250/1 FOR CHALLENGE CUP DOUBLE DRAW
Friday 28 Aug 2009 10:25
by Matthew O’Neill
William Hill are quoting odds of 250/1 that what is being called the tightest Challenge Cup Final ever will not only end in a Wembley draw - but also result in the replay producing another 80 minute deadlock. And Hills are offering both Huddersfield and Warrington at 33/1 to lift the tophy following a first match stalemate.
“There is so little between these sides on paper that we are seeing more interest than normal in an 80 minute draw - and one or two punters have even asked us for odds about a double draw with both the first match and the replay ending all square after 80 minutes - a 250/1 shot,” said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
“However, asa the game approaches we are beginning to see a move for Huddersfield, and we have cut their 80 minutes odds from 10/11 to 5/6 and their outright price from 5/6 to 4/5.”
Hills now make Huddersfield 4/5 favourites and Warrington 10/11 to win the Challenge Cup, and go 5/6 Huddersfield; Evens Warrington; 18/1 draw for the 80 minute outcome.
The longest odds Hills have laid about Huddersfield is 25/1, with Warrington backed at 12/1. Biggest bet on Huddersfield is one of £1500 but the largest so far for Warrington is £400.
MATCH WINNING MARGIN
Huddersfield by 1-12pts - 2/1; 13+ 3/1
Warrington by 1-12pts- 11/5; 13+ 7/2
Warrington’s Louis & Vinnie Anderson will become the first brothers to play in the Challenge Cup final since 2002, and William Hill offer 10/1 that both players score a try in the final.
Warrington’s star Australian centre, Matt King, played a key role in his team’s semi final victory over Wigan, scoring a hat-trick of tries. William Hill offer 25/1 that King can repeat the feat at Wembley, and 16/1 that he wins the Lance Todd Trophy.
Warrington’s talismanic forward Adrian Morley is the only player taking part who played in a Challenge Cup Final at the ‘old’ Wembley. The Wolves’ skipper was part of the Leeds Rhinos side which defeated the London Broncos in the 1999 final. Morley, who has also tasted victory in the NRL Grand Final for the Sydney Roosters, is 14/1 to win the Lance Todd Trophy, awarded to the official Man of the Match.
William Hill Specials
Eorl Crabtree (nephew of legendary wrestler, Shirley ‘Big Daddy’ Crabtree) to score a try, and Huddersfield to win by more than 20 points = 33/1. Crabtree is 16/1 to win the Lance Todd.
Chris Bridge to be ‘blood bin’ substituted = 25/1 ‘Family Affair’
Vinnie and Louis Anderson to both score a try = 10/1
PLAYERS TO SCORE A HAT-TRICK OF TRIES (others on request)
Matt King (Warrington) 25/1
Chris Hicks (Warrington) 20/1
David Hodgson (Huddersfield) 20/1
Leroy Cudjoe (Huddersfield) 20/1
LANCE TODD TROPHY
6/1 > Brett Hodgson> , Lee Briers
8/1 Luke Robinson, Michael Monaghan
9/1 Scott Moore
12 Kevin Brown
14 Chris Hicks, Adrian Morley.
10/1 Chris Hicks, David Hodgson
11 Leroy Cudjoe
14 > Brett Hodgson> , Matt King, Kevin Penn, Chris Riley
16 Chris Bridge, Paul Johnson, Martin Aspinal, Michael Lawrence
18 > Jamahl Lolesi> , Kevin Brown, > Paul Whatura
LEAD AT HALF TIME AND FULL TIME
HIGHEST SCORING HALF
Aladinsane……better than ever backing Manly again
Go Hodgo… :sign:
Go Hodgo! Go Giants! :sign:
Yeah Geo , I have learnt my lesson on That Manly scum mate….put A fair bit on Brett’s Mob less 2 1/2 start @ $2.10…after reading that mate, maybe I should have covered the draw as well