Rooney Return To Push Three Lions Into Quarter Finals

Wayne Rooney returns to the England team on Tuesday night as they look to rubber stamp qualification to the quarter finals with victory over the co hosts Ukraine.

Roy Hodgson is ready to unleash Rooney on Euro 2012 after sitting out the opening two fixtures leading William Hill to produce special prices around the England man.
In a Goals Match Bet, Rooney is 7/2 to score more than the Ukraine. It is 1/1 for the tie. He is 4/11 to score no goals on Tuesday, 9/4 to score one, 9/1 for two and 33/1 to find the net three or more times.

The Three Lions could yet fail to qualify. They are 9/4 to finish third in the group and 2/1 to win the group. William Hill believe they will finish second at 11/10 and qualify for the next round where they will play the winner of Group C.

“Carroll, Walcott and Welbeck all scored against Sweden but Rooney is the X Factor in the England team and with barely a half of football under his belt in the last month he will be itching to go out there and prove his worth for England,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.

England Finishing Position: 2/1 Winner, 11/10 Second, 9/4 Third.

Goals Match Bet: 7/2 Rooney, 1/1 Tie, 5/4 Ukraine

Rooney Goals Vs Ukraine: 4/11 Zero, 9/4 One, 9/1 Two, 33/1 Three or More
*Bets are void if Rooney doesn’t start

Group D winner: 8/15 France; 2/1 England; 6/1 Ukraine

Group D to qualify (not to): 1/200 France (25/1); 2/7 England (5/2); 5/2 Ukraine (2/7)

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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Carling Cup Specials…when Will Carroll Score?

Manchester City face Liverpool in the Carling Cup with a one goal deficit and William Hill make them 2/1 to qualify for the final, Liverpool are 2/5 and in the driving seat. The only goal at the Etihad was a penalty scored by Steven Gerrard and Hills offer 3/1 that a penalty is awarded during the match. Manchester City are 7/1 to win after extra time while Liverpool are 14/1. After winning their match against Spurs in added time on Sunday, Hills offer 16/1 that an injury time goal settles the tie.

“The previous match between these two was hardly a classic and both sides will want to avoid any early mistakes,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “It is quite possible that this one could go down to the wire.”

Andy Carroll and Edin Dzeko are struggling for goals at the moment and William Hill are offering 12/5 that either one of the misfiring strikers nets the first goal, while 6/1 is available for them both to find the net at anytime during the match. Andy Carroll has scored just the one goal since Luis Suarez started his ban and William Hill offer 11/8 that he fails to score in the remaining three matches of Suarez’s absence. He is 5/4 to score one, 7/2 two, 8/1 three and 10/1 four or more.

90 minutes betting: 7/4 Liverpool; 9/5 Manchester City; 19/10 Draw

To Qualify: 2/1 Manchester City; 2/5 Liverpool

3/1 Penalty to be awarded during the match

Carroll or Dzeko to score first: 12/5

Carroll and Dzeko to score anytime: 6/1

Total Andy Carroll goals in next three games (Manchester City; Manchester United; Wolves): 11/8 none; 5/4 one; 7/2 two; 8/1 three; 10/1 four
*Must start vs Manchester City and fixtures played in above order

An injury time goal to settle the time: 16/1
*Game must be heading into extra time in 90 minutes, any goal scored to avoid extra time is a winner

What will Balotelli do first against Liverpool: 1/1 be substituted; 11/4 complete 90 minutes; 3/1 score; 10/3 receive yellow card; 25/1 red card
*Balotelli must start vs Liverpool for bets to stand

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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Tournament Under Orders

France punter’s £1.65m bet at stake as:
WORLD CUP PUNTERS TARGET GERMANY AND HOLLAND

William Hill cut Holland from 10/1 to 9/1 fifth favourites in the face of continued support for the Dutch to win the World Cup, while one Hill’s client has gambled a substantial £60,000 bet on Germany to win the tournament at odds of 14/1 – and stands to make £840,000 profit.Hills have also taken a bet of £110,000 (£55,000 each-way) on France to win the tournament at odds of 20/1, perhaps the biggest ever pre-tournament outright bet. ‘Betting on the World Cup is at record levels for pre-tournament turnover, which suggests to us that a record £1billion betting turnover is a certainty, making this World Cup the biggest sports betting event of all time.’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills have also cut the odds about a Brazil v S Korea World Cup final from 500/1 to 200/1 after taking a string of small online bets for that outcome. ‘We can half understand this gamble!’ commented Sharpe.
**Hills HAVE TAKEN A BET OF £10,500 AT 7/4 IN A N.WEST LONDON BETTING SHOP FOR MEXICO TO BEAT S AFRICA IN THEIR OPENING GAME.

FRIDAY MATCHES….13/8 Mexico; 21/10 draw; 7/4 S Africa……..11/4 Uruguay; 21/10 draw; 11/10 France.(Diego Forlan is 6/4 with Hills to be subbed during game; 11/4 booked; 10/1 to score in each half.)

TO WIN GROUP….6/5 France; 11/4 Mexico; 16/5 Uruguay; 11/2 S Africa

**NEW ZEALAND HAVE BEEN BACKED FROM 6/4 TO 8/11 TO SCORE ONE OR TWO WORLD CUP GOALS. THEY ARE 11/4 TO FAIL TO SCORE, 5/2 TO SCORE 3 OR MORE.

** Hills have taken a second bet of £6500 for England to win the World Cup at 8/1.

LATEST William Hill WORLD CUP ODDS…4/1 Spain; 9/2 Brazil; 13/2 Argentina; 8/1 England; 9/1 Holland; 14/1 Germany; 16/1 Italy; 20/1 France; 25/1 Portugal; 50/1 Ivory Coast; 66/1 Serbia; 80 Mexico; 100 Uruguay; 150 S Africa.

WORLD CUP SPECIALS/NOVELTY BETS

1-20 North Korea not to show any highlights of World Cup matches involving their own team on national television (Kim Jong il has ordered state-run television not to broadcast live games, and to only screen highlights of North Korea’s victories)

10-3 Maradona to shave beard off before end of Group matches.

4-1 any player to score a goal from his own half.
6-1 Maradona to be sent off during any World Cup match

8/1 Argentinian player to have goal disallowed for handball.

10-1 Argentina to win the World Cup & Diego Maradona to run naked through the streets of Buenos Aires (picture must be published in a British national newspaper) – he said he would do it!

12-1 Fabio Capello to resign or be sacked before end of World Cup finals.

20-1 Any England player to be sent home from the WC for a breach of FA conduct.

20-1 Lionel Messi to have a goal disallowed during the WC for a deliberate hand ball (must be by him)

33-1 Kim Jong Il to order his players to come back to North Korea before they complete their group matches

33-1 Fabio to strike an accredited FIFA press photographer during World Cup.

Further information…..graham sharpe………0208 918 3731

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Who’ Ll Take Armband When Gerrard Goes Off ?

**************************WHO GETS ENGLAND ARMBAND WHEN GERRARD LEAVES THE PITCH?***************************************************************

WITH RIO Ferdinand sidelined through injury, Steven Gerrard is expected to start as England captain against Egypt – but William Hill are betting on who will take the armband if and when Gerrard leaves the pitch, and make Frank Lampard 15/8 favourite ahead of Gareth Barry at 2/1 and Wayne Rooney 5/2, with John Terry 50/1 outsider.

**Hills :If Gerrard is substituted, who will first take the captain’s armband?
Lampard 2/1
Barry 2/1
Rooney 5/2
James 5/1
Beckham 7/1
Terry 50/1
Others on request.
**Hills: To play 90 mins v Egypt if they start:-
Gerrard 4/11 yes, 2/1 no
Terry 1/6 yes, 7/2 no
Rooney 11/8 yes, 8/15 no
Lampard 2/5 yes, 7/4 no
**Hills: Goalkeeper who starts versus Egypt to start v USA : 5/6 yes, 5/6 no
England Keeper v USA
David James 2/1
Robert Green 2/1
Joe Hart 5/2
Paul Robinson 14/1
Ben Foster 16/1
Chris Kirkland 25/1
Scott Carson 50/1

Rooney 11/4 to score header against Egypt:
WILL JOE GO TO WORLD CUP WITH ENGLAND?

WITH Joe Cole’s inclusion in the England World Cup squad apparently no longer a ‘given’, William Hill are offering 5/6 that the Chelsea player will make it, and 5/6 that he will not. ‘There was a time when it would have been difficult to imagine that a fit Joe Cole could be left out of the England squad, but doubts are now setting in and we can’t decide whether he is more likely to go or stay.’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
ENGLAND are 4/11 favourites with Hills to beat Egypt on Wednesday. The African champions are 7/1, with the draw an 11/4 chance.
WAYNE ROONEY is 11/4 with Hills to score with a header for England on Wednesday – he is 11/10 to fail to score; 11/8 to score one goal; 5/1 two; 12/1 three or more.
Hills offer 10/1 that there will be no goals scored during the game; 7/2 just one; 12/5 two; 14/5 three; 5/1 four; 9/1 five; 12/1 six or more.
Hills make England 11/8 to score in both halves; 21/20 to lead at both half and full time; 13/20 England to keep a clean sheet; 5/6 to win the game to nil.

***WITH 100 DAYS TO THE WORLD CUP KICK OFF, William Hill ARE OFFERING 100/1 THAT ENGLAND WILL BEAT GERMANY IN THE WORLD CUP FINAL WITH WAYNE ROONEY SCORING THEIR LAST GOAL.

Hills – Will They Make The England World Cup Squad?
Joe Cole – 5/6 YES; 5/6 NO
Carlton Cole
Yes 13/8
No 4/9
Stewart Downing
Yes 11/10
No 4/6
Theo Walcott
Yes 4/7
No 5/4
Stephen Warnock
Yes 8/15
No 11/8
Leighton Baines
Yes 11/10
No 4/6
Ryan Shawcross
Yes 9/4
No 1/3

Further information…….graham sharpe….0208 918 3731

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Rooney 11/4 To Head Past Egypt

Rooney 11/4 to score header against Egypt:
WILL JOE GO TO WORLD CUP WITH ENGLAND?

WITH Joe Cole’s inclusion in the England World Cup squad apparently no longer a ‘given’, William Hill are offering 5/6 that the Chelsea player will make it, and 5/6 that he will not. ‘There was a time when it would have been difficult to imagine that a fit Joe Cole could be left out of the England squad, but doubts are now setting in and we can’t decide whether he is more likely to go or stay.’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
ENGLAND are 4/11 favourites with Hills to beat Egypt on Wednesday. The African champions are 7/1, with the draw an 11/4 chance.
WAYNE ROONEY is 11/4 with Hills to score with a header for England on Wednesday – he is 11/10 to fail to score; 11/8 to score one goal; 5/1 two; 12/1 three or more.
Hills offer 10/1 that there will be no goals scored during the game; 7/2 just one; 12/5 two; 14/5 three; 5/1 four; 9/1 five; 12/1 six or more.
Hills make England 11/8 to score in both halves; 21/20 to lead at both half and full time; 13/20 England to keep a clean sheet; 5/6 to win the game to nil.

***WITH 100 DAYS TO THE WORLD CUP KICK OFF, William Hill ARE OFFERING 100/1 THAT ENGLAND WILL BEAT GERMANY IN THE WORLD CUP FINAL WITH WAYNE ROONEY SCORING THEIR LAST GOAL.

Hills – Will They Make The England World Cup Squad?
Joe Cole – 5/6 YES; 5/6 NO
Carlton Cole
Yes 13/8
No 4/9
Stewart Downing
Yes 11/10
No 4/6
Theo Walcott
Yes 4/7
No 5/4
Stephen Warnock
Yes 8/15
No 11/8
Leighton Baines
Yes 11/10
No 4/6
Ryan Shawcross
Yes 9/4
No 1/3

England Keeper v USA
David James 2/1
Robert Green 2/1
Joe Hart 5/2
Paul Robinson 14/1
Ben Foster 16/1
Chris Kirkland 25/1
Scott Carson 50/1
Further information…….graham sharpe….0208 918 3731

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