Bookies facing worst football result in betting history
Champions League Final: Punters go barking mad for Barcelona as bookies facing worst football result in betting history!
Bookmakers William Hill have been blown away with the interest in the Champions League final with Barcelona proving the most popular team in the competitions history.
William Hill now predict that they alone will take £5 million in wagers on the match, which suggests a £25 million industry turnover, beating the 2010 World Cup final.
The latest prediction is that a 90 minute victory for the Spanish side will cost Hills £2 million pounds but the doomsday scenario is a 3-1 Barcelona victory inside of 90 minutes with Messi scoring first.
"Should Barcelona win this evening, it is likely to be our second worst ever result behind the infamous Magnificent seven, when bookies lost over £50 million after Frankie Dettori won all seven races at Ascot. We never thought we would ever be cheering on a Man Utd victory but we are massive fans of the reds tonight!" said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams
Latest Odds: 1/1 Barcelona, 7/2 Manchester United, 21/10 Draw
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William Hill Champions League 2011-12 Season: 5/2 Barcelona, 5/1 Real Madrid, 6/1 Man Utd, 7/1 Chelsea, 9/1 Man City, 14/1 Arsenal, 16/1 AC Milan, 16/1 Inter Milan, 16/1 Bayern Munich, 25/1 Valencia