Future Bright For Hodgson And When Will He Lose?

England defeated Italy although neither side were at their strongest a fact highlighted by the 11/8 offered by William Hill that only four or five of Wednesday’s starting XI line up for England’s first WC qualifying game. Roy Hodgson’s unbeaten record remains intact and William Hill offer 5/4 that he does not taste defeat until after 2012 has finished.

“The match against Italy showed us that the future is bright for England but the odds would suggest a return to a more traditional starting XI once qualifiers start,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Jack Butland became England’s youngest ever goalkeeper and he is 2/1 to play Premier League football this season for any side (4/11 he does not).

Jack Butland to play in a Premier League match this season: 4/11 no; 2/1 yes

How many of tonight’s starting XI will start England’s first qualifier: 8/1 0-3; 11/8 4-5; 13/8 6-7; 7/2 8-9; 14/1 10-11

England next defeat: 9/1 Moldova (a); 9/2 Ukraine (h); 150/1 San Marino (h); 5/2 Poland (a); 11/4 Sweden (a); 5/4 unbeaten at the end of 2012

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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Deutsche To Bank Gutsy Punter Over £100,000 Euro Bonus

A German national strolled into a William Hill shop in central London on Tuesday afternoon and placed £41,000 on his home country winning this year’s Euros at 13/8. It is believed that he was on a business trip in London and he said that this was his first ever wager– which if it cops will scoop the gutsy chap a staggering £107,625. The price has been shortened from 13/8 to 6/4 and makes Germany the stand alone favourites ahead of Spain at 7/4 and Italy and Portugal both 11/2.

“It is believed that the German gent was on a business trip in London and to our knowledge, he has never placed a bet before in his life,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Amazingly his is the biggest single wager that we have taken over the course of this year’s Euros.’

Euro 2012: 6/4 Germany; 7/4 Spain; 11/2 Portugal; 11/2 Italy

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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33/1 For Two More Shootouts…spain Favourites

A draw in the Spain/Portugal was a fantastic result for the bookmakers, with William Hill reporting that just 7% of all bets on the 90 minutes market were placed on the draw. “Spain had 56% of all bets and so anything avoiding a win would have been good for us, but a draw, coupled with the fact that Ronaldo failed to find the net resulted in a fantastic night for us,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

After being the second game in a row to go to penalties, William Hill are offering 33/1 that the second semi final and the final both go to penalties. The Germany/Italy game is 33/1 to go to penalties.

Spain have made it through to the final of the Euros and William Hill make them the 5/6 favourites to win the tournament now with Germany 7/4 and Italy 6/1.

Tournament winner: 5/6 Spain; 7/4 Germany; 6/1 Italy

Top goalscorer: 4/6 Mario Gomez; 10/1 Alan Dzagoev; 10/1 Mario Mandzukic; 10/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 14/1 Fernando Torres; 20/1 Cesc Fabregas; 25/1 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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8/1 England Do Not Win A Shootout For At Least 10 Years

AGAIN England were beaten in a penalty shootout and William Hill are now betting on when they will actually win one and they are 8/1 to fail to win one until after Euro 2020.

“The hopes of a nation have once again been dashed from 12 yards and it is impossible to ever see England winning a shootout,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

On the plus side for William Hill, England’s exit has eliminated a £1m plus liability.

ENGLAND are 14/1 to win the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.

Euro 2012 winner: 13/8 Spain; 13/8 Germany; 11/2 Portugal; 11/2 Italy

When will England next win a penalty shootout: 2/1 WC 2014; 5/2 Euro 2016; 5/1 WC 2018; 7/1 Euro 2020; 8/1 After Euro 2020

Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164

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Spain 4/11 For Final Spot

Spain eased into the semi final of the Euros and William Hill make them the 6/4 favourites to win the tournament, ahead of Germany. Spain will now face Portugal in the semi final and Hills make them 4/11 to make the final (2/1 not to).

“Spain were aided in their progression by a lacklustre France side, but despite this it would take a brave man to back against them now – highlighted by the £1m plus liability we have on them,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Euros winner: 7/4 Germany; 7/4 Spain; 6/1 Portugal; 9/1 England; 11/1 Italy

Top goalscorer: 15/8 Mario Gomez; 2/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 9/2 Fernando Torres; 20/1 Cesc Fabregas; 25/1 Wayne Rooney; 25/1 Xabi Alonso; 40/1 BAR

Spain/Portugal to qualify for the final: 4/11 Spain; 2/1 Portugal

Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164

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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

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

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Now Fans Back England For Euro Glory As Fabio Goes

FANS RUSH TO BACK ENGLAND FOR EUROS AS FABIO GOES

LATEST William Hill EURO 12 ODDS…….William Hill now make England 8/1 4th favourites to win Euro 12, with Spain 9/4 favourites, Germany 3/1 and Holland 7/1. ‘We have already seen Fabio’s resignation sparking a sudden outpouring of patriotic support for England to win the Euro tournament – fans appeared to have become rather disillusioned by the Italian’s lacklustre efforts in the job – we’d taken very little for them to win Euro 12 despite recently beating Spain, but all of a sudden cash is pouring in again’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills also offer 12/1 France; 14/1 Italy; 16/1 Russia.

Further information…graham sharpe…0780 3233702

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Balotelli The Victim? Try Telling That To Scott Parker!

Mario Balotelli’s agent has come out and stated that he feels his client is being victimised in the Premier League, but despite this, William Hill make the Italian 1/4 to still be at City come the start of next season (11/4 to have left). Hills offer 1/2 that Balotelli’s next club (including loans) is based in Serie A. He is 7/2 to move to Spain and 6/1 to remain in the Premier League after leaving Manchester City.

“Balotelli may feel that he is being victimised but despite this, we think that he will remain a City player,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Balotelli is in to 1/100 to receive any ban for his alleged stamp on Scott Parker (16/1 to not).

Balotelli to be at Manchester City on the first day of next season: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no

Mario Balotelli to get any ban for alleged stamp on Scott Parker: 1/100 no; 16/1 yes

Mario Balotelli next club location: 1/2 Italy; 7/2 Spain; 6/1 Other English; 12/1 German

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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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53/1 To Predict England’s Euro Group

53/1 TO PREDICT ENGLAND’S EURO GROUP

William Hill have offered punters a 53/1 shot to predict the three teams England will be facing in their Euro 2012 Group – and offer 14/5 that they will be draw with Rep of Ireland and 14/5 with Spain. ‘Although in theory there is an exactly equal chance of England meeting any particular one of their potential opponents we all know that the universe likes to play tricks and deliberately devise Groups with story lines – for example, you’d think it must be preordained that England and Republic of Ireland will end up in the same Group – so we are offering 14/5 to name any individual one of England’s opponents, 13/1 to successfully tip two of them, and 53/1 to come up with all three’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill…WHO WILL ENGLAND DRAW FROM EACH POT…
14/5; Spain; 14/1 Holland; 14/5 Ukraine; 14/5 Poland
14/5 Croatia; 14/5 Greece; 14/5 Sweden; 14/5 Portugal
14/5 Denmark; 14/5 Czech Rep;14/5 France; 14/5 Republic of Ireland,

13/1 Doubles; 53/1 Trebles.

William Hill TO WIN EURO 2012…5/2 Spain; 10/3 Germany; 6/1 Holland; 10/1 Italy; 11/1 England/France; 16/1 Portugal; 20/1 Russia; 33/1 Ukraine; 40/1 Croatia; 50/1 Denmark; Greece; Poland; Sweden; 66/1 Rep Ire; Czech Rep.

Further information…graham sharpe…0780 3233702
twitter- @sharpeangle

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Becks To Future – Where Will David Sign Next ?

BECKS TO THE FUTURE? WHERE WILL HE PLAY NEXT?

WITH DAVID BECKHAM’S LA GALAXY contract due to expire by the end of the year, William Hill have opened a book on where he will play/coach next – and make him 10/11 to sign for an English-based club, and 5/1 to stay in the States. ‘Brand Beckham probably has another couple of years in it, so it would be no surprise to see him return to the Premier League although the family may decide they prefer the LAclimate and opt to remain there’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill…..Where Will Beckham’s Next Contract Be?
England 8/11
France 7/2
USA 5/1
Italy 7/1
UAE 16/1
Scotland 20/1
Brazil 25/1
Qatar 25/1
Russia 50/1
**Includes any coaching role
**Bets void if no contract signed by end of 2013
**Others on request.

Terry Black
Pre-match Football Compiler

T: +44113 391 5192
E: tblack@williamhill.co.uk

William Hill, St. John’s Centre, 31 Merrion Street, Leeds, LS2 8JF

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