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)

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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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
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164
E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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Poland Save William Hill £2m Payout

By avoiding defeat to Russia, Poland did William Hill a massive favour. Russia were Hill’s first £2m liability of the tournament with punters having backed them as if they could not lose (from 7/5 to 23/20 and at every price in between). Over £1,000,000 of the liability was on singles alone with £500,000 wrapped up in accumulators.

“Blaszczykowski’s strike could not have been any sweeter,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Not only because it was a wonder strike but because it saved us paying out a fortune as well.”

After the Czech’s early goal against Greece became the fastest goal of the Euros so far, Hills offer 16/1 that there is a quicker goal scored at any point in the tournament. Hills also offer 6/5 that three or more additional goals are scored in the opening five minutes of games throughout the rest of the tournament.

How many MORE goals in first five minutes of Euros games: 6/5 three or more; 8/13 two or fewer

Group A winner: 3/10 Russia; 4/1 Czech Republic; 7/1 Poland; 33/1 Greece

Group A qualify (not to): 1/10 Russia (11/2); 4/5 Czech Republic (10/11); 5/4 Poland (4/7); 10/3 Greece (1/5)

Top goalscorer: 3/1 Alan Dzagoev; 6/1 Mario Gomez; 14/1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic; 14/1 Antonio Di Natale; 14/1 VClav Pilar; 14/1 Karim Benzema; Mario Mandzukic; 14/1 Andriy SheVChenko; 16/1 BAR

Euros outright: 11/4 Germany; 3/1 Spain; 9/1 France; 10/1 England; 12/1 Italy; 12/1 Holland; 12/1 Russia; 20/1 Portugal; 25/1 Croatia; 40/1 Ukraine; 40/1 Denmark; 50/1 Poland; 66/1 Czech Republic;100/1 Sweden; 150/1 Greece; 250/1 Rep of Ireland

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164
E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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