40-1 Turks two wins from Euro title

Jun 24, 2008 7:30 PM

by Mark Mayer | Germany, the pre-tourney favorite at 3-1, figured to be part of the Euro Cup soccer semifinals. Turkey didn’t. The jubilant Turks, 40-1 at Caesars Palace, have been on a mythical run not seen in Cup play since their archrival Greece pulled off a series of upsets to win the title in 2004. Turkey is a heavy +400 underdog against the Germans, but the upstarts are riding a wave of unexpected victories that included a stunning 3-2 win over the Czech Republic after being down 2-0 late in the contest.

Germany has had its moments in Cup play, ousting Portugal and world’s top soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo in the process 3-2. The win sets up this semifinal match with Turkey on Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. in Basel, Switzerland. The other semifinal is Thursday at the same time in Vienna, Austria with Spain (4-1) taking on Russia (15-1). ESPN 2 will televise both semifinals.

The Las Vegas Hilton has listed several proposition wagers for Wednesday’s matchup, in addition to the Germany -500 to win. Second half wagering will be made available by the Hilton SuperBook at halftime. The rest are as follows:

90 minute result:

Turkey +1 goal (+120)

Germany -1 (-140)

First half wagering:

Turkey +½ (-110)

Germany -½ (-110)

Team to score first:

Turkey +250

Germany -300

Correct score (90 minutes)

Germany 0, Turkey 0 (13-2 odds)

Germany 0, Turkey 1 (10-1)

Germany 0, Turkey 2 (30-1)

Germany 0, Turkey 3 (100-1)

Germany 0, Turkey 4 (100-1)

Germany 1, Turkey 0 (5-1)

Germany 1, Turkey 1 (6-1)

Germany 1, Turkey 2 (20-1)

Germany 1, Turkey 3 (80-1)

Germany 1, Turkey 4 (100-1)

Germany 2, Turkey 0 (5-1)

Germany 2, Turkey 1 (7-1)

Germany 2, Turkey 2 (15-1)

Germany 2, Turkey 3 (60-1)

Germany 2, Turkey 4 (100-1)

Germany 3, Turkey 0 (8-1)

Germany 3, Turkey 1 (10-1)

Germany 3, Turkey 2 (25-1)

Germany 3, Turkey 3 (50-1)

Germany 3, Turkey 4 (100-1)

Germany 4, Turkey 0 (20-1)

Germany 4, Turkey 1 (20-1)

Germany 4, Turkey 2 (40-1)

Germany 4, Turkey 3 (100-1)

Any other score: 25-1

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