Lions Blow Clean Sweep-But Remain Favourites To Win Series
Lions Blow Clean Sweep-But Remain Favourites To Win Series & First Test!
The British & Irish Lions have blown their chances of having an unbeaten tour after they suffered a 14-12 defeat to the ACT Brumbies on Tuesday. The result was bad news for Lions supporters who had backed Warren Gatland's men from 5/1 to 3/1 for secure the 'perfect' tour.
Stand in Captain Rory Best will have to take much of the blame and William Hill have pushed the Irishman out to 8/1 from 10/3 to start the first test.
Despite the loss William Hill make the Lions their 8/13 favourites to win the first test and they are 8/15 to win the series. A 3-0 clean sweep in the test series is out to 11/5 from 2/1.
"Many Lions fans were anticipating a perfect tour and this loss will be very disappointing. That said the focus was always on the Test series and we believe that a full strength side will have more than enough to beat the Wallabies on Saturday," said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
11/8 Australia, 8/13 British & Irish Lions, 20/1 Draw
10/11 Australia (+4), 10/11 British & Irish Lions (-4)
Winning Margins: 6/4 Lions 1-10, 4/1 Lions 11-20, 12/1 Lions 21-30, 50/1 Lions 31-40, 125/1 Lions
Rory Best To Start First Lions Test: 1/20 No, 8/1 Yes
Lions Series Betting: 13/8 Australia, 8/15 British & Irish Lions, 20/1 Draw
Series Correct Score:
250/1 Lions 1-0, 15/8 Lions 2-1, 33/1 Lions 2-0, 11/5 Lions 3-0
400/1 Australia 1-0, 40/1 Australia 2-0, 11/4 Australia 2-1, 8/1 Australia 3-0