William Hill payout as lights dim on Fratton Park
William Hill are paying out on Portsmouth being relegated from the Premiership.
Pompey are poised to go into administration on Friday, and if they do so they will be a massive odds-on shot to be relegated; as it is, they are currently 1/20 for the drop, having opened the season at 7/1 to go down, and it seems like delaying the inevitable not to pay out now.
Punters will benefit to the tune of a five figure payout, which they would almost certainly have received in any case a few weeks down the line' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Who will skipper ENGLAND v USA?
With RIO FERDINAND'S season-long injury problems showing no signs of ending, William Hill have made him 1/6 favourite to start England's opening World Cup game as skipper. (12th June England 4/9 draw 3/5 USA 11/2 ).
'Given his persistent problems it is a brave punter who would risk backing Rio to start the first World Cup game as captain' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe, 'And for all that he has strongly suggested Rio will be his pick, Fabio has yet to confirm it officially'
Ferdinand 1/6, Gerrard 9/2, Rooney 12/1, Lampard 14/1, Beckham 25/1, Terry 20/1, Barry 33/1, James 50/1, A Cole 50/1.