Spain 20/1 To Win Next Two Tournaments At Least

Spain became double European Champions and all eyes will turn to the World Cup in Brazil. William Hill make Spain 2/7 to win their qualifying group and 6/4 to do so without losing a game. Once they touch down in Brazil, the Spaniards are 11/2 joint second favourites to win. Spain have now won three major tournaments in a row and are 20/1 to carry on winning tournaments until at least the World Cup in 2018.

As the match kicked off, the focus was on Mario Balotelli, but as the game finished, he had been overshadowed by Fernando Torres who came on and scored one and set one up. Hills offer 1/2 that Torres scores more goals than Balotelli in next season’s Premier League (6/4 that he does not).

“Spain were simply unplayable tonight and have now won the right to be called the best European side ever,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “They are 20/1 to win the next two tournaments at least and the way they have played over the last eight years, it would take a brave man to be against them doing it.”

William Hill Spain Odds:

World Cup 2014 qualifying group I: 2/7 Spain; 5/2 France; 50/1 Belarus; 150/1 Finland; 200/1 Georgia

6/4 Spain to qualify for World Cup 2014 without losing

World Cup 2014 winner: 11/4 Brazil; 11/2 Argentina; 11/2 Spain; 8/1 Germany; 14/1 Holland; 14/1 Uruguay; 16/1 Italy; 20/1 England; 20/1 Portugal; 25/1 BAR

When will Spain next lose an international tournament: 1/8 World Cup 2014; 5/1 Euro 2016; 20/1 World Cup 2018 or later

Balotelli and Torres 2012/13 season match bet: 1/2 Torres; 6/4 Balotelli

*NOTE* Hills are settling top goalscorer as a six man dead heat. Double tournament winner/top goalscorer will be settled on Monday

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£25 Million To Be Bet On Euro Final

William Hill are expecting around £25 million to be staked in the UK on the Euros Final this weekend as 11/10 favourites, Spain, take on 11/5 Italy. The draw is offered at 21/10. Hills make Spain 8/15 to lift the trophy while Italy are 6/4 to do likewise.

“The England/Italy match has been our highest turnover match of the Euros so far but we are expecting the Final to far exceed that,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Our punters are used to not having England in a major final and tend to get involved in the Final regardless of a Three Lions presence.”

Mario Balotelli was the architect of Italy’s victory against Germany and he is 15/2 to score the first goal of the game and 11/1 to score two or more goals. Balotelli is the 5/4 favourite to be named as the tournament’s top scorer and 10/1 to win Player of the Tournament.

At the end of the Premier League season, Balotelli had a small falling out with his manager at Manchester City although the way in which he has played in this tournament makes Hills think those cracks may have been papered over and they offer 1/33 that he is still at the Etihad next season (10/1 to have departed).

“Andrea Pirlo has been the main man for Italy in this tournament so far and is rightfully the odds-on favourite to win the Player of the Tournament award but if Super Mario puts in a similar performance on Sunday to the one he did on Thursday, he may well grab the award for himself, as well as the Golden Boot,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Euro 2012 top goalscorer: 5/4 Mario Balotelli; 8/1 Mario Gomez; 8/1 Alan Dzagoev; 8/1 Mario Mandzukic; 8/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 9/1 Fernando Torres; 11/1 Cesc Fabregas; 25/1 BAR

Player of the tournament: 8/11 Andrea Pirlo; 7/2 Andres Iniesta; 10/1 Mario Balotelli; 10/1 Xabi Alonso; 16/1 Iker Casillas; 16/1 Gianluigi Buffon; 16/1 Xavi; 16/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 20/1 Cesc Fabregas; 20/1 Antoinio Cassano; 25/1 BAR

Tournament winner: 8/15 Spain; 6/4 Italy

Final:

90 minutes: 11/10 Spain; 11/4 Italy; 21/10 draw

Match to go to penalties: 4/1

First scorer: 6/1 Fernando Llorente; 6/1 Fernando Torres; 7/1 Cesc Fabregas; 7/1 Alvaro Negredo; 15/2 Mario Balotelli; 8/1 Antonio Cassano; 9/1 Pedro; 9/1 Antonio Di Natale; 10/1 BAR

To win in extra time: 10/1 Spain; 12/1 Italy

To win on penalties: 9/1 Spain; 9/1 Italy

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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

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Portugal 13/2 For Euros Glory As Ronaldo Humiliates Dutch

Germany and Portugal made it through to the knockout stages of the Euros at the expense of Denmark and pre-tournament third favourites Holland. Initially offered at 13/2 the Dutch were very underwhelming all tournament and that did not change against Portugal who are now 13/2 to win the tournament, while Germany are 9/4 joint favourites with Spain.

“Rather than battle as they did in the World Cup, the Dutch capitulated in every game that they played in and we do not have to worry about the half a million liability we racked up on them,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Worryingly, however, Portugal and Germany both leave us with large six figure payouts so we’re not out of the woods just yet.”

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two to put his side through and William Hill make him 4/1 to be the Euros top scorer and more importantly, he is 1/2 to pip Lionel Messi to the Ballon D’Or with the Argentinian 13/8.

Tournament winner: 9/4 Germany; 9/4 Spain; 13/2 Portugal; 7/1 France; 10/1 England; 14/1 Italy; 33/1 Czech Republic; 33/1 Croatia; 50/1 Greece; 100/1 Ukraine

Top goalscorer: 2/1 Mario Gomez; 7/2 Fernando Torres; 4/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 16/1 Cesc Fabregas; 16/1 Mario andzukic; 25/1 Alan Dzagoev; 25/1 Karim Benzema; 33/1 BAR

Ballon D’Or: 1/2 Ronaldo; 13/8 Messi; 10/1 Iniesta; 12/1 Gomez; 16/1 Xavi; 20/1 Silva, Casillas; 25/1 BAR

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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

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Holland Still Clinging On But Bookies Bet They’re Bust

Despite being the pre-tournament 6/1 third favourites, Holland have flattered to deceive and while not out of the tournament just yet, William Hill feel relatively confident that the £500,000 liability on them is safe for the time being. “Holland have been absolutely woeful, epitomised by poor play from their star men Robben and Van Persie and while we still have a £500,000 liability on them, they need a near miracle to get out of their group,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Holland are 11/2 to progress from their group, while at the other end, Germany have not quite qualified but are 1/12 to win the group and 1/100 to qualify.

There has not been a single 0-0 draw in this tournament so far and not a Euros 0-0 since Italy met Spain in the quarter finals of 2008 and with the run as it is, William Hill are offering 5/1 that there is not a single stalemate in the tournament.

With a number of headed goals in the tournament and quite a few coming from defenders, Hills offer 6/4 that any of the eight centre backs in the Ireland/Spain and Italy/Croatia games score and 4/1 that any one of them opens the scoring.

33 goals have been score so far in the tournament and Hills offer 2/1 that more goals are scored in 90 minutes than at Euro 2004 when 83 were scored. Hills also go 16/1 about there being fewer than the 63 scored at Euro 96.

Will there be a 0-0 draw in Euro 2012: 5/1 no; 1/9 yes

Will any of Pique, Ramos, Bonucci, Chiellini, St Ledger, Dunne, Corluka, Schildenfeld score on Thursday: 1/2 no; 6/4 yes

Will any of Pique, Ramos, Bonucci, Chiellini, St Ledger, Dunne, Corluka, Schildenfeld score first on Thursday: 1/7 no; 4/1 yes

Record highest total goals (90 minutes) to be broken (83 in 2000): 2/1
Record lowest total goals (90 minutes) to fail to be reached (63 in 1996): 16/1

Tournament winner: 9/4 Germany; 11/4 Spain; 9/1 France; 10/1 Italy; 10/1 England; 12/1 Russia; 16/1 Portugal; 25/1 Croatia; 33/1 Holland; 40/1 Ukraine; 50/1 Poland; 66/1 Czech Republic; 66/1 Denmark; 100/1 Sweden; 250/1 Greece; 300/1 Republic of Ireland

Group B winner: 1/12 Germany; 6/1 Denmark; 20/1 Portugal

Group B to qualify (not to): 1/100 Germany (16/1); 2/5 Portugal (7/4); 11/4 Denmark (1/4); 11/2 Holland (1/10)

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Euros Latest: Shevchenko 10/1 For Golden Boot

Euro co-hosts, Ukraine went top of Group D after an Andriy SheVChenko brace and William Hill make them 4/6 to qualify from the group and 4/1 to win it. SheVChenko is 10/1 to bag the golden boot.

“SheVChenko is a national hero in the Ukraine and even more so now,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Just imagine what it would be like if he ended the tournament with the golden boot.”

England drew with France and given the way in which the Three Lions have set up in Roy Hodgson’s first three games, they could all be tight affairs and they are 14/1 to remain unbeaten but to go out at the group stages.

14/1 – England to go unbeaten but fail to qualify

Group D winner: 6/4 France; 7/4 England; 4/1 Ukraine; 11/2 Sweden

Golden boot: 5/1 Mario Gomez; 8/1 Alan Dzagoev; 10/1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic; 10/1 Andriy Shevhenko; 12/1 Karim Benzema; 14/1 Antonio Di Natale; 14/1 Mario Mandzukic; 16/1 BAR

Tournament winner: 5/2 Germany; 3/1 Spain; 9/1 France; 10/1 Italy; 12/1 Holland; 12/1 England; 12/1 Russia; 20/1 Portugal; 25/1 Croatia; 401Ukraine; 40/1 Denmark; 50/1 Poland; 100/1 Czech Republic; 100/1 Sweden; 100/1 Greece; 250/1 Republic of Ireland

To qualify from the group (not to): 4/9 France (13/8) ; 8/15 England (11/8); 4/6 Ukraine (11/10); 9/2 Sweden (1/8)

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10/1 Hiddink Back In Prem As French World Cup Sixth Favs

William Hill:World Cup 2010 – Outright – All Markets
William Hill now make France 14/1 joint sixth favourites to win the World Cup, the same price as Portugal.
William Hill: Tournament Winner SelectionOdds
Spain9/2
Brazil9/2
England6/1
Argentina8/1
Germany12/1
Italy14/1
Netherlands14/1
France14/1
Portugal14/1
Ivory Coast20/1
Chile40/1
Cameroon66/1
Paraguay66/1
Ghana66/1
Serbia66/1
Mexico80/1
USA80/1
Greece80/1
Uruguay100/1
Nigeria100/1
South Africa100/1
Australia100/1
Denmark100/1
Slovenia100/1
Switzerland150/1
Japan200/1
Slovakia250/1
South Korea250/1
Algeria250/1
New Zealand500/1
Honduras500/1
North Korea500/1

1/2 Odds Place 1,2
William Hill OFFER 10/1 THAT GUUS HIDDINK WILL BE MANAGING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE BY THE END OF THE SEASON FOLLOWING RUSSIA’S ELIMINATION FROM WORLD CUP. ‘Several clubs will no doubt be interested in offering Hiddink a route back to the Premiership’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Further information….graham sharpe…0780 3233702

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