By Joe Crilly

Real Expected To Shave £10m Champions League…Championship Play-Off Odds

William Hill are gearing up for their biggest match of the year so far with upwards of £10m set to be wagered on the Champions League final across the entire betting industry. Real Madrid are the slight favourites to lift the trophy at 8/11 and are 6/4 to do so in 90 minutes.

“Every year the Champions League is the biggest club fixture across the world in terms of turnover and with such a fantastic fixture in prospect we think turnover could go through the roof,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

With such pressure on the sides and the memories of two years ago still fresh, it is 16/1 that Diego Simeone is sent to the stands at any point during the game. Zidane is 20/1.

Saturday also sees the most expensive game in world football taking place, with Sheffield Wednesday and Hull facing each other in the Championship Play-Off final. That match is expected to attract around £2.5m in wagers across the industry for a game that Hull find themselves the 4/6 favourites to earn promotion and 13/10 to do it in 90 minutes.


Champions League Final:



90 minutes: 6/4 Real Madrid; 11/5 Atletico Madrid; 19/10 draw

Winner: 8/11 Real Madrid; 11/10 Atletico Madrid


3/1         Cristiano Ronaldo to score and Real Madrid to win in 90 minutes

6/1         Antoine Griezemann to score and Atletico Madrid to win in 90 minutes


Man of the match: 10/3 Cristiano Ronaldo; 11/2 Antoine Griezemann; 7/1 Gareth Bale; 9/1 Karim Benzema; 12/1 Fernando Torres; 14/1 Diego Godin; 14/1 Jan Oblak; 16/1 BAR

To be sent to the stands during 90 minutes: 16/1 Diego Simeone; 20/1 Zinedine Zidane


Championship Play-Off Final


90 minutes: 13/10 Hull; 12/5 Sheffield; 2/1 draw

Winner: 4/6 Hull; 6/5 Sheffield Wednesday