Millions in Bets over Champions FinalsPublished May 19, 2008 by OCR Editor
Bets over the Champions League 2008 Finals winner in Moscow draw record 10 million pounds.
The Champions League Final is a dream come true for two football clubs, as well as for the entire sports betting community.
millions and millions of football fans and sports fans in general will watch the 2008 Final match on Wednesday, May 21.
Manchester United seeks another title, as it faces fellow English football club and ongoing soap opera Chelsea.
Millions will be watching, and placing millions of pounds in sports bets as they do.
The UEFA Champions League Finals usually draw attention from the sportsbooks. Perhaps it is the all-UK matchup, or the Moscow setting, which have contributed to the betting frenzy even more this time around.
William Hill, the UK gambling group, predicts a total of 10 million pounds will be bet on the game. With so much on the line, William Hill spokesperson acknowledged that a Manchester victory will mean considerable loss to the bookmaker.
"For us as a company at the moment Manchester United winning the competition is a bad result at the moment, but things will change by the time the match starts," he said.
Manchester United vs. Chelsea; Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Didier Drogba; Sir Alex Ferguson vs. Avram Grant; gamblers can bet on practically any element of the game. The numbers reported seem to indicate that they are doing just that.