Euro Final Set To Be Biggest Since World Cup Final

Up to 500 bets per minute are set to be placed on tonight’s Euros Final once the game kicks off, report William Hill. Anywhere up to £25 million is expected to have been wagered on the match in the build up to the game in the UK alone. “The final of any major tournament is always going to be a massive draw for our punters and they have already been getting involved with gusto. As things stand, over half of all bets placed have been for Spain to win,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “This match is set to be the biggest since the World Cup Final in 2010.”

Spain are 23/20 to win the match in 90 minutes, with Italy 11/4 and the draw 21/10. Spain are 8/15 to lift the trophy, while Italy are 6/4 to do so. Hills are offering a couple of matchwinners for tonight’s game, going 7/1 for Balotelli to score and Italy to win in 90 minutes, while the same price is offered for Iniesta to score anytime and Spain to win in 90 minutes. The match is 4/1 to go to penalties.

Llorente and Torres are the 6/1 favourites to open the scoring tonight, but should Del Bosque decide that he wants to start with no strikers once again, Fabregas and Pedro are offered at 7/1 and 9/1 repectively. Mario Balotelli looks the most likely to score for the Italians at 7/1.

Euro Final:

90 minutes: 23/20 Spain; 11/4 Italy; 21/10 Draw

Lift the trophy: 8/15 Spain; 6/4 Italy

Match to go to penalties: 4/1

First scorer: 6/1 Fernando Llorente; 6/1 Fernando Torres; 7/1 Mario Balotelli; 7/1 Cesc Fabregas; 7/1 Alvaro Negredo; 9/1 Pedro; 9/1 Antonio Di Natale; 10/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
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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 post match

Most shots on target: 8/13 Italy; 6/5 England
*settled by 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
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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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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


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
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You Bet: Cesc Will Be Fab For Barca And How Will Arsenal Do Without Their Talisman?

New Barcelona signing Cesc Fabregas is rated a 6/4 chance by William Hill to start more league games for Barcelona than the talismanic Xavi (1/2). The bookies are also offering odds of 10/1 for Fabregas to make more league appearances for the Blaugrana than his idol and current Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola (263).

“Fabregas has taken the number four, the same number that Guardiola wore at the Camp Nou and it will be interesting to see whether he surpasses the achievements of his once idol and current mentor,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

The former Arsenal captain is rated a 12/1 chance to score against the Gunners this season and the same price to play again for the North London club before the end of his career.

“Arsenal made Cesc into the player that he is today and it is feasible that he could well turn out for the Gunners again before the end of his career,” said Crilly.

Hills are also offering odds on Cesc’s number of league starts for Barcelona this season and the number of goals he’ll score for the defending champions this season.

With Cesc out of the door at the Emirates, Hills think that a mass exodus may have been sparked and offer 1/2 that Samir Nasri is sold before the end of the transfer window and 15/2 that Robin Van Persie is.

Arsenal have to take on Udinese without Fabregas now and William Hill have priced up where they will exit the Champions League. They are 5/2 to go out to the Italians and 9/4 to exit at the group stages. They are 20/1 to win the competition.

William Hill Fabregas Specials

Number of starts in La Liga this season: 5/2 Under 20, 6/4 20-30, 5/4 Over 30

Fabregas total La Liga goals this season: 3/1 0-5, 13/8 6-10, 9/4 11-15, 5/1 16-20, 9/1 21 or more

Who will start more la Liga games this season? 1/2 Xavi, Fabregas 6/4

Fabregas to make more La Liga appearances for Barcelona than Pep Guardiola (263) 10/1

Arsenal to meet Barcelona at any stage during this year’s Champions League? 5/2

Fabregas to score a competitive goal against Arsenal this season: Yes 12/1

Fabregas to play a competitive match for Arsenal before the end of his career? Yes 12/1

Pep Guardiola NOT to be in charge of Barcelona at the start of next season: 2/1

Arsenal Specials:

Samir Nasri to have left Arsenal by the end of the transfer window: 1/2 yes; 6/4 no

Robin Van Persie to have left Arsenal by the end of the transfer window: 15/2 yes; 1/20 no

Arsenal Champions League stage of elimination: 5/2 play-offs; 9/4 Group stage; 11/4 last 16; 7/2 quarter final; 8/1 semi final; 18/1 losing finalist; 20/1 winner

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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Bale 3/1 To Quit Spurs For Inter


William Hill are offering odds of 3/1 that Gareth Bale will be an Inter Milan player by the first day of the next Premier League season, following stories that the Italians are preparing a massive bid for the Spurs’ star.
Hills make him an Even money shot still to be a Spurs’ player on that date, and 13/8 to be somewhere other than Spurs or Inter.
‘Stories like this are inevitable given Bale’s outstanding form this season, but a lot will depend on where Spurs end up this season’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
BALE has been installed as 9/4 favourite with Hills to win the PFA Player of thre Year Award – they also offer

9/4 Bale
3 Nasri
9/2 Berbatov
6 Van Der Vaart
7 Tevez
10 Vidic
12 Nani
12 Fabregas
12 Drogba
16 Carroll
16 Scholes
20 Adam

Further information….graham sharpe…0780 3233702

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You Bet Italy Still In Race


WORLD CHAMPIONS Italy are 16/1 seventh favourites to retain their trophy with William Hill, who took an £8000 bet for them to do just that from a client in Romford, Essex today (Monday).
Hills make Spain 7/2 favourites and also offer 9/2 Brazil; 6/1 Argentina; 15/2 Holland, who have now gone past England, who are 8/1, with Germany 9/1; France 25/1; Portugal 28/1; Ivory Coast 50/1. Paraguay are 125/1 shots.
Hills MAKE ITALY 8/11 favourites to win their Group, with Paraguay 15/8; Slovakia 9/2; NZ 50/1, Italy are 1/9 to go through (5/1 not to) with Paraguay 4/11 (2/1); Slovakia 11/8 (8/15); NZ 10/1.
William Hill hailed the Italian draw, which made it a winning World Cup day for them after they lost big time on the Holland result. ‘Over the three games we’ve emerged with a healthy profit, courtesy of Italy’s failure to win’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Further information…..graham sharpe….0780 3233702

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Chelsea Odds On To See Jose Out Of Champions League


CHELSEA are 8/13 favourites to get past Inter Milan with William Hill who make the Italians 6/5 to go through. ‘This is a perfectly poised tie and only a brave punter would believe that one or other of the sides is a good thing to get through’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills now make Barcelona 3/1 favs to win the Champions League and also offer: 9/2 Chelsea; 11/2 Man U; Real M; 9/1 Inter; 12 Arsenal; Bayern M; 16 Bordeaux; Sevilla; 28 Lyon; 40 AC/ Porto; 66 Fiorentina; 150 CSKA; Stuttgart; 200 Olympiacos.

FA CUP LATEST…..Chelsea are 11/10 favourites to win the FA Cup with William Hill who also offer 4/1 Spurs; Villa; 11 Birmingham; 12 Fulham; 16 Stoke; 20 Portsmouth; 33 Reading.

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