth round. They are 300/1 to go all the way and win the trophy and 125/1 to finish as runners up.
Crawley are repeating the feats that took them so far last season and while they have captured the imagination of the FA Cup this year, we think they may well come a cropper in the next round, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Crawley FA Cup stage of elimination
5th round 2/9
Quarter finals 7/2
Semi finals 20/1
Runners up 125/1
Sheff Wed 5/6
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Octopus Paul’s Punters Squids In !
OCTOPUNTERS SUCKER BOOKIES FOR HALF A MILLION
BOOKMAKERS William Hill estimate that punters gambling on Paul the Psychic Octopus’s World Cup selections have won up to half a million pounds from the betting industry with their wagers.
‘Paul’s incredible Octop-eight winning selections have won any punter who bet £10 on each one of them almost £200 each, while punters far-sighted enough to keep re-investing their winnings on the next selection all the way through will have won at odds in excess of 300/1 – and there are thousands who are squids-in thanks to the psychic cepholopod’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
‘Picking all of Germany’s victories, their two defeats, and Spain’s World Cup final triumph was one of the finest tipping feats ever’ added Sharpe, ‘We can but hope Paul has gone to a rest home for retired octopii by the time the next World Cup gets underway. Fortunately for us, though, there were plenty of punters who ignored Paul’s tips, and they have contributed an excellent profit for us on a record betting turnover for a sporting event of £1 billion’
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