Future Bright For Hodgson And When Will He Lose?

England defeated Italy although neither side were at their strongest a fact highlighted by the 11/8 offered by William Hill that only four or five of Wednesday’s starting XI line up for England’s first WC qualifying game. Roy Hodgson’s unbeaten record remains intact and William Hill offer 5/4 that he does not taste defeat until after 2012 has finished.

“The match against Italy showed us that the future is bright for England but the odds would suggest a return to a more traditional starting XI once qualifiers start,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Jack Butland became England’s youngest ever goalkeeper and he is 2/1 to play Premier League football this season for any side (4/11 he does not).

Jack Butland to play in a Premier League match this season: 4/11 no; 2/1 yes

How many of tonight’s starting XI will start England’s first qualifier: 8/1 0-3; 11/8 4-5; 13/8 6-7; 7/2 8-9; 14/1 10-11

England next defeat: 9/1 Moldova (a); 9/2 Ukraine (h); 150/1 San Marino (h); 5/2 Poland (a); 11/4 Sweden (a); 5/4 unbeaten at the end of 2012

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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Euros Group A: Punters Have Made Their Minds Up Already

2004 winners of the Euros, Greece are 10/3 to qualify for the knockout stages of the event with Russsia (1/10) and Czech Republic (4/5) the two favourites to make it through. Greece will have to defeat Russia and are 4/1 to do so, while also hoping for a draw in the Poland/Czech Republic game – offered at 9/4.

Punters do not hold out much hope for the Greeks, however, with Russia backed, at this early stage, to the tune of over 90% of all bets staked on the match. Russia represent one of Hill’s biggest liabilities to win the tournament as well, with a six figure sum to be paid out if they manage to upset the pre tournament odds of 20/1.

“Going into the final round of games in Group A, there is still so much to play for, but our punters certainly seem to have made their minds up already,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Poland have also been very well backed by punters ahead of their game against Czech Republic, with 82% of all early bets staked on them to win.

Group A

4/1 Greece; 8/11 Russia; 5/2 Draw
23/10 Czech Republic; 5/4 Poland; 9/4 Draw

Winner: 3/10 Russia; 4/1 Czech Republic; 7/1 Poland; 33/1 Greece

To qualify (not to): 1/10 Russia (11/2); 4/5 Czech Republic (10/11); 11/10 Poland (4/6); 10/3 Greece (1/5)

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
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Poland Save William Hill £2m Payout

By avoiding defeat to Russia, Poland did William Hill a massive favour. Russia were Hill’s first £2m liability of the tournament with punters having backed them as if they could not lose (from 7/5 to 23/20 and at every price in between). Over £1,000,000 of the liability was on singles alone with £500,000 wrapped up in accumulators.

“Blaszczykowski’s strike could not have been any sweeter,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Not only because it was a wonder strike but because it saved us paying out a fortune as well.”

After the Czech’s early goal against Greece became the fastest goal of the Euros so far, Hills offer 16/1 that there is a quicker goal scored at any point in the tournament. Hills also offer 6/5 that three or more additional goals are scored in the opening five minutes of games throughout the rest of the tournament.

How many MORE goals in first five minutes of Euros games: 6/5 three or more; 8/13 two or fewer

Group A winner: 3/10 Russia; 4/1 Czech Republic; 7/1 Poland; 33/1 Greece

Group A qualify (not to): 1/10 Russia (11/2); 4/5 Czech Republic (10/11); 5/4 Poland (4/7); 10/3 Greece (1/5)

Top goalscorer: 3/1 Alan Dzagoev; 6/1 Mario Gomez; 14/1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic; 14/1 Antonio Di Natale; 14/1 VClav Pilar; 14/1 Karim Benzema; Mario Mandzukic; 14/1 Andriy SheVChenko; 16/1 BAR

Euros outright: 11/4 Germany; 3/1 Spain; 9/1 France; 10/1 England; 12/1 Italy; 12/1 Holland; 12/1 Russia; 20/1 Portugal; 25/1 Croatia; 40/1 Ukraine; 40/1 Denmark; 50/1 Poland; 66/1 Czech Republic;100/1 Sweden; 150/1 Greece; 250/1 Rep of Ireland

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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Spain Second Favs For Tournament As Irish Hopes Dealt Blow

Croatia sit atop Group C after defeating Republic of Ireland but despite their draw today, Spain and Italy remain favourites to make it through to the knockout stages. William Hill make Spain 1/5 to go through and 3/1 second favourites to win the tournament. Ireland, however, are 9/1 to qualify from their group and a huge 100/1 to win the tournament.

“Given how difficult Ireland’s group is, this was a game where the boys in green needed to get something,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Unfortunately that was not the case and they now face even more of an uphill challenge.”

Euro 2012 winner: 5/2 Germany; 3/1 Spain; 8/1 France; 10/1 Italy; 12/1 Holland; 12/1 England; 12/1 Russia; 20/1 Croatia; 20/1 Portugal; 33/1 Denmark; 40/1 Poland; 501 Ukraine; 66/1 Sweden; 100/1 Rep of Ireland; 100/1 Czech Republic; 100/1 Greece

Group C:

Qualify (not to): 1/5 Spain (10/3); 8/13 Italy (6/5); 8/11 Croatia (1/1); 9/1 Rep of Ireland (1/20)

Winner: 5/6 Spain; 11/4 Croatia; 11/4 Italy; 40/1 Rep of Ireland

Joe Crilly
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Euro 2012: Germany New Favourites To Lift Trophy!

Following their victory over Portugal, Germany are now the 5/2 favourites to win Euro 2012, with Spain offered at 11/4.

“Holland were a big disappointment today and with a win under their belt Germany are now the team to beat,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams.

To Win Group B: 6/5 Germany, 7/4 Holland, 7/2 Portugal, 14/1 Denmark

Euro 2012 winner: 5/2 Germany; 11/4 Spain; 8/1 France; 12/1 Holland; 12/1 England; 12/1 Russia; 14/1 Italy; 20/1 Portugal; 33/1 Denmark, 40/1 Poland; 50/1 Ukraine; 50/1 Croatia; 66/1 Sweden; 80/1 Republic of Ireland; 100/1 Czech Republic; 100/1 Greece

Rupert Adams
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John Terry 1/4 To Miss Out On Euros Squad

John Terry will have woken the morning after possibly his worst performance in a Chelsea shirt, to see that his place in the England Euros squad is no certainty. William Hill make him just 1/4 to fail to make Roy Hodgson’s final 23 for Poland and the Ukraine. There are many saying that Terry and Rio Ferdinand will not be able to play in the same team and it would appear that Rio is the favoured candidate at the moment with Hills making him 4/11 to make the squad.

“This is the first real issue that Hodgson has had to deal with in his role as England manager and the odds suggest that Rio will get the nod for the Euros with Terry missing out,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

The last few games have seen somewhat of a renaissance for Andy Carroll and he is 5/6 to make the Euros squad while his manager went some way towards appeasing the Anfield faithful with Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Chelsea and he is 1/2 to be in charge of Liverpool on the first day of next season.

Will John Terry be in England’s Euro 2012 squad: 1/4 no; 11/4 yes

Will Rio Ferdinand be in England’s Euro 2012 squad: 4/11 yes; 2/1 no

Will Andy Carroll be in England’s Euro 2012 squad: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no

Will Kenny Dalglish be in charge of Liverpool on the first day of next season: 1/2 yes; 6/4 no

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
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Euro 2012 Specials As England 7/1 And 20 To Play Germany In Final

***************************************William Hill EURO 2012 SPECIALS*******************************************


ENGLAND are 7/1 joint third favourites with William Hill to win Euro 2012 following the draw. Hills make Spain 9/4 favourites and also offer 7/2 Germany; 7/1 England/Holland; 12/1 France; 14 Italy; 16 Russia; 18 Portugal; 40 Ukraine; Greece; Croatia; Poland ;Czech Rep;50 Republic of Ireland; 66 Sweden; 100 Denmark.
‘England have been handed a decent draw and we have cut their odds from 11/1 pre-draw’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

ENGLAND GROUP ODDS…6/4 England; 2/1 France; 4/1 Ukraine; 5/1 Sweden,
England to qualify? 2/7 yes; 5/2 no.

ENGLAND ARE 20/1 WITH Hills TO PLAY GERMANY IN THE FINAL OF Euro ’12. Hills make a Spain-Germany the most likely Final at 5/1 and also offer 7 Holland-Germany; 8 Spain-Holland; 12 England-Spain; 16 Germany-Italy; 1000/1 Republic-Ukraine.

To Start vs FranceYESNO
John Terry1/3…9/4
Rio Ferdinand13/8…4/9
Frank Lampard8/13…6/5
Steven Gerrard11/8…8/15
Jack Wilshere1/3….9/4
Andy Carroll7/2……1/6
Bobby Zamora4/1….1/7
Darren Bent8/15….11/8
Scott Parker1/2….6/4

William Hill– How many goals scored in tournament?
Over 70.5 5/6
Under 70.5 5/6

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

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53/1 To Predict England’s Euro Group


William Hill have offered punters a 53/1 shot to predict the three teams England will be facing in their Euro 2012 Group – and offer 14/5 that they will be draw with Rep of Ireland and 14/5 with Spain. ‘Although in theory there is an exactly equal chance of England meeting any particular one of their potential opponents we all know that the universe likes to play tricks and deliberately devise Groups with story lines – for example, you’d think it must be preordained that England and Republic of Ireland will end up in the same Group – so we are offering 14/5 to name any individual one of England’s opponents, 13/1 to successfully tip two of them, and 53/1 to come up with all three’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

14/5; Spain; 14/1 Holland; 14/5 Ukraine; 14/5 Poland
14/5 Croatia; 14/5 Greece; 14/5 Sweden; 14/5 Portugal
14/5 Denmark; 14/5 Czech Rep;14/5 France; 14/5 Republic of Ireland,

13/1 Doubles; 53/1 Trebles.

William Hill TO WIN EURO 2012…5/2 Spain; 10/3 Germany; 6/1 Holland; 10/1 Italy; 11/1 England/France; 16/1 Portugal; 20/1 Russia; 33/1 Ukraine; 40/1 Croatia; 50/1 Denmark; Greece; Poland; Sweden; 66/1 Rep Ire; Czech Rep.

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

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England Evens To Lose Euro Qualifier


William Hill make England 5/2 to win the rest of their Euro qualifiers but Even money to lose one or more games in qualifying – while Kevin Davies is 11/10 to play any further part in the qualifying campaign.’England’s draw was a useful coupon-buster for us’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe, ‘But England are still hot favourites at 1/5 to win their Group.’
England are now 7/1 to fail to qualify with Hills.

Hills…Euro 2012 Outright

Spain 7/2
Germany 4/1
Netherlands 6/1
England 8/1
France 12/1
Italy 12/1
Portugal 14/1
Croatia 20/1
Russia 20/1
Ukraine 25/1
Poland 33/1
Serbia 33/1
Czech Rep 40/1
Greece 50/1
Sweden 66/1
Turkey 66/1
Bulgaria 66/1
Rep of Ireland 80/1
Northern Ireland 500/1
Scotland 250/1
Wales 2000/1

England 1/5

5/2 England win all remaining qualifiers

EVS England lose a match in qualifying

Will Kevin Davies play any part in England’s remaining Euro 2012 qualifiers: 4/6 No 11/10 Yes


Rep of Ireland 4/6 no 11/10 yes
Northern Ireland 1/16 no 7/1 yes
Wales 1/500 no 40/1 yes
Scotland 1/6 no 7/2 Yes

Further information…graham sharpe…0780 3233702

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