SBC News William Hill fears for Welsh success at Euro 2016

William Hill fears for Welsh success at Euro 2016

Rupert Adams
Rupert Adams, William Hill.

William Hill has confirmed that they are fearing for a fairy-tale Welsh success in the Euro 2016 final on Sunday. The bookmaker has made Germany and France joint 7/4 favourites to win the tournament, but they are hoping that big outsiders Wales fail to emulate the Leicester City story.

Wales are currently 8/1, but William Hill have racked up seven figure liabilities should they win the tournament. Chris Coleman’s side are in semi-final action against Portugal in Lyon on Wednesday, whilst joint favourites Germany and France face off in Marseille a day later.

Rupert Adams, Media Relations at William Hill, said: “Just about everyone who backed Leicester to win the Premier League seems to have lumped on Wales, and we could be about to see the second football fairy-tale of the year. That said it has been a tournament of surprises, and so far it has been one of our best ever tournaments.”

The first semi-final has been billed as a battle between Real Madrid ‘Galacticos’, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. Bale is second in the top goalscorers list behind only Antoine Griezmann, and 6/1 to win the Golden Boot. Meanwhile, Ronaldo is priced at 7/1 despite only managing a brace against Hungary so far.

William Hill Euro 2016 Odds:

  • France & Germany7/4
  • Portugal7/2
  • Wales8/1

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