Quarter Final Chaos: William Hill Specials

The last two quarter finals are to be played over the weekend as the top two from Groups C and D come head to head. Spain are 4/5 for a 90 minute victory over Group D runners up France whilst England and Italy cannot be separated at 9/5 each in 90 minutes and 10/11 each for qualification.

Spain have been dominant in possession in this tournament and face a France team who’s confidence may well be in tatters after the final group game defeat to Sweden. Spain are 11/4 to have 71% or more of the possession with William Hill. It is 6/4 they have between 61% and 70%, 5/4 that they have 51%-60% and 6/1 that they lose their touch and have under 50% of the ball.

Fernando Torres has filled the striker’s role in the last two matches for Spain but Cesc Fabregas started the first game in an advanced position and has two goals to his name. William Hill are betting on specials if he were to come from the bench. He is 2/1 to come off the bench and score, 9/2 to come off the bench and be booked and 33/1 he gets a red card after coming on.

France are a big price at 2/1 to qualify considering they were highly fancied at the beginning of the tournament. Mexes is banned so Koscielny comes in. The 90 minutes draw is 23/10 with the game 11/2 to go to penalties.

England play Italy in the final game of the last eight on Sunday and Wiliam Hill are finding it difficult to split them. With both camps talking about penalties it seems as though that could is the way Hill’s are heading too. It is 19/10 for the draw and 9/2 for the match to go to penalties.

Steven Gerrard and James Milner are 9/2 favourites to be the first England player’s to miss from the spot if they get to penalty shoot outs. John Terry is 6/1 after a famous miss in Moscow in 2008.

There has been a lot of coverage over Mario Balotelli leading up to this encounter and the stormy Italian has provoked some specials from William Hill.

If he is to start he is 4/6 to be substituted before anything else. He is 5/2 to be booked ahead of 3/1 to finish the match and 10/3 to score. The Manchester City striker is 25/1 to be sent off.

He is also 11/4 to score more goals than Wayne Rooney in the game, it is 8/13 they score the same amount and 5/2 that Rooney wins that battle of the Manchester based strikers.
Match Result (To Qualify): 4/5 Spain (4/11), 23/10 Draw, 4/1 France (2/1)
11/2 Match to go to penalties
Cesc Fabregas Specials:
What Will Happen First? (Bets void if Fabregas Starts)
2/1 Come off the bench and score
9/2 Come off the bench and receive a yellow card
33/1 Come off the bench and be sent off
Spain possession Vs France
6/1 Under 50%
5/4 51-60%
6/4 61-70%
11/4 71+%
Match Result (To Qualify): 9/5 England (10/11), 19/10 Draw, 9/5 Italy (10/11)
Mario Balotelli Specials:
What Will Balotelli do first? (Bets void if Balotelli doesn’t start)
4/6 To be substituted
5/2 To be Booked
3/1 Finish the Match
10/3 Score
25/1 Be sent Off
Rooney Vs Balotelli Goals Match Bet? (Both players must start or bets Void)
5/2 Rooney
8/13 Tie
11/4 Balotelli
First England player to miss a penalty in a penalty shootout: (Bets are void if a penalty shootout does not take place with England involved in the rest of the tournament.)
9/2 Steven Gerrard, 9/2 James Milner, 5/1 Wayne Rooney, 6/1 John Terry, 6/1 Any Other, 7/1 Ashley Cole, 7/1 Andy Carroll, 8/1 Ashley Young, 9/1 Scott Parker, 10/ Danny Welbeck, 12/1 Theo Walcott, 14/1 Joleon Lescott, 20/1 Joe Hart
9/2 Match to go to penalties

Further Information
Mark Young
PR Assistant, William Hill
Email: myoung@williamhill.co.uk
Phone: 02089183981

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Biggest Football Day Of The Year So Far…10 Bets A Second To Be Placed

William Hill are expecting the England/Italy match to turnover in the region of £18m for British bookmakers, taking more than any of England’s group games, more than the Champions League Final and more than the title deciding Manchester derby at the end of last season. The turnover figures are boosted by the fact that the match is so close, with William Hill unable to separate the two sides. England are 9/5 to win in 90 minutes with the Italians the same price and the draw 19/10. Both sides are 10/11 to qualify.

“This match is going to be keenly contested and very tight and we expect that this will drive turnover higher than it has been at any point throughout the course of the tournament,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Despite the fact that we are expecting a huge day on Sunday, that will be dwarfed should England win and face Germany in the semis.”

During the final group game of England’s campaign against Ukraine, William Hill took 6 bets per second and that number is set to increase to around 10 with up to £1.5m set to be staked in play.

All eyes will undoubtedly be on the mercurial talents of both Wayne Rooney and Mario Balotelli and William Hill are offering 12/1 that Balotelli sees red and 14/1 that Rooney does. It is 6/1 for either player to be sent off. Hills make Mad Mario 8/11 to be booked before Rooney (who is 4/1 to be booked before his Manchester City counterpart). Rooney is 9/2 to score the first goal, with Balotelli 11/2 to do so.

England have scored three headed goals in the tournament and William Hill make England 4/1 to score a headed goal against Italy. They have also taken advantage of their opportunities when they have (not so frequently) arisen and Italy are unsurprisingly 8/13 to have more shots on target.

England’s performances have been typified by their resilient performances while not having much of the ball and they are 4/1 to have less than 40% of the possession in their match vs Italy.

90 minutes: 9/5 England; 9/5 Italy; 19/10 draw

To qualify: 10/11 England; 10/11 Italy

Man of the match: 5/1 Steven Gerrard; 5/1 Andrea Pirlo; 6/1 Wayne Rooney; 7/1 Mario Balotelli; 7/1 Antonio Cassano; 8/1 Andy Carroll; 8/1 Danny Welbeck; 8/1 Antonio Di Natale; 10/1 BAR

England possession: 4/1 less than 40%; 4/6 40-50%; 7/4 51% or more
*settled by UEFA.com post match

Most shots on target: 8/13 Italy; 6/5 England
*settled by UEFA.com post match

4/1 England to score a headed goal

To be booked first: 4/1 Rooney; 8/11 Ballotelli; 5/4 neither booked

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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8/1 Rooney To Have Luscious Locks Shorn For Ukraine

Much has been made in the media of Wayne Rooney’s new look (not all positive) and William Hill are offering 8/1 that he will line up for England’s last group game with the excess hair on top of his head lopped off to match the sides.

“Rooney has gone for the not quite so traditional (extremely) short back and sides and, given the nature of football banter, he may well be forced to do the same to the tuft on the top of his head,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “It is nice to see the hair transplant has worked so well, however.”

8/1 Rooney to start Ukraine match with top of hair matching the sides.

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

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Misfiring Torres 1/6 To Fail To Score At Euros

Spain were somewhat upset by Italy in their opening group game of the Euros although the ain talking point continues to be the ever declining form of Fernando Torres. William Hill offer 7/4 that he gets no more minutes during the tournament. He is 1/6 to score no goals at the Euros and 2/7 to fail to start the next game for Spain.

“Four years ago, as Spain won this trophy, Torres could do no wrong, now, however, it seems as though the golden boy has well and truly fallen from grace and it may not be just goals that he is struggling for but minutes as well,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Fernando Torres:

To play again at Euro 2012: 2/5 yes; 7/4 no
*starts and substitutions count

Will Torres score at Euros: 1/6 no; 7/2 yes

Start Spain’s game against Ireland: 2/7 no; 5/2 yes

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

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Can Ireland Succeed Or Will They Get Caught In A Trap? England/france Biggest Group Game

Group C kicks off on Sunday with Italy 4/1 to defeat Euros holders Spain who are 8/11 for the three points and 4/7 to win the group. Hills are offering a goals match bet for the game tomorrow and make Torres 9/4 to outscore Mario Ballotelli with the Italian 16/5 to do likewise.

Republic of Ireland face a tough challenge in group C with Italy and Spain favoured to go through and they are the 13/5 outsiders to win their opening game against Croatia. Robbie Keane netted seven times in qualifying and he is 13/2 to grab the first goal of the game although Everton’s star man, Nikica Jelavic heads the market at 11/2. Hills offer 12/5 that Jelavic scores more than Robbie Keane in Sunday’s match with the LA Galaxy striker 13/5.

“It is going to be tricky for Republic of Ireland but Trappatoni’s men are a well organised unit and if there is anyone at the tournament who might be able to trump the Italians, it will be him,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Group C:

Winner: 4/7 Spain; 11/4 Italy; 7/1 Croatia; 14/1 Ireland

Opening matches:
8/11 Spain; 4/1 Italy; 5/2 Draw
13/5 Republic of Ireland; 13/10 Croatia; 19/10 draw

Goalscorer match bets:
9/4 Torres; 16/5 Ballotelli; 8/11 tie
13/5 Keane; 12/5 Jelavic; 4/5 tie
*in both cases, both players must start match otherwise bets are void

To qualify (not qualify): 1/9 Spain (5/1); 8/13 Italy (6/5); 13/8 Croatia (4/9); 7/2 Republic of Ireland (1/6)

Republic of Ireland specials:

How many Group C points: 7/2 none; 5/2 one; 7/1 two; 10/3 three; 9/2 four; 25/1 five; 14/1 six; 40/1 seven; 150/1 nine

How many group goals scored: 6/4 under two; 1/1 two or three; 7/2 over three

How many group goals conceded: 12/5 under four; 8/5 four or five; 5/4 over five

Tournaent highest scorer: 10/3 Robbie Keane; 6/1 no scorer; 6/1 Kevin Doyle; 10/1 John Walters; 10/1Shane Long; 12/1 Simon Cox; 14/1 Aiden McGeady; 14/1 James McLean; 16/1 Damien Duff; 20/1 BAR

Stage of Elimination: 1/5 group stage; 9/2 quarter finals; 12/1 semi finals; 33/1 runner up; 80/1 winner

ENGLAND VS FRANCE: BIGGEST MATCH OF THE GROUP STAGES FOR BOOKIES

William Hill are looking at the France/England game as being one of the biggest, in terms of betting turnover, in the whole tournament with over £15m industry wide set to be staked on the game. Over 200,000 bets will be placed over Hill’s shop counters alone on Monday and up to 20,000 bets will be placed on the outcome during the 90 minutes of the game.

“We think that this match could be the highest turnover game of the group stages,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

France are the 6/4 favourites to win the match with England 11/5 and the draw 19/10, while Karim Benzema is the 11/2 favourite to open the scoring.

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

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

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That’s Rich: Luka 9/4 To Turn Out For Big Spending United

News reports are suggesting that Manchester United are set to make a move for Spurs playmaker Luka Modric and William Hill are offering a market on who will start in midfield for the Reds on the first day of next season. Paul Scholes and new signing, Shinji Kagawa, are 4/7 with Ryan Giggs 8/11 to start. With Modric not confirmed as a Manchester United player yet, he is just 9/4 to take to the pitch in a United shirt on day one of the 2012/13 season.

“After just missing out on the title this season, United are aiming to come back with a bang and the signings of Kagawa and Modric certainly indicate their intentions right at the start of the summer,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

David Beckham, Craig Bellamy and Ryan Giggs are reportedly the three over 23 players named in Stuart Pearce’s Olympic squad and Hills now make David Beckham the 1/3 favourite to wear the armband in the first game. Bellamy is the 5/1 second favourite with Giggs 6/1.

“All three players have worn international armbands in the past and all three will be leaders on the pitch but it looks like Becks will lead the side out,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

To start for Manchester United next season:

1/3 Michael Carrick (9/4 not to)
4/7 Paul Scholes (5/4 not to)
4/7 Shinji Kagawa (5/4 not to)
8/11 Ryan Giggs (1/1 not to)
6/4 Tom Cleverley (1/2 not to)
6/4 Ji-Sung Park (1/2 not to)
9/4 Luka Modric (1/3 not to)
5/2 Darren Fletcher (2/7 not to)
9/2 Paul Pogba (1/8 not to)

Who will be Team GB in the first group game: 1/3 David Beckham; 5/1 Craig Bellamy; 6/1 Ryan Giggs

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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11/4 Rooney Not To Start 3rd Game Anyway Plus Manc Mayhem

WHAT PRICE ROONEY TO MISS 3RD GAME ANYWAY?

William Hill offer 11/4 that Wayne Rooney will NOT start in England’s 3rd Euro 2012 Group game against Ukraine. ‘After the whole desperate campaign to get the ban reduced it would be ironic if he were to be injured ,not selected for the game, or brought on as a late sub’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills make Rooney 1/ 4 to start the game.

WILL IT BE MANC MAYHEM FOR EUROPA PUNTERS?

William Hill make Manchester City 6/5 favourites to go furthest of the British clubs left in the Europa League, but fear punters may find it difficult to make their minds up about how committed the two ‘big boys’ eliminated from Champions League may find it to commit to a serious Europa challenge. ‘City would find it difficult to field a poor side given the depth of their squad, but Fergie has yet to seem enthused by the idea of a tilt at the Europa League, and for sure both clubs will regard the Premier League as their main priority’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
‘We enjoyed an excellent night on Wednesday thanks to United’s result but I think on balance we may have preferred to take a short term hit for the long term gain of having four Prem teams in what is clearly the major competition, the Champions League. And the jury is out over whether having City and United playing on Sundays rather than Saturdays in the League will be a positive for us’

Hills…….Furthest progressing British team in the Europa league:

Man City 6/5
Man Utd 6/4
Stoke 6/1
Fulham 8/1
Tottenham 14/1
Celtic 50/1
Birmingham 50/1

Dead heat rules apply.
Win Only.

FINAL STRAW FOR FERGIE?

FOLLOWING their embarrassing exit from the Champions League, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is 5/2 with William Hill no longer to be United boss on the first day of next season (2/7 still to be in place). ‘Sir Alex may not fancy the idea of having to build yet another team all over again’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe. Hills make United 2/5 to win NO major trophy this season.

William Hill now make Manchester United Evens to go further than City, who are 8/11 favourites to outdo United, in the Europa League for which Hills have made City 6/1 favourites and also offer 7/1 Man U; 10 At Madrid; 11 Valencia; 14 Schalke; At Bilbao; Porto; 18 Stoke; 20 Ajax; PSV; PSG
Hills OFFER 20/1 ALL MANCHESTER EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL.

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.

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M: 07803 233702
E: gsharpe@williamhill.co.uk
Twitter – @sharpeangle

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Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

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Women’s World Cup: Lionesses Need To Find Their Roar Against Japan

England’ Women take on Japan in their final group game of the Women’s World Cup and bookmakers, William Hill, are offering odds of 2/1 that they are victorious. Japan are 6/5 while the draw is 2/1. Kelly Smith is dubbed as the Wayne Rooney of the England Women’s team, but much like her Manchester United counterpart, she has flattered to deceive on the world stage and Hill’s now offer 4/7 that she fails to score during the competition. She is 4/1 joint second favourite to be England’s highest goalscorer in the tournament.

“At the start of the tournament, much was expected of England and Kelly Smith, but Smith has failed to find the net and England have struggled as a result,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

England’s Women are 33/1 to win the competition while their opponents, Japan are the 14/1 joint fourth favourites. A victory for England would see them top their group and they are 2/1 to do so, while Japan, by avoiding defeat, would emerge as Group B winners offered at 4/11.

On the lighter side of the tournament, Equatorial Guinea managed to get away with the most blatant of handballs but Hills do not think that they will be too lucky next time with Hills offering 10/1 that they concede a penalty for handball during their match against Brazil on Wednesday.

William Hill Women’s Wold Cup Odds:

Top English Goalscorer: 9/4 Fara Williams; 4/1 Jill Scott; 4/1 Kelly Smith; 4/1Jess Clarke; 8/1 Ellen White; 9/1 Elioa Aluko; 11/1 Karen Carney…others on request

Women’s World Cup Outright: 1/1 Germany; 4/1 Brazil; 4/1 USA; 14/1 Japan; 14/1 France; 20/1 Sweden; 33/1 England; 66/1 Norway; 66/1 Australia; 250/1 Mexico

10/1 Equatorial Guinea to concede a penalty for handball

4/7 Kelly Smith to fail to score a goal

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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England U21s Odds On To Czech Out Early

ENGLAND ODDS-ON TO CZECH OUT OF EURO TOURNAMENT EARLY

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.

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E: gsharpe@williamhill.co.uk
Twitter- @sharpeangle

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You Bet England Could Be Czech-ing Out Early Of Euros

England U21s drew once again and they are now offered at 11/5 to draw their final group game with William Hill. England are now 6/5 to win their final group game which would be just enough to see them into the semi final of the tournament. The Czech Republic are 9/5 to win. 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 are now out to 11/2 to win the tournament, having been as short as 9/2 at the start of the season. Spain, having effectively qualified from their group are now 8/11 clear favourites to go on and win the tournament.

“Everything boils down to the Czech Republic game and there is hardly anything to separate the sides. The draw price should not be ignored and that outcome would obviously see England eliminated,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

England / Czech Republic Match Betting: 6/5 England; 9/5 Czech Republic; 11/5 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

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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

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

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