Ireland Down And Out And Set To Be Hammered Italy

Ireland’s chances of finishing their Euros campaign with a win look very slim, with William Hill offering 10/1 for a win for Trap’s men. Italy are 1/4 for the win with the draw offered at 5/1. After conceding the fourth fastest Euros goal ever against Croatia and then conceding in the fifth minute against Spain, the Irish are 9/1 to concede in the first five minutes vs Italy. Italy are 10/3 to score four or more goals and 16/5 to bag three goals.

“Euro 2012 has been a tournament to forget for Ireland but it is not over and Italy will be looking to take advantage of the porous Irish defence – especially early on,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Having waited ten years to qualify for a major tournament, it looks like another long wait for Irish fans with Hills offering 11/8 that they do not qualify for another tournament until after World Cup 2020.

With a 2-2 draw between Spain and Croatia enough to see them both through to the next stage of the tournament, Hills punters have latched onto that and backed the result in from 12/1 to 4/1. Spain are 1/7 to win the group with Croatia 5/1 and Italy 14/1.

Total Italy goals: 6/1 none; 11/4 one; 9/4 two; 16/5 three; 10/3 four 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

9/1 Ireland concede in the first five minutes vs Italy

1/4 Italy; 10/1 Rep of Ireland; 5/1 Draw
7/1 Croatia; 8/11 Spain; 7/4 draw

Group C winner: 1/7 Spain; 5/1 Croatia; 14/1 Italy

To qualify from Group C (not to): 1/25 Spain (9/1); 5/6 Croatia (5/6); 5/6 Italy (5/6)

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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Poland Save William Hill £2m Payout

By avoiding defeat to Russia, Poland did William Hill a massive favour. Russia were Hill’s first £2m liability of the tournament with punters having backed them as if they could not lose (from 7/5 to 23/20 and at every price in between). Over £1,000,000 of the liability was on singles alone with £500,000 wrapped up in accumulators.

“Blaszczykowski’s strike could not have been any sweeter,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Not only because it was a wonder strike but because it saved us paying out a fortune as well.”

After the Czech’s early goal against Greece became the fastest goal of the Euros so far, Hills offer 16/1 that there is a quicker goal scored at any point in the tournament. Hills also offer 6/5 that three or more additional goals are scored in the opening five minutes of games throughout the rest of the tournament.

How many MORE goals in first five minutes of Euros games: 6/5 three or more; 8/13 two or fewer

Group A winner: 3/10 Russia; 4/1 Czech Republic; 7/1 Poland; 33/1 Greece

Group A qualify (not to): 1/10 Russia (11/2); 4/5 Czech Republic (10/11); 5/4 Poland (4/7); 10/3 Greece (1/5)

Top goalscorer: 3/1 Alan Dzagoev; 6/1 Mario Gomez; 14/1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic; 14/1 Antonio Di Natale; 14/1 VClav Pilar; 14/1 Karim Benzema; Mario Mandzukic; 14/1 Andriy SheVChenko; 16/1 BAR

Euros outright: 11/4 Germany; 3/1 Spain; 9/1 France; 10/1 England; 12/1 Italy; 12/1 Holland; 12/1 Russia; 20/1 Portugal; 25/1 Croatia; 40/1 Ukraine; 40/1 Denmark; 50/1 Poland; 66/1 Czech Republic;100/1 Sweden; 150/1 Greece; 250/1 Rep of Ireland

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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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

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Spain Second Favs For Tournament As Irish Hopes Dealt Blow

Croatia sit atop Group C after defeating Republic of Ireland but despite their draw today, Spain and Italy remain favourites to make it through to the knockout stages. William Hill make Spain 1/5 to go through and 3/1 second favourites to win the tournament. Ireland, however, are 9/1 to qualify from their group and a huge 100/1 to win the tournament.

“Given how difficult Ireland’s group is, this was a game where the boys in green needed to get something,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Unfortunately that was not the case and they now face even more of an uphill challenge.”

Euro 2012 winner: 5/2 Germany; 3/1 Spain; 8/1 France; 10/1 Italy; 12/1 Holland; 12/1 England; 12/1 Russia; 20/1 Croatia; 20/1 Portugal; 33/1 Denmark; 40/1 Poland; 501 Ukraine; 66/1 Sweden; 100/1 Rep of Ireland; 100/1 Czech Republic; 100/1 Greece

Group C:

Qualify (not to): 1/5 Spain (10/3); 8/13 Italy (6/5); 8/11 Croatia (1/1); 9/1 Rep of Ireland (1/20)

Winner: 5/6 Spain; 11/4 Croatia; 11/4 Italy; 40/1 Rep of Ireland

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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Bookies In A Spin: As Punters Splash The Cash On Spain Winning Euro 2012

William Hill have seen considerable support for Spain today after offering a standout 3/1 that they will win Euro 2012. Germany are currently the joint favourites at 3/1, with Holland 13/2 and England 10/1 shots.

“The 3/1 for Spain has proved extremely popular with all our customers and we will try to hold the offer for as long as possible,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams.

William Hill Euro 2012 Latest Prices: 3/1 Spain, 3/1 Germany, 13/2 Holland, 10/1 England, 10/1 France, 14/1 Italy, 20/1 Portugal, 20/1 Russia, 50/1 Ukraine, 50/1 Poland, 50/1 Chez Republic, 50/1 Croatia, 66/1 Sweden, 66/1 Greece, 80/1 Rep Of Ireland, 100/1 Denmark

England Top Tournament Scorer: 6/1 Wayne Rooney, 6/1 Steven Gerrard, 6/1 Danny Wellbeck, 13/2 Ashley Young, 7/1 Andy Carroll, 9/1 Theo Walcott, 10/1 Jermain Defoe, 12/1 Frank Lampard, 20/1 No Goalscorer, 25/1 James Milner, 25/1 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 28/1 John Terry, 33/1 Gary Cahill, 33/1 Stewart Downing, 40/1 Scott Parker, 50/1 Phil Jones, 66/1 Glen Johnson, 66/1 Ashley Cole, 66/1 Leighton Baines, 66/1 Joleon Lescott, 100/1 Phil Jagielka

Rupert Adams
Media Relations

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E: radams@williamhill.co.uk
William Hill, Greenside House, 50 Station Road,
Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

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Weekend Premier League Specials

********************PREDICT ENGLAND’S GROUP*************WEEKEND PREM SPECIALS*********************

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.

HOW MANY POINTS WILL NEWCASTLE TAKE FROM NEXT THREE GAMES?

MANCHESTER CITY ARE 10/1 to remain undefeated all season in the Premier League with William Hill who make Newcastle 100/1 to do likewise. The two meet this weekend, then Newcastle face Man U and Chelsea in their next two games – and Hills are quoting odds about how many points they will amass from the three games:
0-9/4; 1- 7/4; 2/3/4- 2/1; 5+ – 7/1.
Hills ARE 14/1 THAT NEWCASTLE AVOID DEFEAT IN ALL THREE OF THESE GAMES.

PREMIER LEAGUE WEEKEND SPECIALS –
HighestScoringMatch
Man City v Newcastle 4/1
Tottenham v Aston Villa 4/1
Norwich v Arsenal 9/2
Swansea v Man Utd 13/2
West Brom v Bolton 8/1
Wigan v Blackburn 9/1
Chelsea v Liverpool 9/1
Everton v Wolves 10/1
Stoke v QPR 11/1
Sunderland v Fulham 14/1
E/W – 1/5TH ODDS 1-2-3

HighestScoringTeam_
Man City 3/1
Tottenham 5/1
Man Utd 6/1
Arsenal 7/1
Chelsea 10/1
Stoke 11/1
Everton 12/1
West Brom 14/1
Liverpool 20/1
Sunderland 22/1
Blackburn 22/1
Wigan 28/1
Norwich 33/1
Aston Villa 33/1
Fulham 40/1
Bolton 40/1
Wolves 50/1
Swansea 66/1
QPR 66/1
Newcastle 80/1
E/W – 1/5TH ODDS 1-2-3

FastestScoringTeam_
Man City 10/1
Tottenham 10/1
Man Utd 11/1
Arsenal 11/1
Chelsea 12/1
Stoke 12/1
Everton 12/1
West Brom 12/1
Sunderland 14/1
Blackburn 14/1
Wigan 14/1
Liverpool 16/1
Norwich 16/1
Bolton 16/1
Aston Villa 18/1
Fulham 18/1
Wolves 20/1
Swansea 22/1
QPR 25/1
Newcastle 25/1
E/W – ¼ ODDS 1-2-3

TotalRedCards_
None 5/1
One 7/4
Two 2/1
Three 4/1
Four or more 6/1

HatTrickScored_
Yes 11/4
No 1/4

“Bets void in the event of any postponed/cancelled matches. Dead heat rules apply.”

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.

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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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England Cut For World Cup Glory Following Favourable Qualifying Draw

It was close but England managed to avoid many of the big guns and found themselves in a relatively easy group for the World Cup 2014 qualifiers and William Hill have cut their odds from 16/1 to 14/1 to win the competition outright. They are also 1/3 favourites to qualify from their group, for which Montenegro are the 11/2 second favourites.

“England dodged a bullet in the shape of France by the skin of their teeth and they have been cut ever so slightly to lift the trophy in Rio,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Scotland and Wales were drawn together in Group A of the World Cup 2014 qualifiers and William Hill make the pair 7/1 and 100/1 to win their groups respectively. Wales are 50/1 to qualify for the competition and Scotland are 11/4 to do so.

World Cup 2014 Outright: 5/2 Brazil; 9/2 Spain; 6/1 Argentina; 8/1 Germany; 12/1 Holland; 14/1 England; 16/1 Italy; 25/1 Portugal; 25/1 Uruguay; 28/1 France; 33/1 Chile; 50/1 BAR

Home Nations: 200/1 Republic of Ireland; 300/1 Scotland; 1000/1 Wales; 1000/1 Northern Ireland

Group A: 11/8 Croatia; 2/1 Serbia; 3/1 Belgium; 7/1 Scotland; 50/1 Macedonia; 100/1 Wales

Group C: 1/4 Germany; 4/1 Sweden; 13/2 Republic of Ireland; 20/1 Austria; 250/1 Faroe Islands; 250/1 Kazakhstan

Group F: 4/9 Portugal; 5/2 Russia; 5/1 Israel; 33/1 Northern Ireland; 150/1 Azerbaijan; 250/1 Luxembourg

Group H: 1/3 England; 11/2 Montenegro; 7/1 Ukraine; 8/1 Poland; 100/1 Moldova; 500/1 San Marino

To Qualify For World Cup 2014:
England 1/10 Yes; 11/2 No
Scotland 11/4 Yes; 1/4 No
Wales 50/1 Yes; 1/1000 No
Rep Of Ireland 5/2 Yes; 2/7 No
N. Ireland 33/1 Yes; 1/300 No

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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England Evens To Lose Euro Qualifier

ENGLAND EVENS TO LOSE A QUALIFYING GAME – 5/2 TO WIN THE REST OF THEIR GAMES

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

Group
England 1/5
Montenegro7/1
Bulgaria12/1
Switzerland12/1
Wales100/1

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

Hills….Qualify

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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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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