Euros Group A: Punters Have Made Their Minds Up Already

2004 winners of the Euros, Greece are 10/3 to qualify for the knockout stages of the event with Russsia (1/10) and Czech Republic (4/5) the two favourites to make it through. Greece will have to defeat Russia and are 4/1 to do so, while also hoping for a draw in the Poland/Czech Republic game – offered at 9/4.

Punters do not hold out much hope for the Greeks, however, with Russia backed, at this early stage, to the tune of over 90% of all bets staked on the match. Russia represent one of Hill’s biggest liabilities to win the tournament as well, with a six figure sum to be paid out if they manage to upset the pre tournament odds of 20/1.

“Going into the final round of games in Group A, there is still so much to play for, but our punters certainly seem to have made their minds up already,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Poland have also been very well backed by punters ahead of their game against Czech Republic, with 82% of all early bets staked on them to win.

Group A

4/1 Greece; 8/11 Russia; 5/2 Draw
23/10 Czech Republic; 5/4 Poland; 9/4 Draw

Winner: 3/10 Russia; 4/1 Czech Republic; 7/1 Poland; 33/1 Greece

To qualify (not to): 1/10 Russia (11/2); 4/5 Czech Republic (10/11); 11/10 Poland (4/6); 10/3 Greece (1/5)

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164

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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

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164

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Mancini Bookie Enemy Number One !

You bet Mancini bookies’ least favourite Italian since Frankie as:

William Hill say that Saturday’s football results were so predictable for punters that they enjoyed their best ever day in the eternal battle with ‘the old enemy’
‘If Heineken ever created football results for football punters, these would have been the ones’ declared William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe .’They are the culmination of a run of results during the month, which have been as wallet-warming for football punters as the unseasonably mild November weather.

‘In the Premier League almost every punter was on Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal to win; the top two in the Championship, Southampton and West Ham both won; the top five in both League One and League Two all won, as did the top two in the Blue Square Premier. Celtic won in the SPL, and the only slight relief was that Rangers were held to a home draw, but then the games in the William Hill Scottish Cup did us no favours, either! It made for a perfect storm of results which have cost us a significant seven figure sum on a day when no bookmaker can have escaped a record payout.

It is football betting’s equivalent of racing’s Dettori day in 1996, when Frankie rode all seven winners at Ascot, costing the industry almost £50million- and we are again blaming an Italian, this time unbeaten Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, for kicking off the mayhem by beating the only other unbeaten club in the Premier League’
Punters backing long-odds accumulative bets were the biggest winners, collecting four and five figure sums from modest stakes.

Further information……..graham sharpe…07803233702
twitter- @sharpeangle

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Bookies Cheer Anfield Stalemate, United 12/1 To Remain Unbeaten All Season

A hard fought battle at Anfield ended in a draw and Manchester United maintained their unbeaten start to the season. William Hill were impressed with the Red Devil’s resilience and make United 12/1 to remain undefeated all season.

“Much like last season, United have had a flying start to the season but this season they appear much harder to break down,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “The unbeaten season is starting to look more and more possible.”

A draw was a fantastic result for bookmakers, with Hill’s having taken a reasonable six figure sum on their highest turnover match of the season.

“Most people watching the game would have had an opinion one way or another and the draw was the perfect result to set up our weekend,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Odds:

When will Manchester United next lose: 2/1 Manchester City; 4/1 Everton; 14/1 Sunderland; 14/1 Swansea; 8/1 Newcastle; 6/4 none of these

12/1 Manchester United to remain undefeated all season

Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850518164

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Bookies Burned By Hottest Ever October!

The hottest ever October record temperature was broken on the first day of the month and bookmakers William Hill have been stung by an Indian Summer betting bonanza by meteorological punters. The odds of this month seeing the all time record of 29.4C (1985) had been backed in, all the way from 6/4 to 8/11 by the time that betting ceased at midnight on the 30th September.

“The previous record was officially confirmed as having been smashed just after one o’clock and Hills forked out a five figure sum to eager punters – no doubt on their way to buy burgers and bangers for a final Barbie of the year,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “We must have been the only people in the country praying for wind and rain.”

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164

William Hill Press Office; Greenside House; 50 Station Road; Wood Green; London; N22 7TP

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6/1 Mc Leish Gone By End Of Year Etc


AFTER HIS controversial appointment as Villa boss, William Hill offer 6/1 that he will leave the position before the end of 2011 but believe he will lead the club to 8th-10th position next season – which they quote at 6/4, and make them 14/1 to finish in the top four and 20/1 to go down.
Hills make Villa 13/8 to win their opening game against 11/8 Fulham with the draw a 21/10 chance. ‘It would seem to be vital for McLeish to get off to a winning start if he is to get Villa fans on his side’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill SAY THAT over a quarter of a million pounds has been gambled with them on the five recent managerial markets for Birmingham, Cardiff, Chelsea, Fulham and Villa. ‘We won a five figure sum on McLeish’s appointment and a smaller sum on Malky Mackay should he be confirmed as Cardiff boss, but lost on Martin Jol. These markets have provided us with a terrific turnover in the absence of any Premier League matches, and confirm the tremendous interest in all elements of the top division’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

When Will McLEISH Leave Villa?
2011 6/1
2012 6/4
2013 5/2
2014 4/1
2015 + 10/1

Where Will Villa Finish?

Top 4 14/1
5th To 7th 15/8
8th To 10th 6/4
11th To 14th 4/1
15th To 17th 7/1
Relegated 20/1

**WIGAN are 16/1 with William Hill to go top of the tale after their opening three games against the three promoted clubs.
**TOP 4 FINISH – 1/20 Man U; 1/16 Chelsea; 1/6 Man C; 4/9 Arsenal; 5/4 Liverpool; 3/1 Spurs; 14/1 Everton; Villa.Others on request.
**TOP PREM SCORER- 7/1 Tevez; Van Persie; 15/2 Torres; 8/1 Hernandez; 9/1 Rooney; 12/1 Drogba. Others on request.
**WITHOUT BIG 6- 6/4 Everton; 10/3 Villa; 9/1 Boltn/Sunderland; 11 Fulham; 12 Newcastle; 14 Stoke; 16 QPR; 20 Blackburn;WBA.
**TP PROMOTED TEAM – 8/11 QPR; 11/4 Norwich; 11/4 Swansea


ENGLAND are now 4/6 with William Hill to crash out of the U21 tournament at the Group stage following their disappointing draw against Ukraine.

Having drawn for the second time, England are now offered at 9/4 to draw, and 11/10 to win, their final group game against Czech Republic. Daniel Sturridge is the 11/2 favourite to open the scoring in the match, while Danny Welbeck, who squandered a glorious chance against the Ukraine, is 13/2.
‘England’s first two games have proved disappointing for fans and punters alike but we need them to get through to boost betting interest in the event, even though they’ll inevitably cost us a few bob if they goon to win the tournament’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
England are now out to 11/2 to win the tournament, having been as short as 9/2. Spain, having effectively qualified from their group are now 8/11 clear favourites to go on and win the tournament.

England / Czech Republic Match Betting: 11/10 England; 2/1 Czech Republic; 9/4 Draw.

U21 Euros Outright: 8/11 Spain; 9/2 Switzerland; 5/1 Czech Republic; 11/2 England; 12/1 Denmark; 33/1 Ukraine; 40/1 Belarus; 200/1 Iceland.

TOURNAMENT TOP SCORER….9/4 Adrian; 10/3 Dockal; 5 Welbeck; 13/2 Emeghara; 9/1 Sturridge; 10/1 Bojan; Erikson; Frei;Pekhart. Others on request.

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.

T: 020 8918 3731
M: 07803 233702

William Hill, Greenside House, 50 Station Road,
Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

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Hills Hammered By Goal Fest Prem

Every Premier League side playing scored this weekend, the second time that it has happened this season and cost William Hill over £1 million. A quarter of all football coupon bets every weekend are placed on Both Teams To Score coupon, which is still in its relative infancy, having only been introduced at the start of the 2009/10 season. Earlier this year, Hills were hit for another seven figure sum when every Premier League team scored.

“At the start of this season, the Both Teams To Score coupon accounted for around 10% of our football coupon turnover, since then, however, it has grown to around 25% of revenue,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly, “helped, no doubt, by the fact that the bet runs for the full 90 minutes of the match if you back both sides to score.”

This Weekend’s Both Teams To Score:
Blackburn / Manchester United: 8/11 Yes; 1/1 No
Sunderland / Wolves: 10/11 Yes; 10/11 No
West Brom / Everton: 4/6 Yes; 11/10 No
Blackpool / Bolton: 1/2 Yes; 6/4 No
Chelsea / Newcastle: 1/1 Yes; 8/11 No
Arsenal / Aston Villa: 10/11 Yes; 10/11 No
Liverpool / Tottenham: 8/11 Yes; 1/1 No
Birmingham / Fulham: 1/1 Yes; 8/11 No
Wigan / West Ham: 13/20 Yes; 23/20 No
Manchester City / Stoke: 1/1 Yes; 8/11 No

Zola Cut To Be Next Chelsea Manager!

Gianfranco Zola has been cut from 25/1 to 16/1 with Hills to become Chelsea’s next permanent manager following the news that he is being lined up as a coach by the Stamford Bridge outfit. Carlo Ancelotti is now 8/13 to have been relieved of his duties at Chelsea and Guus Hiddink is 5/2 favourite to take over with Jose Mourinho the 11/4 second favourite.

“A few years back, Gianfranco Zola was voted Chelsea’s best ever player, it now seems as if he could follow that up by becoming manager,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Next Permanent Chelsea Manager: 5/2 Guus Hiddink; 11/4 Jose Mourinho; 5/1 Pep Guardiola; 8/1 Andre Villas Boas; 10/1 Didier Deschamps; 12/1 Martin O’Neill; 14/1 Frank Rijkaard; 14/1 Jurgen Klinsmann; 14/1 Marco van Basten; 16/1 David Moyes; 16/1 Gianfranco Zola; 16/1 Harry Redknapp; 16/1 Rafael Benitez; 20/1 BAR

Spurs / Man City:

Hills are expecting a goal fest, when Spurs take on Manchester City in a game which looks set to decide the final Champions League spot. It is 4/1 for four or more goals to be scored during the match, in which City are the 19/20 favourites. Spurs are 3/1 while the draw is 23/10. Mario Balotelli is 5/1 to open the scoring, while Edin Dzeko is 11/2. Hills are 7/10 that both teams score during the game.

Manchester City / Spurs Odds:

Outright: 19/20 Manchester City; 3/1 Tottenham; 23/10 Draw

4/1 Four or more goals to be scored during the game

Both teams to score: 7/10 Yes; 21/20 No

Scottish Specials:

Rangers 2/5
Celtic 7/4

Hamilton 1/10
St Mirren 11/2

Rangers By 7 points 50/1
Rangers By 6 Points 40/1
Rangers By 5 points 16/1
Rangers By 4 points 8/1
Rangers By 3 Points 4/1
Rangers By 2 Points 10/1
Rangers By 1 Point 11/8
Rangers on Goal Difference 20/1
Celtic By 5 Points 150/1
Celtic Bt 4 Points 40/1
Celtic By 3 Points 20/1
Celtic By 2 Points 8/1
Celtic By 1 Point 4/1
Celtic on Goal Difference 16/1

Rangers To win Last 2 Matches 4/9
Celtic to win last 2 matches 8/13
Both to win last 2 matches 11/8

How many Goals will Rangers score
in their final 2 games?
Under 5.5 5/6
Over 5.5 5/6

How many Goals will Celtic score in
their final 2 games?
Under 5.5 4/6
Over 5.5 11/10

Who Will Score the most in final 2 games?
Rangers 11/10
Tie 11/4
Celtic 13/8


Cowdenbeath 15/8
Ayr Utd 13/5
Brechin 3/1
Forfar 3/1

Alloa 7/4
Albion 11/4
Queens Park 11/4
Annan 10/3

Further Information…Joe Crilly…0208 918 3746

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Wigan Favourites For Bottom Spot After Wolves Golden Performance

Wolverhampton Wanderers have drifted from 4/5 to 2/1 for relegation with William Hill after they moved out of the relegation zone with victory against Blackpool, while their opponents, are 9/2. Wigan are the 9/4 favourites to finish bottom of the Premier League and 2/5 to get relegated after their defeat to Manchester United, who are 8/15 to win the league ahead of Arsenal at 15/8 and Chelsea at 20/1.

“Manchester United did not play particularly well today, but still managed to stick four past a hapless Wigan and things are looking bleak for them,” said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.

Hills have been inundated with punters backing Arsenal to win the Quad. Hills are offering 100/1 that Arsenal bag the Carling Cup, FA Cup, Premier League and The Champions League and could now pay out a six figure sum if Wenger’s men do the business. “Our punters seem to be of the opinion that Arsene Wenger has been saving up all of their trophyless seasons in return for one big one.”

When Will Torres Next Score? ODDS
Man Utd (1st March) 6/5
Blackpool (7th March) 13/8
Copenhagen (16th March, CL) 9/2
Man City (20th March) 8/1
Stoke (2nd April) 11/1
None of these fixtures 7/1

Premier League Odds:

To Win Premier League: 8/15 Manchester United; 15/8 Arsenal; 20/1 Chelsea; 33/1 Manchester City; 125/1 Tottenham; 200/1 Liverpool

To Finish Bottom: 9/4 Wigan; 3/1 West Ham; 9/2 West Brom; 5/1 Wolves; 13/2 Blackpool; 12/1 Birmingham; 14/1 Blackburn; 33/1 BAR

To Be Relegated: 2/5 Wigan; 8/15 West Ham; 6/5 West Brom; 5/4 Wolves; 2/1 Blackpool; 9/2 Birmingham; 5/1 Blackburn; 12/1 BAR

Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164

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United Scrape Through…8/1 They Face City In The Final

William Hill were saved paying out a six figure sum by the width of Manchester United’s crossbar tonight. There was a mutual holding of breath by William Hill staff when Richard Brodie hit the bar at the very end of the match at Old Trafford. Manchester United are now the 9/4 clear favourites to win the competition, with Arsenal 3/1 and Manchester City 5/1.

“We were probably the only people in Britain who were not cheering Crawley on. Had they scored, we would have faced a payout of well over £100,000,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Saturday’s FA Cup matches promised the potential for Giant Killing however, the three Premier League teams who were facing lower league opposition made it through to the Quarter Finals. William Hill are offering 10/11 that they are joined by only Premier League clubs in the last eight. Hills are also offering 1/33 that the FA Cup Final is contested between two Premier League sides.

Hills are also offering 13/2 that the FA Cup final is contested by two of the four London sides left in the competition, while 8/1 in available for the final to be contested between the two Manchester sides.

William Hill FA Cup Prices:

Premier League Teams In Final
0 100/1
1 8/1
2 1/33

All Manchester FA Cup final – 8/1
Man City & Man Utd

All London FA Cup final – 13/2
West Ham/L Orient/Arsenal/Fulham

8 Premier League teams in FA Cup Quarter Finals – 10/11
West Ham, Man City & Arsenal & Everton all to qualify

Outright: 9/4 Manchester United; 3/1 Arsenal; 5/1 Manchester City; 6/1 Everton; 16/1 Birmingham; 16/1 Stoke; 18/1 Fulham; 25/1 West Ham; 25/1 Bolton; 28/1 BAR

Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164

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Rooney Costs Bookies A Small Fortune As Brave Rangers Now 20/1 For Europa Glory

Manchester United and Tottenham both secured victory in Europe tonight and in the process secured their places in the last 16 of the Champions’ League. Wayne Rooney scored the only goal of the evening as Manchester United defeated Rangers and bookmakers William Hill have had to pay out a high five figure sum because of it.

“We are not feeling so smug tonight as it would appear that all of the money that we won on Arsenal losing has been paid out to punters who put their faith in Rooney,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Spurs are now priced at 20/1 from 25/1 with William Hill while United are in from 9/1 to 8/1 to win the Champions’ League.

The English sides both managed to improve on Tuesday’s woeful performances by Chelsea and Arsenal, but despite this, Chelsea are the 11/8 favourites to progress furthest out of all of the English teams. United are 15/8 and Spurs are priced as the 11/2 outsiders of the four.

Rangers were unlucky in defeat to Manchester United and have guaranteed themselves third place in the group. Hills have priced them at 20/1 to now go on and win the Europa League.

William Hill Champions’ League Odds:

Outright: 11/4 Barcelona; 11/4 Real Madrid; 4/1 Chelsea; 8/1 Man Utd; 12/1 Arsenal; 16/1 Bayern Munich; 16/1 Inter; 20/1 AC Milan; 20/1 Tottenham; 50/1 BAR

English Team To Get Furthest: 11/8 Chelsea; 15/8 Man Utd; 7/2 Arsenal; 11/2 Tottenham

English Teams In The Final: 4/5 One; 7/5 None; 11/2 Two

20/1 Rangers to win the Europa league

Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164

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