7/2 For More Penalty Woes For Home Nations In 2014

Team GB caught the missed penalty bug, losing to South Korea and William Hill offer 7/2 that any of England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland exit World Cup 2014 on penalties. Hills also go 1/3 that Team GB make no appearance in the Olympic 2016 tournament.

“As soon as Saturday’s match went to penalties, there was only really going to be one outcome such is the resignation with which British players now view shootouts,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Will any of England, Wales, Scotland or NI be knocked out of World Cup 2014 on penalties: 7/2 yes; 1/6 no
*includes qualification play offs

Team GB to take part in Olympics tournament in Brazil: 1/3 no; 9/4 yes
*does not include qualifying

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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Punters And Villas-boas Back Torres To Stay

William Hill punters seem to agree with Andre Villas-Boas’ claims that Fernando Torres will be staying put for the time being, with considerable bets having been staked on him still being at Chelsea on the 1st February. Initially offered at 4/11, the weight of money coupled with Villas-Boas’ strong stance on Torres’ future, has seen this price slashed to 1/5. The majority of the money has come from Northern Ireland and Oxfordshire.

“Torres has endured a difficult first year at Chelsea but it appears that punters’ support matches that of his manager and it seems he will be given time to turn things around,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Malaga are 7/1 to be the club that Torres lines up for after the transfer window closes on and Manchester United are 9/1.

Where will Fernando Torres be on the 1st February 2012: 1/5 Chelsea; 7/1 Malaga; 9/1 Manchester United; 10/1 Atletico Madrid; 11/1 AC Milan; 14/1 PSG; 14/1 Inter Milan; 14/1 Manchester City; 16/1 Barcelona; 16/1 Liverpool; 16/1 Juventus; 20/1 Real Madrid; 25/1 Arsenal

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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England Evens To Lose Euro Qualifier


William Hill make England 5/2 to win the rest of their Euro qualifiers but Even money to lose one or more games in qualifying – while Kevin Davies is 11/10 to play any further part in the qualifying campaign.’England’s draw was a useful coupon-buster for us’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe, ‘But England are still hot favourites at 1/5 to win their Group.’
England are now 7/1 to fail to qualify with Hills.

Hills…Euro 2012 Outright

Spain 7/2
Germany 4/1
Netherlands 6/1
England 8/1
France 12/1
Italy 12/1
Portugal 14/1
Croatia 20/1
Russia 20/1
Ukraine 25/1
Poland 33/1
Serbia 33/1
Czech Rep 40/1
Greece 50/1
Sweden 66/1
Turkey 66/1
Bulgaria 66/1
Rep of Ireland 80/1
Northern Ireland 500/1
Scotland 250/1
Wales 2000/1

England 1/5

5/2 England win all remaining qualifiers

EVS England lose a match in qualifying

Will Kevin Davies play any part in England’s remaining Euro 2012 qualifiers: 4/6 No 11/10 Yes


Rep of Ireland 4/6 no 11/10 yes
Northern Ireland 1/16 no 7/1 yes
Wales 1/500 no 40/1 yes
Scotland 1/6 no 7/2 Yes

Further information…graham sharpe…0780 3233702

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Northern Ireland Out To 7/1 To Reach Euro’s

Northern Ireland have been pushed out to 7/1 from 6/1 to qualify for Euro 2012 following their disappointing draw 1-1 with the Faroe Islands on Tuesday afternoon.

Nigel Worthington’s side were odds on favourites to beat the minnows, but they were only saved an embarrassing defeat when Kyle Lafferty equalised in the 76th minute.

Northern Ireland are now quoted as 14/1 shots to win Group C by William Hill who make Italy the 4/11 favourites to win the Group.

‘Northern Ireland seem to have no problem competing against the big teams in Europe – it’s the lesser teams who are the problem,’ said William Hill spokesman Tony Kenny ‘They put in a brilliant performance against Italy last week, but they failed to follow it up in the Faroes.’

Latest William Hill odds

Northern Ireland to qualify for Euro 2012: 1/16 No 7/1 Yes

Euro 2012 Qualifying Group C: 4/11 Italy, 4/1 Serbia, 13/2 Slovenia, 14/1 Northern Ireland, 100/1 Estonia, 2500/1 Faroe Islands

For more details please contact
Tony Kenny
Public Relations
William Hill Online
E-Mail: tkenny@williamhill.ie
Tel: 00 353 868589276/00 353 1 8107376
Skype Name: tony.kenny80

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Ireland 11/10 For Euro Qualification After Slovakia Stalemate

Ireland are now 11/10 shots, with William Hill, to qualify for Euro 2012 following their 1-1 draw with St. Leger gave Ireland the lead after 16 minutes, however, Durica headed Slovakia back on level terms on the 36th minute mark.

Robbie Keane had a chance from the penalty spot to put Ireland back in front, but the Spurs striker’s tame attempt was saved by the Slovak keeper.

Elsewhere in Euro 2012 qualifying Group B, Russia jumped to the top of the Group B table after they beat Macedonia 1-0.

The Russians are now the 4/11 to win Group B with William Hill who also offer 4/1 Ireland, 9/2 Slovakia, 66/1 Macedonia, 100/1 Armenia, and 2500/1 Andorra.

‘Robbie Keane’s missed penalty could come back to haunt us,’ said William Hill spokesman Tony Kenny ‘Ireland should have won the game, but it was just one of those nights.’

‘Realistically, we’re probably playing for second place – and we’re now 11/10 to qualify for the Euro’s and 4/6 not to.’

Latest William Hill Odds

To win Group B: 4/11 Russia, 4/1 Rep of Ireland, 9/2 Slovakia, 66/1 Macedonia, 100/1 Armenia, 2500/1 Andorra

Ireland To qualify for Euro 2012: 4/6 No, 11/10 Yes

Robbie Keane to score his next penalty for Ireland: 1/10 Yes, 11/2 No

To win Euro 2012: 4/1 Germany, 13/2 Netherlands, 8/1 England, 12/1 France, 12/1 Italy, 14/1 Portugal, 80/1 Rep of Ireland, 500/1 Northern Ireland

For more details please contact
Tony Kenny
Public Relations
William Hill Online
E-Mail: tkenny@williamhill.ie
Tel: 00 353 868589276/00 353 1 8107376
Skype Name: tony.kenny80

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Flynn Fluffs His Lines To Leave The Door Open For Ian To Rush In

Brian Flynn took charge of Wales tonight in the first game of his interim employment and it ended in a 1-0 defeat at home to Bulgaria. This has caused bookmakers William Hill to shorten the odds of Ian Rush becoming the next Wales manager from Evens to 5/6. Brian Flynn is now 11/8 having been 6/5 before Friday’s game.

“Friday was Brian Flynn’s big chance to show that he was the man to turn Wales’ fortunes around. It did not quite happen for him and it has now left the door open for Rushy to take over,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Scotland and Wales both lost 1-0 and this seriously jeopardises their chances of qualification for Euro 2012. Wales are now 25/1 to qualify and Scotland are 5/1 with William Hill. Scotland’s odds of winning the competition overall have now drifted to 250/1 from 200/1 and Wales are 400/1 to win the tournament.

William Hill International Football Odds:

Next Wales Manager:
Ian Rush 5/6
Brian Flynn 11/8
Chris Coleman 9/2
Terry Venables 8/1
John Hartson 20/1
Kenny Jackett 20/1
Dean Saunders 22/1
Gary Speed 22/1
Geraint Williams 22/1
Martin O’Neil 22/1
Roy Evans 22/1
Ryan Giggs 22/1
Simon Davey 22/1
Dave Jones 25/1

To Qualify For Euro 2012:
Wales 1/200 NO 25/1 YES
Northern Ireland 1/12 NO 6/1 YES
Rep of Ireland 8/13 NO 6/5 YES
Scotland 1/9 NO 5/1 YES

Euro 2012 Outright Prices:
Spain 7/2
Germany 4/1
Netherlands 13/2
England 8/1
France 12/1
Italy 14/1
Portugal 14/1
Croatia 20/1
Russia 20/1
Ukraine 25/1
Serbia 33/1
Poland 33/1
Turkey 40/1
Sweden 40/1
Czech Republic 40/1

Scotland 250/1
Northern Ireland 250/1
Wales 400/1
Rep of Ireland 80/1

Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164

Additional Info: http://sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/betting/y/5/Football.html

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Defeat Is Not An Option Say Bookies

Defeat Is Not An Option Say Bookies

William Hill are offering an enhanced price fourfold in preparation for Friday’s Home Nations’ international games. Hills are offering 10/1 that Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland all avoid defeat.

Jamie Mackie is set to make his Scottish Debut and Hills make him a 7/2 shot to score first and are offering 15/2 that he scores anytime and Scotland win in Prague. Kenny Miller is the 9/4 favourite to score first and 50/1 to score a hat-trick on what will be his 50th Scottish cap.

The next week could go a long way to determine whether Scotland qualify for Euro 2012 and Hills are offering just 13/10 that Scotland get no points against Czech Republic and Spain. They are 33/1 to claim all six points. Scotland are 10/3 to qualify for Euro 2012.

“Scotland have got a very difficult task ahead of them in the next two games and we certainly do not think that they will cause an upset, in what are the two most important games of Craig Levein’s short Scotland career,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Wales are up against it in their bid to qualify for Euro 2012 and William Hill are offering 20/1 that they manage to emerge from the group. Brian Flynn has taken over the Wales job on an interim basis, however Hills are not expecting much of a honeymoon period and are offering just 9/4 that they get no points in the next two games although he is 6/5 to get the job on permanent basis.

Recently crowned Welsh footballer of the year, Gareth Bale, is an 8/1 shot to get the first goal and 11/4 to score anytime.

“Brian Flynn has been entrusted to guide Wales through two very tricky fixtures. Should his side show promise, he could well get the manager’s role permanently,” said spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill International Football Prices:

7/4 Wales; 7/4 Bulgaria; 2/1 Draw
7/10 Czech Republic; 9/2 Scotland; 12/5 Draw

Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland all to avoid defeat 10/1.

Scotland Specials

Scotland to win Euro 2012 125/1

To Win Group I
Spain 1/10
Czech Republic 15/2
Scotland 12/1
Lithuania 33/1
Liectenstein 2500/1

Will Scotland Qualify for 2012
YES 10/3
NO 1/5

How many Points will Scotland Get in Group I?
Under 9 13/8
9 – 11 6/4
12 – 14 11/4
15 – 17 6/1
Over 17 16/1

Top Scotland Goalscorer in Group I?
Kenny Miller EVS
Steven Fletcher 11/2
Chris Iwelumo 8/1
Jamie Mackie 8/1
Steven Naismith 8/1
Kris Boyd 10/1
Stephen McManus 14/1
Darren Fletcher 20/1
Garry O’Connor 20/1

Match Odds
Czech Republic 4/6
Draw 23/10
Scotland 7/2

Handicap Odds
Czech Republic (-1) 15/8
Tie 13/5
Scotland (+1) EVS

Dream Debut?
Jamie Mackie could make his Scotland debut in Prague
Jamie Mackie to Score 7/2
Jamie Mackie to Score First 10/1
Jamie Mackie to Score 2 or more 14/1
Jamie Mackie to Score a hat-trick 66/1
Jamie Mackie to score first and Scotland to win 20/1
Jamie Mackie to score anytime and Scotland to win 15/2

Miller Time
Kenny Miller could join the Hall of Fame with his 50th Cap
Kenny Miller to Score 9/4
Kenny Miller to Score First 15/2
Kenny Miller to Score 2 or more 11/1
Kenny Miller to score a hat-trick 50/1
Kenny Miller to score first and Scotland to win 16/1
Kenny Miller to Score anytime and Scotland to win 5/1

To Keep a Clean Sheet
Czech Republic 4/5
Scotland 3/1

To Win To Nil
Czech Republic 6/5
Scotland 6/1

Total Match Goals
None 15/2
One 14/5
Two 11/5
Three 3/1
Four 11/2
Five 12/1
Six or more 16/1

The next week could go a long way to determine if Scotland
will be qualifying for Euro 2012

How Many Points will Scotland get in their next two games?
None 13/10
One 2/1
Two 10/1
Three 4/1
Four 8/1
Six 33/1

How Many Goals will Scotland Score in their next two games?
None 11/8
One 15/8
Two 7/2
Three 7/1
Four or more 14/1

Scotland to Keep a Clean Sheet in Both games 20/1
Scotland to Score in Both games 3/1

Two 0-0 Draws 50/1

Who will Score the most goals in the two games
Kenny Miller 11/10
Jamie Mackie 15/8
Steven Naismith 9/4
if none of them score bets are void

Further Information…Joe Crilly…0208 918 3746 / 07850 518 164

Additional Info: http://sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/betting/y/5/Football.html

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Football Tip From Ex Bookmaker

Football Tip From Ex Bookmaker
Phil spent many years working for a bookmaker called PageBet
He turned down several offers of work there as an odds compiler in order to focus on his own personal betting.
He now also earns a bit extra helping members over at the Football Bets site win cash from the bookmakers.
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6/1 Home Nation Hurrah!

6/1 Home Nation Hurrah!

William Hill will be offering some specials for the Euro Qualifiers matches as of Friday morning.

With all of the home nations in action, Hills are offering 6/1 that England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all avoid defeat.

Wayne Rooney has not scored for England since September 2009, in which time Steven Gerrard has scored three. Hills will be offering 10/3 that both Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard both score in Friday night’s fixture.

For Republic of Ireland shops, Hills are offering 7/1 that all the home nations plus Republic of Ireland avoid defeat.

Further Information…Graham Sharpe…0780 323 3702

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Not Everyone Fancies England For World Cup


ALMOST one of every five bets being placed on the World Cup with William Hill by punters in English betting shops is for England to win the tournament – but in Wales it is only one in every nine; in Northern Ireland one in every twelve – and in Scotland just one in every twenty.
‘It is certainly the case that there are regional differences in the support for England to win the World Cup, which is to be expected – but taking the betting as a whole, England are definitely the one team we’d rather see not win the World Cup,’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
In English betting shops Hills only Spain rival the support for England; in Wales the most popular selection is Brazil (21%), closely followed by Spain, with England 3rd; in Northern Ireland punters are opting for Argentina (24%), Spain, Brazil and Holland in front of England; and in Scotland, Brazil (26%) take top billing ahead of Argentina, Spain, and Holland with England 5th.
France are currently the worst possible result for Hills, who have taken one bet of £110,000 on Les Bleus at odds of 20/1, but England are a close second, and Hills anticipate that they will regain the lead before the first match kicks off – ‘The single France mega-bet has distorted our financial liability for France, as there are very few other big bets for them, but we are continually taking substantial bets for England and victory for Capello’s team will prove hideously expensive for us’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Bizarrely, North Korea are Hill’s third worst result – ‘We have taken scores of small bets of up to £80 for the 2000/1 outsiders’ – with Germany, the subject of a £60,000 bet with Hills at 14/1 on Thursday, now the 4th worst outcome.
At the other end of the scale, Hills would welcome unlikely World Cup triumphs for New Zealand, Honduras, Slovakia or Slovenia.

LATEST William Hill WORLD CUP ODDS…4/1 Spain; 9/2 Brazil; 13/2 Argentina; 8/1 England; 9/1 Holland; 14/1 Germany; 16/1 Italy; 20/1 France; 25/1 Portugal; 50/1 Ivory Coast; 66/1 Serbia.
**Hills cut Holland from 10/1 to 9/1 on Thursday after continued support.

William Hill PERCENTAGE OF BETS TAKEN ONLINE (up to noon, Thursday,June 10):


BRAZIL 11.5%




ITALY 6.5%




USA 1.5%



GHANA 0.5%

S. AFRICA 0.5%

All other teams make up the remaining 2%

Algeria least backed team with Hills: 128 bets for £455

Further information…….graham sharpe…….0208 918 3731

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