Football By Joe Crilly

Euros Turnover Set To Rise As England Face Iceland

England take on Iceland on Monday night and the bookies are predicting another bumper evening of football betting. Between 7pm and 8pm on Monday, it is predicted that at William Hill alone, upwards of 4000 bets will be wagered per minute, while over £30m turnover is expected across the betting industry on the game.


“Once again, turnover is set to spike on the basis that England are to play and it is also helped by the fact that they are touted as comfortable favourites which may entice some rather weighty bets,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


England are 1/5 to qualify for the quarter finals of the competition and are 4/7 to do so in 90 minutes, while they are 7/2 to be sent crashing out by Iceland.


Should England fail to qualify against Iceland, it could be the end of the road for Roy Hodgson as England boss and he is 25/1 to appear in an advert for Iceland foods before the end of 2016.


“It could be a case of ‘that’s why former England bosses go to Iceland’ should Roy fail to guide his team through to the quarter finals on Monday,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


90 minutes: 4/7 England; 7/1 Iceland; 12/5 draw


To qualify: 1/5 England; 7/2 Iceland


9/2         match to go to penalties


To win on penalties: 11/1 England; 12/1 Iceland


To win in extra time: 9/1 England; 11/1 Iceland




Roy’s Gone To Iceland

Roy Hodgson to appear in a UK TV advert for Iceland Foods before December 31st 2016: 25/1


Land of Fired and Ice

Iceland to knock out England and Roy Hodgson to leave his job as England manager within 48 hours of defeat: 6/1



Iceland to come from behind and win or draw: 10/1

(90 minutes only)


Volcanic Eruption

Any Iceland player to be sent off 7/1

(90 minutes only)


Top Geiser

Wayne Rooney to be the official UEFA man of the Match 4/1


Hot Spring

Harry Kane to score a header 8/1

(90 minutes only)


Cod Wars

Team with the most booking points:

England 11/5

Draw 18/5

Iceland 7/10

(90 minutes only)



Harry Kane NOT to score vs Iceland in 90 minutes 4/11


Sterling Crash

Raheem Sterling to hit the woodwork 16/1