by Ryan D Jaeger
Paddy Power bookmaker has rolled out some great money back specials for the
World Cup Final and as usual have the most entertaining betting specials (over
100 World Cup Final markets to bet on). An interesting special is the question
whether Van Bommel, the Dutch defender, will get sent off. His tackling has been
very aggressive and could find himself in trouble.
The bookie has installed Spain as 8/15 favourites to win the World Cup, and
are 11/10 to win in 90 minutes. They have Holland at 6/4 to lift the World Cup
outright and 11/4 to win in regulation time.
Paddy Power boldly predicts this game to be the "biggest football match
bookmakers have ever seen."
Here are some of the Paddy Power World Cup Final Markets
2010 World Cup Winner
Paddy Power Specials
Over 100 specials markets, including:
Will Paul the Octopus correctly predict the final, launch his own range of
ink pens, or appear in a paella?
Will Nelson Mandela attend the final?
Who will be his nation's hero and score the winning goal in the final?
Will the BBC's first Commentary Cliché be "Total Football"
Will ITV miss a goal in the Final?
Which famous person will be the first to get seen in the crowd?
Will Mark Van Bommel finally get sent off?
Will David Villa or Wesley Sneijder crown their brilliant tournaments with a Man
of the Match performance in the final?
Money Back Specials
If the World Cup Final finishes 0-0 after 90 mins Paddy Power will refund all
losing first/last goalscorer, correct score & scorecast singles on that match.
Terms & Conditions: Applies to 1st/last goalscorer, correct score and
scorecast singles placed before kick-off only. Max Refund €/£100 per
customer/bet. Paddy Power football rules apply. 90 mins only.
Paul The Octopus
Will his prediction for the final be right or wrong?
(Void if no prediction made)
What will Paul the Octopus do next?
9/4 Be released to the wild
8/1 Become a bookie
10/1 Insure his legs for a million
12/1 Appear on a reality TV show
20/1 Kidnapped for ransom
20/1 Endorse his own range of Bic ink pens
20/1 Release a record
33/1 Wear an eight-armed Joachim Loew v-neck jumper
100/1 Release his own brand of calamari
150/1 Win the World DJ Mixing Championships
250/1 Hired by Angela Merkel to decide on German policies
500/1 Masseuse for German football team
500/1 England goalkeeper
1000/1 Appear in a paella
Other Major Markets
World Cup Winner
Player of the Tournament
Golden Boot Winner
11/4 Red card in the final
9/1 Own goal scored in the final
5/2 Penalty to be awarded in the match
10/1 Penalty to be missed in the match (excl shootouts)
9/2 Match to go to a penalty shootout
18/1 Player to score a hat-trick in the final
Will Nelson Mandela attend the World Cup Final?
First to be seen in the crowd during the match (must be shown on BBC)
3/1 Nelson Mandela
4/1 Sepp Blatter
5/1 King Juan Carlos (King of Spain)
6/1 Queen Beatrix (Queen of Netherlands)
8/1 Johan Cruyff
10/1 Rafa Nadal
12/1 Charlize Theron
18/1 Antonio Banderas
20/1 Julio Iglesias
25/1 Raymond Van Barneveld
33/1 Rutger Hauer
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