Quarter Final Chaos: William Hill Specials

The last two quarter finals are to be played over the weekend as the top two from Groups C and D come head to head. Spain are 4/5 for a 90 minute victory over Group D runners up France whilst England and Italy cannot be separated at 9/5 each in 90 minutes and 10/11 each for qualification.

Spain have been dominant in possession in this tournament and face a France team who’s confidence may well be in tatters after the final group game defeat to Sweden. Spain are 11/4 to have 71% or more of the possession with William Hill. It is 6/4 they have between 61% and 70%, 5/4 that they have 51%-60% and 6/1 that they lose their touch and have under 50% of the ball.

Fernando Torres has filled the striker’s role in the last two matches for Spain but Cesc Fabregas started the first game in an advanced position and has two goals to his name. William Hill are betting on specials if he were to come from the bench. He is 2/1 to come off the bench and score, 9/2 to come off the bench and be booked and 33/1 he gets a red card after coming on.

France are a big price at 2/1 to qualify considering they were highly fancied at the beginning of the tournament. Mexes is banned so Koscielny comes in. The 90 minutes draw is 23/10 with the game 11/2 to go to penalties.

England play Italy in the final game of the last eight on Sunday and Wiliam Hill are finding it difficult to split them. With both camps talking about penalties it seems as though that could is the way Hill’s are heading too. It is 19/10 for the draw and 9/2 for the match to go to penalties.

Steven Gerrard and James Milner are 9/2 favourites to be the first England player’s to miss from the spot if they get to penalty shoot outs. John Terry is 6/1 after a famous miss in Moscow in 2008.

There has been a lot of coverage over Mario Balotelli leading up to this encounter and the stormy Italian has provoked some specials from William Hill.

If he is to start he is 4/6 to be substituted before anything else. He is 5/2 to be booked ahead of 3/1 to finish the match and 10/3 to score. The Manchester City striker is 25/1 to be sent off.

He is also 11/4 to score more goals than Wayne Rooney in the game, it is 8/13 they score the same amount and 5/2 that Rooney wins that battle of the Manchester based strikers.
Match Result (To Qualify): 4/5 Spain (4/11), 23/10 Draw, 4/1 France (2/1)
11/2 Match to go to penalties
Cesc Fabregas Specials:
What Will Happen First? (Bets void if Fabregas Starts)
2/1 Come off the bench and score
9/2 Come off the bench and receive a yellow card
33/1 Come off the bench and be sent off
Spain possession Vs France
6/1 Under 50%
5/4 51-60%
6/4 61-70%
11/4 71+%
Match Result (To Qualify): 9/5 England (10/11), 19/10 Draw, 9/5 Italy (10/11)
Mario Balotelli Specials:
What Will Balotelli do first? (Bets void if Balotelli doesn’t start)
4/6 To be substituted
5/2 To be Booked
3/1 Finish the Match
10/3 Score
25/1 Be sent Off
Rooney Vs Balotelli Goals Match Bet? (Both players must start or bets Void)
5/2 Rooney
8/13 Tie
11/4 Balotelli
First England player to miss a penalty in a penalty shootout: (Bets are void if a penalty shootout does not take place with England involved in the rest of the tournament.)
9/2 Steven Gerrard, 9/2 James Milner, 5/1 Wayne Rooney, 6/1 John Terry, 6/1 Any Other, 7/1 Ashley Cole, 7/1 Andy Carroll, 8/1 Ashley Young, 9/1 Scott Parker, 10/ Danny Welbeck, 12/1 Theo Walcott, 14/1 Joleon Lescott, 20/1 Joe Hart
9/2 Match to go to penalties

Further Information
Mark Young
PR Assistant, William Hill
Email: myoung@williamhill.co.uk
Phone: 02089183981

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Managerial Movement Odds

SLAV FOR PREM

WITH SLAVEN Bilic announcing he will step down as Croatia manager after Euro 2012, William Hill offer 20/1 that he will be a Premier League manager on the first day of next season and 6/1 that he will become one at any stage of the new season.

RDM STILL HOT FAV FOR CHELSEA JOB

DESPITE reports that Roberto di Matteo will not automatically be handed the Chlesea job on a permanent basis even if they win the Champions League final, Wiliam Hill still make him 4/7 favourite to get the job permanently and also offer 11/2 Guardiola; Mourinho; 10/1 Benitez; Blanc; Capello; Redknapp; 14/1 Low; Moyes. ‘RDM appears to have ever improving credentials to get the job but recent history suggests he may well not do so’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

STALE STORY AT WOLVES?

Norwegian Stale Solbakken is the surprise 5/6 favourite to be handed the Wolves’ managerial job on a permanent basis with William Hill who also offer 6/1 Bruce; Ferguson; Poyet; Reid; Strachan; 7 Clark; 8 Connor; Freedman; Megson. Others on request.

TWO HORSE RACE FOR ROY’S ROLE

William Hill believe either Even money favourite Claudio Ranieri or 5/4 second favourite Chris Hughton will land the job of permanent replacement for new England boss Roy Hodgson at WBA. Hills also offer 6/1 Appleton; 8 Mowbray; Poyet; 16 Curbishley. ‘The money is all for the front two in the market and it is difficult to see past them at the moment’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.
Twitter- @sharpeangle

T: 020 8918 3731
M: 07803 233702
E: gsharpe@williamhill.co.uk

William Hill, Greenside House, 50 Station Road,
Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

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Terry And Ferdinand On Shakey Ground ?

WILL FERDINAND AND TERRY SHAKE HANDS?

William Hill offer odds of 1/ 2 that Anton Ferdinand and John Terry will NOT shake hands during the pre-match ceremony prior to the Chelsea- QPR Premier League game on Sunday. It is 6/4 that they WILL shake hands.

TERRY TO LIFT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE?

WILIAM HILL offer 20/1 that John Terry will be the first player to lift the Champions League trophy aloft if they win the Final. (Bets void if Chelsea don’t win).

CHELSEA 2/1 TO LOSE BOTH FINALS

WITH TWO major trophies to aim at, William Hill offer 2/1 that Chelsea fail to win either the Champions League and FA Cup; 8/11 that they win just ONE of the two, and 7/2 that they win both.
Hills also offer 8/15 that Chelsea WILL play in the Champions League next season, 11/8 that they will not.

MAC THE KNIFED? ONE ECK OF A GAMBLE

William Hill have cut their odds about Alex McLeish ceasing to be Villa boss by day one of next season from 9/2 to 9/4. He is 1/3 still to be in charge. Villa are 6/1 to go down.

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.
Twitter- @sharpeangle

T: 020 8918 3731
M: 07803 233702
E: gsharpe@williamhill.co.uk

William Hill, Greenside House, 50 Station Road,
Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

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