DUBLIN, August 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
The good news continued today for Shamrock Rovers after they were drawn in the same Europa League group as Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur. Paddy Power have installed the Hoops at 40/1 to win and 10/1 to qualify from Group A which also includes conquerors of Barcelona in 2009 Rubin Kazan and Greeks PAOK.
There's no doubting however that the tie the Rovers will truly relish is that against their cross channel rivals Spurs. The early prices see Rovers at 10/1 to beat Harry Redknapp's men at home while the away team are 2/9 to come away with the win and the draw at 5/1.
Enthusiastic Hoops fans can back their boys at 250/1 to beat Gareth Bale and Co. both home and away and the hero of Belgrade Pat Sullivan is 16/1 to repeat his scoring heroics in either tie. Betting has been begun today in force!
Meanwhile, given that Rovers have outlasted fellow Hoops Celtic in Europe this year, Paddy Power are offering odds of 16/1 on Paddy McCourt re-signing for Shamrock Rovers before the 2012 League of Ireland season
Paddy Power said "Rovers' qualification is fantastic for the League of Ireland and the tie against Spurs will give these players an opportunity to show case their skills to a wider audience than ever!"
Shamrock Rovers Champions League Specials
500/1 To win outright
40/1 To Win Group A
10/1 To Qualify from Group A
Match betting v Spurs at home
250/1 To beat Spurs home & away
Number of Games they'll win in Group A
5/4 Exactly 1
13/2 Exactly 2
50/1 Exactly 3
150/1 4 or more
Pat Sullivan Specials
16/1 To score anytime v Spurs in the home leg
2500/1 To be top scorer in Europa League
All prices remain subject to fluctuation.
Paddy Power is Ireland's largest bookmaker and a leading provider of gaming services in the UK, Australia and Ireland. Founded in 1988 Paddy Power is a publicly quoted company and is listed on both the Irish and London Stock Exchanges (www.paddypowerplc.com)
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