British & Irish Lions Even The Aussies Pilling On The Lions Victory!
Bookies William Hill are able to report solid support for the Lions to win the first Test and it's not just the Brits who are backing them. William Hill offices in Australia (Trading under Sportingbet Australia)are also seeing two bets for the lions for every bet on Australia!
"The Australian public have very low expectations, it is almost unprecedented but they have deserted the Wallabies and are piling on the Lions. This total lack of patriotism has stunned us and it is something many of us never thought we would see," said Sportingbet Australia spokesman Andrew Brown.
The Lions are red hot 4/6 favourites to win the first test in Brisbane (the lions have never lost in Brisbane), with handicap giving them a slender 3 point lead at Evens. Despite failing to score a try in their final warm up game, William Hill are 1/3 that they score a try in the first test. There are a number of commentators who are suggesting that the Lions will win the first but lose the series and William Hill offer 10/1 that this occurs.
"Despite the loss midweek, there have been no negatives for the Lions, who are all the rage across all territories!" said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
7/5 Australia, 4/6 British & Irish Lions 18/1 Draw
Handicap: Evens Australia (+3), Evens British & Irish Lions (-3), 16/1 Handicap Tie
British & Irish Lions Winning Margin: 6/4 1-10, 7/2 11-20, 10/1 21-30, 33/1 31-40, 125/1 41-50
Australia Winning Margin: 2/1 1-10, 6/1 11-20, 16/1 21-30, 66/1 31-40, 125/1 41-50
Half-Time/Full Time - Double Result
2/1 Australia/Australia, 50/1 Australia/Draw, 13/2 Australia/British & Irish Lions, 22/1 Draw/Australia, 66/1 Draw/Draw, 20/1 Draw/British & Irish Lions, 7/1 British & Irish Lions/Australia, 50/1 British & Irish Lions/Draw, 5/4 British & Irish Lions/British & Irish Lions
** Brian O'Driscoll to last the full 80 minutes of the first test: Yes: 8/15, No 11/8
** British & Irish Lions to win the first test and lose the series 10/1
** British & Irish Lions to score at try in the first test match: Yes: 1/3, No 9/4
13/8 Australia 20/1 Draw 8/15 British & Irish Lions
Series Correct Score
250/1 British & Irish Lions 1-0, 15/8 British & Irish Lions 2-1, 33/1 British & Irish Lions 2-0, 11/5 British & Irish Lions 3-0 20/1 Drawn Series 400/1 Australia 1-0, 40/1 Australia 2-0, 11/4 Australia 2-1, 8/1 Australia 3-0