England 8/1 For Euros…7/4 For Goal Line Technology In Brazil

England finished top of Group D and William Hill have cut their odds of winning the tournament from 12/1 to 8/1 – the shortest price that they have been to win the Euros.

Wayne Rooney scored the only goal of the game and William Hill are offering 5/1 that he manages to overtake the 115 caps that David Beckham won to become the most capped outfield player. He is 10/1 to be the top tournament goalscorer.

Steven Gerrard won man of the match and set up his fourth goal of the tournament and William Hill make him 1/2 to make the UEFA team of the tournament (6/4 he does not).

There was controversy as the Ukraine were denied an almost certain goal by the officials and William Hill are offering 7/4 that goal-line technology has been introduced to international football by the time that the Brazil World Cup kicks off (2/5 it has not).

“After another goal line controversy has been seen on the big stage that has seen the hosts booted out of the tournament, FIFA will surely have to sit up and take note,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Euro 2012 winner: 2/1 Germany; 5/2 Spain; 7/1 Portugal; 8/1 Italy; 8/1 England; 10/1 France; 40/1 Czech Republic; 50/1 Greece

Top goalscorer: 13/8 Mario Gomez; 7/2 Cristiano Ronaldo; 6/1 Fernando Torres; 10/1 Wayne Rooney; 16/1 Cesc Fabregas; 20/1 BAR

Steven Gerrard to be named in UEFA Team of the Tournament: 1/2 yes; 6/4 no

5/1 Wayne Rooney to win 116 (or more) caps for England

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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Rio Odds On To Never Don The Three Lions Again

The decision to leave Rio Ferdinand out of the England squad, despite the catalogue of injuries, has stirred consternation amongst the masses and William Hill think that this could be the final nail in the long serving defender’s international coffin. He is 4/9 to never play for England again and 4/1 to announce his international retirement before the start of the 2012/13 Premier League season.

“Rio is a veteran of over 80 England caps but it looks like he will fail to add to his impressive tally,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Hills are now betting on when Ferdinand will retire from football completely and offer 10/1 that he does so this year. Ferdinand fans need not worry, however as the odds of 6/4 suggest it is much more likely he is still playing in 2015.

“Players often add a couple of years to their playing careers by retiring from international football and Rio’s omission could be a blessing in disguise,” said Crilly.

Rio Ferdinand to announce his international retirement before the start of the 2012/13 Premier League season: 4/1

Rio Ferdinand to play for England again: 4/9 no; 13/8 yes

What year will Rio Ferdinand retire from professional football: 10/1 2012; 15/8 2013; 13/8 2014; 6/4 2015 or later

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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16/1 United Back In Champions League ?

UNITED BACK IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE? YOU BET IT COULD HAPPEN

A THREAT by FIFA which could see all Swiss clubs banned from all international football has seen William Hill offering odds of 16/1 that Manchester United will be reinstated in the Champions League.
‘FIFA are trying to kill off FC Sion’s long running legal case against them and has reportedly threatened to ban all Swiss teams from international competition if it isn;t resolved by January – which could just open the door for United, who finished behind FC Basel to be reinstated’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
United are currently 11/2 second favourites for the Europa League.

Further information….graham sharpe…0780 3233702
twitter- @sharpeangle

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Wales Lengthened As England Are Baled Out…has Jack The Lad Spelled The End For Lamps?

Following the news that Gareth Bale has pulled out of the Wales squad to face England, William Hill have shortened England, from 4/9 to 2/5, to win the match at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. Wales are now 15/2, having been 6/1, while the draw is 10/3.

“It goes to show how important a player Gareth Bale is for Wales. Not even Ryan Giggs in his pomp withdrawing from the squad would have affected the odds this much,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Jack Wilshere looks set to start ahead of Frank Lampard in the Wales game but Hills feel that this is just a small blip and have Lamps as the 11/10 favourite to start more Euro 2012 qualifiers than either Steven Gerrard or Jack Wilshere. Hills also offer 5/4 that he plays all five of England’s remaining Euro qualifiers.

“There has been a great deal of discussion over the years about accommodating both Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard in the centre of midfield, but the odds appear to suggest that the experiment will continue until at least the start of Euro 2012,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Wales / England Odds:

90 Minutes: 15/2 Wales; 2/5 England; 10/3 Draw

How Many More Euro Qualifying Games Will Frank Lampard Start: 10/1 None; 20/1 One; 16/1 Two; 7/2 Three; 2/1 Four; 5/4 All Five

Who Will Start More Qualifying Games In 2011: 11/10 Frank Lampard; 5/4 Gerrard; 4/1 Jack Wilshere

Frank Lampard To Quit International Football In 2011: 7/2 Yes; 1/6 No

Matt Jarvis To Play Any Part In Euro 2011 Qualification: 8/11 Yes; 1/1 No

David Beckham To Play Any Part In Euro 2011 Qualification: 9/4 Yes; 1/3 No

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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Rio To Retire From England? You Bet It Could Happen

RIO TO RETIRE FROM ENGLAND? YOU BET IT COULD HAPPEN

WITH the controversy raging over whether Fabio Capello will stick with Rio Ferdinand as his England captain, or give the armband back to John Terry on a ‘permanent’ basis, William Hill are not only betting on who will eventually succeed Rio as permanent skipper, but are also offering 10/1 that Rio will announce his retirment from international football before the end of the current season. ‘Rio has been battling against injury during the season and is reportedly not happy that Capello is considering taking the armband from him – either or both of these factors could result in a decision to quit international football, possibly so that he can still figure prominently in Man U’s plans’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills NOW OFFER 1/4 THAT JOHN TERRY WILL SUCCEED RIO, WHENEVER HE CEASES TO BE PERMANENT ENGLAND SKIPPER UNDER CAPELLO. ‘This has been so frequently flagged up that it already feels like a fait accompli, but maybe Fabio has been waiting to see what the public reaction to such a possible move would be’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

**Hills….Rio Ferdinand to official announce his retirement from International football before end of 2010/11 season…… 10/1

**Hills…..Next ‘Permanent’ England captain after Rio Ferdinand

Terry1/4
Gerrard10/1
Rooney10/1
Barry12/1
Lampard16/1
Wilshere20/1
Others on request.

Further information……graham sharpe…07803 233702.

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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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Beckham’s Boys Have Stars (and Stripes) In Their Eyes

David Beckham’s young boys are very patriotic, much like their Dad, however they have been nailing their colours to the stars and stripes, having been snapped belting out the Star Spangled Banner. William Hill are offering odds that the one of the Beckham brood follow Becks senior into international football. Hills are offering 50/1 that one of the clan play for the soccer superstars of the States and 100/1 that one of Becks’ boys pulls on the Three Lions jersey.

“The Beckham brood look to have inherited their mother’s fashion sense, so if they inherit their father’s footballing ability then they could well represent a country of their choice ,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Beckham Boys Odds:

One to play for the US national team: 50/1
One To play for the England national team: 100/1

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

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