8/1 England Do Not Win A Shootout For At Least 10 Years

AGAIN England were beaten in a penalty shootout and William Hill are now betting on when they will actually win one and they are 8/1 to fail to win one until after Euro 2020.

“The hopes of a nation have once again been dashed from 12 yards and it is impossible to ever see England winning a shootout,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

On the plus side for William Hill, England’s exit has eliminated a £1m plus liability.

ENGLAND are 14/1 to win the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.

Euro 2012 winner: 13/8 Spain; 13/8 Germany; 11/2 Portugal; 11/2 Italy

When will England next win a penalty shootout: 2/1 WC 2014; 5/2 Euro 2016; 5/1 WC 2018; 7/1 Euro 2020; 8/1 After Euro 2020

Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164

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Reliable From The Spot? Not Gerrard And Milner

With penalties a hot topic going into the knockout stages of Euro 2012 William Hill are betting on who will be the first England player to miss one in a dreaded shootout. Steven Gerrard and James Milner are both 9/2.

Manchester United penalty taker Wayne Rooney is 5/1 with John Terry, who missed a penalty in the Champions League final in 2008 at 6/1. Ashley Cole scored a magnificent penalty in Chelsea’s shootout win against Bayern Munich and is a 7/1 chance to miss first, as is Liverpool forward Andy Carroll.

Joe Hart has taken a few penalties in his time and has said he would step up in the first five if called upon. The confident stopper is 20/1 to be the first player to miss. He scored penalties for the Under 21’s against Sweden in 2009 and in a friendly for Manchester City against LA Galaxy last year.

“The captain and Milner are favourites to miss first but they have been good takers at club level in the past, Milner more so at Villa but we believe that the pressure of taking a must score penalty could get to one or two of these lions as nerves have definitely hit in years gone by,” said Hill’s spokesman Mark Young.

First England player to miss a penalty in a penalty shootout:

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

*Bets are void if a penalty shootout does not take place with England involved in the rest of the tournament.

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

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Spot Kick Heartache 9/2 For Roy’s Boys

No strangers to penalty exits, William Hill are offering 9/2 that England are knocked out of the Euros in the cruellest of ways (they are 1/8 to not be eliminated by penalties). Elimination at the hands of spot kicks is quoted at 9/2 but 1/8 that penalties do not decide the Three Lions’ fate.

William Hill are betting on how many of the quarter finals will go all the way to a penalty shootout with 4/6 being offered for all four to be finished without a shootout. One game is 11/8, two is 7/1, three is 25/1 and all four matches to go to a shoot out is 100/1. Germany are 14/1 to win the final with spot kicks.

There has not been a nil-nil scoreline in the Euros since the semi finals of Euro 2008 but William Hill go 5/6 for there to be at least one 0-0 draw (in 90 minutes) in the remainder of the tournament. It is also 5/6 there won’t be. After 24 matches every game has had at least one goal.

“The competition could get edgier as more and more is put on the line but we feel the quarter finals will be settled, at the maximum, within 120 minutes but good news for England is that their fate is not fancied to be settled by penalties. That should keep fingernails from biting a bit,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.

After the first round of the Euros, William Hill can report that they have just about broken even. The book has been aided by a couple of high profile draws but the positives from that have been negated by the fact that England, Wayne Rooney, Mario Gomez and Cristiano Ronaldo have all been on form.

How Many Quarter Finals will go to Penalties?
4/6 None
11/8 One
7/1 Two
25/1 Three
100/1 Four

Score line of 0-0 in the rest of the tournament?
5/6 yes, 5/6 no

England to exit the tournament in a penalty shootout?
1/8 no, 9/2 yes

14/1 Germany to win the tournament on penalties

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

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Jones Is In For Liverpool, Will Everton Pay The Penalty?

After his heroics against Blackburn, William Hill are offering 4/1 that Brad Jones saves a penalty against Everton at any point during the tie. With both games being local derbies, William Hill are expecting a couple of tasty affairs and are offering 4/1 that there are two or more red cards over the two matches (4/9 for none and 10/3 for one).

“Brad Jones will certainly not have expected to be playing on Sunday but now he will be studying tapes of Everton’s penalty takers to make sure he is prepared for any eventualities,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Chelsea have two very important games ahead of them and having rested a few of their big names against Fulham are expected to have the big guns firing against Spurs and Barcelona. Hills are offering 1/5 that John Terry starts both games, 5/6 for Frank Lampard and 1/6 that Ashley Cole does. Chelsea are 11/1 to bear Spurs on Sunday and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

William Hill Odds:

Chelsea to beat Spurs and Barcelona: 11/1

Brad Jones to save a penalty at any point (inc. Penalty shootout): 4/1

How many red cards over the two games: 4/9 none; 10/3 one; 4/1 two or more

Chelsea players to start matches against Spurs and Barcelona:

1/5 Terry
5/6 Lampard
6/5 Torres
7/4 Drogba
3/1 Sturridge
1/6 A. Cole

FA Cup winner: 9/4 Chelsea; 9/4 Tottenham; 5/2 Liverpool; 7/2 Everton

Nominate the finalists: 2/1 Tottenham/Liverpool; 11/5 Chelsea/Liverpool; 3/1 Tottenham/Everton; 16/5 Chelsea/Everton

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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England Ladies’ Penalty Shoot Out Game Is Record Breaker

BBC TV BOOST MAKES ENGLAND WORLD CUP DEFEAT BIGGEST BETTING DAY YET FOR LADIES’ FOOTBALL

England’s penalty shoot-out World Cup quarter final defeat by France became William Hill‘s first six-figure game in the history of ladies’ football.
‘The live showing of the match by BBC2 really boosted betting turnover and the game became our first six figure turnover match for ladies’ football, and together with the Germany-Japan game will almost certainly have produced an industry turnover on the day of over a million pounds – another first’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
‘We are now anticipating a terrific betting interest in the Women’s Football tournament at the London Olympics where the game should come of age as a betting sport, with GB already qualifying as hosts.’

William Hill…..GB Women to win the Olympic football 7/1.
Hills – GB To win a penalty shootout at the Olympic tournament 8/1.

Hills WERE BETTING ON WHETHER ENGLAND STRIKER KELLY SMITH WOULD SCORE DURING THE TOURNAMENT, AND ALTHOUGH PENALTY SHOOT-OUTS DO NOT NORMALLY COUNT IN SUCH MARKETS, THEY HAVE DECIDED TO PAY OUT ON THIS OCCASION. ‘Kelly had drifted to 11/10 to score during the tournament and as she showed such tremendous character in not only staying on the pitch when she was badly hampered by an injury, but also hammering home the first penalty of the shoot-out we are going to pay out on both sides of the bet.’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Further information…….graham sharpe…..0780 3233702

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Will Play-off Sides Pay The Penalty?

Will Play-Off Sides Pay The Penalty?
Stevenage and Huddersfield are clear favourites for their respective Play-Off final matches, however, bookmakers William Hill cannot separate Swansea and Reading in the Championship match. Stevenage are 7/5 to win against Torquay while Huddersfield are 13/10 to overcome Peterborough. Swansea and Reading however, are both priced at 6/4 to win in 90 minutes on Monday.

Hills are also offering a number of specials for this Bank Holiday weekend’s Play-Off action and make Huddersfield vs Peterborough the 10/11 favourite to be the highest scoring game of the three. No Play-Off weekend would be complete without the agony of a penalty shootout and Hills offer 13/8 that one of the games goes the distance and 66/1 that all three go to penalties.

“The betting indicates that all three of the games will be tight and it would not be surprising to see at least one of the games suffer the agony of a spot kick lottery”, said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Play-Off Odds:

90 minutes betting:
7/5 Stevenage; 8/5 Torquay; 21/10 Draw
13/10 Huddersfield; 7/4 Peterborough; 21/10 Draw
6/4 Swansea; 6/4 Reading; 21/10 Draw

Highest Scoring Match:
10/11 Huddersfield/Peterborough
11/5 Stevenage/Torquay
5/2 Reading/Swansea

How Many Play-Offs Decided In Extra Time: 4/6 None; 13/8 One; 8/1 Two; 66/1 Three.

How Many Play-Offs To Be Decided On Penalties: 4/7 None; 13/8 One; 10/1 Two; 66/1 Three.

How Many Play-Off Promoted Teams Will Be Relegated: 3/1 None; 4/5 One; 5/2 Two; 33/1 Three.

66/1 all of the promoted sides to get relegated next season.

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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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Punters’ Penalty Paranoia

Shoot-Out Correct score bets for first time:
PUNTERS’ PENALTY PARANOIA!

William Hill have responded to punter public demand and opened a book on the correct score of a prospective penalty shoot-out for the first time as their customers pour cash on the England – Germany game going to a penalty shoot-out climx – which they now offer as a 5/1 eventuality.
And Hills have taken bets of up to £2000 (from a London telephone client) and £800 from a Sussex online customer for the game to end all square after extra time.
‘A singificant number of punters are convinced that this game is destined for a penalty shoot-out – it is proving an amazingly popular punt’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe, ‘And after fielding loads of calls asking to bet on the shoot-out correct score we have created a market for the first time ever’
Hills are even offering 50/1 that David James will get to take a shoot-out spot kick during an England World Cup game and betting on how many saves he will make if it goes that far against Germany:

HOW MANY PENALTIES WILL JAME-O SAVE IN SHOOT OUT?

William Hill….Number of Penalties Saved By David James In First Five Penalties of Penalty Shootout

0 11/10
1 7/4
2 9/2
3 7/1
4 28/1
5 or more 66/1

Bets void if game does not reach penalty shootout. Missed penalties where David James does not touch the ball do not count as a save.

PENALTY SHOOT OUT CORRECT SCORE :

Germany 1-0……100/1
Germany 2-0……66/1
Germany 2-1……33/1
Germany 3-0……40/1
Germany 3-1…..,14/1
Germany 3-2……10/1
Germany 4-2……9/1
Germany 4-3……11/1
Germany 5-3…..13/2
Germany 5-4…….13/2
England 1-0…….100/1
England 2-0…….66/1
England 2-1……33/1
England 3-0……..40/1
England 3-1…….14/1
England 3-2……10/1
England 4-2…….9/1
England 4-3…….11/1
England 5-3…….13/2
England 5-4…….13/2
……
Others on request.
Bets void if no pen. shoot-out takes place.

ENGLAND 3/1 FOR FIVE STAR PENALTY DISPLAY
William Hill are offering 3/1 that England will score ALL of their first FIVE penalties in any shoot-out they take part in at the World Cup.
Hills OFFER 5/1 THAT ENGLAND-GERMANY WILL BE DECIDED VIA A PENALTY SHOOT OUT, 10/1 THAT ENGLAND WIN BY THAT METHOD, 9/1 THAT GERMANY DO SO.

And Hills have opened a book on whether named players score their first spot-kicks in the first shoot-out they contest:

William Hill…..PAYING THE PENALTY: ( prices to score)
Barry yes 1/3, no 9/4
Gerrard yes 1/3, no 9/4
Lampard yes 2/7, no 5/2
Milner yes 2/7, no 5/2
Rooney yes 1/3, no 9/4

Further information….graham sharpe…..0780 3233702

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Biggest Betting Match Ever ?

Biggest betting match ever?

ENGLAND 10/1 TO BEAT GERMANS – IN PENALTY SHOOT OUT!

William Hill have installed England as 8/11 favourites to beat Germany in the World Cup Last 16 – and 10/1 shots to do so in a penalty shoot out! ‘Fate will have some unexpected drama in store for us – and why shouldn’t it be, at long last, a penalty shoot-out win over the Germans?’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.’This match will create such betting interest that it is likely to set new records with a record £25m+ set to be gambled’
William Hill HAVE LENGTHENED ENGLAND FROM 7/1 TO 9/1 TO WIN THE WORLD CUP AFTER DRAWING GERMANY. Hills MAKE BRAZIL 4/1 FAVS AND ALSO OFFER 9/2 ARGENTINA; 5/1 SPAIN; 8/1 HOLLAND; 9/1 ENGLAND; 10/1 GERMANY; 14/1 URUGUAY; 20/1 ITALY; PORTUGAL; 33 PARAGUAY; USA; CHILE; 40 GHANA;MEXICO; 100 SWITZ; DENMARK;150 JAPAN; 1000 I COAST; SLOVAKIA; 2000 NZ; 5000 HONDURAS.

William Hill….

13/10 England
2/1 Draw
9/5 Germany

To qualify 8/11 England, Evs Germany

Penalty shootout = 9/2
England win on pens = 10/1
Germany win on pens 9/1
England ET = 11/1
Germany ET = 11/1

ENGLAND TO WIN 5-1 – 100/1; 4-2 – 100/1

Further information…graham sharpe…0780 3233702

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