Football By Joe Crilly

Wales/Northern Ireland: All British Euros Clash Set To Attract £15m Worth Of Betting Turnover

Since the start of the European Championships, Wales have been one of the big movers in the outright betting market. Bookmaker William Hill has slashed their odds of Chris Coleman’s side from an initial 66/1 at the start of the tournament to 20/1 and they are 4/9 to qualify for the quarter finals – Northern Ireland are 7/4.

The match is Wales’ second all British tie of the tournament and it is expected to generate upwards of £15m industrywide turnover.

“This game is going to be huge as it gives one of Wales or Northern Ireland the chance to reach a quarter final,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Because of everything that is at stake for both sides we expect fans to put their money where their mouths are.”

At the start of the tournament, Wales’ Gareth Bale was 50/1 for the golden boot, however, he is now the 7/2 favourite ahead of the likes


90 minutes betting (Saturday):

21/10 Switzerland; 17/10 Poland; 9/5 draw

21/20 Wales; 10/3 Northern Ireland; 2/1 draw

17/10 Croatia; 21/10 Portugal; 9/5 draw


To qualify:

4/9 Wales; 7/4 Northern Ireland


Tournament winner: 4/1 France; 4/1 Germany; 11/2 Belgium; 6/1 Spain; 8/1 England; 9/1 Croatia; 10/1 Portugal; 16/1 Italy; 20/1 Poland; 20/1 Wales; 40/1 Switzerland; 66/1 Hungary; 100/1 Iceland; 100/1 Republic of Ireland; 200/1 Northern Ireland; 200/1 Slovakia

Top goalscorer: 7/2 Gareth Bale; 4/1 Alvaro Morata; 6/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 6/1 Romelu Lukaku; 12/1 Dimitri Payet; 16/1 Ivan Perisic; 16/1 Olivier Giroud; 25/1 BAR