Ronaldo And Portugal Give Bookies £2m Headache!

Cristiano Ronaldo fired Portugal into the semi finals of the Euros and William Hill now make them 5/1 third favourites to win the tournament behind Germany at 2/1 and Spain at 5/2. Hills paid out between £1.5 and £2 million on the match after taking on Ronaldo and Portugal, with a £700,000 payout on their industry top price of 2/1 on the talismanic winger scoring and Portugal winning.

“After England/Ukraine, this is our second worst result of the Euros and we’ll certainly be cheering on Greece tomorrow,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Ronaldo is the runaway favourite (at 5/2) to win player of the tournament with 2/1 offered that he ends the tournament as top scorer and 1/2 he wins the Ballon D’or.

Euro 2012:

Winner: 2/1 Germany; 5/2 Spain; 5/1 Portugal; 8/1 England; 8/1 Italy; 10/1 France; 50/1 Greece

Player of the tournament: 5/2 Cristiano Ronaldo; 6/1 Andres Iniesta; 9/1 Bastian Schweinsteiger; 12/1 Mario Gomez; 12/1 Mesut Ozil; 16/1 Franck Ribery; 16/1 David Silva; 16/1 Xavi; 16/1 Andrea Pirlo; 20/1 BAR

Top goalscorer: 6/4 Mario Gomez; 2/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 5/1 FernandoTorres; 20/1 Cesc Fabregas; 25/1 Wayne Rooney; 50/1 BAR

Ballon D’or: 1/2 Ronaldo; 6/4 Messi; 10/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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End Of The Chelsea Pensioners…ash Dives To Splash Everton…pepe 6/1 To See Red

Much has been made of the fact that Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba, despite their impressive performances against Barcelona, could be on their way from Chelsea at the end of the season. William Hill are offering 11/4 (Lampard) and 11/10 (Drogba) that they have left by the time the 2012/13 Premier League season kicks off. Chelsea face Arsenal without Wednesday night’s talisman and Hills think that they could struggle with Robin van Persie 6/4 to outscore Fernando Torres.

“If Di Matteo gets the Chelsea job on a full time basis he may want to keep these seasoned pros for one more season but it is inevitable that all good things have to come to an end and the Blues may dispense of them to make way for younger players,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Ashley Young that he could earn himself a reputation if his theatrical antics continue but despite this William Hill are offering 10/1 that the Reds’ winger wins his side a penalty against Everton to make it three in three home matches.

One of the most important El Clasicos in recent years takes place on Saturday and William Hill are expecting a feisty affair, offering just 11/10 that there is a red card during the match. The main perpetrator of El Clasico shenanigans, Pepe, is 6/1 to see red during the game. Currently, Ronaldo and Messi are tied on 41 goals in La Liga but William Hill are offering 8/11 that the Real Madrid flyer bags more than his Barcelona counterpart between now and the end of the season (Even money that he does not).

Relegation trebles:
11/10 Wolves/Blackburn/QPR
13/8 Wolves/Bolton/Blackburn
3/1 Wolves/QPR/Bolton
7/1 Wolves/Wigan/Blackburn
11/1 Wolves/Wigan/QPR
12/1 Wolves/Wigan/Bolton
66/1QPR/Bolton/Blackburn
80/1 Wigan/QPR/Bolton
80/1 Wigan/QPR/Blackburn

3rd, 4th, 5th Tricasts:
Arsenal/Tottenham/Chelsea 3/1
Arsenal/Tottenham/Newcastle 5/1
Arsenal/Chelsea/Tottenham 9/2
Arsenal/Chelsea/Newcastle 14/1
Arsenal/Newcastle/Tottenham 8/1
Arsenal/Newcastle/Chelsea 22/1
Tottenham/Arsenal/Chelsea 5/1
Tottenham/Arsenal/Newcastle 10/1
Tottenham/Chelsea/Arsenal 12/1
Tottenham/Chelsea/Newcastle 50/1
Tottenham/Newcastle/Arsenal 20/1
Tottenham/Newcastle/Chelsea 33/1
Chelsea/Arsenal/Tottenham 33/1
Chelsea/Arsenal/Newcastle 66/1
Chelsea/Tottenham/Arsenal 50/1
Chelsea/Tottenham/Newcastle 100/1
Chelsea/Newcastle/Arsenal 100/1
Chelsea/Newcastle/Tottenham 100/1
Newcastle/Arsenal/Tottenham 33/1
Newcastle/Arsenal/Chelsea 40/1
Newcastle/Tottenham/Arsenal 50/1
Newcastle/Tottenham/Chelsea 100/1
Newcastle/Chelsea/Arsenal 66/1
Newcastle/Chelsea/Tottenham 100/1

To Be A Chelsea at the start of the 2012/13 Premier League season:

Frank Lampard: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no
Didier Drogba: 4/6 yes; 11/10 no

RVP vs Torres match bet: 6/4 Van Persie; 7/2 Torres; 1/1 Tie

Ashley Young to win a penalty vs Everton this weekend: 10/1

El Clasico Specials:

Anytime red card: 11/10

Pepe red card: 6/1

PREMIER LEAGUE RED CARDS;
This weekend round of games:

DETAILS ODDS
None 7/2
One 2/1
Two 2/1
Three or more 7/2

HAT TRICK SCORED IN THIS ROUND OF PREM GAMES….
DETAILS ODDS
Yes 4/1
No 1/7

FASTEST SCORING TEAM:

DETAILS ODDS
Man Utd 9/1
Liverpool 9/1
Man City 9/1
Arsenal 11/1
Blackburn 11/1
Bolton 11/1
Fulham 11/1
Newcastle 11/1
Norwich 11/1
Tottenham 11/1
Aston Villa 14/1
QPR 16/1
Chelsea 16/1
Swansea 16/1
Wigan 16/1
Sunderland 20/1
Stoke 20/1
Wolves 25/1
West Brom 25/1
Everton 25/1
EW ¼ 1,2,3,4 Dead heat rules apply.

HIGHEST SCORING TEAM:

DETAILS ODDS
Man City 4/1
Man Utd 11/2
Liverpool 7/1
Newcastle 10/1
Arsenal 11/1
Blackburn 12/1
Fulham 12/1
Tottenham 12/1
Bolton 14/1
Norwich 16/1
Aston Villa 16/1
Swansea 20/1
QPR 25/1
Chelsea 25/1
Sunderland 25/1
Wigan 25/1
Everton 25/1
Wolves 33/1
Stoke 33/1
West Brom 33/1

EW ¼ 1,2,3,4 Dead heat rules apply.

HIGHEST SCORING MATCH:

DETAILS ODDS
Wolves v Man City 10/3
Blackburn v Norwich 11/2
Liverpool v West Brom 11/2
Man Utd v Everton 7/1
Arsenal v Chelsea 8/1
Bolton v Swansea 8/1
Fulham v Wigan 8/1
QPR v Tottenham 8/1
Newcastle v Stoke 9/1
Aston Villa v Sunderland 12/1

EW ¼ 1,2,3. Dead heat rules apply.

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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Accordintolawrence A Penalty Kick? William Hill Soccer Am Horse Special Bets

Soccer AM’s newest signing of the equine variety – named Accordintolawrence – is set to make his next racecourse appearance when declared to run at Doncaster on Friday – and is 11-4 with bookmakers William Hill to score for his well-known new ownership.

The Charlie Longsdon-trained horse – leased by the Sky Sports leading football program – will carry the striking signature blue and white colours of the show, and will be ridden by jockey Felix de Giles in the 2.35 contest.

The show’s anchor Helen Chamberlain has dubbed the horse ‘Accordintoliamlawrence’ – after the Portsmouth right-winger, and William Hill are offering a 10-1 special double for Pompey and Accordintolawrence to taste victory this weekend.

A further 18-1 is available with William Hill for both Liam Lawrence (7-2 anytime) to score in Saturday’s game and his equine namesake to win on Friday.

William Hill also make the five-year-old 33-1 to win any race at jump racing’s biggest and most popular event – the Cheltenham Festival – in March.

William Hill SOCCER AM HORSE SPECIALS

Accordintolawrence to win the 2.35 Doncaster on Friday: 11-4

Accordintolawrence to win any race at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival: 33-1

Accordintolawrence & Portsmouth double: 10-1

Accordintolawrence to win the 2.35 Doncaster on Friday & Liam Lawrence to score anytime for Portsmouth: 18-1

This is not the first time Soccer AM have dipped their toes into horse racing, with Teaforthree their first foray into the equine ownership world last year. The Rebecca Curtis-trained horse regularly appeared at Cheltenham and Welsh racecourses Chepstow and Ffos Las, before running well in top-class company at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

Accordintolawrence runs in the 2.35 at Doncaster on Friday.

Helen Chamberlain visits Accordintolawrence at Charlie Longsdon’s stables: http://www.socceram.com/media/video/0,21631,18908_7305067,00.html

More about Accordintolawrence on Racing Post.com: http://www.racingpost.com/horses/horse_home_popup.sd?horse_id=751176#topHorseTabs=horse_race_record&bottomHorseTabs=horse_form

Follow Accordintolawrence on Twitter @socceramhorse.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT

Joe Crilly – Tel: +447850 518164 or jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk
Jennie Prest – Tel: +447740735464 or jprest@williamhill.co.uk
Kate Miller – Tel: +447725446317 or kmiller@williamhill.co.uk
Lucy Rhodes – Tel: +447714395651 or lrhodes@williamhill.co.uk

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England 14/1 To Win Euro 2012 But There’s A Catch !

England 14/1 to win Euro 2012, but there’s a catch!
WILL FABIO KEEP FAITH WITH WALES WINNERS?

William Hill have opened a book on how many of those who started against Wales for England will also be in the starting line up for their next Euro qualifier against Switzerland, for which Rooney will be suspended. ‘You’d have to expect that Capello will look to make changes as the display against Wales was functional rather than inspired’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
AND Hills OFFER 5/6 THAT CAPELLO WILL CHANGE ALL ELEVEN OF HIS STARTING LINE UP FOR THE GHANA GAME ON TUESDAY, 5/6 THAT HE KEEPS AT LEAST ONE PLAYER. ENGLAND ARE 1/2 WITH Hills TO BEAT GHANA WHO ARE 9/2 WITH THE DRAW 13/5.

How many of the England starting XI against Wales will start against Switzerland on June 4th? (Rooney suspended)

10……11/2
9………4/1
8………9/4
7……..13/5
6 or less…..11/4

England undefeated in qualifying group 8/13
England to win all remaining qualifiers – 4/1
Not concede another goal in Group – 4/1

England to win Euro 2012 without losing a match 14/1

YOUNG AT HEART OF TRANSFER RIDDLE?

ASTON VILLA winger Ashley Young has been linked with a number of clubs, but William Hill, who have opened a book on who he will be playing for on the first day of next season make Villa 6/4 favourites. ‘Villa will no doubt make strenuous efforts to keep hold of Young, and if they finish the season strongly there could be a chance that he will stay, but on current form one would expect him to think seriously about moving – there will be no shortage of interested observers watching his situation’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Ashley Young’s club on first day of 2011/12 season

Aston Villa….6/4
Liverpool…….7/2
Man Utd…….7/2
Man City……6/1
Chelsea……..6/1
Tottenham…..12/1
Arsenal………12/1
Others on request.

ENGLAND ARE 8/1 FOURTH FAVOURITES TO WIN EURO 2012 WITH William Hill WHO MAKE SPAIN 7/2 FAVOURITES AND ALSO OFFER 4/1 GERMANY; 6/1 HOLLAND; 10/1 FRANCE; 12/1 ITALY; 14/1 PORTUGAL; 20/1 CROATIA; RUSSIA; 25 UKRAINE; 80 REP IRELAND; 250 SCOTLAND; 500 N IRELAND; 2000 WALES.

Top England scorer in qualifying –

Defoe 3………..5/4
Bent 2………….6/4
Lampard 1…….. 6/1
Rooney 1………9/1
Others on request.

Wilshere to start v Bulgaria – 2/5 yes – 7/4 no

Further information……graham sharpe…0780 3233702

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