Gb Second Favourites For Football For First Time…

Team GB secured victory against Uruguay and William Hill now make Stuart Pearce’s men 13/2 second favourites to win Olympic gold. GB now face South Korea in the quarter finals of the Olympic tournament and they are 1/2 to progress and Even money to do so in 90 minutes. The most likely outcome for GB will be a semi final exit at 11/8 with Hills, while a silver medal is 11/2.

“Team GB have far exceeded anyone’s expectations with their performances so far and it is hard to see them failing against South Korea,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Olympics men’s football gold medal: 4/7 Brazil; 13/2 GB; 8/1 Mexico; 10/1 Japan; 12/1 Senegal; 16/1 South Korea; 20/1 Egypt; 66/1 Honduras

GB stage of Elimination: 6/4 quarter final; 11/8 semi final; 11/2 runners up; 13/2 final

GB vs Uruguay 90 minutes: 1/1 GB; 11/5 South Korea; 11/5 Draw

To qualify: 1/2 GB; 6/4 South Korea

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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Spain To Make History In Biggest Match Since World Cup Final?

UP TO 500 BETS PER MINUTE TO BE PLACED

Up to £25 million is set to be bet on this year’s Euros Final with Spain the 6/5 favourites with William Hill and Italy 13/5. Over the course of the two semi finals, 82,209 bets were staked in-play (while the match is being played), equating to 391 bets per minute and 7 bets per second, but Hills are expecting this to increase to around 500 bets per minute at some points during the Final.

“Despite England being nowhere near this game, we are still expecting turnover to be huge on this game,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “We think that the game itself will approach the £25 million mark industry wide, which would place it at a similar level to the 2010 World Cup Final and would far exceed any game of football that has been played since then.”

The match is expected to be a relatively close affair and is 21/10 to end level at 90 minutes and is 4/1 to go to penalties. Spain are 8/15 to lift the trophy while Italy are 6/4 to do so. Spain could become the first European side to win back to back major tournaments and it is 4/6 that the next tournament that they fail to win is the World Cup in Brazil, although they are 25/1 to not lose a tournament until at least the 2018 World Cup.

“Over the last four years or so, Spain have become the model that every other international side wants to emulate and they are a once in a lifetime side,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “By winning the Final on Saturday, they could cement their place as the best European side to ever play the game.”

Mario Balotelli was the architect of Italy’s victory against Germany in the Semi Final and he is 7/1 to score the first goal, while Hills are also offering the same price for Super Mario to score and Italy to win.

Spain’s performances in this tournament have been highlighted by patient, possession football and William Hill are 9/4 that they have between 60% and 65% of the match possession and 5/2 that they have 66% or more. Spain could become the first European side to win three back to back tournaments

Euro 2012 Final:

90 minutes: 6/5 Spain; 13/5 Italy; 21/10 Draw

To lift the trophy: 8/15 Spain; 6/4 Italy

Match to go to penalties: 4/1

First scorer: 6/1 Fernando Llorente; 6/1 Fernando Torres; 7/1 Mario Balotelli; 7/1 Cesc Fabregas; 7/1 Alvaro Negredo; 9/1 Pedro; 9/1 Antonio Di Natale; 10/1 BAR

When will Spain fail to win a major tournament: 6/4 Euro 2012; 4/6 World Cup 2014; 8/1 Euro 2016; 25/1 World Cup 2018 or later

How much possession will Spain have during the game: 12/1 50% or less; 5/2 51-55%; 7/4 56-60%; 9/4 60-65%; 5/2 66% or more

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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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
Media Relations

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Kenny Backed To Stay After Liverpool Bounce Back

Liverpool strolled to victory against Chelsea just days after defeat in the FA Cup Final and will somewhat appease the Liverpool fans after what has been a disappointing season. Kenny Dalglish may have bought himself some time and William Hill now make him 4/7 (from 5/6) that he is in charge of Liverpool come the first game of next season.

“Liverpool’s fans will rightly be disappointed with their side’s season, but a comprehensive victory against the Champions League finalists has bookended a torrid season and set fans thinking that Kenny may well be the man to lead them to glory in 2012/13,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Andy Carroll continued his recent fine form, with just a goal missing from his performance against Chelsea and Hills offer 5/6 that he is on the England plane for the Euros (5/6 he is not).

Chelsea’s capitulation means that they are out of the running for the top four and Hills are now betting on who will finish third and fouth in the league, with Arsenal 4/9 to finish in third and Tottenham 1/2 to finish in fourth.

Who will finish third: 4/9 Arsenal; 7/4 Tottenham; 33/1 Newcastle

Who will finish fourth: 1/2 Tottenham; 2/1 Arsenal; 7/1 Newcastle

Kenny Dalglish to still be in his current position on first day of 2012/13 Premiership season: 4/7 yes, 5/4 no

Andy Carroll to be in the final Euro 2012 England squad: 5/6 yes, 5/6 no

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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Chelsea Favourites For Fa Cup According To Betting Partner

William Hill, the betting partner of the FA Cup, make Chelsea the 8/13 favourites to lift the FA Cup, following a victory over Spurs at Wembley on Sunday. Liverpool are 6/5 to lift their second silverware of the season.

The 90 minute prices have Chelsea at 13/10, Liverpool 9/5 and the draw 2/1. With neither semi final going the distance, Hills go 4/1 about the match going to penalties.

“Chelsea got a bit of a helping hand to get them into the final, but we think that they are clear favourites now to go on to lift the trophy,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

To lift the FA Cup: 8/13 Chelsea; 6/5 Liverpool

90 minutes prices: 13/10 Chelsea; 2/1 draw; 9/5 Liverpool

4/1 Match to go to penalties

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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Liverpool 8/1 For Top 4 Finish

LIVERPOOL 8/1 FOR TOP FOUR FINISH

William Hill make Liverpool 1/5 to finish above Everton in the Premier League, and 8/1 to achieve a top four finish in the table after their victory over their local rivals.
Kenny Dalglish was cut from 1/5 to 1/7 still to be boss next season, 4/1 not to.
STEVE GERRARD is 1/ 2 with Hills to skipper England in their opening Euro game, and 6/4 not to.

CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE ODDS…11/10 Southampton; 13/8 W Ham; 3/1 Reading

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ODDS…Evs Barca; 5/2 Real; 6 Bayern; 12 AC; 20 Napoli; 28 Chelsea; 40 Benfica; Marseille; 80 Appoel; 300 CSKA.

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Bent 11/4 For Euros Squad, Gerrard 4/1 To Quit After Tournament

Darren Bent thinks that he will be fit enough to make the Euros but William Hill do not agree, offering 1/4 he fails to make the squad (11/4 to make it) and 1/9 that he fails to start England’s first match against France (5/1 he does).

Stuart Pearce is keeping his cards close to his chest, refusing to name his captain until tomorrow and William Hill are offering Even money that whoever wears the armband against Holland, does so for England’s first match of the Euros against France (8/11 not to). Steven Gerrard is one of those potentially in line to captain England tomorrow night although his should he get the gig, it could only be a short term arrangement with Hills offering 4/1 that he does not play another game for England after the Euros (1/7 that he does).

“Gerrard has hinted that the Euros could be his final hurrah, but should he guide the side to victory, he could lead the side to Rio in 2014,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

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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William Hill S P L Specials

SPL SPECIALS 11TH FEBRUARY

As Celtic made it 13 SPL wins in a row people are
now wondering if anyone can stop them.
Celtic to win all remaining 13 SPL Matches 40/1
Celtic Not to LOSE any more SPL Matches 11/4

For the second time this season there were calls for
goaline technology to be used in the SPL after claims
that Hearts had the ball over the line before Celtic
opened the scoring
Goaline Technology to be introduced in the SPL by
the start of the 2012/23 Season
Yes 5/4
No 4/7

Who will be bottom of the SPL on Sunday Morning
Hibernian 7/1
Dunfermline 1/16

There have been plenty of goals scored in the SPL in
2012 with only two goalless draws this year.
TOTAL SPL GOALS SCORED ON SATURDAY
Over 16.5 5/6
Under 16.5 5/6

MATCH SPECIALS

Dunfermline v Rangers
Rangers grabbed four goals in their last SPL match and
on their last visit to East End Park they left with a
4-0 victory
Rangers to Score 4 or more goals 4/1

Celtic v Inverness
Scott Brown is turning into a goal machine with a
goal in each of his last 4 matches
Brown to Score Anytime and Celtic to Win 9/4

Hibernian v Aberdeen
Eoin Doyle opened his Hibs account last week v Killie and
Scott Vernon was once again on target for the Dons.
Doyle and Vernon both to Score Anytime 11/2

Kilmarnock v Hearts
Neither side has scored more than a single goal in
each of their last 3 matches. Only one goal has been
scored in their two meetings this season
Under 2.5 goals in match 6/10

St Johnstone v Dundee Utd
Francisco Sandaza scored a double when he played
against United in August.
Sandaza to Score 2 or more 5/1

St Mirren v Motherwell
Henrik Ojamaa has scored 4 goals in his last three
matches.
Ojamaa to Score Anytime 6/4

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Spurs Now Cup Favourites

FA CUPDATE…….

SPURS NOW CUP FAVOURITES

William Hill have cut Spurs from 9/2 to 4/1 joint favourites, with Chelsea, to win the FA Cup after their victory at Watford, and Everton are 12/1 from 16/1 after beating Fulham. Liverpool are 11/1 to win both the Carling and FA Cup.s

William Hill FA CUP ODDS…4/1 Chelsea; Spurs; 11/2 Man U; 6 Arsenal; 9/1 Liverpool; 12 Everton; 16 Newcastle; Stoke; Sunderland; 33 Villa/WBA; 50 Norwoch; QPR;Southampton; Sunderland. Others on request.

Further information….graham sharpe..07803233702
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Is The Fa Cup On The Way To London?

MANCHESTER UNITED VS LIVERPOOL THROWS TOURNAMENT WIDE OPEN

The first FA Cup draw since William Hill became an official supporter and the official betting partner of The FA Cup threw up a couple of tasty looking ties. The highest profile of which would seem to be the tie between Liverpool and Manchester United. Hills make Liverpool 11/8 the slight favourites to make it into the hat for the fifth round. United got an away win against Manchester City and they are 13/8 to win at Anfield. Liverpool are 8/11 to qualify with United Evens. It is 4/1 for the winner of this tie to win the trophy.

The other big tie of the round will see Sunderland taking on Middlesbrough in an all North East tie and Hills make Sunderland the favourites at 4/6 and 2/5 to qualify.

Following their victory against Portsmouth, Chelsea are the 4/1 favourites to win the Cup, with Tottenham 9/2 second favourites.

With a number of London teams still in the hat, Hills are offering 5/1 that two sides from the capital fight it out in the final. It is 66/1 for an all Merseyside final and 150/1 for an all North-East final.

“With Liverpool facing Manchester United, you would think that the draw is ideally suited for the London sides to stamp their authority on the competition,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

With three Premier League teams (Bolton, QPR and Wolves) having to face third round replays, Hills offer even money that all three get through (8/11 that at least one of those teams are knocked out). Hills go 100/1 that all three Premier League sides facing replays are knocked out.

Dave Jones, speaking exclusively to William Hill, said “The Liverpool/Manchester United fourth round draw will be one of the biggest games in the competition’s history. It will be a tough away game for United, but as they proved today when they beat Manchester City, they have the quality to go to Anfield and get a result. It will however, be very tough for them as Liverpool have been resurgent under Kenny Dalglish.”

Match Odds:

4/6 Sunderland; 5/2 Draw; 16/5 Middlesbrough
1/2 Hull; 13/5 Draw; 9/2 Crawley
10/11 West Brom; 23/10 Draw; 12/5 Norwich
8/11 Blackpool; 5/2 Draw; 14/5 Sheffield Wednesday
10/11 Stevenage; 23/10 Draw; 12/5 Notts County
11/2 Watford; 16/5 Draw; 4/11 Tottenham
11/8 Liverpool; 21/10 Draw; 13/8 Manchester United
2/1 Derby; 11/5 Draw; 11/10 Stoke
1/1 Everton; 11/5 Draw; 11/5 Fulham

How many Premier League teams will reach the final: 8/15 two; 11/8 one; 33/1 none

5/1 All London Final
66/1 All Merseyside
150/1 All North East (Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Newcastle)

To Qualify:

2/5 Sunderland; 7/4 Middlesbrough
1/1 Manchester United; 8/11 Liverpool

FA Cup Outright: 4/1 Chelsea; 9/2 Tottenham; 11/2 Manchester United; 8/1 Arsenal; 9/1 Liverpool; 16/1 Newcastle; 16/1 Stoke; 16/1 Sunderland; 25/1 Everton; 28/1 Fulham; 33/1 Aston Villa; 33/1 West Brom; 50/1 Bolton; 50/1 Leicester; 50/1 Norwich; 50/1 Southampton; 50/1 Swansea; 66/1 BAR

Prem Sides To Qualify:

3-5: 66/1
6-8: 6/4
9-10: 4/7
11: 6/1

Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164

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