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

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England Defensive? 12/1 To Be Tournament’s Top Scorers

William Hill have almost £1 million liabilities on England winning the Euros and after Friday’s thrilling victory over Sweden, look like they will at least qualify for the quarter finals – meaning that by the time they kick off against Ukraine, that liability could well be into seven figures. England are 2/7 to qualify from Group D and 2/1 to win the group. The Three Lions are 10/1 to win the tournament.

After their one goal apiece against Sweden Danny Welbeck and Andy Carroll are both 3/1 to be England’s leading scorers at the Euros, while with four goals already, England are 12/1 to be the tournament’s leading scorers. Wayne Rooney is 1/20 to return against the Ukraine and Hills make his 2/1 that he scores one goal, 10/1 two and 33/1 three or more.

“England threw off the defensive shackles that Roy Hodgson’s sides have shown in the past and the last 20 minutes showed that England can attack with the best and we think they could now prove a few people wrong (including Laurent Blanc) and be the tournament’s top scorers,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Despite the victory, John Terry did not have his best game in an England shirt and he is 9/2 to fail to start against Ukraine while James Milner is 9/4 to be dropped to the bench.

England top goalscorer: 3/1 Danny Welbeck; 3/1 Andy Carroll; 11/2 Theo Walcott; 6/1 Wayne Rooney; 10/1 Joleon Lescott; 10/1 Ashley Young; 14/1 BAR

Match odds: 23/20 England; 5/2 Ukraine; 11/5 Draw

To start vs Ukraine: 5/6 Carroll; 5/6 Welbeck; 1/20 Rooney

How many will Rooney score vs Ukraine: 2/5 none; 2/1 exactly one; 10/1 exactly two; 33/1 three or more

John Terry to start vs Ukraine: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no

James Milner to start vs Ukraine: 1/3 yes; 9/4 no

Group D winner: 8/15 France; 2/1 England; 6/1 Ukraine

To qualify from Group D (not to): 1/200 France (25/1); 2/7 England (5/2); 5/2 Ukraine (2/7)

England to be the highest scoring team in the tournament: 12/1

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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High Rollers Bank On Italy And Spain To Get Them Out Of Euro Bother

It is one nil to the bookie at Euro 2012 so far but William Hill are fearing their first real hammering of the tournament on Thursday. With a number of draws in high profile games so far, the punters are looking to hot favourites Spain and Italy to thump their Group C rivals, Ireland and Croatia. Over 90% of all bets on the Ireland/Spain game have been for Vincente Del Bosque’s men (1/4) while Italy (6/5) have been received almost 70% of all bets in their match against Croatia. The double pays 7/4 and is expected to be well backed.

“The two sides have been extremely well backed and by tomorrow, either side could represent seven figure liabilities by the time the games kick off,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “These are two European bankers that our punters are putting faith in and we could need a bail out should they do the double.”

Group C Prices:
6/5 Italy; 12/5 Croatia; 11/5 draw
1/4 Spain; 11/1 Rep of Ireland; 9/2 draw

Group C winner: 5/6 Spain; 11/4 Croatia; 11/4 Italy; 40/1 Rep of Ireland

Group C to qualify (not to): 1/5 Spain (10/3); 8/13 Italy (6/5); 8/11 Croatia (1/1); 9/1 Ireland (1/20)

What will happen to Balotelli first vs Croatia: 5/2 finish the match; 5/2 receive a yellow card; 20/1 receive a straight red card; 4/1 Score; 4/6 subbed

Balotelli match bet vs Croatia: 5/4 Cards; 5/2 goals; 13/10 tie

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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United Bandwagons On The Roll

MANCHESTER UNITED 9/1 TO STAY UNDEFEATED IN PREM -28/1 FOR TREBLE

WITH MAN U now 9/1 to remain undefeated in the Premier League, William Hill are betting on whether they will first be beaten and if so by which club in their next six Prem outings. ‘The United bandwagon is rolling along rapidly and gaining speed as it goes – our liabilities are mounting on an unbeaten campaign for United – and we’re pinning our hopes on Chelsea stopping them in their tracks.’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Hills……When Will Man Utd First Suffer Defeat?
Wolves (A)11/2
Man City (H)9/2
Wigan (A)10/1
Chelsea (A)5/2
Liverpool (H)11/2
Bolton (H)28/1
Lose none of these9/4

UNITED TO REMAIN UNBEATEN ALL SEASON…9/1
ROONEY TO BE PREM TOP SCORER……………25/1
UNITED TO WIN TREBLE………………………………28/1
UNITED TO WIN NOTHING…………………………….7/4
CURRENT TITLE ODDS…4/7 United; 11/4 Arsenal; 13/2 Chelsea; 14 Man C; 80 sPURS.

Further information…..graham sharpe….0780 3233702

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United 11/1 To Stay Unbeaten

UNITED 11/1 TO STAY UNBEATEN

MANCHESTER UNITED are 11/1 to remain undefeated in the Premier League this season with William Hill who make them 4/6 favourites to win the title and also offer 11/4 Arsenal; 7/1 Chelsea; 9/1 Man City; 50/1 Spurs.’Now we’re beginning to get a little nervous about our liabilities for United to remain undefeated’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

BERB OR BENT?

Darren Bent has been cut from 25/1 to 16/1 to be the Premier League’s top scorer this season by William Hill who now make hat-trick king Berbatov Even money favourite and also offer 11/4 Tevez; 9 Drogba; 12 Carroll; 14 Torres.

William Hill RELEGATION ODDS…..4/7 Wigan (5/4 stay up); 4/7 Wolves(5/4 stay up); 8/13 West Ham(6/5); 5/2 Blackpool; 5/2 Birmingham; 3/1 WBA; 9/2 Fulham; 7 Villa; 8 Blackburn.

Further information….graham sharpe…0780 3233702

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Martin Jol Withdraws From Race…dave Jones New Favourite For Fulham Hot Seat

The long running saga of who will be the next Fulham manager took yet another turn this morning when Martin Jol admitted he was staying with Ajax. This has seen his odds drift from 1/8 to 25/1 at William Hill in the space of four days. Conversely Hills are facing big liabilities on 5/2 favourite Dave Jones taking the hot seat having previously quoted him at up to 25/1. Sven Goran Eriksson also seems keen on a return to the Premiership and is now the 9/2 second favourite. Alan Curbishley and Bob Bradley are the 9/1 joint third favourites.

“Some far sighted punters could be in for a big windfall, having backed Dave Jones at 25/1, but the likely sticking point could prove to be the issue of compensation to Cardiff City. We are expecting this saga to continue for a little while longer and could still see an outsider take the job,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Odds:

Next Fulham Manager: 5/2 Dave Jones; 9/2 Sven Goran Eriksson; 9/1 Alan Curbishley; 9/1 Bob Bradley; 10/1 Mark Hughes; 10/1 Gianfranco Zola; 12/1 Otmar Hitzfeld; 14/1 Ray Lewington; 14/1 Stuart Baxter; 16/1 Lee Clark; 20/1 Bar

Further Information…Joe Crilly….0208 918 3858

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8/1 England Won’t Win World Cup – William Hill

‘WE DON’T THINK 8/1 ENGLAND WILL WIN WORLD CUP’ SAY BOOKIES

BOOKMAKERS William Hill have pushed England out to the longest odds they have been since qualifying for the World Cup and quote them at 8/1 to bring home the trophy. ‘We’re not saying England CAN’T win the World Cup, but we’re pretty sure they won’t, so are looking to take as much money for them as possible at the industry leading price of 8/1’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
‘The regular patriotic punt on England at Euros and World Cups always gives us mega-liabilities – but it has been 44 years now since they landed one of these gambles so we are prepared to stick to our 8/1 offer- after all,we’ve had nearly half a century to save up in case they do finally manage to win again!’
Hills expect a record £1 billion+ to be gambled on the World Cup.

LATEST William Hill WORLD CUP ODDS….4/1 Spain; 9/2 Brazil; 13/2 Argentina; 8/1 England; 10/1 Holland; 14/1 Germany; 16/1 Italy; 18/1 France; 25/1 Portugal; 40/1 Ivory Coast.

Further information…….graham sharpe….0780 3233702

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Will Roy Stay At The Cottage?

AFTER his success with Fulham over the past couple of seasons, fans of the club will hope Roy Hodgson remains there at the start of next season, and William Hill believe he will, quoting 1/2 that he is still there, 6/4 that he has moved on. ‘Roy has done a great job and may feel he can do even better next season – or might believe the time is right to go while he is attracting plaudits’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Roy Hodgson to be Fulham manager on the 1st day of 2010/11 season: 1/2 YES 6/4 NO
WILL JT SEE THE FA CUP FINAL OUT IF HE STARTS?
WITH JOHN TERRY’S fitness a doubt as the Cup Final approaches, William Hill have opened a book on how long the Chelsea skipper will play in the game should he start, and make the whole of the 90 minutes their 1/6 favourite. ‘Terry is a Chelsea talisman and he won’t want to miss the celebrations if they win so will probably have to be dragged off , but if he is injured he’ll be aware of the imminent World Cup and won’t want to exacerbate the situation’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
How long will John Terry play in the FA Cup final (if starting the match):

How Long Will John Terry Play In The FA Cup Final*: 14/1 0-15, 25/1 16-30, 16/1 31-Half Time, 20/1 46-60, 14/1 61-75, 8/1 76-89, 1/6 Complete the match

*Terry must start the match or bets void (90 minute betting only.)

Role Up For The £10 Million FA Final!

William Hill are expecting industry turnover of ten million pounds plus for the FA Cup final as the Big punters are expected to come steaming in for 1/6 favourites Chelsea. “On paper the game is a mismatch but we think our high rollers will come steaming in for Chelsea to bolster their World Cup betting accounts,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams.

One Hills punter from Hampshire stands to win £3000 should Portsmouth win, having backed them at 150/1 with £20 early on in the tournament but it is the Chelsea double that Hills fear with some massive liabilities.

FA CUP Final:

90 Minutes: 1/6 Chelsea, 12/1 Portsmouth, 13/2 Draw
To Win In Extra Time: 12/1 Chelsea, 28/1 Portsmouth
To Win On Penalties: 22/1 Chelsea, 28/1 Portsmouth

Chelsea 8-0: 150/1

Further Information…….Rupert Adams…..0208 918 3858…….0784 1011 584

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