Due to an unfortunate late goal, England’s Euro 2016 might not have started as well as planned, but Wales enjoyed the exact kind of start that they had been hoping for.
In a game that is expected to attract around £35million worth of turnover for the betting industry, William Hill, a bookmaker based in the United Kingdom, has priced England at 4/7 to defeat Wales.
Joe Crilly, William Hill Spokesman, said: “£35million worth of turnover would far surpass the total takings on any match this season. Despite England being clear favourites to win this match we expect anything but a rarebit of Welsh cash as they back their boys to beat the old enemy.”
Russia’s late goal against England sparked a £5million swing for William Hill, as well as projected a £25million swing for the industry.
Crilly went on to say: “An England defeat would have been around a £3m loser for us yet ended up as a £2m winner. England’s failure to defeat Russia was perhaps the best result we have seen after the favourites have largely done the business for our punters.”